For more than 15 years, Art Rocks Teens (A.R.T.) has provided FREE art and music classes for 13-18 year-olds  three days a week, after school and all summer long. The program even includes a FREE Rock & Roll Camp that brings indie musicians from some of the northwest’s most notable bands to work with teens to create their own music and perform it on Main Street.

We work hard to provide a safe and creative space for teens to spend their time – and enjoy some snacks! The Teen Art Council is a dedicated group of volunteers ages 13- 18 who brainstorm, plan classes, and sometimes even teach.

While we offer A.R.T. classes and Rock & Roll Camp free of charge, it’s an expensive program that depends on your support. There are many ways to help: Give your time by volunteering during an event, give your gently used musical instruments to the cause, or give a monetary donation to help leverage the funds we ask businesses and foundations for.

Download the permission form here:
A.R.T. Parent Permission Form ENGLISH
A.R.T. Parent Permission Form ESPAÑOL

 

Current Schedule – FREE for teens 13-18!

UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
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 This simple, playful instrument makes a great introduction to music, or a fun practice session for those who already play. We’ll work on chords and strumming, while practicing classic uke songs as a group. No prior experience in music is required. Ukulele’s will be kindly provided (and can be purchased!) through Pendleton Music Co.

 

 

TEEN GUITAR
with David Orr

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Learn and grow basic guitar skills to entertain yourself, and possibly others! Students will learn basic major and minor chords, strumming styles and techniques. You will be able to play one song by the end of the course. Please bring a guitar to each class. Visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals or check in with the PCA- we have some guitars available for students to use.

 

 

 

HAND BUILT & THROWN CLAY FORMS
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Step into the third dimension with this class that will bring some depth into your world. Learn how to sculpt, build, and construct clay in the PCA’s Alice Fossatti Ceramics Studio. Absolutely no experience working with clay necessary. Beginners and returning students are all welcome. This class is a lot of fun- we would love to have you.

 

 

 

 

 

TEEN SONG-WRITING
with David Orr
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Express Yourself through Song! Learn basic song structures, lyrical articulation, and discovering your own creative process. Create a song by the end of the class! This is a great way to prepare for next years Rock and Roll Camp!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO ZINES
with Roberta Lavadour
Wednesday, 6:00 PM
Nov. 4th, 2020
NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE PENDLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
502 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton

Zines are small, self-published booklets that contain anything you want to share with the world. From fanfiction, poetry, music, comic characters, or just your latest single-topic obsession, zines are a fun and cheap way to add your voice to the mix. We’ll explore a range of zines from the instructor’s collection then make our own using old-school cut-and-paste techniques. Students will leave with a little collection of work from the whole class. Made possible through a grant from the College Book Arts Association. Please come in a face mask that fits over the nose without futzing…no bandanas, valves, plastic face shields please.

 

 

 

TEEN JAMMING
with David Orr
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For those of you who have participated in Rock & Roll Camp, consider jumping on board for this new teen jamming session! Bring your instrument and a friend and come hit some chords with other like-minded musicians. This is a FUN and low-key get together, meant to connect teens through music. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

TEEN COLLAGE: GLUE PAPER TO PAPER
with Lori Sams
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Join Lori Sams for this one of a kind opportunity to learn under a professional artist. We’ll explore the art form of collage through still life’s, storytelling and more! Each week we’ll work with a different collage technique. Fun for all- no experience necessary!

 

 

 

TEEN CLAY & WHEEL THROWING
with Brian Purnell
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Step into the third dimension with this class that will bring some depth into your world. Learn how to sculpt, build, and construct clay in the PCA’s Alice Fossatti Ceramics Studio, or do some wheel throwing under the watchful eye of an expert. Absolutely no experience working with clay necessary. Beginners and returning students are all welcome. This class is a lot of fun- we would love to have you.