Youth Classes

Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Arts Commission, the Roundhouse Foundation, PGE Foundation and others.

Our Youth classes are offered to kids up to 12 years old. If you’re over the age of 12, don’t worry! Classes for teens are FREE through our Art Rocks Teens program. Members of the Pendleton Center for the Arts pay a reduced fee for classes. Join now here!

Parent Permission forms are required for all Youth students. Permission forms must be updated annually. Please bring a signed and completed permission ready to turn in on the first day of class.

Permission forms can be downloaded here: Parent Permission YOUTH

NEED SOMETHING ON THE GO?? Check out our online resources HERE.



FREE FOR ALL! (UP TO AGE 12 OR SO) a FREE drop-in class!
EVERY SATURDAY, 9:30 – 10:15 AM

**NO CLASS SEPT. 23** (We’re recovering from Round-Up!)

Stop in for a fun, free Saturday morning art project with one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members. Pop your head in or stay for the whole session! Kids under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or older pal to help them with the project.




Tuesday-Friday 11 AM – 3:30 PM, Saturdays 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
FREE drop-in art experience.

We’ve transformed a portion of the Pearson Auditorium into the PCA Creation Station. Kids and families (locals and tourists alike!) can drop by during our open hours to enjoy a self-directed free-play art-making experience. We’ll supply all the materials, inspiration, and space to make things. We even have a comfy lounging area for supervising adults to relax and unwind. Come by when you can, or make it a structured part of your weekly routine. We’ll have new materials each week.




OPEN ART STUDIO (AGES 0-12) – a FREE drop-in class!
with Kate Peck
MONDAYS, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
(NEW!!) SATURDAYS, 1:00-2:00 PM
Every first and third Saturday of the month beginning in April
April 1 – June 3, 2024 (Nine Sessions)

*no class on Memorial Day, May 27, 2024

Kids of all ages now have full access to the PCA’s art materials and studio space! Inspire your kids to explore art independently through open-ended drawing, painting, and collage, or anything else that their imagination designs! The emphasis is on creative learning and play through art making. Parents are welcome to participate too! Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or pal age 18 and over. 




with Kate Peck
SATURDAYS, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Every first and third Saturday of the month beginning in April

Explore clay building open studio style, which means you’ll have full access to the Alice Fossatti Ceramics Studio, under the watchful eye of Kate Peck. Create pinch pots, slab constructed boxes, free-form clay sculptures, and so much more! We do get messy so please send your student in suitable clothing. 

$10 Drop-In Per Class 

We never want price to be a barrier. Have a kid (or two or three) who would love to take the class? Use the code KidsLoveArt at checkout to get them in for free



with Kate Brizendine
MONDAYS, 3:30 – 4:15 PM
April 8, 2024
June 17, 2024
June 24, 2024

In this class, we’ll be getting messy with hands on FUN! You’ll make your own slime in the first session. The second session we’ll be making a variety of art using shaving cream. The third session we’ll be making bubbles using ingredients that will lead to the biggest bubbles you’ve seen! Bubble wands will be provided or make your own. Come make art the messy way! Please wear suitable clothing or feel free to use PCA approved aprons that we’ll have available. 

$5 Drop-In Per Class


with Kate Peck and Kate Brizendine
SATURDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
April 6th, 2024
May 4th, 2024
June 1, 2024 

Join the Kates of the PCA as we take a stroll over the bridge and enjoy nature through the viewing scopes. We’ll go bird watching and have a scavenger hunt, nature edition. We’ll learn about how art and nature go hand in hand, while also moving our bodies in the fresh outdoors. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. A snack will be provided.




with Journey Hahn
MONDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
April 15 – April 29, 2024 (Three Sessions)

When you combine science and art, a lot of fun can happen! Using different supplies, tools, and a lot of brain power, students will learn about scientific concepts through hands-on creative projects that will change on a weekly basis. Snacks will be provided.

$5 Drop-In Per Class



with Andrew Wilkins-Fontenot
MONDAYS, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
May 6 – June 24 (Seven Sessions)
*no class on Memorial Day, 

Learn and grow or continue basic guitar skills to entertain yourself, and possibly others! Students will learn basic major and minor chords, strumming styles and techniques, and will be able to play one song by the end of the course. Please bring a guitar to each class or visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.  This is a great way to prepare for future Rock & Roll Camp endeavors! Ages 8-12




with Erica Edwards
MONDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
May 6 – May 20, 2024 (Three Sessions)

Shibori dyeing is a centuries-old dying technique that originated in Japan. It involves folding and binding fabric which produces intricate, beautiful and unique patterns. Join Erica Edwards as she guides you through the process of the ancient art of Shibori Dyeing. Use your creations to hang as wall art, give as a gift, or whatever else you choose to do with your Shibori creations! 




with Erica Edwards
MONDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
June 3 – June 10, 2024 (Two Sessions)

Did you know that if you combine everyday legos with the timeless art of printmaking, you end up with a very cool piece of art made by you? Join Erica, as she leads you through the steps of creating custom designs and patterns using legos. Once your piece is built, it will be ready for phase two – the printmaking process! This class will be a lot of fun, be sure to register soon. 



with Kate Brizendine
SATURDAY, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
June 8, 2024 

Join us for a high tea experience with a side of art! Come have some tea, snacks and participate in a project of creating your own personal flower bouquet using the materials and supplies provided. Come as you are, or feel free to dress up! This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Kids under 8 should have a parent, guardian, or pal over 18 with them.

$20 MEMBERS for up to 3 people /$25 NON-MEMBERS for up to 3 people