Youth Classes

Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Community 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

FREE FOR ALL! (UP TO AGE 12 OR SO) a FREE drop-in class!
EVERY SATURDAY, 9:30 – 10:15 AM
NO CLASS ON SAT, JULY 9
We’re back at PCA!

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.

 

PCA CREATION STATION!
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.

 

 

SUMMER ART STUDIO (AGES 0-12) – a FREE drop-in class!
with Kate Peck
THURSDAYS, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
July 7 – August 25 (7 Sessions, no class the week of August 11)

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 their imagination designs! The emphasis is on creative learning and play through art making. Hit only the sessions you can or attend all four. Parents can participate too! (Children 8 and under must have a parent or pal over 18)

 

 

 

YOUTH GUITAR (8-12)
with Ember
EVERY MONDAY beginning June 6, Join anytime
4:30 – 5:30 PM
FREE, Registration Required

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. Please visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals. This is a great way to prepare for future Rock & Roll Camp endeavors!

 

 

 

CONTINUED YOUTH GUITAR
with Ember

EVERY THURSDAY beginning June 9, join anytime
4:30 – 5:30 PM
FREE, registration required.
Students will build on basic skills they’ve started learning. Please bring a guitar to each class. Visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

 

 

 

 

CLAY CREATIONS TO GO (kids and families of all ages)
with Kate Peck and Kate Brizendine

You’ll find everything you need to make your own pinch pots, clay creations, and more in this clay kit. Students will have the flexibility of creating their clay play in the comfort of their own home. When you register you’ll receive a call back to schedule curbside pick up of the kit. You’ll return your piece for bisque firing, then make an appointment for a 20 minute slot in the clay studio for glazing. 

$40 – add a kid at the same household for $5. Add to your cart any time and you’ll get a call from our staff to schedule clay kit pick up.

 

CELEBRATE YOUR SIBLING(S) (AGES 5-12)
with Kate Brizendine & PCA Assistant
August 23, 24, 25, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

*Same class, different dates- pick the session that works best for you! 

If you’ve ever wanted your kids to enjoy some creative expression together, now is the chance! In this three session class, your children will be encouraged to create pieces of art- working, planning, and communicating together-  resulting in precious keepsakes for families to enjoy or give as gifts. This class will be so much fun! ALL siblings welcomed. Please register for this class so we can plan accordingly. 

$50 for two siblings, $5 per additional sibling
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

 

Colorful abstract painting next to collaged paperMIXED MEDIA PAINTING CLASS (AGES 8 –12)
with Alice Thomas
TUESDAYS, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
June 14 – 28 (Three Sessions)

Playfulness and experimentation are the themes for this class! Learn about watercolor techniques, collage, and bleeding tissue. Explore different mediums, combine textures, and learn about the different dynamics of mixed media, painting edition. You’ll build a composition using basic elements and principles while exploring new ways to use materials. No experience necessary. 

 

 

 

RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE- MASK MAKING AND MORE! (AGES 5-12)
with Melissa Weston & PCA Assistant
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
June 15 – July 20 (Six Sessions)

In our effort to show our world just how much we appreciate it, we’re putting together a series of classes that demonstrates how we can use our recycled materials to create beautiful pieces of art. Each week we will have a different project and lesson on what we can do to keep our earth clean and healthy, as well as having some fun doing it! Please register for this class so we can prepare accordingly.

Week One- Mask Making
Week Two- Windchimes
Week Three- Liter Soda Garden
Week Four- Watering Can
Week Five- Recycled egg carton flower arrangement
Week Six- Robots

$50 MEMBERS/ $55 NON-MEMBERS
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. 

LEGO PRINTMAKING (AGES 5-12)
with Erica Edwards
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
July 12, 13, 14 (Three 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 complete, it will be ready for phase two: the printmaking process! This class will be a lot of fun, be sure to register soon.

$40 MEMBERS/$45 NON-MEMBERS
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

TCG POKEMON EDITION
with Ian Summerfield
Six Sessions

Ages 7-9:
June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25 , August 15 & 29
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Ages 10-12:
June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 15 & 29
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

TCG stands for trading card games, which is a totally fun way to make new friends and share your passion for Pokemon! Ian will guide you through the tips and tricks of playing this game while having fun doing it. Bring your cards and grab a friend! Pokemon is great for providing encouragement for kids to grasp concepts such as math and socialization in a context they enjoy. This is a new endeavor at the PCA, we’d love to have your Pokemon player!

$20 MEMBERS/$25 NON-MEMBERS
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.

CLAY CREATIONS (AGES 7-12)
with Kate Peck
SATURDAYS, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
July 2 & 9 Create!
July 16 Glaze
July 30 Picking up finished work and sharing with fellow students.
(Four Sessions)

Clay Creations is back at the PCA! 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! Students will work in wet clay the first two sessions, and the last session will be reserved for glazing. Clay pieces will be ready to pick up the week after the glazing class. We do get messy so please send your student in suitable clothing. Register by June 20 so we can make sure we have enough clay and supplies. 

$35 per student for members, $40 for non-member/$20 to add a friend or family member who signs up with you
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

SHIBORI DYEING
with Erica Edwards
July 19, 20, 21 (Three Sessions)
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Shibori dyeing is a centuries-old dyeing technique that originated in Japan. It involves folding and binding fabric which produces intricate and unique patterns. Join Erica in this two session class, and learn the ancient art of Shibori dyeing.

Class size is limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors and staff.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS
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

 

RIVER MEET & BIRDS TWEET
For youth and their big people
with Kate Peck and Guests
SATURDAYS, with Dates & Times to be announced
(Four Sessions)

Join us as we connect with nature right here in our own town. We will meet up with our friends and caregivers on walks that will be guided by nature educators and those who love being outdoors. Our goal is to encourage interaction with the natural world around us and gain knowledge on the plants and animals that we share our community with. We will spend time creating nature inspired art (you’ll even receive your very own canvas bag to carry your materials!) Guest speakers from Fish and Wildlife, State Parks, and Tribal Fisheries will join us to answer our questions and share their knowledge on the great outdoors. As the saying goes, “The ‘EARTH’ without ‘ART’ is just ‘EH’.”

$20 MEMBERS/ $25 NON-MEMBERS
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

 

MAKE A MONSTER (Youth(s) w/an Adult Helper)
with Stephanie Huffman
Check for new dates soon!

You’ll create your very own “monster plush” in this quirky class! These little creatures are fun to make and are customized by you. This class is being offered to adults and teens, as well as the opportunity to partake in this class with your child/teen as an activity to do together! (Ages 8 and up) This class is being offered to all skill levels, beginners included. If you’d like to add some knit features, Stephanie can teach you some beginning stitches. Masks required. 

 $10 per Adult + up to 3 kids