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

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PRINT YOUR OWN FULL SPRING/SUMMER 2023 CATALOG 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

YOUTH OPEN ART STUDIO (AGES 5-12) a FREE drop-in class!
with Kate Peck
MONDAYS, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
January 8  – March 18, 2024 (Twelve Sessions)
*no class January 15 & 29 & February 19

Kids of all ages have access to the PCA’s art materials and studio space! Inspire your kids to explore art independently through open-ended drawing, painting, collage and so much more. The emphasis is on creative learning, exploration, expression and play through art making. Parents are welcome to participate! (Children 8 and under must have a parent or guardian present.)

 

 

 

YOUTH CLAY CREATIONS (AGES 7-12) – A DROP-IN CLASS!
with Kate Peck
SATURDAYS, 10:30 – NOON
First & Third Saturday of the month, starting in January

Join us for clay exploration! We’ll spend the first session creating pinch pots, slab constructed boxes, and free-form clay structures. The second session will be reserved for glazing all of your creations! Please wear clothes that can get messy!

$10 Drop-In

 

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.

 

YOUTH COLLAGE (AGES 0-12) – a FREE drop-in class!
with Kate Brizendine & PCA Staff
MONDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
January 8 & 22, 2024

Kids of all ages have access to the PCA’s art materials and studio space! Inspire your kids to explore art independently through open-ended drawing, painting, collage and so much more. The emphasis is on creative learning, exploration, expression and play through art making. Parents are welcome to participate! (Children 8 and under must have a parent or guardian present.)

 

 

 

 

 

NO SCHOOL MAKE-AND-TAKE
with PCA Staff
10:30 – 12:00 PM
January 29, 2024
February 19, 2024
March 8, 2024

If you’re looking for a creative outlet for a non-school day, come to the PCA and partake in a fun project that you MAKE and TAKE home for family and friends to enjoy. We’ll provide the supplies and a snack. (Ages 5-12)

 

 

 

 

AIR DRY CLAY PLAY (AGES 4-12) – a FREE drop-in class!
with Kate Brizendine
MONDAYS, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
February 5 – February 26, 2024 (3 Sessions)
*No Class on February 19, 2024

When it comes to air dry clay, you don’t need a kiln or an oven- you just need air! In this class, join us for some air dry clay play. You can create beads, small trinket trays, pinch pots, or whatever else you have in mind! We’ll create and personalize our pottery, add some color using a variety of paint, and have a fun time doing it.

 

 

MAKE A Piñata! (AGES 6-12)
with Erica Edwards
MONDAYS, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
March 4 – March 18, 2024 (3 Sessions)

Join Erica Edwards as she guides you through the process of designing and creating your own pinata! The first two sessions will be for planning and creating, and the third session will be for adding paper, paint, color and detail! All materials will be provided.

$20 MEMBERS/$25 NON-MEMBERS