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Pendleton Center for the Arts Spring Classes

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Spring 2018 – Class Descriptions

YOUTH CLASSES-

Free & Low Cost-

FREE FOR ALL! (UP TO AGE 12 OR SO) a FREE drop-in class!

EVERY SATURDAY, 9:30 – 10:15 AM

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.

 

ART STUDIO (AGES 0-12) a FREE drop-in class!

MONDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

APRIL 2ND – JUNE 4TH (No Class May 28th)

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 and collage. Or, try out a new technique by working along with the group on a facilitated project (we’ll have a fun, optional project going on each time). The emphasis is on creative learning and play through art making. Kids are welcome to drop in for 15 minutes or stay for the full session. Parents can participate too! Children 8 and under must have a parent present.

NO SCHOOL MAKE-AND-TAKE CRAFTS (AGES 8 AND UP) a FREE drop-in class!

FRIDAY, 10:30 AM – NOON

APRIL 13TH: Celebrate the Earth with Kate Peck

Out of school with nothing to do? Drop in to a make-and-take workshop at the Arts Center! We’ll have a seasonal project going on, and each student will take home some cool crafts at the end of the session.

MESSY ART (2-6 YEARS OLD) – a FREE drop-in class!

MONDAY, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

MAY 7TH & JUNE 4TH

Join us for an hour of creative play and socializing between tots and grown-ups alike! No need to sign up or pay any fees, just stop by the Arts Center to participate. We’ll lead fun activities that are easy to recreate at home, with a focus on supportive early education practices through good ol’ play. We plan on getting messy, so please dress accordingly! 

This class is offered to 2-6 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Weekend Workshops-

TIE DYE! (AGES 7-12) – a drop-in class!

SATURDAYS, 1:00 - 2:00PM

APRIL 7TH, 14TH, & 21ST

Explore tie dye as we make bright, colorful patterns with quality dyes and cloth. Leave all the prep and materials up to us! Each class we will present different styles and patterns including Shiburi dyeing techniques. Come to one session or join us for all 3!

The PCA will provide a white, cotton bandana for each student. Students are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 of their own items to dye; shirts, socks, or another piece of material- as long it’s cotton and a solid, light color. What you bring doesn’t have to be new! In fact, tie-dyeing can be a great way to cover up a stain or bring an old t-shirt new life.

$10 PER SESSION

 

STEAM PROJECTS (AGES 7-12) – a drop-in class!

with Kim Chavez

SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

MAY 5TH, 19TH, & 26TH

STEAM (STEM + Art) encourages creative thinking, problem solving, and a lot of fun! Creativity and innovation are front and center with this series of projects that mix art with science, technology, engineering, and math. Come explore science and create art with us!

$10 PER SESSION

 

CLAY CREATIONS (AGES 7-12) – a drop-in class!

with Kate Peck

SATURDAYS, 10:15 AM – NOON

MAY 5TH – 19TH

Drop in to explore clay building! We’ll make pinch pots, slab constructed boxes, free-form sculpture and, if there's student interest, try out wheel throwing. 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. Please wear clothes that can get messy.

$10 PER SESSION

 

Evening Classes-

YOUTH GUITAR 2 (AGES 8-12)

with Mike Kellison

THURSDAYS, 5:15 – 6:00 PM

APRIL 5TH – MAY 31ST, (9 SESSIONS)

Continue guitar lessons with Mike! New to guitar? New beginners are encouraged to start classes in the Fall. Please email us at classes@pendletonarts.org with any questions. Students who already have experience playing will improve their skills by taking on various guitar parts in the group.

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
+ $5 MATERIALS

 

FIDDLE CLASSES (K-3rd Grade)

with Peg Willis

Continue fiddle lessons with Peg! New to fiddling? New beginners are encouraged to start classes in the Fall. Parents should be prepared to attend each class along with their child and are expected to help their children practice at home every day. Please email us at classes@pendletonarts.org with any questions.

MONDAYS (Class will meet Tuesday May 29th instead of Monday, May 28th)

APRIL 2ND – JUNE 4TH (10 SESSIONS)


FIDDLE: LEVEL 1

4:00 – 4:45 PM

FIDDLE: LEVEL 2

4:45 – 5:30 PM

FIDDLE: LEVEL 3

5:30 – 6:30 PM

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS

 

TEEN CLASSES-

BEGINNING DRAWING

with Andrew Sykes

TUESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

APRIL 3RD – 24TH (4 SESSIONS)         

Are you an aspiring artist, or do you want to learn to draw? This class will introduce the basic drawing principles and help take your drawing skills to the next level. Learn from an artist who can help improve your drawings in only 4 classes. Class topics include: proportion, perspective, seeing like an artist, hand-eye coordination, technical skills, and materials.

 

TRASH IT JOURNALS

with Kate Peck

TUESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

MAY 8TH – 29TH (4 SESSIONS)

Create your own journal that not only combines art and writing, but also encourages you to spend time releasing your creativity, frustrations, and crazy thoughts. First, we’ll make the journals and then create and share ideas for journal prompts and art projects to create unique pages. Think "Wreck This Journal" by Keri Smith – only fantastically created by your own two hands!

COLLAGE! COLLAGE! COLLAGE!

with Lori Sams

WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

APRIL 11TH - MAY 2ND (4 SESSIONS)

Check out the many things you can do with collage! We'll make monochromatic and cubomania collages as we learn different techniques to create images and tell stories through collage! 

TEEN ART STUDIO

with Marissa Carlos

WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

MAY 9TH – 30TH (4 SESSIONS)

During Art Studio you will have access to the PCA’s art materials and studio space! Bring in your own projects and ideas to work on OR join us in an optional project led by Marissa. Projects could include painting, drawing, collage and so much more. Join us for some laid-back creative time, socializing, and snacks.

GUITAR AND BASS

with Mike Kellison

THURSDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

APRIL 5TH – MAY 31ST (9 SESSIONS)

Continue lessons learning basic chords, strumming patterns, and how to tune and care for your instrument. No music experience necessary, but if you’ve taken a class before we’ll meet your skill level. Acoustic and electric instruments are welcome. Loaner instruments are available for the duration of the class.

 

WORKING WITH CLAY

with Brian Purnell

THURSDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

APRIL 5TH – MAY 31ST (9 SESSIONS)

Step into the third dimension with this workshop 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 is necessary. Beginners and returning students are all welcome.

 

ADULT CLASSES-

Free & Low Cost-

HIP & HANDMADE – a FREE drop-in class!

EVERY SATURDAY, 11:00 AM – NOON

Join one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members for this casual, no pressure get-together. We gather around a big table to work on a different project each week, depending on what has captured our interest. No need to sign up, no tuition, just come on by!

 

SPIN IN – a FREE drop-in offering!

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

1:00 – 4:00 PM

APRIL 7TH, MAY 5TH, JUNE 2ND

Join the fiber fun gang on the first Saturday of every month at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Those who spin, knit, crochet or do any creative hand work are welcome.  If you just want to learn more about these fiber arts, come on by! We love to do demonstrations, answer questions, or help you with the "darned" knitting problem (pun intended).

ARTS CENTER HAPPY HOUR – a FREE drop-in class!

WEDNESDAYS on the dates below

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Hang out with friends, meet new people, have a drink, and, most importantly, MAKE ART! You’re invited to the Arts Center for three upbeat evenings of socializing and crafting lead by one of our talented instructors. Wine and beer will be available by donation. Making something cool to take home is absolutely free!

APRIL 4TH - Flag books with Roberta Lavadour! Making a Flag Book is the most fun you can have while learning about book arts. Easy enough for beginners, intriguing enough for seasoned artists.

APRIL 25TH - Revitalized Jewelry with Jean Reiher! Bring in any broken jewelry or single earrings you’ve been hanging onto and make them into something new.

MAY 9TH- Glue Paper to Paper with Lori Sams! Relax and unwind from your day with collage! Take your pick from the collage techniques explained by the instructor, then create away!  

 

JAM NIGHT – a FREE drop-in offering!

Sponsored by the Pendleton Music Company

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

7:00 – 8:30 PM

APRIL 5TH, MAY 3RD, JUNE 7TH

A casual and fun get together for musicians of all experience levels. Blues, rock, country, pop, and more. We’ll experiment with a variety of music styles and a variety of instruments. Guitars, mandolin, bongos… bring what you have and join us for an awesome jam session.

KNIT LAB – a drop-in offering!

THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

APRIL 5TH – MAY 24TH  

Available for anyone who needs help on a knitting project. Nikii’s ready to assist with questions on how to start or continue a pattern, yarn and needle advice, and inspiration to get moving on those previously shelved projects. Drop in for one evening or come every week! Crocheters welcome too!

$10 PER SESSION

CONTRA DANCE a drop-in offering!

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH & JUNE 9TH

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Join us for live music, square and contra dancing led by a caller. Spend the evening dancing, laughing, meeting new people and having a lot of fun! No experience necessary! No partner necessary!

$8 PER PERSON, $15 PER COUPLE

 

Weekend Workshops-

WRITING WORKSHOP: TURNING PERSONAL EXPERIENCE INTO ART

with Penelope Scambly Schott

SATURDAY, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

APRIL 28TH

Writer Penelope Scambly Schott, featured in last November’s First Draft Writers Series, is back to offer this very special workshop! In an ordinary life, most of us experience extreme joy or pain or other difficulties. There’s a magic that comes from getting these experiences onto paper. It takes craftsmanship (or craftswomanship) to go beyond saying “oh, wow!” or “poor me” -- to celebrate the moment or work toward living with our problems and losses. In this workshop we will write with full honesty and pay close attention to choosing the most expressive words possible. We will turn life into art. Space is limited, advanced registration is required.

There will be a short break for lunch during class. Snacks will be available however, we recommend bringing a sack lunch.

$35 MEMBERS/ $40 NON-MEMBERS

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS WITH ARTIST SAM COLLETT

SATURDAY, NOON - 4:00 PM

MAY 12TH

In this introductory art class, you can learn to draw what you see in the world around you. The methods and concepts presented in this workshop are the foundations for drawing and painting giving you the basic tools to carry on your own work. The artist and students will work together on a drawing project as a group along with individual instruction and practice time. Materials will be included.

Artist Sam Collett is visiting us from Joseph Oregon for this special, one-day, fine art workshop. In addition to a wide range of formal art education, Mr. Collett has more than 20 years of teaching experience. His beautiful artwork has been exhibited around the country and can be previewed online at samcollettfineart.com. In addition to instruction, you will have the opportunity to view and discuss some of his artwork and pick his brain about how the landscapes of Eastern Oregon have influenced his work.

$35 MEMBERS/ $40 NON-MEMBERS

+$5 MATERIALS FEE

GROWING HYDROPONIC TOMATOES

with Richard Bertram

SATURDAY, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

APRIL 28TH

Hydroponic gardening is the art of growing plants without soil. Hydroponics is a very productive way to grow food crops almost anywhere.... on your driveway, on your back porch, in your basement, on your apartment balcony. The focus of this class will be to grow awesome tomatoes. The hydroponic system that this class will focus on is called the Double Dutch Bucket Method. During the lab portion of the class, we will construct a system, plant it, and put it work. Please note: there will be a short walk to an off-site location during class.

Mr. Bertram is also offering to put together an optional kit for students who make a request well in advance. This kit costs $115.00 and will provide materials to get you started with your own system. Once you have your system, your costs next year will be minimal. Please contact the Pendleton Center for the Arts for more information about this offer.

$15 MEMBERS/ $20 NON-MEMBERS

 

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FIELD: SPRING WILDFLOWERS

with Bill Peal

SATURDAY, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
MAY 19TH

Head up to the mountains to capture beautiful photos of our spring wildflowers. Bill will take you to his secret spots at Deadman’s Pass and along the old Emigrant Road and share tips and tricks for getting interesting photos in natural light. Wear good shoes for light walking and bring water and a sack lunch.

$35 MEMBERS / $40 NON-MEMBERS + $15 TRANSPORTATION FEE

 

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FIELD: PALOUSE FALLS

with Bill Peal

SATURDAY, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

JUNE 9TH

Grab your camera for a journey to the Palouse Falls in southeastern Washington. Travel with fellow photography enthusiasts on a beautiful drive along the Snake River, stopping periodically to photograph the rolling green hills of Palouse country and the unique geography of the scablands near the falls. You’ll learn about the great Missoula Floods that shaped the land at the end of the last ice age and practice techniques for shooting rushing water—and you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the falls, which drop 200 feet into a circular bowl carved out of the rock. The group will walk up an easy trail, taking photos of the incredible wildflowers and any critters along the way. Make sure your camera is charged, wear good walking shoes, and don’t forget to bring water and a sack lunch.  

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS + $20 TRANSPORTATION FEE

 

Evening Classes-

JEWELRY MAKING: GET WIRED II    

with Jean Reiher

MONDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

APRIL 2ND – APRIL 30TH (5 SESSIONS)

Continue learning wire techniques with Jean! If you have previously taken a jewelry making wire class, this is for you. Get in some more guided practice, instruction, tips, and tricks to improve your skills. We will review and expand our work with wire loops including simple loops, wrapped loops, coils, wrapped beads, and more.  We will work with wire to create one or more beautiful pieces of jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Bring your own beads or chose some from the Arts Center collection.

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

+ $5 MATERIALS FEE

 

PAINT LIKE VAN GOGH

with Arlen Clark             

TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

APRIL 3RD – APRIL 24TH (4 SESSIONS)

Paint like Van Gogh! In this class you will learn some history about Van Gogh and his paintings. Then, get creative and use his painting style as inspiration while you develop your own style and piece of art. Supplies provided include a canvas, quality acrylic paints and brushes. Beginner and experienced painters welcome.

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

KNITTING IN THE ROUND

with Nikii Murtaugh

TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

APRIL 24TH – MAY 22ND (5 SESSIONS)

Take your knitting skills to the next level by knitting in the round.  The project choice(s) are yours - hats, mittens, fingerless gloves, socks, etc. At the first class, Nikii will show examples as well as the pros and cons of each style and then you and your wallet can decide what you want to make over the remainder of the class. Students should be comfortable working in the round and be able to do knit and purl stitches. 

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: THE ESSENTIALS

with Bill Peal

TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

MAY 8TH – MAY 29TH (4 SESSIONS)

Whether you’ve always wanted to learn more about photography or simply need to brush up on your skills, Bill Peal, Camera Demystifier, can help you get more out of your camera. Learn some easy techniques to master your camera. He’ll show you everything from how to set the date to using a macro focus to get beautiful, close-up photos. You’ll leave with confidence in your ability to take great photos. Bring your camera with the batteries fully charged and your manual (if possible) with you to the first class. If you have a tripod, please bring it with you.

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

CERAMIC HANDBUILDING

with Brian Purnell

TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

APRIL 3RD – MAY 15TH (7 SESSIONS)

Regardless of your skill level – beginning, intermediate, or advanced – you’ll have the opportunity to make fun and challenging clay projects. Brian will share his techniques for creating interesting surface texture. This will be fun!

$80 MEMBERS / $85 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 1
with Charlie Herrington

TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

APRIL 3RD – JUNE 5TH (10 SESSIONS)

Learn basic guitar skills and build a foundation for playing all kinds of music, from country to blues to rock & roll. You’ll start with scales and basic rhythms and work your way up to playing some simple solos. No guitar experience is necessary. Please bring an acoustic or electric guitar- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals. This class fills quickly so be sure to send in your payment and registration soon!

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 2
with Charlie Herrington

TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

APRIL 3RD – JUNE 5TH (10 SESSIONS)

Taken Charlie’s class before? Continue learning and practicing songs as a group in the Beginners 2 session. Bring an acoustic or electric guitar- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

 

POTTERY: INTERMEDIATE WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch

WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

APRIL 4TH – MAY 16TH (7 SESSIONS)

A scheduled time for post-beginner throwers to get together and continue explorations on the pottery wheel. Marie will be available to troubleshoot and answer questions as you fine tune your throwing skills. Materials include a bag of clay, access to tools and glazes, and firing time. Prerequisite: 2 terms of beginning wheel throwing or recent college-level ceramics course.

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING 
with Marie Pratuch

THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

APRIL 5TH – MAY 17TH (7 SESSIONS)

Use the pottery wheel to make functional ceramic forms. Marie will share info about process, materials, and tools, and students will get plenty of wheel-time to practice. All materials supplied in class, including clay and ample open studio time. This class fills quickly so be sure to send in your payment and registration soon! Please note: throwing clay can involve strain on the wrists and upper body, check out our Ceramic Handbuilding class for a low-impact option.

$80 MEMBERS / $85 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

UKULELE
with Mike Kellison

THURSDAYS, 6:15 - 7:15 PM

APRIL 5TH – MAY 24TH (8 SESSIONS)

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, and we have ukuleles available for students to borrow.

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

SAY IT AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH FEELINGS!

with Colleen Blackwood

THURSDAYS, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

APRIL 5TH, MAY 3RD, AND JUNE 7TH

In this 3-part series, we will make fabric collage postcards that reflect original expressions, can be mailed, and are suitable for framing. Turn a sentimental greeting card into a long-lasting expression that is uniquely yours and meant for exactly the person intended. Each month will feature a different theme and creative prompts and ideas to get you started. Designs can be sewn or fused together, then stitched if desired onto a base. There is no limit to what kind of art to apply; paints and markers, stitches, beads, and more. All materials will be provided in class. Join us for one class or come to all three!

$15 PER SESSION OR;

Register in advance for all 3 sessions: $30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS

 

JEWELRY MAKING: THE BASICS

with Jean Reiher

THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

MAY 3RD – MAY 24TH (4 SESSIONS)   

Be able to say, “I made it myself” next time someone compliments you on your jewelry. Jean will give you the tools you need to get started on creating your own jewelry. You can even bring in that favorite broken necklace or bracelet you haven’t let go of yet and make it new again! Students will learn about proper jewelry making materials and techniques including wire loops, bead stringing, and more. You will have the opportunity to create one or more beautiful pieces of jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Bring your own beads, broken jewelry to remake, or chose from the Arts Center collection.

$45 MEMBERS / $50 NON-MEMBERS

+ $5 MATERIALS FEE