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Arts center announces winter classes

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Published on December 26, 2017 6:50PM

Terry the Pomeranian lends a paw to his owner, Delanne Ferguson, during a Saturday “Spin-In” for weavers and fiber enthusiasts. The free drop-in class offered the first Saturday of each month from 1-4 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts provides a relaxed atmosphere for people to meet and create.

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Terry the Pomeranian lends a paw to his owner, Delanne Ferguson, during a Saturday “Spin-In” for weavers and fiber enthusiasts. The free drop-in class offered the first Saturday of each month from 1-4 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts provides a relaxed atmosphere for people to meet and create.

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Youths play guitar at Pendleton Center for the Arts. The Art Rocks Teens program offers free guitar classes in the new year.

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Youths play guitar at Pendleton Center for the Arts. The Art Rocks Teens program offers free guitar classes in the new year.


Classes for children, teens and adults are offered during the new year at Pendleton Center for the Arts. They include drop-in projects, weekend workshops and multiple session classes.

The Art Rocks Teens (A.R.T.) programs are offered free for youths ages 13-18. Also, teens 16-18 can participate in evening adult classes for free. For youths ages 0-12, scholarships may be available to offset costs for class materials, instrument rentals or registration fees.

Youth drop-in classes include:

•Messy Art: Children ages 2-6 can enjoy creative play and socializing. Parents can learn to re-create the simple and fun activities at home. Plan on getting messy and dress accordingly. (Mondays: Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.)

•Paper Cache: Youths ages 7-12 can create a piñata, mask and other paper-and-paste sculptures. Costs $10. (Saturdays: Jan. 13, 20, 27 from 12:30-2 p.m.)

•Clay Creations: For youths ages 7-12, the class offers an opportunity to explore clay building. Participants can create pinch pots, slab constructed boxes, free-form sculpture and possibly even try wheel throwing. Costs $10 per session. (Saturdays: Feb. 3, 10, 17 from 10:15 a.m. to noon).

•No School Make-and-Take Crafts: Students ages 8 and up participate in free art activities during non-school days. (Fridays: Jan. 26, Feb. 16, March 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon).

Art Rocks Teens classes include:

•Guide to YouTubing: Teens will learn to create custom thumbnails and channel art for their personal YouTube channel. Also includes tips on recording, editing and expanding their channel. Parent permission is required. (Mondays: Jan. 8-March 5 from 3:30-5 p.m.)

•Book Club: Read and discuss New York Times bestseller “Eleanor and Park.” The love story by Rainbow Rowell centers around two misfit high school students in 1986. Due to some of the book’s language, parental permission is required. (Mondays: Jan. 8-29 from 4-5 p.m.) Come early for free snacks.

•Acrylic Painting: Budding artists explore painting styles and techniques while creating two finished works of art. (Tuesdays: Feb. 6-27 from 3:30-5 p.m.)

•Origami & Paper Arts: Learn the basics of the ancient art form and then move on to book art folding and more. (Tuesdays: Jan. 9-30 from 3:30-5 p.m.)

•Guitar & Bass: Focuses on chords, strumming patterns and how to tune and care for your instrument. Guitars available on loan. (Thursdays: Jan. 11-March 22 from 3:30-5 p.m.)

Adult classes include:

•Hip & Handmade: Work around a table and visit with other participants during the free drop-in class. (Saturdays: 11 a.m. to noon).

•Knit Lab: The drop-in sessions offer help with knitting projects; crocheters also welcome. Costs $10 per session. (Thursdays: Jan. 11-March 22 from 6-8 p.m.)

•Jam Night: A free drop-in musical experience. People are encouraged to bring their instruments and join the jam. (Thursdays: Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1 from 7-8 p.m.)

•Jewelry Making-Bead Stringing: Weekend workshop features using beads and wire to make necklaces and bracelets. Costs $30 for members or $35 for non-members. Also, a $15 materials fee.

(Saturdays: Jan. 20-27 from noon to 2 p.m.)

•Guitar for Beginners 2: Adults interested in honing long lost skills are invited to bring an electric or acoustic guitar. Costs $60 for members or $65 for non-members.

(Tuesdays: Jan. 9-March 13 from 7-8 p.m.)

For more information, view the complete schedule or to register, visit www.pendletonarts.org or stop by the arts center, 214 N. Main St., Pendleton. For questions, contact 541-278-9201 or classes@pendletonarts.org.

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539



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