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    • Monday, June 03, 2024
    • Monday, July 08, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 10 - John Day, OR
    • 8
    Register


    During this class we will explore all of the Spanish tenses from the present, the past (preterite and imperfect), conditional, future, and subjunctive. Please join us if you would like to build your vocabulary and learn how to navigate Spanish verbs with more ease.

    All learner levels are welcome! Ages 15 and up.

    Esperamos que pasen un poquito de tu verano con nosotros!


    Bre grew up in John Day and always had a love of languages. Upon graduation she traveled and lived in various communities. Spanish became a second language to her during her two years serving in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Bre is now living back in the John Day area with her husband whose native language is Spanish. They are passionate about teaching their 1-year-old daughter to be bilingual and she hopes to share her love of the language with her hometown.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 


    • Thursday, June 06, 2024
    • Thursday, August 29, 2024
    • 13 sessions
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 13
    Register


    Join us weekly for a delightful gathering of fiber enthusiasts. Whether you're passionate about knitting, crocheting, spinning, or needlework, this is the perfect space to indulge your creativity. Every Thursday evening, the Art Center opens its doors to foster a vibrant exchange of skills, ideas, and camaraderie. Bring along your projects, share your expertise, and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of fiber arts.


    I started sewing, embroidering, and crocheting when I was about 10 years old. Started quilting when I moved to Grant County in 2001 and knitting shortly thereafter. I am in love with all arts and crafts and have taken several classes here at the Arts Center including painting, pottery, and felt applique. I love sharing what I have learned with others and am excited about being part of the Fiber Arts department.


    • Thursday, June 13, 2024
    • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    • 16 sessions
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 11
    • 0
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    NOTICE – Please register as soon as possible because we can only take a maximum of 10 students for the summer session, and for us to be able to offer this summer program, we must have a minimum of 6 students enrolled for the Summer Session by June 6th

    Art club is a spectacular program for kids kindergarten-6th grade. Many art mediums will be explored throughout the Summer, helping to open a world of art to the next generation.

    This program runs:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-5pm

    June 13th through August 15th

    No Class on July 4th, or August 6th and 8th (GC Fair Week)

    Need to know:

    • June, July & August     Non-Member Price - $470.00 (2 payments of $235.00)

      June, July & August     Member Price $423.00 (2 payments of $211.50)

    • Your first payment is made at registration.
    • The card you use during registration will be the card that is used for the recurring payment.
    • There is a master calendar with all the days we are in session. We will send notes home if there are any changes to this schedule.
    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 6
    Register


    This is taking making a “bag” to a whole new level. Let your creativity go wild in this 2-part course. You will not only learn how to design your own bag, but make a pattern, embellish, work with new textiles, findings and more. Anyone interested in design or pattern making would highly benefit from this fun entry level project. This is a pre-req course (with exception).

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machine if possible and basic sewing supplies. You will be contacted after signing up to discuss supplies needed.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her high school years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling, she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then, SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 


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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Thursday, June 27, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 12 - John Day, OR
    • 14
    Register


    Let your creativity blossom as we paint the picturesque "Strawberry Mountain with Wildflowers" in acrylic paints! I'll have the basic sketch of the mountain, and will lead you step by step through this creative journey! Bring a friend or family member and enjoy this fun evening together! Beginners are welcome, and this will be enjoyable for advanced painters as well!

    Adults and youth 15 and up (flexible)

    Beginners and up

    Dip your toes into painting or continue your artistic journey! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and "young at heart" step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Friday, June 28, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 10
    Register


    It's Amazing how a few simple stitches can add life to just about any textile! In this class I will not only teach the basics of embroidery, but how to transfer your own designs onto fabric, how to select different stabilizers for different fabrics, other embellishments and more. All supplies are included although students are encouraged to bring their own embroidery floss colors and transfers if desired.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her high school years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling, she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then, SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Saturday, June 29, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 6
    Register


    Discover the joys of sock knitting in this beginner-friendly workshop tailored for those new to the craft. Join us as we explore the fundamentals of creating snug and stylish socks from the ground up.

    Throughout the class, you'll master essential skills such as using double-pointed needles and knitting in the round, all while crafting a delightful pair of toddler socks step by step.

    No prior experience with sock knitting is necessary, but a basic understanding of knitting and purling is recommended. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of sock making with us!


    I started sewing, embroidering, and crocheting when I was about 10 years old. Started quilting when I moved to Grant County in 2001 and knitting shortly thereafter. I am in love with all arts and crafts and have taken several classes here at the Arts Center including painting, pottery, and felt applique. I love sharing what I have learned with others and am excited about being part of the Fiber Arts department.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Tuesday, July 02, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 12 - John Day, OR
    • 20
    Register


    Let's paint this Floral Wagon Wheel with rustic charm! We'll accent this antique with vibrant Gerber daisies and wildflowers. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, this event will have a lot of room for fun and creativity. Mark your calendars and invite a friend or family member!

    Adults and youth ages 12 and upBeginners and up

    Dip your toes into painting or continue your artistic journey! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and "young at heart" step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Wednesday, July 03, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 8
    Register


    What a fun class! Every baby needs bloomers, Blankies and bibs! These are simple patterns that I can teach you to create and recreate over and over for the little loved ones in your life. I will go over not only the garment construction, but piping, elastic casing, bias tape making and more!

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machine if possible and a basic sewing kit. You will be contacted after signing up to discuss fabric needed.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi leJodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her highschool years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. e's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her highschool years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 


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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 7
    Register


    Want to learn how to sew? Let's get to it! In this class I will teach you all the basics that will get you started on your new adventure. I will go over sewing machine operation, tools, supplies, fabrics and terminology. As a starter project we will make a "dream pillow" which will give you the core skills you will use in every project to come.

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machine and any basic sewing supplies they have.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner


    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her highschool years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Friday, July 12, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 8
    Register


    In this class I will teach the art of applique. Once you learn this nifty new skill you will find the possibilities of things to embellish almost limitless as well as its many uses. Need to cover a stain on your child's shirt? Need to mend a hole in a pair of jeans? This class serves as Part A to the Envelope Pillow class.  Be sure to sign-up for Part B- Envelope Pillow, to get the full course.

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machines if possible (we do have 4 in the studio) and a sewing kit with basic supplies. I will contact students upon sign-up to discuss fabrics needed.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her high school years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling, she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then, SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 


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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Friday, July 12, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 12 - John Day, OR
    • 20
    Register

      

    Dive into one of two fun Painters Choice options: "Lighthouse" or "Backcountry Bear." The lighthouse offers coastal serenity, while the Bear provides an escape into the rugged wilderness! What do you lean toward: Seaside or Mountains - you choose! These paintings are great for beginners, and experienced painters can take artistic liberties, and take it to a new level! I'll provide step-by-step instruction for each painting! The basic sketch is provided on the canvas for you, and I provide all the supplies!

    Adults and youth ages 12 and up.

    Beginners and up

    Dip your toes into painting or continue your artistic journey! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Saturday, July 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 5
    Register


    Unlock the secrets of sock knitting in this comprehensive workshop designed for intermediate-level knitters. Join us as we delve into the art of crafting cozy, comfortable socks from scratch.

    Throughout the session, you'll learn essential techniques for constructing socks, including using double-pointed needles and knitting in the round. This hands-on experience will guide you through the process of creating a pair of toddler socks, providing a solid foundation for future sock-knitting projects.

    Please note that participants should have prior knowledge of basic knitting and purling. Let's embark on a journey to master the art of sock making together!


    I started sewing, embroidering, and crocheting when I was about 10 years old. Started quilting when I moved to Grant County in 2001 and knitting shortly thereafter. I am in love with all arts and crafts and have taken several classes here at the Arts Center including painting, pottery, and felt applique. I love sharing what I have learned with others and am excited about being part of the Fiber Arts department.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Wednesday, July 17, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 8
    Register


    The classic envelope pillow. What a great way to spice up any boring old pillow! This class is fantastic for beginners because you learn so many skills that will be useful in all future projects. You will learn a simple intro to pattern making using seam allowance, hems, buttons, fabric covered button making and a quick and easy way to add piping so that its perfect every time! This class is available independently, although it pairs nicely with its counterpart "Applique It."

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machine, if possible, and a basic sewing kit. You will be contacted after signing up about fabrics/supplies needed.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her high school years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling, she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then, SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 


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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Thursday, July 18, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 12 - John Day, OR
    • 17
    Register


    Don't miss a chance to make summertime memories as we paint "Sunflower with Ladybug," combining a splash of fun colors - choose my color palette or unleash your creativity with your favorites! I'll provide all the supplies (including a variety of paint colors) and the basic sketch. You'll have step-by-step instructions to ensure everyone leaves with a beautiful masterpiece! Invite and friend or family member to this not-to-miss event!

    Adults and youth ages 12 and up (flexible)

    Beginners and up

    Dip your toes into painting or continue your artistic journey! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and "young at heart" step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Friday, July 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 8
    Register


    This just isn't any simple lil’ tote bag you will be making; it will be designed by you with your own fabrics and your own newly developed skills! This is a 2-hour class in which you will gain the skills of inserting a lining, making handles/straps, order of operations, intro to pattern making and more! This class is not only informative, but a blast!

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machine if possible and a basic sewing kit. You will be contacted after signing up to discuss fabrics needed.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her high school years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling, she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then, SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 


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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Saturday, July 20, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 5
    Register


    Step back in time as we embark on a journey to create your own vintage-inspired leather journal. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the art of hand-sewing pages, decorating, and personalizing your journal to make it truly unique. Whether you're a beginner or have some crafting experience, join us for a fun-filled evening of creativity and nostalgia!

    All Ages

    Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate


    Hey, I'm Julie Smucker! I've always loved horses and leather and all things western. I started in leatherwork a little while ago and then had the amazing opportunity to apprentice under Clair Kehrberg! Now I enjoy creating beautiful and functional leather items.



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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 


    • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 4
    Register


    Are you ready to craft your own belt from scratch? Join us for an immersive workshop where you'll learn the essential skills needed to create a personalized leather belt. From measuring and cutting to tooling, stamping, staining, and finishing, you'll master each step of the process. By the end of the class, you'll proudly take home your very own handcrafted belt, perfectly fitted and uniquely designed to reflect your style.

    Ages 13+Beginner/intermediate.


    Hey, I'm Julie Smucker! I've always loved horses and leather and all things western. I started in leatherwork a little while ago and then had the amazing opportunity to apprentice under Clair Kehrberg! Now I enjoy creating beautiful and functional leather items.



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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 


    • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 6
    Register


    This is taking making a “bag” to a whole new level. Let your creativity go wild in this 2-part course. You will not only learn how to design your own bag, but make a pattern, embellish, work with new textiles, findings and more. Anyone interested in design or pattern making would highly benefit from this fun entry level project. This is a pre-req course (with exception).

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machine if possible and basic sewing supplies. You will be contacted after signing up to discuss supplies needed.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her high school years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling, she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then, SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 


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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Friday, July 26, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 10
    Register


    It's Amazing how a few simple stitches can add life to just about any textile! In this class I will not only teach the basics of embroidery, but how to transfer your own designs onto fabric, how to select different stabilizers for different fabrics, other embellishments and more. All supplies are included although students are encouraged to bring their own embroidery floss colors and transfers if desired.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her high school years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling, she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then, SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 8
    Register


    What a fun class! Every baby needs bloomers, Blankies and bibs! These are simple patterns that I can teach you to create and recreate over and over for the little loved ones in your life. I will go over not only the garment construction, but piping, elastic casing, bias tape making and more!

    Students are encouraged to bring their own machine if possible and a basic sewing kit. You will be contacted after signing up to discuss fabric needed.

    Ages 13 +

    Skill Level Beginner

    Jodi leJodi lee's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her highschool years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. e's passion for fashion, theater and the arts began at a very young age. She was highly involved in the theater program during her highschool years (both on and off the stage) and found herself constantly designing and altering clothes. Her involvement in the arts and fashion world lead her to a small modeling career where she got the opportunity to live abroad in such cities as Athens, Hong Kong, Milano and more. After a few years of traveling she settled in Los Angeles where the birth of SandBox Rebel (and her son, Aurthur) took place. SandBox Rebel sprung from the simple need for hip and inspired children's clothing. Being frustrated with what was on the market, Jodi lee rolled-up her sleeves, grabbed a pile of old band shirts and took to the sewing machine. Before she knew it people were buying her wears from her (self-made) diaper bag... then a store wanted an order, then another, then she opened her own store and, viola! Since then SandBox Rebel has been featured two years in LA's Fashion Week, several magazines such as People and LA Kids, worked with several non-profits and started an internship program sharing the joy of fashion with countless others. She currently resides in John Day, Oregon where she is still up to her crafty ways designing, crafting, and teaching. 


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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Saturday, August 03, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 12 - John Day, OR
    • 18
    Register


    Let's paint a charming chicken who is basking between rows of lavender blooms. This will be an unforgettable afternoon with a colorful twist! I'll provide the basic sketch of the hen and lead you step by step in painting this new design of mine! Invite your friends and family for an evening of fun! All supplies are provided, and beginners are always welcome!

    Adults and youth ages 12 and up. Beginners and up.

    Dip your toes into painting or continue your artistic journey! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and "young at heart" step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

    • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 12 - John Day, OR
    • 19
    Register



    Mark your calendar and join us in painting a vibrant sunset with reflections a serene lake, surrounded by pine trees! It's reminiscent of Magone Lake. You can create your own colorful blend of sunset colors, or use the color palette I've chosen. I'll lead you step by step through the process and have all supplies provided for you - YOU just come and have fun! Looking forward to painting with you!


    Adults and youth ages 12 and up. Beginners and up.

    Dip your toes into painting or continue your artistic journey! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and "young at heart" step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.

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    PSCA cancellation policy: Teacher reserves the right to cancel if class size minimum is not reached. You will receive a full refund in this case or if the instructor needs to cancel for other reasons. 

    If you need to cancel: Cancellations within a week of class start date will receive a 50% refund. After that a refund will not be issued. Our teachers and staff put a lot of work in to be ready for your class. If you need to cancel, please communicate with us as soon as possible. 

Youth Art Instructors


Ryan McKnab

Ryan supervises the Youth Art Program. His background in education is in teaching secondary science and now he is bringing his skills to Painted Sky

Ryan is developing weekly routines that will bring a focus to the arts, but is working on ways for other skills to be taught concurrently, such as cooking, tumbling, and chess. "We have several different art disciplines through the days. However, I have found that on Fridays, a full day of art can be somewhat exhausting.  We will diversify.”

His two daughters are a big inspiration to work with the team to help bring the arts to Grant County and he gets a lot of feedback from them.


Samantha Adams

Samantha Adams is a fresh high school graduate who is working on a degree through Eastern Oregon University to teach English and Art. She decided to work at Painted Sky Center because it is a great way to step into this career. 

She loves the kids, “they are very passionate about their work and they have great imaginations. They come in everyday and are excited to learn whatever art project I throw at them. I find it exhilarating that these children are willing to learn art, especially when most art programs get cut from schools.”  

“Art is about self expression and letting your imagination out freely. I find art as an important outlet because with it, you can create so many things. You can express what you are feeling or the stories you want to tell.” Sam has been an artist of various media from acrylic painting, to watercolor, to drawing, and even to the new age of digital art. “It is all so fun and so thrilling. I especially like to teach people about it because I want them to know that "Yes, you can draw!", and I want to remind them about the importance of creativity and how far they can go with it.”