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Want to help the youth department? Here's their wish list: Youth Department Wish List

    • Monday, August 28, 2023
    • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    • 116 Bridge st - Room 11
    • 13
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    After School + Friday Morning Art Club

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

    This program runs:

    • Monday-Thursday from after school to 5:00 PM
    • Friday Morning 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ("New Friday Hours")

    Need to know:

    • The price is $235 per month 
    • Your first payment is made at registration.
    • Your card will then be charged on the 5th of each month, ending the month of May.
    • 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.
    • Students will ride the bus to the art center after school.
    • The Orange Bus comes from Humbolt Elementary
    • Excludes holidays (see master calendar)
    • Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm Monday-Thursday & Friday 12:00pm-12:15pm.
    • Late Fee Info:  $25 if 15 minutes or more late, and if late more than 3 times, you may be asked to leave the program.
    • Monday, August 28, 2023
    • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    • 116 Bridge st - Room 11
    • 1
    Register


    Friday Morning Art Club

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

    This program runs:

    • Friday Morning 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ("New Friday Hours"

    Need to know:

    • The price is $60 per month.
    • Your first payment is made at registration.
    • Your card will then be charged on the 5th of each month, ending the month of May.
    • 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.
    • Excludes holidays (see master calendar)
    • Pick up is from 12:00pm-12:15pm.
    • Late Fee Info:  $25 if 15 minutes or more late, and if late more than 3 times, you may be asked to leave the program.
    • Tuesday, October 31, 2023
    • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    • 116 Bridge st - Room 11
    Register


    After School Art Club

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

    This program runs:

    • Monday-Thursday from after school to 5:00 PM

    Need to know:

    • The price is $175 per month 
    • Your first payment is made at registration.
    • Your card will then be charged on the 5th of each month, ending the month of May.
    • 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.
    • Students will ride the bus to the art center after school.
    • The Orange Bus comes from Humbolt Elementary
    • Excludes holidays (see master calendar)
    • Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm Monday-Thursday 
    • Late Fee Info:  $25 if 15 minutes or more late, and if late more than 3 times, you may be asked to leave the program.
    • Saturday, February 24, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 6 - John Day, OR
    • 0
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    Are you looking for a fun and easy way to get a taste of making your own pottery? This workshop is for you!

    You will receive an unfired wheel thrown cylinder to carve, paint, and decorate as you choose. Your mug or tumbler will then be fired and you will be able to pick it up a few weeks after the workshop.

    Children ages 8 and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

    Ages 16+ w/o adult accompaniment


    Kara Doescher

    I started doing pottery in high school and instantly fell in love with it. I took as many ceramics classes in college as I could fit into a busy schedule. I can't resist the methodical but messy nature of making pottery, and I love being able to make beautiful but useful pieces. Since moving to Grant County, I've been so happy to find a ceramics studio with such an incredibly kind, welcoming community of artists. When I'm not playing with mud in the studio you can find me doing something (anything!) outdoors with my border collie, baking, and trying out any kind of arts and crafts.

    Feel free to email me with any questions at: kmdoescher@gmail.com


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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, March 02, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 6 - John Day, OR
    • 5
    Register


    Come have lots of laughs while making your own custom terra cotta face planter. Students will be given an unfired, hand-thrown terra cotta planter and plenty of clay to sculpt and attach facial features of their own design. Once dry, pots will be kiln fired and then ready for students to pick up a few weeks later.

    Ages 8 and up


    Genevieve Paddock

    Like so many other potters, I was first introduced to clay in a high school ceramics class. By senior year, I was taking most of my lunches in the ceramics room with the other art geeks, spending as much time playing with clay as I could. But, again, it was the clay’s versatility that I was drawn to. You can make it look like anything you can imagine - tree bark, skin, leather, metal - you name it! And the meditative spin of a wheel, who can resist that?

    To pursue my interest in the arts, I attended Bennington College in Vermont, a school with a deep history in ceramic arts, where I received my B.A. in ceramics. During that time, I also worked in a ceramics factory, under glazing literally hundreds of pots a day! The following year I had the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. and intern at the Capitol Children’s Museum and create a ceramics studio and program. In 2003, I moved to Grant County where I met my husband, David, and joined him in the Nomad Sign Art studio and learned the old school art of hand lettering and hand-crafting signs. These days my 500-pound potter’s wheel sits cozily in our living room next to the woodstove, where our whole family can learn to play on it.

    I am extremely excited to share my love of clay at the Painted Sky Center for the Arts. So many of my best memories and closest bonds have been made working in studios, making art, and playing in the mud.


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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, March 02, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 12 - John Day, OR
    • 20
    Register

    Enjoy a fairytale adventure creating magical masterpieces at the Enchanting Brushstrokes Mommy and Me Paint Party! Each painter may choose a Princess or Unicorn to paint on a 12x16 canvas with acrylic paints! There will be many colors to choose from, including gold for the crown, star and unicorn horn, and glitter paint to add touches of shimmer!

    This will be fun experience to share the joy of laughter and memories!

    Girls may like to wear their Princess dress to the event, and aprons will be provided during painting time!

    We’ll have a game and a small treasure for each girl! 


    Adults and youth ages 6 and up 

    Skill Level: 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, March 02, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 6
    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. 

    • Monday, March 04, 2024
    • Monday, March 18, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • 116 Bridge St - Room 5 - John Day, OR
    • 4
    Register


    Make a cantle bag from oil tanned chap leather to carry useful items with you while riding the trails, moving cattle or other exciting horse rides. 

    Ages 16 and up 

    Skill level - beginner


    Leon Pielstick

    Started leathercraft and tooling at age 10. Made his first saddle with a Tandy Kit at age 14. He has made an abundance of belts and wallets and has mentored other leather workers in leather tooling and saddle making.

    Leon attended OSU and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School. He was a practicing veterinarian in Burns until retirement and moved to John Day in 2017.

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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.