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Pinecones Book Club (Age 6-8)

June 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


June 23 from 10:00 – 11:00 am 

Join Stefanie for story time, followed by hands-on tinkering and learning activities. Students will participate in a picture book read-aloud and then have time to explore the book’s theme with hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities. Children learn best through hands-on exploration and play, and this in conjunction with literacy is a fantastic way to “spark” their interest in real-world concepts and learning. Students will leave with new friends, sparked curiosity and joy, and a deeper excitement for reading and learning. Parents or guardians are welcome, but not required, to stay with their child for the duration of the class. All supplies included. Please enter through the Penn Avenue door.

Teaching Artist: Stefanie Holloway

Stefanie Holloway was a classroom English and Literacy teacher before she pursued and attained a Doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. Over the past decade, she has spent time in classrooms across diverse content areas and worked with learners of all ages – spanning from preschool to pre-service teachers at the university level. She is very passionate about helping students develop creative and critical thinking skills and inspiring them to think outside-of-the-box about how they can contribute in a positive way to the world around them.

Cost: Free

Free youth classes are funded by the Art Center East Youth Arts Learning Fund. The Fund is supported by the Avista Foundation, Autzen Foundation, Blue Mountain Bottled Water, Eastern Oregon University, Grande Ronde Med Spa, Haley Hines at Blue Summit Realty, JTMF Foundation, Koza Family Dental, La Grande School District, Miller Foundation, Nate Conklin at State Farm, Optimist International of La Grande, R&C Family Store, Soroptimist International of La Grande, Tanner Willson at Edward Jones, Walmart, and community member donations. This class is a partnership program between Art Center East and Greater Oregon STEM Hub.

Be sure to fill out a Youth Release Form & RSVP for ONLY your children below! Please be sure to add each child’s name that will be attending.

If you are 18 and under, and have not already filled out a youth release form, CLICK HERE to fill one out!

There are limited spots available for this class! If you RSVP and later find you’re unable to attend, please email ACE Programs Coordinator Sophia Aimone at [email protected] to cancel your RSVP. This helps ACE open up spots for other interested students. Thank you!


June 23, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Art Center East


Art Center East
1006 Penn Ave
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.