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Art Explorers (Age 3-5)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Come play, experiment, and learn how to do art! Children will be given brief and simple instructions on the project of the day. This  might include acrylic painting, decorating a card, making fruit and/or vegetable prints, or painting wood. We’ll use kid-safe acrylic paint with a variety of

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Mindful Watercolors (Age 18+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm The dynamic nature of watercolor paint makes it a great tool for engaging in the present moment. Students will practice mindfulness while learning simple watercolor techniques by first being invited to share how their minds and bodies are doing. Discussion of and

$85
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CERAMICS OPEN STUDIO (AGE 16+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 2 | 5:00 - 8:00pm August 9 | 5:00 - 8:00pm August 16 | 5:00 - 8:00pm August 23 | 5:00 - 8:00pm Ceramics Open Studio is geared toward ceramicists whose skills are at or above an intermediate level; community members who have previously taken or are currently enrolled in at least one ceramics class at ACE are

$15 – $100

Acrylic Painting: Summer Flowers (Age 14+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 9 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm This fun class is designed for the absolute “never touched a paint brush” beginner! Acrylic painting can seem tricky when you’re first learning; this class is a great way to start. We’ll work on color theory, paint mixing, and brush consistency while painting an 8″x8″ canvas

$45.00
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Creative Drama (Age 8-12) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Guided by our imaginations, we will explore how our bodies move through space to tell stories and create characters on stage. Kids will engage their voices and bodies as they make sounds, speak, jump, imagine, pretend, and act.

$40
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“Tideline to Alpine” by Nicole Freshley

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

July 8 - September 3, 2022 Free Admission Art Center East (ACE) invites community members to view Tideline to Alpine, an exhibit showcasing the work of Wallowa County artist Nicole Freshley, in ACE’s Main Gallery. The public is also invited to a free opening reception on Friday, July 8, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and an artist talk

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“Sue Orlaske Retrospective”

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

July 8 - September 3, 2022 Free Admission Sue Orlaske Retrospective honors the late Sue Orlaske, longtime studio artist and Union County community member. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Friday, July 8, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The reception includes an official ribbon cutting for the newly-named Orlaske Gallery.

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Intro. to Wheel Throwing (Age 16+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 10, 17, 24, 31 & September 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Would you like to explore specific pottery forms, throwing and glazing techniques, and/or improve your overall ceramic skills? This class is for you! All experience levels are welcome, including absolute beginners. The instructor will guide each student through projects of their choosing,

Wild School (Age 8-11)

Pete's Pond

This fun outdoor class at Pete’s Pond is for students entering grades 3-6. Children will connect with nature and friends, create nature-based art using a variety of mediums, and engage in hands-on science (native plant identification, water quality monitoring, etc.).

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Improvaganza: An Introduction to Improvisation (Age 14-18)

Catherine Creek Community Center 667 North Main St., Union, OR

SOLD OUT August 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Think you’re quick-witted and able to make things up on the spot? Join this fun weekly group to build your improvisational skills! Learn key points for a good theatrical performance, how to keep an improvised scene moving forward, and how to keep

$80
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Ceramics Open Studio (Age 16+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 4 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm August 11 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm August 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm August 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm   Ceramics Open Studio is geared toward ceramicists whose skills are at or above an intermediate level; community members who have previously taken or are currently enrolled

$15.00 – $100.00
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Drawing Techniques: Charcoal (Age 16+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 4, 11, & 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn the basic techniques and materials of drawing! Class activities are based on the seven elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, value, space, and form. Each class starts with a demo, then students practice the drawing activity for themselves. This is a

$70.00

Wild Preschool (Age 0-5) 

Pete's Pond

August 12 from 10:00 - 11:00 am This fun outdoor class at Pete's Pond is for preschoolers and their caregivers to connect with nature and friends, engage in hands-on earth science projects, and create nature-based art. Class begins with songs and parachute time, followed by reading a picture book based on the theme of the

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Finding Movement: Adult Beginning Ballet (Age 18+) 

Peak Lifestyle Studio

August 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm Adult Beginning Ballet students will explore beginning ballet techniques focussed on using ballet as a well-balanced physical practice that increases strength, flexibility, and balance. This is a positive group environment that encourages growth in a classic performing arts technique. Students will enjoy the feeling

$75 – $85

Grant Writing (Age 16+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 13 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Support your favorite nonprofit organization by learning to write a grant! Participants will learn how to gather information typical to writing grant proposals, put together a project description and budget, produce need and rationale language that tugs at funders’ heart strings, and locate appropriate Oregon grant makers.

Macramé and Mimosas (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 13 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm In this two-hour workshop, you'll learn the basics of macramé and create your own handmade plant hanger to take home. Learn fun new skills, and enjoy some good conversation and cocktails at the same time! All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.  Teaching Artist:

Livin’ La Vida Luna: Moon Calendar Making (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm A moon calendar is a work of art and a record of a specific time in your life. You’ll learn to make a 31-day moon phase template, discussing possible uses of the calendar, and receive a watercolor painting demonstration. The majority of class time will be spent

Sunday Afternoon Yoga (Age 10+)

Pleasant Grove Grange 67218 Hunter Rd, Summerville, OR

August 14 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm  Enjoy meditative movement and stretching on Sunday afternoons! Participants will use the breath to better connect with and relax the body in a combination of yin and vinyasa yoga postures. Postures can be adapted to meet a variety of levels and abilities. Participants should bring a yoga mat

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Finding Movement: Adult Beginning Ballet (Age 18+) 

Peak Lifestyle Studio

August 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Adult Beginning Ballet students will explore beginning ballet techniques focussed on using ballet as a well-balanced physical practice that increases strength, flexibility, and balance. This is a positive group environment that encourages growth in a classic performing arts technique. Students will enjoy the feeling

$75 – $85
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Costume Design: Build a Costume for Your Favorite Toy (Age 8-12) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 15, 16, & 17 from  5:30 - 7:30 pm Create the perfect costume for your favorite toy! Students will learn about costume design elements, draw/paint a preliminary costume design, and build a costume with materials that they can find at home. Students will gain the know-how to create future designs at home

$70
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Flow: Pilates Core (Age 12+) – Virtual

Live via Zoom

August 16, 23, & 30 from 6:00 - 7:00 am  Start your day with morning Pilates to promote flexibility, strength and mobility! This virtual class will guide you through Pilates-inspired movement/exercise workouts that aim to improve strength, agility, core strength, and balance. Please use a yoga or exercise mat and wear comfortable clothing. Practicing barefoot

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Adventures in Watercolor (Age 5-7)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Watercolors are a safe and fun medium for kids and this class encourages creative exploration and experimentation with an emphasis on enjoying the process and celebrating multiple outcomes. Students will spend the majority of the time working on their paintings and will

$45
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ACE Writing Project (12+)

HQ 112 Depot St., La Grande

The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly author readings. Enjoy an evening of literary arts and learn about the talent hiding in our backyard!

Engagement: Making Art for the Community (Age 12-15) 

Catherine Creek Community Center 667 North Main St., Union, OR

August 18 from 9:00 - 11:00 am Let’s use craft to engage the wider community through art! The class begins with guided group brainstorming to come up with a message. Each student then creates a number of letters in the message, crafting bunting by using painter’s tape, acrylic paint, and watercolors. The class project –

Little Pinecones Book Club (Age 0-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 19 from 10:00 - 11:00 am  Join Meghan in the ACE galleries for monthly storytime! Children will listen to Meghan read, then gather downstairs in Studio A to do an art-making activity related to the story. Kids will leave with new friendships, art skills, and a new-found or renewed curiosity about books and reading!

River Rock Painting (Age 5-8) 

Pete's Pond

August 19 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Children will enjoy the beautiful setting at Pete’s Pond – one mile south of La Grande Middle School – while painting/decorating rocks with acrylic paint. Teaching Artist Rebecca keeps the activity fun and relaxed while at the same time encouraging children to learn about color, form, and

Cove Cherry Fair

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Join Art Center East at the annual Cove Cherry Fair where we’ll have a youth activity celebrating the beauty of summer in Northeast Oregon. The family-friendly fair includes a fun run/walk, parade, vendors, live local music, and good food.

Poetry in the Park (Age 10+)

Catherine Creek State Park Medical Springs Hwy

August 20 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Enjoy writing outdoors on a summer morning! Participants will work with writing prompts and sample poems to develop and shape language. Participants can also bring their own ideas and projects and use the protected time, camaraderie, and natural setting to inspire their work. No experience needed! Participants

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Playbuilders: Write a Theatrical Script (Age 18+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 7 & 21 1:30 - 3:30pm Writing a script can seem very daunting but learning the fundamentals of playwriting can help! Expand your playwriting skills by exploring proper formatting of a theatrical script, story elements are needed/expected in theater, and stories you intend to tell. You’ll write, share, and edit your script

$40.00

Sunday Afternoon Yoga (Age 10+)

Pleasant Grove Grange 67218 Hunter Rd, Summerville, OR

August 21 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm  Enjoy meditative movement and stretching on Sunday afternoons! Participants will use the breath to better connect with and relax the body in a combination of yin and vinyasa yoga postures. Postures can be adapted to meet a variety of levels and abilities. Participants should bring a yoga mat

Creative Writing: From Image to Story (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm A picture is worth a thousand words and your imagination is worth trillions! Explore creative writing and storytelling in this class, first examining images provided by the instructor and then developing the stories that the pictures tell. We’ll look at the images as a group and

$25

Youth Macramé (Age 8-13) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 24 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm  A macramé class just for young people! Come learn the basics and make a keychain or bookmark to take home with you. It's fun to get together and learn something new. All supplies provided. Please enter through the 5th Street door. Teaching Artist: Katie Hall Cost: $25 Member

Beginning Beaded Jewelry Class (Age 14+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 25 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm Learn how to design and string a beautiful beaded necklace or bracelet with expert guidance and tips from Teaching Artist Sharry! You’ll learn techniques and tricks for creating a jewelry piece that will bring you joy for years to come. No experience is necessary. Sharry will

$30

Art Explorers: Mark Making for Kids (Age 3-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 26 from 10:00 - 11:00 am Come play, experiment, and learn how to do art! Children will be given brief and simple instructions on the project of the day. This  might include acrylic painting, decorating a card, making fruit and/or vegetable prints, or painting wood. We’ll use kid-safe acrylic paint with a variety of

Lush Canvas: A Night with Van Gogh (Age 21+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 26 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm Paint a sunflower in the style of Vincent van Gogh! You’ll paint alongside Teaching Artist Sophia, and all skill levels welcome! Sip a complimentary beverage, meet new people, explore painting in a zero-pressure environment, and take your amazing painting home. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th

Beaded Jewelry Repair Workshop (Age 16+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT August 27 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Do you have a beautiful family heirloom or favorite piece of beaded jewelry that needs repair? In these workshops, you’ll learn how to repair your own jewelry while learning about this ancient craft. Standard tools and supplies for repairing your piece of jewelry are included.

$30.00

Modern Macramé (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 27 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm If you've already taken the introductory-level Macramé and Mimosas class, join Modern Macramé and take your skills to the next level! Participants in this workshop will learn more advanced macramé techniques and create their own wall hangings. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Watercolor Intention Calendars (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 28 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm Create an intention calendar with watercolor paints and pens to help you stay motivated!  Identify (and share, if you wish) a personal goal and create your own beautiful year-long calendar with the instructor’s guidance. You’ll soon be motivated to keep yourself on a better track towards your selected

Worth a Thousand Words: Creating a Story from Imagery (Age 12-17)

Catherine Creek Community Center 667 North Main St., Union, OR

SOLD OUT August 29 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm A picture is worth a thousand words and your imagination is worth trillions! Explore creative writing and storytelling in this workshop, first examining images provided by the instructor and then developing the story that the pictures tell. We’ll look at the images as a group

$25.00
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CERAMICS OPEN STUDIO (AGE 16+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

August 30 | 5:00 - 8:00pm September 6 | 5:00 - 8:00pm September 13 | 5:00 - 8:00pm September 20 | 5:00 - 8:00pm Ceramics Open Studio is geared toward ceramicists whose skills are at or above an intermediate level; community members who have previously taken or are currently enrolled in at least one ceramics class at ACE are

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Ceramics Open Studio (Age 16+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 1 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm September 8 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm September 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm September 22 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm   Ceramics Open Studio is geared toward ceramicists whose skills are at or above an intermediate level; community members who have previously taken or are currently enrolled

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Art Explorers: Mark Making for Kids (Age 3-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 2 from 10:00 - 11:00 am Come play, experiment, and learn how to do art! Children will be given brief and simple instructions on the project of the day. This  might include acrylic painting, decorating a card, making fruit and/or vegetable prints, or painting wood. We’ll use kid-safe acrylic paint with a variety of

RAINBOW PEOPLE: IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOR PORTRAITURE FOR TEENS (AGE 14-18)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 2 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm Learn how to draw tight and paint loose in this impressionist watercolor painting class! Students will learn fundamental face-drawing skills such as proportion, measurement, plumb lines, Reilly rhythms, and value before drawing basic heads and heads with specific likenesses. A watercolor and gouache demonstration follows and then the

Watercolor Portraiture for Teens (Age 14-18)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 2 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm Learn how to draw tight and paint loose in this impressionist watercolor painting class! Students will learn fundamental face-drawing skills such as proportion, measurement, plumb lines, Reilly rhythms, and value before drawing basic heads and heads with specific likenesses. A watercolor and gouache demonstration follows and then the

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Art at the La Grande Farmers Market

La Grande Farmers Market 2006 4th St, La Grande, OR

Make art with us at the La Grande Farmers Market! We’ll have art activities appropriate for kids and adults alike.

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“Avian Neighbors” by Hiroko Cannon

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 9 - October 22, 2022 Free Admission Art Center East is excited to present Avian Neighbors in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The exhibit features original paintings of flora and fauna by Pendleton-based watercolorist Hiroko Cannon. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception on Friday, September 9, from 6:00 - 8:00

Watercolor Intention Calendars (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 3 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm Create an intention calendar with watercolor paints and pens to help you stay motivated!  Identify (and share, if you wish) a personal goal and create your own beautiful year-long calendar with the instructor’s guidance. You’ll soon be motivated to keep yourself on a better track towards your selected

Beginner’s Sewing (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 3 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm Learn to sew! This fun class teaches you the basics of sewing with techniques you’ll be able to use for years to come. We’ll be making a pillowcase that you may want to give as a gift (or perhaps keep for yourself)! At the end of class, you’ll

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Playbuilders: Write a Theatrical Script (Age 18+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 4 & 18 1:30 - 3:30pm Writing a script can seem very daunting but learning the fundamentals of playwriting can help! Expand your playwriting skills by exploring proper formatting of a theatrical script, story elements are needed/expected in theater, and stories you intend to tell. You’ll write, share, and edit your script with the

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Playbuilders: Theatrical Script (Age 18+) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 4 & 18 from 1:30 - 3:30pm Writing a script can seem very daunting but learning the fundamentals of playwriting can help! Expand your playwriting skills by exploring proper formatting of a theatrical script, story elements needed/expected in theater, and stories you intend to tell. You’ll write, share, and edit your script with the

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Adventures in Watercolor (Age 5-7)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10:00 - 11:00 am Watercolors are a safe and fun medium for kids and this class encourages creative exploration and experimentation with an emphasis on enjoying the process and celebrating multiple outcomes. Students will spend the majority of the time working on their paintings and will have an

Monthly Sketchbook Challenge (Age 12+)  

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Explore your creativity with a monthly sketchbook prompt: a creative challenge for rough sketches or finished works! Engage your creative side in the mediums of your choice by receiving a creative drawing prompt and having the opportunity to share how you met the challenge. You’ll leave with a

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Abstract Fiber Art (Age 18+)

Virtual OR

September 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Upcycling, slow-stitching, quilting, painting, oh my! Students will learn how to upcycle fabric scraps into abstract fiber art pieces by utilizing a variety of traditional handiwork techniques. This class will bend and push traditional techniques and inspire abstract, free flowing projects. Students are encouraged

Mountain Sunset: Oil Pastels (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Oil pastels are fun and easy to use! Draw along with Teaching Artist Keyla and create a mountain sunset scene. This class is beginner-friendly. Students will explore several techniques using oil pastels and leave class with a finished landscape. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street

Wild Preschool (Age 0-5) 

Pete's Pond

September 9 from 10:00 - 11:00 am This fun outdoor class at Pete's Pond is for preschoolers and their caregivers to connect with nature and friends, engage in hands-on earth science projects, and create nature-based art. Class begins with songs and parachute time, followed by reading a picture book based on the theme of the

Livin’ La Vida Luna: Moon Calendar Making (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 9 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm A moon calendar is a work of art and a record of a specific time in your life. You’ll learn to make a 31-day moon phase template, discussing possible uses of the calendar, and receive a watercolor painting demonstration. The majority of class time will be spent

Livin’ La Vida Luna: Moon Calendars (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 9 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm A moon calendar is a work of art and a record of a specific time in your life. You’ll learn to make a 31-day moon phase template, discussing possible uses of the calendar, and receive a watercolor painting demonstration. The majority of class time will be spent

Make Donut-Shaped Bath Bombs (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 9 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm Making your own bath bombs is a fun, creative activity that is part chemistry, part art! In this class, students will learn about bath bomb ingredients, regulations, safe usage rates of fragrances, and techniques and will create colorful donut-shaped bath bombs using a basic recipe. These bath treats

Art is Everywhere: Making Nature Prints (Age 8-11) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 10 from 9:00 - 11:00 am Turn nature into art!  Kids will head outside to gather natural materials such as leaves, roots, flowers, pine cones, etc., then create their own unique images with kid-safe mediums. We’ll make the prints with ink pads, felt tip markers, and acrylic paint. Students leave with beautiful 6”x8” nature

Art is Everywhere: Nature Prints (Age 8-11) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 10 from 9:00 - 11:00 am Turn nature into art!  Kids will head outside to gather natural materials such as leaves, roots, flowers, pine cones, etc., then create their own unique images with kid-safe mediums. We’ll make the prints with ink pads, felt tip markers, and acrylic paint. Students leave with beautiful 6”x8” nature

Artisan Sourdough Bread (Age 12+)

Catherine Creek Community Center 667 North Main St., Union, OR

September 10 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm Save money and eat better bread! You will make a loaf of sourdough bread from start to almost-finish (you will take your shaped dough home to bake the next day). Along the way, you will learn about starter management, flour selection, mixing and dough development, shaping, and baking

Easy Carpenter’s Star Quilt (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 10 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm This class teaches quilting students of all skill levels to make a beautiful quilt! Learn a fun, fast, and easy way to make a lovely 36” square quilt top to use as a wall hanging or baby blanket, for example. You’ll learn a basic block that is a

River Rock Painting (Age 5-8) 

Pete's Pond

September 10 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Children will enjoy the beautiful setting at Pete’s Pond – one mile south of La Grande Middle School – while painting/decorating rocks with acrylic paint. Teaching Artist Rebecca keeps the activity fun and relaxed while at the same time encouraging children to learn about color, form, and the

River Rock Painting (Age 5-8) 

Pete's Pond

September 10 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Children will enjoy the beautiful setting at Pete’s Pond – one mile south of La Grande Middle School – while painting/decorating rocks with acrylic paint. Teaching Artist Rebecca keeps the activity fun and relaxed while at the same time encouraging children to learn about color, form, and the

Adult Beginning Embroidery (Age 18+)

Virtual OR

September 11 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm An easy to follow introduction to embroidery and the beautiful world of fiber art. Students will learn and explore introductory embroidery skills to create their own designs, making simple autumn leaves and foliage. Teaching Artist Sabryna will teach you the basic stitches necessary to bring your artistic

Beginner’s Astrology: Zodiac, Planets, & Birth Charts (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 11 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm Curious about astrology? Interested in how the ancient myths of the cosmos relate to your own life story? This fun class is perfect for you! Students will explore the twelve zodiac signs in Western astrology and their relationship to the planets, learning the basics of how to read

Astrological Birth Charts: Beyond Basics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Take your study of astrology to the next level in this class that moves you beyond the basics of your birth chart! Astrological birth charts are a medium for creative connection, personal storytelling, reflection, and discovery. We’ll explore various aspects of birth charts, including outer planets, aspects

Discover After School (Age: Middle Schoolers)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 15 from 3:15 - 5:30 pm Discover After School is an after-school program engaging middle school students in community activities that encourage connecting with nature through ecological investigations. The activities – such as place-based art projects, maker spaces, journaling time, and photography – help youth express their own stories. The program provides a safe,

Drawing Marathon (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm In this exciting class, Teaching Artist Chris will lead you in instructed intensive drawing from a posed model! A drawing “marathon” helps you learn to articulate and capture the human figure within set limits on time, medium, and perspective. Artists learn to render figures from memory; here we’ll

Little Pinecones Book Club (Age 0-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 16 from 10:00 - 11:00 am  Join Meghan in the ACE galleries for monthly storytime! Children will listen to Meghan read, then gather downstairs in Studio A to do an art-making activity related to the story. Kids will leave with new friendships, art skills, and a new-found or renewed curiosity about books and reading!

Little Pinecones Book Club (Age 0-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 16 from 10:00 - 11:00 am  Join Meghan in the ACE galleries for monthly storytime! Children will listen to Meghan read, then gather downstairs in Studio A to do an art-making activity related to the story. Kids will leave with new friendships, art skills, and a new-found or renewed curiosity about books and reading!

Youth Beginning Embroidery (Age 12-17)

Virtual OR

September 16 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm Join this class to learn about embroidery and the beautiful world of fiber art!  You’ll learn and explore introductory embroidery skills to create your own designs, making simple autumn leaves and foliage. Teaching Artist Sabryna will teach you the basic stitches necessary to bring your artistic designs to

Worth a Thousand Words: Creating a Story from Imagery (Age 12-17)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 17 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm A picture is worth a thousand words and your imagination is worth trillions! Explore creative writing and storytelling in this workshop, first examining images provided by the instructor and then developing the story that the pictures tell. We’ll look at the images as a group and as

Creating a Story from Imagery (Age 12-17)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 17 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm A picture is worth a thousand words and your imagination is worth trillions! Explore creative writing and storytelling in this workshop, first examining images provided by the instructor and then developing the story that the pictures tell you. We’ll look at the images as a group and

Modern Macramé (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 17 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm If you’ve already taken the introductory-level Macramé and Mimosas class, join Modern Macramé and take your skills to the next level! Participants in this workshop will learn more advanced macramé techniques and create their own wall hangings. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.

Teen Block Print Greeting Cards (Age 10-15) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 18 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm Making block prints is simple, fun, and very satisfying! We will carve creative images on linoleum blocks, then print them onto a set of greeting cards. You’ll take your block home afterwards so you can continue printing the unique image on cards or stationery for years to come!

Teen Block Print Greeting Cards (Age 10-15) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 18 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm Making block prints is simple, fun, and very satisfying! We will carve creative images on linoleum blocks, then print them onto a set of greeting cards. You’ll take your block home afterwards so you can continue printing the unique image on cards or stationery for years to come!

Engagement: Making Art for the Community (Age 12-15) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Let’s use craft to engage the wider community through art! The class begins with guided group brainstorming to come up with a message. Each student then creates a number of letters in the message, crafting bunting by using painter’s tape, acrylic paint, and watercolors. The class project –

Art for the Community (Age 12-15)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Let’s use craft to engage the wider community through art! The class begins with guided group brainstorming to come up with a message. Each student then creates a number of letters in the message, crafting bunting by using painter’s tape, acrylic paint, and watercolors. The class project –

Discover After School (Age: Middle Schoolers)

Pete's Pond

September 22 from 3:15 - 5:30 pm Discover After School is an after-school program engaging middle school students in community activities that encourage connecting with nature through ecological investigations. The activities – such as place-based art projects, maker spaces, journaling time, and photography – help youth express their own stories. The program provides a safe,

Wild Preschool (Age 0-5) 

Pete's Pond

September 23 from 10:00 - 11:00 am This fun outdoor class at Pete's Pond is for preschoolers and their caregivers to connect with nature and friends, engage in hands-on earth science projects, and create nature-based art. Class begins with songs and parachute time, followed by reading a picture book based on the theme of the

Wild Preschool (Age 0-5) 

Pete's Pond

September 23 from 10:00 - 11:00 am This fun outdoor class at Pete's Pond is for preschoolers and their caregivers to connect with nature and friends, engage in hands-on earth science projects, and create nature-based art. Class begins with songs and parachute time, followed by reading a picture book based on the theme of the

Lush Canvas: Fall Flowers (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 23 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm Paint autumn flowers in acrylic using a variety of painting techniques! All skill levels are welcome. You’ll paint alongside Teaching Artist Sophia and sip a complimentary beverage. Meet new people, explore painting in a zero-pressure environment, and take your amazing painting home. All supplies included. Please enter through

Wild School (Age 5-12)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 24 from 10:00 - 11:30 am Students will create nature-based art using a variety of mediums, engage in hands-on science, and explore the outdoors in this fun class at Pete's Pond. Each week brings a different theme such as the art of camouflage, monarch migration, wild turkeys, ghost animals, and Indigenous art. Students gain

Monthly Meet-Up: Fiber Arts & Jewelry (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 24 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Once a month, join your fellow fiber and jewelry artists at Art Center East to brainstorm ideas, have an open discussion, or work on your creations for ACE’s upcoming 7th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber (February 3 - March 25, 2023).

Macramé & Mimosas (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 24 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of macramé and create your own handmade plant hanger to take home. Learn fun new skills, and at the same time enjoy some good conversation and cocktails! All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.    Teaching

Youth Macramé (Age 8-13)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 24 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm A macramé class just for young people! Come learn the basics and make a keychain or bookmark to take home with you. It’s fun to get together and learn something new. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.   Teaching Artist: Katie Hall Cost: $25

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Healing from Within: An Exploration into Tinctures and Oils (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 25 & October 5 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm Learn how to use familiar and new herbs to heal from within and gain confidence about your personal health! Teaching Artist Mary will share information about plant medicine knowledge and teach students how to make their own tinctures and infused oils. Other topics: medicinal properties

Make Donut-Shaped Bath Bombs (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Making your own bath bombs is a fun, creative activity that is part chemistry, part art! In this class, students will learn about bath bomb ingredients, regulations, safe usage rates of fragrances, and techniques and will create colorful donut-shaped bath bombs using a basic recipe. These bath treats

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Scenic Design: Your Favorite Fairy Tale Diorama (Age 8-12) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 27, 28, & 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm There’s more to storytelling and theatre than just acting – learn to design the perfect setting for your favorite fairy tale! Students will learn about theatrical design elements, draw a preliminary set design, and then build a diorama with materials they can find at home.

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Scenic Design: Fairy Tale Dioramas (Age 8-12) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 27, 28, & 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm There’s more to storytelling and theatre than just acting – learn to design the perfect setting for your favorite fairy tale! Students will learn about theatrical design elements, draw a preliminary set design, and then build a diorama with materials they can find at home.

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Community African Drumming (Age 12+)

Loso Hall EOU Campus - Rm 126, La Grande

September 27 - December 6: Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Join this fun group and explore the drumming rhythms of traditional West African music! Learn how to play the djembe (a goblet-shaped drum played with bare hands) or refine your djembe skills in this class. Drums are provided. All skill levels are welcome in

Creative Refrigerator Pickles (Age 21+)

Side A Brewing 1219 Washington Ave., La Grande, OR

September 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm  Preserve the summer’s bounty! With a simple brine recipe, fresh produce, and your creativity to guide you, you can turn almost anything from your garden (or the farmers market) into tasty pickles that will keep for months in the fridge – no canning necessary. We’ll cover a cornucopia

Intro to Poetry (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 28 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm Try your hand at reading and writing poetry! This interactive workshop is designed for writers of all backgrounds. Students will explore poetry through written text, spoken word and collaborative workshop. Reading and writing poetry can serve as a creative outlet, therapeutic activity, and/or literary art. You will explore

Discover After School (Age: Middle Schoolers)

Pete's Pond

September 29 from 3:15 - 5:30 pm Discover After School is an after-school program engaging middle school students in community activities that encourage connecting with nature through ecological investigations. The activities – such as place-based art projects, maker spaces, journaling time, and photography – help youth express their own stories. The program provides a safe,

Art Explorers: Mark Making for Kids (Age 3-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 30 from 10:00 - 11:00 am Come play, experiment, and learn how to do art! Children will be given brief and simple instructions on the project of the day. This  might include acrylic painting, decorating a card, making fruit and/or vegetable prints, or painting wood. We’ll use kid-safe acrylic paint with a variety of

Block Print Greeting Cards (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

September 30 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm Making block prints is simple, fun, and very rewarding! We will carve creative images on linoleum blocks, then print them onto a set of greeting cards or a framable piece. Participants take their block home and can continue printing the unique image on cards or stationery for years

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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.

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