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7th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit: February 3 – March 25, 2023 Open Application

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Electronic submission period: July 1, 2022 - January 28, 2023 ACE will accept artwork from January 14 - 28, 2023, during regular business hours Wednesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.   Learn more here: https://artcentereast.org/artist/annual-fiber-arts-jewelry-exhibit/

Annual Galleries Fundraiser

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

We are currently planning for our annual Galleries Fundraiser and invite our community to join us this year as we collaborate with the Wallowa Avalanche Center in raising funds for avalanche prevention and the Art Center East Galleries. Upon his death in 2020, Craig Canoy left his art collection to ACE for the purposes of

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

River Rock Painting (Age 5-8) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

SOLD OUT December 9 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm Children will paint and decorate rocks by using stencils and 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 beauty of nature. All supplies provided. Please enter through the 5th

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Sip & Shop Saturdays

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

NEW! Join us in the ACE Galleries during December for Sip & Shop Saturdays! Shoppers can enjoy one complimentary beverage while fulfilling their holiday wish lists!

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Sip & Simple Ceramic Ornaments (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 10 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Create special and unique ceramic ornaments for your Christmas tree, decorative winter display, and/or holiday celebrations! While sipping a complimentary beverage, learn how to roll out and carve your very own ceramic ornaments with Teaching Artist Sophia. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.  Teaching

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

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 11 from 12:00 - 3:00 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

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Mindful Watercolors (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

November 13, 20, December 11, & 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 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 instruction

$85.00

Color Flame Pinecone Fire Starter (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Alchemy at its hottest plus science and natural materials: talk about fun! Get crafty with these handmade pinecone fire starters enhanced to make your fire move and dance with delightful colors. This class is delightful whether you’re adding a fun activity for the winter months or making a

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Bath Bombs (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 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 they will create colorful donut-shaped bath bombs using a basic recipe. These bath

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Creative Holiday Wrapping (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Looking for some fun gift-wrapping options this holiday season? Hand print your own wrapping paper selecting from a collection of over 300 stamps and learn about furoshiki, a Japanese form of wrapping! You’ll take away three 24”x36” sheets of hand-printed wrapping paper, a reusable wrapping cloth, and up

Little Pinecones Book Club (Age 0-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 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!

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Carols & Cocoa (All Ages Welcome)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Art Center East and Jamie Jacobson invite you to our community caroling event! We’ll gather at ACE and then head out together on foot to carol around La Grande. No experience is necessary. Bring along some friends and/or family, and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

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

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 16 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Paint Vincent van Gogh’s beautiful sunflowers using a variety of techniques! No experience necessary. You’ll paint in acrylic alongside Teaching Artist Corrina and enjoy a complimentary beverage while meeting new people and exploring painting in a no-pressure environment. At the end of the evening, you’ll take your amazing

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

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 17 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).

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Sip & Shop Saturdays

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

NEW! Join us in the ACE Galleries during December for Sip & Shop Saturdays! Shoppers can enjoy one complimentary beverage while fulfilling their holiday wish lists!

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Artisan Pop-up: Teahouse Bakery

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Teahouse Bakery Sarah West, owner and baker December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm December 17 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Free Admission Teahouse is a one-woman cottage bakery in Cove, Oregon, that makes naturally leavened breads, cookies, pastries, and desserts for direct sale. Sarah celebrates whole grain flours in all of her bakes

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Teahouse in the Gallery: Solstice Tea (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 18 from 9:00 - 11:00 am or from 12:00 - 2:00 pm Celebrate the winter solstice with a candlelit tasting of three transformative teas (each served with a light snack pairing!) in the ACE Gallery. You will learn about the Chinese tradition of gong fu: tea brewing while exploring tea more deeply than you

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Mindful Watercolors (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

November 13, 20, December 11, & 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 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 instruction

$85.00
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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Bath Salt Flights (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm  Learn about six different salts and other bath-safe herbs while creating a relaxing gift for yourself or someone else. Students will leave with five beautifully curated salt and herb bath salts in glass tubes with cork tops. Your bath salt flight makes a thoughtful seasonal gift. All supplies

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Sip & Shop Saturdays

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

NEW! Join us in the ACE Galleries during December for Sip & Shop Saturdays! Shoppers can enjoy one complimentary beverage while fulfilling their holiday wish lists!

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Beginner Campfire Guitar I (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 4, 11, 18, & 25 and February 1 & 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Learn the basics of playing guitar and discover how enjoyable it is to play as part of a supportive group! You will learn guitar tuning, basic chords, strumming patterns, keeping time, and a few easy songs. This class requires

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Knitting Fundamentals

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This class offers novice knitters a weekly opportunity to learn a new craft or brush up on a skill they may have set aside  – it’s an open forum for beginner and intermediate knitters to develop and refine their skills. Students will learn the

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Beginning Ceramics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, & 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Express yourself through clay and have lots of fun! Learn the basics of hand building and wheel-thrown projects. Teaching Artist Michael’s thorough teaching is set within the context of just having fun! No experience necessary. All supplies included. Please enter through the

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Monthly Sketchbook Challenge (Age 12+)  

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 10 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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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Mountain Sunset: Oil Pastels (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 11 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

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Beginner Campfire Guitar I (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 4, 11, 18, & 25 and February 1 & 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Learn the basics of playing guitar and discover how enjoyable it is to play as part of a supportive group! You will learn guitar tuning, basic chords, strumming patterns, keeping time, and a few easy songs. This class requires

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Beginning Ceramics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, & 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Express yourself through clay and have lots of fun! Learn the basics of hand building and wheel-thrown projects. Teaching Artist Michael’s thorough teaching is set within the context of just having fun! No experience necessary. All supplies included. Please enter through the

$150.00
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Workshop Poetry (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 12 & 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Students and Teaching Artist Ryan will come together in this poetry workshop to read, write, and share poetry. Beginner/intermediate level. Poetry reading/writing, collaborative writing, and working with writing prompts will be our focus. The class is a laid back setting for creating connections and exchanging ideas.

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Block Print Greeting Cards (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 13 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

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

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 14 from 10:00 am - 12:00 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 of plants,

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Art and You (Age 5-7)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 14 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm  In this class children will have fun learning about themselves and others through art! Topics will include self-portraits that help children understand that everyone is similar yet different and that differences can be beautiful. Arts experiences are essential for development and growth in self expression. Teaching Artist Cambree

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Knitting Fundamentals

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This class offers novice knitters a weekly opportunity to learn a new craft or brush up on a skill they may have set aside  – it’s an open forum for beginner and intermediate knitters to develop and refine their skills. Students will learn the

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Beginning Ceramics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, & 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Express yourself through clay and have lots of fun! Learn the basics of hand building and wheel-thrown projects. Teaching Artist Michael’s thorough teaching is set within the context of just having fun! No experience necessary. All supplies included. Please enter through the

$150.00

Create an Ocean Drum (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm  Create a beautiful, double-sided ocean drum! It’s filled with glass beads that mimic the sound of the ocean when played with peaceful intent. Teaching Artist Darcy leads you through all the steps to make a drum with a maple hoop and double-sided hide. Note: this class uses real

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Beginner Campfire Guitar I (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 4, 11, 18, & 25 and February 1 & 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Learn the basics of playing guitar and discover how enjoyable it is to play as part of a supportive group! You will learn guitar tuning, basic chords, strumming patterns, keeping time, and a few easy songs. This class requires

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Beginning Ceramics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, & 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Express yourself through clay and have lots of fun! Learn the basics of hand building and wheel-thrown projects. Teaching Artist Michael’s thorough teaching is set within the context of just having fun! No experience necessary. All supplies included. Please enter through the

$150.00
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Workshop Poetry (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 12 & 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Students and Teaching Artist Ryan will come together in this poetry workshop to read, write, and share poetry. Beginner/intermediate level. Poetry reading/writing, collaborative writing, and working with writing prompts will be our focus. The class is a laid back setting for creating connections and exchanging ideas.

Little Pinecones Book Club (Age 0-5) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 20 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

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Healing from Within: Hormone Balance (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 20 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm What home apothecary is complete without herbal options? This class explores how to identify and use common plants to combat hormonal challenges. Learn what familiar and new herbs can be helpful for cramps/PMS, progesterone/estrogen balancing, anxiety, and menstruation regulation. You will leave class feeling empowered to pursue your

River Rock Painting (Age 5-8) 

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 21 from 10:00 - 11:00 am    Children will paint and decorate rocks by using stencils and acrylic paint. Teaching Artist Cambree keeps the activity fun and relaxed while at the same time encouraging children to learn about color, form, and the beauty of nature. All supplies provided. Please enter through the 5th Street

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

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 21 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).

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Bath Bombs (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 21 from 1:00 - 2:00 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 they will create colorful donut-shaped bath bombs using a basic recipe. These bath

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Knitting Fundamentals

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This class offers novice knitters a weekly opportunity to learn a new craft or brush up on a skill they may have set aside  – it’s an open forum for beginner and intermediate knitters to develop and refine their skills. Students will learn the

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Beginning Ceramics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, & 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Express yourself through clay and have lots of fun! Learn the basics of hand building and wheel-thrown projects. Teaching Artist Michael’s thorough teaching is set within the context of just having fun! No experience necessary. All supplies included. Please enter through the

$150.00

Intro. to Crystal Grids (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Interested in crystal grids? Don’t know what they are? Enroll in this into. class to learn about the meanings of crystals, their uses and shape differences, and gain the confidence to work with crystals daily. This class is a hands-on experience for students to learn about two different

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Intro to Poetry (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 25 from 12:00 - 3:00 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

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Beginner Campfire Guitar I (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 4, 11, 18, & 25 and February 1 & 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Learn the basics of playing guitar and discover how enjoyable it is to play as part of a supportive group! You will learn guitar tuning, basic chords, strumming patterns, keeping time, and a few easy songs. This class requires

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Beginning Ceramics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, & 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Express yourself through clay and have lots of fun! Learn the basics of hand building and wheel-thrown projects. Teaching Artist Michael’s thorough teaching is set within the context of just having fun! No experience necessary. All supplies included. Please enter through the

$150.00
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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

Lush Canvas: A Night with Picasso (Age 21+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Paint a portrait in the style of Picasso using a variety of techniques! No experience necessary. You’ll paint in acrylic alongside Teaching Artist Corrina and enjoy a complimentary beverage while meeting new people and exploring painting in a no-pressure environment. At the end of the evening, you’ll take

Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit Submission Deadline

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February and March 2023 bring our Seventh Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit, showcasing local and regional fiber and jewelry artists and celebrating this underrepresented branch of the visual arts.

Grant Writing (Age 16+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 28 from 10:00 am - 1:00 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.

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The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 Free Admission The Big: Art Center East’s Annual Open Exhibit is featured in ACE’s Main and Orlaske Galleries. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit fills both galleries with works by

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Knitting Fundamentals

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm  This class offers novice knitters a weekly opportunity to learn a new craft or brush up on a skill they may have set aside  – it’s an open forum for beginner and intermediate knitters to develop and refine their skills. Students will learn the

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Beginner Campfire Guitar I (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 4, 11, 18, & 25 and February 1 & 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Learn the basics of playing guitar and discover how enjoyable it is to play as part of a supportive group! You will learn guitar tuning, basic chords, strumming patterns, keeping time, and a few easy songs. This class requires

Opening Reception: Inside, Outside, In-between by Dawn Norman

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 3 - March 25, 2023 Free Admission Art Center East presents Inside, Outside, In-between by fiber and mixed media artist Dawn Norman in the Main Gallery. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception on Friday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit is on display February 3 - March

Opening Reception: Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber – 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 3 - March 25, 2023 Free Admission Art Center East presents Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber, ACE’s 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception Friday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The artists selected a poem or poems (published or unpublished) of their

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Inside, Outside, In-between by Dawn Norman

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 3 - March 25, 2023 Free Admission Art Center East presents Inside, Outside, In-between by fiber and mixed media artist Dawn Norman in the Main Gallery. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception on Friday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit is on display February 3 - March

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Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit February 3 - March 25, 2023 Free Admission   Art Center East presents Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber, ACE’s 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception Friday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00

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Knitting Fundamentals

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm This class offers novice knitters a weekly opportunity to learn a new craft or brush up on a skill they may have set aside  – it’s an open forum for beginner and intermediate knitters to develop and refine their skills. Students will learn the

Adult Beginning Embroidery (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 5 from 12:00 - 3:00 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. Teaching Artist Sabryna will teach you the basic stitches necessary to bring your artistic designs to life and you’ll gain enough

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Ceramics Open Studio (Age 16+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm  Ceramics Open Studio is for ceramics enthusiasts whose skills are at or above an intermediate level; community members who have previously taken at least one ceramics class at ACE are also welcome. Teaching Artist Leah will be present to advise on projects. Hone your

Block Print Greeting Cards (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 5 from 1:00 - 4:00 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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Beginning Ceramics (Age 12+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, & 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Express yourself through clay and have lots of fun! Learn the basics of hand building and wheel-thrown projects. Teaching Artist Michael’s thorough teaching is set within the context of just having fun! No experience necessary. All supplies included. Please enter through the

Monthly Sketchbook Challenge (Age 12+)  

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 7 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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Weekly Homeschool Art (Age 8-11)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 8 from 10:00 - 11:30 am February 15 from 10:00 - 11:30 am February 22 from 10:00 - 11:30 am   Teaching Artist Jennifer will help students build their art vocabulary through a fun exploration of a different art technique each week. Using pencil, paper, and watercolor, students will create original works based on

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Inside, Outside, In-between by Dawn Norman

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

February 3 - March 25, 2023 Free Admission Art Center East presents Inside, Outside, In-between by fiber and mixed media artist Dawn Norman in the Main Gallery. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception on Friday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibit is on display February 3 - March

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Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit February 3 - March 25, 2023 Free Admission   Art Center East presents Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber, ACE’s 7th Annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit. The community is invited to attend a free opening reception Friday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00

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Beginner Campfire Guitar I (Age 18+)

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

January 4, 11, 18, & 25 and February 1 & 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Learn the basics of playing guitar and discover how enjoyable it is to play as part of a supportive group! You will learn guitar tuning, basic chords, strumming patterns, keeping time, and a few easy songs. This class requires

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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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