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    • Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Friday, December 18, 2020
    • 5:15 PM (PST)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 10
    Register

    Arts After School is back for the new school session! 

    Arts After School is for the budding artist in every child. Your student will be able to express themselves creatively while honing their artistic skills. Kids will learn about well know artist, art techniques, music, and theater. Students will be able to ride the bus to the art center after school or parent drop off for home school kids Monday-Thursday.  They will have a snack and also have play time at the Canyon City park.We're looking forward to seeing the kids and making art!


    The Yellow Bus comes from Humbolt Elementary. Students can only ride ONE bus. Plan ahead. If you are dropping off your student Monday - Thursday, they must be dropped off at the bus stop next to the post office. Drop off on Fridays is at the center. AAS Fall Session will run from September 8-December 18, 2020 and includes 70 days. Face coverings/masks are required for anyone entering the center.


    Price for the entire session is $600 or $540 for members if you pay in full at time of registration.

    If you would like to pay in 4 installments please choose "4 PAYMENTS OPTION".  We will bill you for 4 payments of $160 ($640 total) or 4 payments of $144 ($576 total) for members. Payments must be received by due date for child to remain in program.

    Monday - Friday - Excluding holidays

    Monday - Thursday From 3:30pm - 5:15pm

    Friday 1:00pm - 5:15pm

    Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm.

    If you have any questions please contact Mariah Harper.

    Mariah Harper

    541-575-1335 (Art Center)

    mariah.d.harper@gmail.com

    Youth Programs Director 

    Please allow about 5-10 minutes for the online registration form. We have eliminated our paper forms and your on-line registration will take a little longer because of this. Email us if you are interested in Friday only and we will put you on the waiting list if/when we have a Friday only option. We're starting with 1 class of 10. If we have more than 10 we'll open another class so be sure to register and join the waiting list if this class fills up!

    • Monday, September 21, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Monday, December 07, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 10

    Everyone has a story to tell. The trick is getting this story out of your own heart and into a format other people can read and be enriched by it.

    This course is designed to walk new writers through the basics of structuring their story with cohesive narration, character development that resonates, and believable and engaging plot, action sequences, dialogue, and scene descriptions. Students will learn to recognize and evaluate these concepts within their favorite works of fiction, then apply what they’ve learned in series of writing exercises that help further refine their own characters, conflicts, and settings. Students will learn to give and receive detailed editorial reviews in a constructive and relationship-building setting.

    Even more experienced writers are invited to delve ever deeper into creative writing principles; explore templates for character creation, worldbuilding, and plot outlines; and have classmates review their writing and provide helpful feedback. Network with other writers in advance of November (National Novel Writing Month), and set yourself up for writing success.

    This course has elements of in-class writing exercises and class discussions, as well as presentation an editorial critique by fellow students. It will rely heavily on homework assignments for students to truly practice and apply these skills all while developing unique characters, settings, and plot points for their future story.

    Supplies needed: pencil and paper (notebook) to complete in-class assignments, and favorite creative fiction novel (will bring with you to class starting session 2).

    $60 for 6-week session. Ages 13 and up.

    Instructor Bio: Laurie Montgomery began dabbling in fiction writing during her military service career as a form of therapeutic stress release. She went on to obtain a Bachelors of Arts in English, with courses that explored literary terms and the elements that contribute to the great literary works of art. Graded workshops and editing groups helped her refine her skills in creative writing. She currently works as a professional writer and editor for a new government agency, with five years experience in the field. She continues creative writing as a hobby, exploring genres such as fantasy fiction, dystopian future scapes, and more. She believes everyone has a story within them bursting to get out, and she is happy to share what she’s learned with new writers to help them overcome initial hurtles and finally get started writing!

    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Elks Lodge
    Register

    Join us for a Youth Performing Arts Theater the production of "A Fairytale Christmas Carol" by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus (Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood Colorado).

    We are doing a casting call on Tuesday September 15th at 6:00 to 6:30 PM for ages 5 to 11 and 6:30 to 7:00 PM for ages 12 to 18. Second casting call with be September 22 at 6:00 PM (all ages).

    All rehearsals after that will be Tuesdays at 6:00 PM at the Elks Lodge (140 NE Dayton St. John Day).

    Ages 5 to 18. Please register per child. 

    29 cast members + extras are needed.

    We will be using Choir Chime Bells as our music.

    This Fall 2020 Term will start Sept 17th. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday until the production.

    • Friday, October 16, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, December 18, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts

    Friday Art Club has arrived!

    Friday Art Club has arrived and is ready for registration! This fall, your kids will enjoy a multitude of creative ventures. Including, but not limited to crafting, painting, and sculpting! 

    At the end of the term they will be able to take home a portfolio of their work, as well as a surprise project! 

    They will be having snack and playing at the park next door at 3:00pm. Please have them eat lunch before they come.

    Face coverings/masks are required for anyone entering the center.

    Price for the entire session is $150 for members and $165 for non members, if paying in full for the entire term.

    If you would like to pay in 3 installments please choose "3 PAYMENTS OPTION".  We will bill you for 3 payments of $60 ($180 total) or 3 payments of $55 ($165 total) for members. Payments must be received by due date for child to remain in program.

    Friday 1:00pm - 5:15pm

    (Excluding holidays, with one adjusted day on November 13th as it is an in school day).

    Drop off is 1:00pm - 1:30pm. At the Purple door at the back of the Art Center.

    Pick up is from 5:00pm - 5:15pm. Also at the Purple door.


    If you have any questions please contact Mariah Harper.


    Mariah Harper

    541-620-4208 (Mariah's Cell)

    541-575-1335 (Art Center)

    mariah.d.harper@gmail.com

    Youth Programs Director 

    Please allow about 5-10 minutes for the online registration form. We have eliminated our paper forms and your on-line registration will take a little longer because of this.


    • Friday, December 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Online

    This class is online. You will receive more information in your email.

    Gather with us on December 4th to paint this adorable old fashioned truck with a Christmas tree! Paint an 18" by 12" piece of wood to add to your winter decor. 

    You will be able to pick up your kit with all the supplies needed, from Doug's Auto Repair. 

    Any experience level welcome. Ages 12 and up. 

    Please pay online. Your registration will be automatically canceled if a payment is not made in 15 minutes. 

    Instructor bio:

    Angel Carpenter, owner of "WILDbrushes Art with Angel," provides step-by-step instruction in acrylic painting, focusing on a whimsical style that can be fun for the beginner to follow and the more advanced artist to show their creativity - all are encouraged to add their own unique touch. Angel earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (painting and drawing) from Southern Oregon State College (now SOU) in Ashland. She lives in John Day, Oregon, and is married with four sons.

    • Friday, December 18, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PST)
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    Register

    This class used to be on the 28th of November. It has been moved to December 18th at 5:30pm. 

    Come to our NEW leather studio the Saturday after Thanksgiving to create two pairs of leather earrings. Enjoy a nice afternoon of crafting, snacks and drinks and good company! These earrings could make an excellent holiday gift! Make a matching set for you and your friend, or treat yourself to two cute pairs of earrings that were handcrafted by you.

    This class is 16 and up. If a teen between the ages of 13 and 15 wishes to attend, they must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Supplies will be provided. Please bring your own tools, if you have them.

    Everyone entering the center needs to have an appropriate face covering at this time.

    This event is pay ahead, please make your payments at the end of registration. Your registration will be canceled after 15 minutes, if not paid.


    Instructor Bio:

    Heidi Brooks hand-tools, dyes and paints leather earrings and bracelets with a western/boho flare. Leather tooling is a family tradition for Heidi, as her great-grandfather and aunt were both saddle makers in Grant County. She began learning the craft in 2018 and is instructing the techniques of earring and bracelet making at Painted Sky Center for the Arts. Lilly Mae Leather is the brand name of her jewelry, which you can find at local shops or online.

    • Monday, January 04, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 3
    Register

    Beginner's Leather is for the inspired who have an interest in leather and have no idea where to begin. We are offering this class for you to learn handling, tooling, and assembly. Students will finish a set of coasters to keep. 

    This class is at our NEW leather studio in the old Eve's Sweets building.

    Supplies will be provided. Please bring your own tools, if you have them.

    Ages 16 and up. Ages 13-15 may be accompanied by an adult. 

    Everyone entering the center will need an appropriate face covering at this time.


    Teacher Biography - Leon Pielstick

    Started leathercraft and tooling at age 10. Made my 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.


    • Wednesday, January 06, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 6
    Register

    This is a class on belt making! Basic belt making will include tooling, buckstitching, sewing, edging and coloring. Students will complete a belt to keep.

    This class is at our NEW leather studio in the old Eve's Sweets building.

    Supplies will be provided. Please bring your own tools, if you have them.

    This class is 16 and up only. Please do not register with someone younger than 16 in mind.

    Everyone entering the center will need an appropriate face covering at this time.


    Teacher Biography - Leon Pielstick

    Started leathercraft and tooling at age 10. Made my 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.


Contact us

Mailing Address: PO Box 21 Canyon City, OR  97820

Call: (541) 575-1335

Email: paintedskycenter@gmail.com

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-Noon

Painted Sky Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your support matters. Thank you for supporting the arts in Eastern Oregon. 

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