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    • Monday, August 23, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 5
    Register

    Arts After School Fall 2021

    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 be learning to paint, draw, write poetry, fiber arts, and movie making. 


    On school days, students will be able to ride the bus to the art center after school or parent drop off for home school kids. They will have a snack, make art, and have play time at the Canyon City Park. 


    On Fridays students will be able to be dropped off as early as 8:00 AM. We will provided 2 snacks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Timber's Bistro will deliver a catered lunch, which is included in the class tuition. 


    The Yellow Bus comes from Humbolt Elementary. 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 with instructions for drop off below. 


    Tuition is paid in three recurring payments. The first payment will be charged to your card at the time of registration. The recurring payments will automatically be charged to your card on October 10th, 2021 and November 10th, 2021.


    On Fridays drop off is 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM. At the PURPLE door at the back of the Art Center.

    Daily pick up is 5:00pm - 5:15pm. 

    Monday - Friday - Excluding holidays

    Monday - Thursday From 3:30pm - 5:00pm


    Friday 8:00AM - 5:00pm

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

    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, August 27, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 4
    Register

    Friday Art Club Fall 2021

    Friday Art Club is for the budding artist in every child. Your student will be able to express themselves creatively while honing their artistic skills. Kids will be learning to paint, draw, write poetry, fiber arts, and movie making. 


    Students will be able to be dropped off as early as 8:00 AM. We will provided 2 snacks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Timber's Bistro will deliver a catered lunch, which is included in the class tuition. 



    Tuition is paid in three recurring payments. The first payment will be charged to your card at the time of registration. The recurring payments will automatically be charged to your card on October 10th, 2021 and November 10th, 2021.


    On Fridays drop off is 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM. At the PURPLE door at the back of the Art Center

    Friday 8:00AM - 5:00pm

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

    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. 



    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    Register

    Join a cast of characters and have some fun with your friends! We are producing two plays this fall, one for students K-6th and one for 7th-12th graders. We'll be holding auditions on August 31st and September 7th at the Canyon City Community Hall. See below for the audition times for your age group and additional information about the practices and performances.

    Santa Claus and the Naughty Gnomes

    K thru 6th graders

    Auditions Aug. 31st and Sept 7th @ 6pm

    Practices Tuesdays @ 6pm

    Performances Fri Dec 10th @ 7pm and Sat Dec 11th @ 2pm


    Our Mrs Brooks and the Christmas Carol

    7th thru 12th graders 5 boys 7 girls

    Auditions Aug. 31st and Sept 7th @7pm

    Practices Tuesdays @ 7pm

    Performances Fri Dec 10th @ 7pm and Sat Dec 11th @ 2pm

    Practice and performance will be held at the Canyon City Community Hall.


    • Thursday, September 02, 2021
    • Thursday, September 30, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Students will tool and/or stamp a rifle sling with a design of their choosing. The rifle sling will be theirs to keep. This class is for ages 16 and up and suitable for beginner through intermediate students.



    Payments must be made at the time of registration. If a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration our system will automatically cancel the registration.

    About the instructor: Clair Kehrberg 

    Well, hello. My name is Clair. For as long as I can remember I have loved anything creative. My specialty is leatherwork, everything from traditional hand carved leather to painting and stitching. I love to create.

    My journey in leather craft began in high school, where I spent my senior year studying with local saddle maker and friend, Tom Berry. After high school I attended a two year saddle making coarse with professor Verlane Desgrange at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane Washington. It was an intense coarse were I learned traditional floral carving, the correct hand stitching methods, pattern making and construction and the mechanics of fine leather goods and western saddles. Though it was intense, it was the best foundation available in the world and it really set me on my path.

    After graduating from Saddle Making School, I went on to study with Severe Bros Saddlery in Pendleton Oregon, home of the Pendleton Roundup then finally opened my own shop in the fall of 2004.

    I study with master leather crafters when ever I can. Some of the craftsmen I have studied with included world famous saddle maker, Dale Harwood and boot maker Mo Welfl.

    At this point I have done some teaching as well. Teaching traditional leather tooling and writing "how to" articles for the crafters magazine, The Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.




    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 7
    Register

    We will paint these cute pumpkins for you to take home or give as a gift. We will be painting in acrylics on 16x20 canvas. This class is suitable for beginners through advanced. Adults and youth ages 12 and up.


    About the Instructor:

    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.



    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 12
    Register

    Painter's Choice! Choose one of three pumpkin designs to paint: "Cinderella Pumpkins," "Happy Fall" or "Welcome to Our Patch". We will paint in acrylic on 11x14 canvas. This class is suitable for beginners through advanced. Adults and youth ages 12 and up.


    About the Instructor:

    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.



    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 4
    Register

    Students will design, tool and stitch a leather wallet with a design of their choosing. The wallet will be theirs to keep. This class is for ages 16 and up and suitable for beginner through intermediate students.



    Payments must be made at the time of registration. If a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration our system will automatically cancel the registration.

    About the instructor: Clair Kehrberg 

    Well, hello. My name is Clair. For as long as I can remember I have loved anything creative. My specialty is leatherwork, everything from traditional hand carved leather to painting and stitching. I love to create.

    My journey in leather craft began in high school, where I spent my senior year studying with local saddle maker and friend, Tom Berry. After high school I attended a two year saddle making coarse with professor Verlane Desgrange at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane Washington. It was an intense coarse were I learned traditional floral carving, the correct hand stitching methods, pattern making and construction and the mechanics of fine leather goods and western saddles. Though it was intense, it was the best foundation available in the world and it really set me on my path.

    After graduating from Saddle Making School, I went on to study with Severe Bros Saddlery in Pendleton Oregon, home of the Pendleton Roundup then finally opened my own shop in the fall of 2004.

    I study with master leather crafters when ever I can. Some of the craftsmen I have studied with included world famous saddle maker, Dale Harwood and boot maker Mo Welfl.

    At this point I have done some teaching as well. Teaching traditional leather tooling and writing "how to" articles for the crafters magazine, The Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.




    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 9
    Register

    Students will design, stamp and paint a leather patch that will be applied to an animal brush. Brush is theirs to keep.

    This class is for ages 16 and up and suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate level students.



    Payments must be made at the time of registration. If a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration our system will automatically cancel the registration.

    About the instructor: Clair Kehrberg 

    Well, hello. My name is Clair. For as long as I can remember I have loved anything creative. My specialty is leatherwork, everything from traditional hand carved leather to painting and stitching. I love to create.

    My journey in leather craft began in high school, where I spent my senior year studying with local saddle maker and friend, Tom Berry. After high school I attended a two year saddle making coarse with professor Verlane Desgrange at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane Washington. It was an intense coarse were I learned traditional floral carving, the correct hand stitching methods, pattern making and construction and the mechanics of fine leather goods and western saddles. Though it was intense, it was the best foundation available in the world and it really set me on my path.

    After graduating from Saddle Making School, I went on to study with Severe Bros Saddlery in Pendleton Oregon, home of the Pendleton Roundup then finally opened my own shop in the fall of 2004.

    I study with master leather crafters when ever I can. Some of the craftsmen I have studied with included world famous saddle maker, Dale Harwood and boot maker Mo Welfl.

    At this point I have done some teaching as well. Teaching traditional leather tooling and writing "how to" articles for the crafters magazine, The Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.




    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 5
    Register

    Students will make a western style headstall that will be theirs to keep.

    This class is for ages 16 and up and is for the intermediate student.


    Payments are to be made online only. Our system will automatically cancel your registration if a payment is not made within 15 minutes.


    Instructor Bio: 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.


    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 12
    Register

    Let's paint a cute kitty overlooking a cityscape while perched on a crescent moon! This will make for fun d├ęcor for Halloween! We will paint in acrylic on 16x20 canvas.

    This class is suitable for beginners through advanced. Adults and youth ages 12 and up.



    About the Instructor:

    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.



    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 2
    Register
    Students will make a hair-on-hide leather clutch with Emma Immoos. The clutch will be theirs to keep.

    This class is for ages 16 and up and suitable for beginners.



    Payments must be made at the time of registration. If a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration our system will automatically cancel the registration.

    About the instructor: Emma Immoos

    I got my start in leather work while I was in college back in 2016 from a couple that ran a boot shop out of La Grande, Oregon. They took me in, taught me how to spool a bobbin, pulled my stitches when I had the tension wrong, run the many machines in their shop, shared life lessons and always managed to save a good chunk of time to sit down and visit. They gave me space to grow and create my own style. They helped pave the way for me to become a maker.

    Since then I have started my own leather business out of prairie city, Oregon where I have had the chance to work on a variety of projects such as purses, clutches, belts, book covers wedding bouquet wraps and more. My favorite products to create are western style cowhide purses with fringe.




    • Thursday, November 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 12
    Register

    Ceramics!

    We'll paint lighted Christmas Trees and lighted Trucks with Trees. Lights will be included.  Christmas tree is 12" tall (14" tall with star) and the truck and tree is 9x7x4.5". We'll  paint on bisque ceramics with acrylics, then add a top coat with no second firing required.

    This class is suitable for beginners through advanced. Adults and youth ages 10 and up.




    About the Instructor:

    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.



    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 12
    Register

    Choice of Ceramic Lighted Hat Gnome  10.5x5.25"  with tea light included) or Fall Gnome acrylic on 11x14 canvas.

    Class is recommended for adults and youth ages 10 and up. Beginners up to advanced painters.




    About the Instructor:

    Hi everyone! I'm Angel Carpenter, owner of WILDbrushes Art with Angel. Join me for a fun art experience as we relax, create and focus on the positive. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (drawing and painting). I love teaching young and old step-by-step acrylic paintings that are fun for beginners and are also enjoyable for advanced painters. My husband and I live in Grant County, Oregon, and have four sons.



    • Friday, November 19, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 9
    Register
    Students will stamp and paint a set of 6 wine glass markers that will be theirs to keep. This class is for ages 16 and up and suitable for beginners.


    Payments must be made at the time of registration. If a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration our system will automatically cancel the registration.

    About the instructor: Clair Kehrberg 

    Well, hello. My name is Clair. For as long as I can remember I have loved anything creative. My specialty is leatherwork, everything from traditional hand carved leather to painting and stitching. I love to create.

    My journey in leather craft began in high school, where I spent my senior year studying with local saddle maker and friend, Tom Berry. After high school I attended a two year saddle making coarse with professor Verlane Desgrange at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane Washington. It was an intense coarse were I learned traditional floral carving, the correct hand stitching methods, pattern making and construction and the mechanics of fine leather goods and western saddles. Though it was intense, it was the best foundation available in the world and it really set me on my path.

    After graduating from Saddle Making School, I went on to study with Severe Bros Saddlery in Pendleton Oregon, home of the Pendleton Roundup then finally opened my own shop in the fall of 2004.

    I study with master leather crafters when ever I can. Some of the craftsmen I have studied with included world famous saddle maker, Dale Harwood and boot maker Mo Welfl.

    At this point I have done some teaching as well. Teaching traditional leather tooling and writing "how to" articles for the crafters magazine, The Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.




    • Friday, November 26, 2021
    • Saturday, November 27, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 5
    Register

    Students will make a hair-on-hide leather stocking with a name tag with Emma Immoos that will be theirs to keep.

    This class is for ages 16 and up and suitable for beginners.

    Payments must be made at the time of registration. If a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration our system will automatically cancel the registration.


    About the instructor: Emma Immoos

    I got my start in leather work while I was in college back in 2016 from a couple that ran a boot shop out of La Grande, Oregon. They took me in, taught me how to spool a bobbin, pulled my stitches when I had the tension wrong, run the many machines in their shop, shared life lessons and always managed to save a good chunk of time to sit down and visit. They gave me space to grow and create my own style. They helped pave the way for me to become a maker.

    Since then I have started my own leather business out of prairie city, Oregon where I have had the chance to work on a variety of projects such as purses, clutches, belts, book covers wedding bouquet wraps and more. My favorite products to create are western style cowhide purses with fringe.





Physical Address: 118 Washington Street Canyon City, OR  97820

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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