Class Info

We're offering classes in the following topic areas:

Cooking

Crêperie Café

Bon appétit! Travel to France and learn to make crepes that are thin and delicious with various fillings, from simple to elegant, savory and sweet. We will make and taste spinach and mushroom, ham and cheese, and fresh strawberries crêpes. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Kiernan Memorial Community Center, 4940 NE 8th Ave Portland OR 97211
  • Instructor: Edurne Garcia-Andre
  • Tuition: $35 + $27 fee
  • Dates: Tues, 7/14
  • Times: 6:00-8:50pm

Mexican Cuisine Classics

Learn about the essentials of Mexican food, from the secrets of making salsa to enchiladas. We’ll explore the staples like Mexican beans, easy tostadas and a delicious Mexican-style corn on the cob. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Kiernan Memorial Community Center, 4940 NE 8th Ave Portland OR 97211
  • Instructor: Edurne Garcia-Andre
  • Tuition: $35 + $27 fee
  • Dates: Tues, 7/21
  • Times: 6:00-8:50pm

Taste of Africa Cooking Series

Enjoy mouth-watering African somosas, curries, stews, roots, breads and desserts! Listen to the music rhythms of Africa as the pots sizzle and voyage through the tastes, sounds and truly unique cooking of Africa. Includes classes: Chakula la Mikono, Chakula la Kushibisha, Mkate! African Breads, Pastries and Soups, Weka Kando. Register for this class to enroll in the series at a discount. Students should wear closed toed shoes and aprons. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
  • Instructor: Wambui Machua
  • Tuition: $169 + $180 fee
  • Dates: Tue/Thur 7/7-7/30
  • Times: 10:30am-1:30pm

Chakula la Mikono

Part of Taste of Africa Cooking Series. Learn to make delicious finger foods African style, samosas and plantains. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
  • Instructor: Wambui Machua
  • Tuition: $55 + $45 fee
  • Dates: Tue/Thur 7/7-7/9
  • Times: 10:30am-1:30pm

Chakula la Kushibisha

Part of Taste of Africa Cooking Series. We will delve into classic filling foods such as chicken curry. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
  • Instructor: Wambui Machua
  • Tuition: $55 + $45 fee
  • Dates: Tue/Thur 7/14-7/16
  • Times: 10:30am-1:30pm

Mkate! African Breads, Pastries and Soups

Part of Taste of Africa Cooking Series. Join us for hands-on creation of African breads, pastries and soups including chapatti, mandazi and West African peanut butter vegetable stew. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
  • Instructor: Wambui Machua
  • Tuition: $55 + $45 fee
  • Dates: Tue/Thur 7/21-7/23
  • Times: 10:30am-1:30pm

Weka Kando!

Part of Taste of Africa Cooking Series. Explore side dishes like samosa mix, vegetables, salsa’s and chutneys. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
  • Instructor: Wambui Machua
  • Tuition: $55 + $45 fee
  • Dates: Tue/Thur 7/28-7/30
  • Times: 10:30am-1:30pm

Dance

Aerial Dance

Dance in the air! Explore single-point trapeze, lyra (aerial hoop), hammock and invented apparatus as you build core strength, flexibility, grace and confidence. All bodies welcome! Taught by Aaron Wheeler-Kay of the Echo Theater Company. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Multnomah Arts Center Gym, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland OR 97219
  • Instructor: Aaron Wheeler-Kay
  • Tuition: $99
  • Dates: Tues/Thur, 7/14-7/30
  • Times: 4pm-5:30pm

Authentic Hawaiian Hula

Learn the graceful art of Hawaiian Hula, including basic steps, related Hawaiian language, hand motions and putting the hands and feet together to perform a dance. We get to know each other as we learn. Bring your water bottle. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: Lisa Chang
  • Tuition: $59
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/13-7/17
  • Times: 3pm-4:20pm

Today’s Hits Dance

Each day we’ll learn techniques and practice moves, culminating in a dance routine to some popular songs. We’ll fine-tune moves, solve sticky spots and learn ways to memorize choreography. We’ll do proper warm up and cool down to prevent injuries. New Choreography each week; sign up for one week or both. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Alexis Patterson
  • Tuition: $55
  • Dates: Mon-Thurs, 7/13-7/16
  • Times: 10:00am-11:20am
Section 2:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Alexis Patterson
  • Tuition: $55
  • Dates: Mon-Thurs, 7/20-7/23
  • Times: 10:00am-11:20am

Emergency Preparation

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workshop

Don’t be caught off guard when the zombie apocalypse hits! Improve your odds of survival by learning how to fend off the walking dead, make an emergency preparedness kit, start a fire by yourself, and more. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Kim Janik
  • Tuition: $39 + $15 fee
  • Dates: Sat, 7/25
  • Times: 1:00-4:50pm

Fashion

Apparel Construction: Beginning Sewing

Learn to read and use patterns and simple sewing techniques to construct an apron and tote bag. Develop hand sewing methods; learn to apply pockets, zippers, buttonholes and more. Be creative with your fabric and trim in this fun class! For ages 12-17. Sewing machine required. Supply list: eileen.celentano@pcc.edu.

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Fashion Drawing and Design

Step behind the scenes of the fashion industry. Learn to draw the fashion figure, develop skills in drawing clothing and create fashion figures dressed in your own design ideas or from fashion looks you like. Supply list: eileen.celentano@pcc.edu. For Ages 12-17

  • Location: TBA
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Handcrafted Soap and Lip Balm

Learn to make soap and lip balm all in one class! Surprise your friends and family with gifts that you have made yourself. You will leave the class with one two-layered soap and a wonderful peppermint lip balm ready to use! Easy and fun! For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Murray Hills Christian Church 15050 SW Weir Rd, Beaverton OR 97007
  • Instructor: Roberta Michaels
  • Tuition: $35 + $20 fee
  • Dates: TBA
  • Times: TBA

Learn to Sew!

Learn to sew your own unique clothes! This beginning class will teach you how to use your sewing machine, how to read a commercial patter and how to sew a pair of pants that fit you! Sewing machine required, see class list for supplies. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: NE Portland
  • Instructor: Sarah Moskovitz
  • Tuition: $65+$35 fee
  • Dates: Wed/Fri 7/22-8/12
  • Times: 4pm-5:50pm

Wearable Electronics

Brighten up with wearable LED lights! Bring a shirt, bag or hat and a computer laptop. We’ll provide LED lights, batteries, conductive thread and a microcontroller. Learn simple programming to create your own light pattern. For ages 12-17. Supply list includes software download: www.pcc.edu/staff/thomas.hudson16

  • Location: Cascade Campus
  • Instructor: Thomas Hudson
  • Tuition: $65 + $30 fee
  • Dates: Sat, 7/11-7/18
  • Times: 9am-12:50pm

Hobbies

Art of Car Maintenance

Prepare for a lifetime of safe driving by learning what makes a vehicle hum. Learn how to prevent automotive emergencies, buy healthy used cars and change a tire. With practice you’ll be on the road again before roadside assistance arrives. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Brent Fuller
  • Tuition: $39
  • Dates: Wed/Thur, 7/8-7/9
  • Times: 4pm-5:50pm

Tarot

Explore Tarot concepts under the expert guidance of instructor Jill Sled. Teens and young people are portrayed in the Tarot, discover symbols and secrets to access its wisdom. Bring a deck of regular playing cards for this hands-on class. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Jill Sled
  • Tuition: $29
  • Dates: Mon, 7/20
  • Times: 1pm-2:50pm

Languages

Arabic for Beginners

Considering learning one of the world’s most spoken languages? Take this short introductory course to see if Arabic is the language for you. We’ll make sure you have fun. It is summer after all. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
  • Instructor: TBA
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French Immersion

Don’t let your French skills fade during the summer. Get your tongue moving again with games, activities, discussions, music and more. Bring your lunch or plan to eat at PCC Cafeteria. For students with at least one year of French study. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Sara Benoit
  • Tuition: $189
  • Dates: M/W/F 7/13-7/31
  • Times: 10:00am-12:50pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Massene Mboup
  • Tuition: $189
  • Dates: M/W/F, 7/13-7/31
  • Times: 10:00am-12:50pm

Gohan Desu Yo: Intro to Japanese Language and Cuisine

Gohan Desu Yo means “Time to eat!” in Japanese! In this introductory class students will learn language experientially as they make and sample a variety of dishes (noodles, pickles, sushi, etc). All levels welcome, but the class is geared to beginners. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Leila Wice
  • Tuition: $79+$45 fee
  • Dates: Tue/Thur, 7/28-8/6
  • Times: 12pm-1:50pm

Latin Immersion

Latin is the parent of all the Romance languages and the basis for about 70% of English vocabulary. Join us in this dynamic class that will boost your academic ability and be anything but boring! For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
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Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Not sure which language you want to study? Zhōngguó? Take this short introductory course to see if Mandarin Chinese is the language for you. We’ll make sure you have fun. It is summer, after all. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: TBA
  • Instructor: TBA
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Spanish Immersion

Don't let your Spanish skills fade during the summer. Get your tongue moving again with games, activities, discussions and more. Bring lunch or plan to eat at PCC's cafeteria. For students with at least one year of Spanish study. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Jessica McKee
  • Tuition: $189
  • Dates: M/W/F, 7/13-7/31
  • Times: 10:00am-12:50pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Alyssa Grant
  • Tuition: $95
  • Dates: M/W/F, 7/13-7/31
  • Times: 10:00am-12:50pm

Money Management

Finances

We incorporate all aspects of personal finance to provide teens with the foundation needed to make informed financial decisions. Topics include savings, budgeting, what is credit, investing, risk management and entrepreneurship. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Laura Holcombe
  • Tuition: $75
  • Dates: Tue, 7/8-7/22
  • Times: 6:00-7:50pm

Sports

Archery

The ancient skill of archery is making a comeback! Come learn basic skills through fun archery games and competitions. All equipment provided. For ages 12-15.

Section 1:
  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Paul Webb
  • Tuition: $69
  • Dates: Sat, 7/11-8/8
  • Times: 9am-10:20am
Section 2:
  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Paul Webb
  • Tuition: $69
  • Dates: Sat, 7/11-8/8
  • Times: 10:30am-11:50pm

Kayaking

Discover kayaking! Students ages 12-15 years, come learn basic strokes, boat control and the fundamental elements of kayaking. Equipment and supervised instruction provided.

Section 1:
  • Location: Portland Kayak Company, 6600 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239
  • Instructor: Ann Brown
  • Tuition: $180
  • Dates: M/T/W, 7/13-7/15 (Must reg/drop by 7/8)
  • Times: 9am-1pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Portland Kayak Company, 6600 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239
  • Instructor: Ann Brown
  • Tuition: $180
  • Dates: M/T/W, 8/3-8/5 (Must reg/drop by 7/27)
  • Times: 9:00am-1:00pm

Soccer

Learn basic soccer skills. Class will include basic moves, handling of ball on the ground and in the air, learning to keep your shots straight. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Karaselimovic
  • Tuition: $89
  • Dates: Tues, 7/7-8/11
  • Times: 6pm-7:50pm

Tennis

This intro class includes grip, strokes and scoring rules. Bring racket and one unopened can of tennis balls. Indoor court. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Rock Creek Campus
  • Instructor: Slack
  • Tuition: $69
  • Dates: Wed, 7/8-8/12
  • Times: 3pm-3:50pm

Technology

App Attack!

Using a specialized app and game development tool, you will explore the world of web-based apps. You will learn the basics of mobile app design and game development, and also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/20-7/24
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/27-7/31
  • Times: 9am-11:50am

App Adventures: The Next Level!

Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you! Choose from a selection of different mobile app types and explore more in depth programming concepts. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/3-8/7
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/3-8/7
  • Times: 9am-11:50am

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges. This course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/20-7/24
  • Times: 9:00am-11:50am
Section 2:
  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/27-7/31
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm

G2-The Girl Gamers Club

Hang out with friends, have fun, and learn key S.T.E.M. skills in this one of a kind class! Learn the basic elements of 2D Game Design. Each day will have a tech challenge and a profile of the female stars of the tech world. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/20-7/24
  • Times: 9am-11:50am

LEGO Films and Stop Action!

Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Bring your LEGO’s or action figures to class. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/3-8/7
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm

LEGO Video Games!

Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! You will create your own LEGO universe, characters, and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one-of-a-kind class. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/10-8/14
  • Times: 9am-11:50am
Section 2:
  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/10-8/14
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm

LEGO YOUnivers: Make Your Own Adventure!

Pick your favorite LEGO genre or craft an alternate universe to create a digital illustrated story. Fight beside Batman, be part of a Ninjago clan, or go into space with Bionicle; the only requirement is that you put yourself in the story! For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/3-8/7
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm

Make Your First Video Game!

Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D game. We’ll explore conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, simple coding and more. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/13-7/17
  • Times: 9am-11:50am

Make Your First 3D Video Game!

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of traditional 2D game design. You will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/27-7/31
  • Times: 9am-11:50am

Minecraft Designers

Ever wish you could design your own characters and buildings to use in your games? Learn the basics of creating 3D models using new software to design objects, create character skins, and import them into your favorite Minecraft world. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/13-7/17
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/20-7/24
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm
Section 3:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $149
  • Dates: Mon-Thur, 7/27-7/30
  • Times: 9am-11:50am

Minecraft Modders

Use Minecraft to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. For ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/10-8/14
  • Times: 1pm-3:50pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Tuition: $185
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/10-8/14
  • Times: 9am-11:50am

Test Prep

Relieving Test Anxiety

Test anxiety getting you down? Learn skills that will help you get on the road to academic success. Topics include: stress management, test taking strategies, memory techniques and how to cram like a pro. Half hour lunch break, for ages 12-17.

Section 1:
  • Location: Sylvania Campus
  • Instructor: Angelina Davis
  • Tuition: $39+$2 fee
  • Dates: Fri, 7/10
  • Times: 10:00am-1:20pm
Section 2:
  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Angelina Davis
  • Tuition: $39+$2 fee
  • Dates: Fri, 8/14
  • Times: 10:00am-1:20pm

SAT Prep

Achieve your best score possible on the SAT and increase your chances of getting into the college of your choice. Emphasis on test-taking strategies and skill building. First and last class include practice test from 9am-1pm. Textbook provided, bring #2 pencils, eraser and calculator. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Sylvania
  • Instructor: Jean Mittelstaedt
  • Tuition: $245 + $110 Fee
  • Dates: Mon/Wed, 7/6-8/5
  • Times: 9am-12:50pm (first and last class session) 10am-11:50am (all other class sessions)

Visual Arts

Ceramics Hand Building: Cups, Bowls, Plates

Make cups, bowls, and plates using slab and coil techniques. This way of construction will allow you to decorate with stamps and patterns that aren't possible when using the potter's wheel. All finished work is glazed with a variety of colors that are food safe glazes. Materials fee includes all clay and glazes. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Cynthia Silber
  • Tuition: $89 + $25 Fee
  • Dates: Tue/Thur, 7/7-7/23
  • Times: 2:00-3:50pm

Drawing at the Portland Art Museum

Each day we’ll visit 2D and 3D art in the museum galleries and draw what we see. We’ll explore composition, shading, value, shape and perspective with pencils. We’ll also draw from our own imaginations, inspired by what we’re seeing. Supply list: shelley.chamberlin@pcc.edu. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Portland Art Museum 1119 SW Park Ave, Portland OR 97205
  • Instructor: Shelley Chamberlin
  • Tuition: $119
  • Dates: Tue-Fri, 7/21-7/31
  • Times: 10:00-11:50am

Introduction to Black and White Photo and Darkroom

Shoot black and white film and learn to develop and print your shots in a photo lab using darkroom materials. An introduction to this retro and fascinating art process. For more info contact Mike at mike.riches@pcc.edu. Loaner camera and all supplies provided. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Mike Riches
  • Tuition: $155 + $35 Fee
  • Dates: M/W/F, 7/13-7/24
  • Times: 10am-1pm

Introduction to Zentangle®

Zentangle® is an easy to learn, healing, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Any age or skill level can enjoy this art technique. It can help with stress, depression and ADHD. Materials included. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Pegi Schargel
  • Tuition: $35 + $15 fee
  • Dates: Sat, 7/11
  • Times: 1-3:20pm

Smart Phone Photography

Delve into creating dynamic photographs with your Smart Phone by refining your skills in composition and lighting. Explore image sharing and social networking, learning media-savvy skills for expressing yourself online without oversharing. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Kelli Pennington
  • Tuition: $39 + $15 fee
  • Dates: Wed, 7/8-7/15
  • Times: 6-7:50pm

Writing

Creative Writing: Short Stories & Flash Fiction

Set your imagination free. Through writing prompts, read and write every day. While focusing on writing as creative expression, improve your technique and hone your ideas in your own original story. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Kristin Walrod
  • Tuition: $59 + $5 Fee
  • Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/13-7/17
  • Times: 10:30am-11:50am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop

3...2...1...blast off! Science fiction and fantasy literature is a portal to a world beyond our own. This teen-oriented class will teach you to create your own fantastical worlds and share them with others. Bring paper and pens or computer to class. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Southeast Campus
  • Instructor: Erica Satifka
  • Tuition: $65
  • Dates: Tues/Thurs, 7/14-7/23
  • Times: 6:30pm-8:20pm

Writers Workshop

Love to write? Hone your skills with a published author. We'll write poetry and short stories, ending the week with a poetry slam. You'll learn how to find new ideas, revise your work and get published. Bring your lunch and writing tools. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: Marianne Monson
  • Tuition: $89 + $5 fee
  • Dates: M/W/F, 7/13-7/17
  • Times: 10am-1:50pm

Advanced Writers Workshop

For those who have already taken the Teen Writers workshop, or a similar creative writing class, this is your chance to continue the fun and continue to improve your work. Bring your lunch and writing tools. For ages 12-17.

  • Location: Willow Creek Center
  • Instructor: Marianne Monson
  • Tuition: $89 + $5 fee
  • Dates: M/W/F, 7/27-7/31
  • Times: 10am-1:50pm