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Teen Program Classes for Fall

PCC Community Ed

PCC instructor holding teen facepainting kit

Teen Program classes have become a year-round activity at PCC. PCC’s Community Ed Teen Program offers a variety of dynamic and engaging educational experiences for students aged 12-17. But please note, these classes have special registration requirements including forms that need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Class sizes are small, and the focus is on having a good time while you immerse yourself in an intriguing subject. Learn more about Fall Teen Program classes below. Ready to register? Visit pcc.edu/community/teen to learn how.


Facepainting 101
Learn tips and tricks from a face paint expert and the fascinating world of face painting. Explore strategies to create realistic 3D effects, traditional characters and creature faces. Impress your friends and family while expressing your creativity with face painting! For ages 12-17.

Halloween Makeup Artist
Learn face painting skills this Halloween to create your own unique look! Create a ghoul glam look or bloody beast, in this action packed class taught by an expert face painter. Reuse supplies you already have at home, paired with inexpensive makeup products to take your skills to the next level. For ages 12-17.


Baking From Around the World
Doesn’t everyone love cookies? These small portable sweets can be simple, elegant, sweet or salty. They are a favorite among home bakers as most countries have at least one famous recipe. Learn to make Mexican wedding cake cookies, Greek almond cookies, Florentines and Scottish shortbread.


Yoga for Athletes
Develop or deepen a yoga practice to complement your favorite sport. Improve flexibility, strength, balance and mental focus. Experiment with sequences to integrate into warm up and cool down routines. Learn poses, meditation techniques and breath practices to help promote relaxation and recovery. For ages 12-17.

Teen Zumba: Dance Party!
Ditch the workout and join the party! We’ll move and groove to Latin music and learn basic dances while having fun together and staying fit. For ages 12-17.


German Conversations for Teens
Ja, du kannst Deutsch! Learn the basics in this fun, beginner’s conversation class. Explore the German alphabet, train facial muscles to master sounds of the German language and learn useful vocabulary to increase confidence and fluency. German conversation is encouraged on the first day of class…along with laughing!

Teen Spanish Club
Join Teen Spanish Club to learn and practice Spanish with your friends while participating in Spanish language and culture through reading, music, dance, food and more! Ages 12-17.


Piano for Beginners
Learn the piano! This class is an excellent introduction to the keyboard and prepares pianists for private study or playing in a band/ensemble. Develop core keyboard skills like hand position, note-reading, chord vocabulary, rhythm and music theory while learning rock, pop and classical songs.

Rock Guitar 101
Learn to play some of your favorite songs! You will learn guitar basics, music theory and musical performance. Realize your musical dreams by learning and playing in a motivating and encouraging atmosphere. For ages 12-17.