What’s New at Pacifica

Check here for the latest news on developing projects, events, and changes at Pacifica!


Lee Price Pavilion

As Pacifica is know for our unique and beautiful art. We are very proud to present to you an incredible example of fine art and woodwork, The Lee Price Pavilion. This amazingly beautiful pavilion was designed and created by Peter Gauss with Waylon Woodworks, (541-660-6163). It was framed with locally sourced, ecologically harvested wood, milled and installed onsite at Pacifica. The Lee Price Pavilion was built to stand for generations to come and provide shelter from sun and rain for our community and events. Many thanks to Evelyn Roether and Spencer Lennard for the logs, to Rodger Miller for the prolonged use of his barn and to Peter Gauss for his wonderful talent, creativity and craftsmanship.


Art Nature Trail

Thanks to grants from Oregon State University, Josephine County Cultural Coalition, and donations, Pacifica has created a delightful, accessible-to-all trail and outdoor sculpture museum. The trail is level and smooth enough for wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. This new Art Nature Trail (ANT) gives visitors an art-filled outdoor adventure in a lovely natural setting. In addition to the beauty of nature and the sculptures made by local artists, visitors will find activities to encourage artistic inspiration as they meander along the trail: hands-on sculpture activity stations for kids and kids-at-heart, along with special nature magnifiers. There will also be tables and benches for you to relax and just enjoy the specialness of where you are. Come and visit our new happy place!


CERAMICS STUDIO

Our new ceramics studio is ready for you to start making some beautiful pottery! Nolan, a professional potter and professional
teacher, is ready to help get you started, whatever your level of expertise. There are five wheels and a brand new top-of-the-line kiln—which no one can touch except Nolan! For the time being, for the sake of the kiln, we ask that you use only our clay, which we will sell to you at wholesale cost. To sign up for ceramics classes, please call Nolan at 530-339-5670. Also, coming soon to join the ceramics studio will be a woodshop equipped for teaching children and adults how to work with wood and use a variety of equipment for building or carving.


MONDAY HOMESCHOOL WITH TEACH NORTHWEST

Pacifica will be offering a variety of K-12th grade classes on Monday’s throughout the 2022-23 school year. We will open each day with optional yoga, art, Lego engineering, or games to build relationships between students and instructors. After lunch, we will dive into standards-based academics, collaborative learning, and hands-on exploration. Pacifica is working in partnership with Teach Northwest (TNW) Charter School to make this full day of in-person classes available. TNW students will be able to register for one or all of our Monday classes for free, and we are able to offer these classes at low tuition rates to all of our Southern Oregon homebased learners. See Pacifica’s website or Facebook for individual class descriptions and tuition rates. Pacifica is a vendor for Teach Northwest, Logos Charter School and River’s Edge Academy Charter School (REACH).

When children learn to see and appreciate the world around them, it will benefit their lives and yours.


Looking for Educational Resources? If you are interested in nature based activities you and your children can enjoy from home, click here for some great activities from the OSU Outdoor School Extension Service, updated weekly.

We wish everyone good health and happiness!
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