Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

Teen Art Studios at Bellevue Arts Museum  offers teens on Seattle’s eastside an opportunity to experience the transformative power of art through a free weekly drop-in program that introduces new mediums and skills, and inspires creativity through the guidance of professional teaching artists.

Taking place on Fridays from 4:00pm- 7:00pm at Bellevue Arts Museum. TAS is open to teen artists ages 13-18, and includes free art materials. Each month features a new topic for artistic exploration, inspired by exhibitions at BAM.

Getting in to TAS at Bellevue Arts Museum

After checking in with Guest Services via the main entrance at 510 Bellevue Way NE, the workshop instructors will meet you in the Forum at 4pm. You are welcome to park in the complimentary BAM garage. To access BAM parking, head North on Bellevue Way and it will be on your right, just before you reach the museum. The garage closes at 7:30pm on workshop dates.

Teen artists experience hands-on learning in a casual and supportive environment, and enjoy access to museum exhibitions, as well as opportunities to exhibit their own work at the annual Best of Gage show, and other exhibitions at Gage and BAM throughout the year.

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TAS@BAM -Spring/Summer Schedule, 2016


Sclupt with Craft  w/ George Rodriguez
Learn how to work with clay and paper using traditional and contemporary sculpting techniques.  Create unique cultural objects like piñatas, kites and instruments. Explore crafting traditions from different parts of the globe and get insight into how they bring cultures together.
BAM Exhibition:  Atoms + Bytes: Redefining Craft in the Digital Age


Contemporary Fiber Arts w/Wyly Astley
Working with handcraft processes like sewing, weaving and crochet, join fabrics in a completely fresh way.  Explore the Atoms and Bytes exhibit at BAM and discover how other contemporary artists are combining traditional materials and processes with technology to create fascinating contemporary objects.
BAM Exhibition: Atoms + Bytes: Redefining Craft in the Digital Age


Printmaking and Textile Design 
Carol Rashawnna Williams
Paint and draw your way into the expansive world of printmaking. Learn mono and block printing skills with brayers, acrylic and linoleum. Create exciting prints on paper and fabric using textile design as inspiration from the concurrent BAM exhibit, “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.”­


Fashion Illustration Foundations
Arica Schuett
Fashion designers draw inspiration from everywhere, including the use of fashion illustration to help them turn their ideas into clothing. This workshop will introduce students to fashion illustration including how to create patterns, choose colors and create illustrations that convey their ideas clearly. Accompanying this workshop will be an exhibit on modern fashion where students can see even more of the process unfold.


Cut Paper Compositions
Lauren Iida
Learn the art of cut paper, and create original “paper cutaway” composition of a subject of your own choosing. This relaxing and fun process yields striking work in its beautifully rendered details and unique aesthetic.
*Participants are encouraged to bring or have digital access to their own photos or drawings (the more detail the better) which will be formatted and printed in an 8 x 10 inch size during the workshop if needed. Materials provided. Inspired by BAM exhibition, “Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power” at BAM July 8-November 27.



Bellevue Arts Museum is a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest to experience art, craft and design. BAM engages the community through exhibitions, programs and publications featuring regional, national and international artists.

Image Gallery: TAS@BAM

Photos by Courtney Chaney