Teen Art Studios on Capitol Hill. Photo by Spectrum House Salon & Photo

Teen Art Studios on Capitol Hill. Photo by Spectrum House Salon & Photo

A young artist explores printmaking at Teen Art Studios.

A young artist explores printmaking at Teen Art Studios.

Teen Art Studios (TAS) is a free, year-round, evening drop-in studio art program for young artists ages 13 to 18 that delivers quality art training to teens from all backgrounds, provides exhibition and portfolio building opportunities and encourages positive social engagement.

Each month a different professional working artist teaches a specific art form, engaging teens in learning new skills, making art and developing new friendships in a supportive, safe environment.

TAS runs Friday evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm) on Capitol Hill and Fridays (4:00pm-7:00pmat the Bellevue Arts Museum. All skill-levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced teen artists. There is no registration required – teens are welcome to drop in when they can or come every week, and art supplies and refreshments are provided.

TAS on Capitol Hill

FRIDAYS: Capitol Hill Campus


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1501 10th Ave E
Rm 200






Explorations in Watercolor
Erin Miller
Experiment with the versatility of watercolor, one of the most popular media for both traditional painting and contemporary illustration. We will use different techniques to see how watercolor can be used in its pure form and in conjunction with collage, crayon, marker and more!

Alternative Comics & Cartooning
Taylor Dow
Experiment with image and word as we delve together into the exciting world of sequential art. We’ll practice collaborative cartooning and storytelling, explore an array of zines, comics and graphic novels – all while working together to push our understanding of comics and cartooning. Students will work with nib pen, brush, and pencil to draft their own pages for a group zine we’ll design and self-publish together.

Rheannon Rice
Learn foundations in cut paper and hand drawn animation. Experiment with the different techniques of articulated paper cut-out characters, using replacement animation, making backgrounds, and get a feel for making hand drawn short animations.

Art of Rebellion
Lauren Holloway 
Through poster art, students can propose a better and more just world to raise awareness about issues that matter most to them. Posters will be created via screen printing and spray painted stencils.

Monster Maker
Joseph Brooks
Design and Develop your own character(s) using pencil, pen, and watercolor. Learn how paper and other mediums work together. We will also see how combining different mediums can enhance your illustrations.



FRIDAYS: Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004



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.

Logo 2014 ScreenBellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

TAS@BAM Fall/Winter Schedule, 2016-2017


Sculptural Wire & Textile Techniques
Kristin Tollefson
Gain a hands-on understanding of a range of sculptural cold-working metal techniques including coiling, twisting, linking, basket weaving and more. Come away from the workshop with a sampling of techniques or problem-solve a sculpture, model or jewelry project.

Folding & Sculpture
Iole Aleassandrini
Discover new approaches to sculpture – all while working on your painting and drawing skills. This is a great opportunity to experiment with various materials to bring your drawings and paintings into three-dimensional objects using layers of paper and metal materials.

Creating Sculpture
Meg Hartwig
Learn foundations in sculpture design to create unique inspirations of art. Using Al Farrows exhibit as inspiration, students will make sculptures using everyday objects. Learn how to transform any objects into original works of art.

Illustration and Collage
Meg Hartwig
Come learn unique ways of image making by combining multiple forms, drawing and painting on one artwork. Learn techniques in mixed media illustration and collage, students will create mixed media works based on the concept of Appropriation.

Urban Landscapes  w/ Caitlin Fennelly
Caitlin Fennelly
In this mixed media drawing course, students will use the influence of the city and the nature of WA to create beautiful interpretive drawings and paintings. We will work from personal photo references and discuss and draw from our experiences in nature and travel. This class is open to students of all levels who wish to experiment with various media including markers, pastel, pencil, ink, charcoal and collage. Students will explore the styles of classical and contemporary artist who focus on landscape and create new concepts of  home.


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



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