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






Carol Rashawna Williams
Explore the age old art of mono-printing (the oldest form of printmaking) with a new contemporary twist. In this class, students will learn to use brayers, acrylic paint and black paper to create amazing works of original art.


Painting and Shrine-making
John Freeman
Use techniques in painting, collage and found object sculptures to create boxes of inspiration. We will explore processes in composition and narrative, symbolism, color and construction to create altar like sculptures to explore aspects of our identities.


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.





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





Mixed-Media Drawings in Imagination
Caitlin Fennelly
Explore new approaches to drawing by using pen, pastel and acrylic. Using imagination as your inspiration, learn how to create beautiful mixed media drawings. Explore how to blend observational skills with your imagination to create original artworks that sharpen your drawing skills. Inspired by BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis. 


Design, Geometry and Illustration
Mari Shibuya
Create exciting calligraphy with illuminated geometric shapes, and explore composition principles and illustration. Study the philosophies and principles around designs to create their own inspired illustrations.


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.


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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