A young artist explores printmaking at Teen Art Studios.

A young artist explores printmaking at Teen Art Studios.

Teen Art Studios 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.

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios

  • 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. at South Park Community Center
  • 6:30-9:30 P.M. on Capitol Hill 
  • 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Bellevue Arts Museum

All skill-levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced teen artists. There is no registration required. You are welcome to drop in when you can or come every week. Art supplies and refreshments are provided.

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios on Capitol Hill

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

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

1501 10th Ave E
Room 200
6:30pm-9:30pm

 

APRIL
Open Comix, Zines, and Cartooning 1
Taylor Dow

This class will provide a flexible studio space and supplies for individual work and collaborative group work. What you do with this time is up to you: follow the weekly drawing prompts, collaborate with your peers in group activities, work on a personal project, or read or reference one of the books from the ‘comix petting zoo.’ Prompts and activities in this class will be geared towards visual storytelling and cartooning, with an explorative and experimental slant.

MAY
Open Comix, Zines, and Cartooning 2
Taylor Dow

This class will provide a flexible studio space and supplies for individual work and collaborative group work. What you do with this time is up to you: follow the weekly drawing prompts, collaborate with your peers in group activities, work on a personal project, or read or reference one of the books from the ‘comix petting zoo.’ Prompts and activities in this class will be geared towards visual storytelling and cartooning, with an explorative and experimental slant.

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ South Park Community Center

8319 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
7 – 10 P.M.

Gage Academy of Art and South Park Community Center are partners in a free art-making program in South Park Community Center—separate from the Teen Late Night Program. This program is from 7 – 10 P.M. Come and work or get feedback on your art projects and learn new art techniques in drawing, painting, and sculpture. All instructors will support you in English and Spanish instruction.

FEBRUARY
Art is Power
Sabrina Chacon

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou. Explore your identity and create artwork to express the many different assets of your lives and personalities. We will learn narrative illustration, and how to use public art as an act of resistance with printmaking and stencils to tell the world that our voices are powerful.

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

4:00pm-7:00pm

FEBRUARY
Color Pencil Techniques
Sarah Bixler

Create colorful portraits using color pencils. Each week you will learn and apply the different elements that go into creating a compelling portrait using color and line. You will examine the work of contemporary and historic artists to inspire and inform your work.

MARCH
Collaborative Art & Comics
Taylor Dow

Come create visual narrative work collaboratively to broaden your avenues of self-expression. Through group cartooning and storytelling exercises we will go places that are individually inaccessible and through collaboration we will deepen our own artistic practice.

APRIL&MAY
Expression Foundations
Ben Wills

In this workshop students will sharpen their unique voices, allowing them to carve their own path through a variety of projects. We will study the diverse selection of artworks showcased in the Bellevue Arts Museum to discover the myriad expressions one can use in artmaking. We will explore foundational techniquese that help every artists tackle personal projects in there studios. Come ready to experiment and tackle new projects or exisiting projects of your own.

Getting in to Teen Art Studios 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.

ABOUT BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM
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: Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Arts Museum

Photos by Courtney Chaney

 

Contact Us

14donatetasarrow

Show your support for Teen Art Studios by making a donation today, and help Teen Art Studios share the arts with teens in our community!