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Youth Programs | Teen Art Studios


TAS teen artist at work
Printmaking at TAS

Fridays at Gage Academy of Art
on Capitol Hill,
6:30pm-9:30pm/Ages 13-18

1501 10th Ave E.

Saturdays at The 2100 Building
in Rainier Valley,
6:30pm-9:30pm/Ages 13-18

2100 24th Ave S.

All materials provided. All levels welcome.
Space is limited, so be sure to arrive on time.

Teen Art Studios (TAS) is a free program that provides a diverse, challenging and productive environment for young artists.

Every Friday night the Gage Alhadeff Studio is transformed into a drop-in art center for teen artists and on Saturdays, Teen Art Studios sets up in The 2100 Building in Rainier Valley!

Every month a different professional artist teaches a new art form, including cartooning, figure drawing, mixed media and more. You receive focused instruction and get the chance to explore a range of different mediums and skills. Refreshments provided. Scroll down for more info.

Take a closer look inside the program and see what teens like you have to say in this awesome video from the Seattle Channel:

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For general questions about Teen Art Studios, please email Youth Programs Coordinator Allyce Wood, or call 206.323.4243 x17.

Note that Gage does not have an elevator. Please contact Carol Hendricks at 206.323.4243 x15 regarding ADA accommodations.

Illustration at TAS

Emily Stout

Focus on drawing the various parts of the figure and capture the depth and volume of a body in space. Learn how to block-in shapes from light to dark, and how to realistically draw the hardest parts of people: hands, feet and faces. Discover how gesture drawings lead to more detailed studies, and look at famous works of art to see how artists have rendered the figure in art history.

Britt Rynearson

Rip, cut and layer fabrics to build a realistic image. Portray shadow and form with this original collage method. Finished pieces are glued layers of cloth mounted on a board, which can be hung on the wall; portraying a story or image from your own imagination. Make a self-portrait, a desert landscape or a realistic rendering of your own.

Romson Bustillo

Create rich graphic imagery while learning carving, layering, and reductive techniques. Explore the use of color, shape, line and metaphor to further your ability to tell stories through the work. Learn to build a block image from carving as well as by incorporating collage elements to expand your narrative. You will print short editions of your work with the blocks you make!
Note: Teen Art Studios is closed for the holiday Friday, July 4.

Jessica Damsky

Explore different techniques for painting with ink! Learn how to control ink or let it run wild. You’ll learn expressive contemporary ink painting techniques, line drawing with ink, wash drawings, Batik paintings with acrylics and ink, as well as traditional Asian ink landscape painting, and fish printing with black ink and watercolors.

Eroyn Franklin

Learn every step of making a mini-comic, from developing and organizing your story, to building the comic and distributing it. You’ll continue to develop drawing techniques, learn about bookbinding methods discover the work that is being created by contemporary artists. You’ll walk away with the structure in place to make your own mini-comic and know how to get it out into the world.

Self Portrait Drawing at TAS

Kerstin Graudins

Use reduction printmaking, a technique where you cut away the drawn image to create multicolor prints from one piece of linoleum. Learn to reduce your image area for each color by planning a repetitive process for your carving, and how to register your images for the perfect application of all your colors. See your print evolve from one large block of color to a finely drawn graphic image!

Klara Glosova

Learn the relationship between an object and its representation in art. Examine the role of digital media and popular culture, and the profound effect they have on the information we share. Collect popular images, videos, memes and photos to see what happens when these images get used to create three-dimensional objects. This is a hands-on multimedia class using photos, sculpture, drawing and other objects to create unusual works of art.

Lauren Holloway

Explore the diverse historical connection between music and visual art via album covers, poster art, magazine illustrations, and artistic styles influenced by musical styles. Illustrate a favorite song, create an album cover for a real or fictitious musician or band, and experiment with drawing exercises that interpret the art of lyrics and songs!
Note: Teen Art Studios is closed for the holiday Saturday, July 5.

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Gage Teen Art Studios receive support from the following organizations:
Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs    National Endowment for the Arts     Nintendo

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.
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