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:
For general questions about Teen Art Studios, please email Youth Programs Manager Sharon Arnold, or call 206.323.4243 x17.
Note that Gage does not have an elevator. Please contact Sharon Arnold at 206.323.4243 x17 regarding ADA accommodations.
FRIDAY NIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL
Use a variety of materials and techniques to capture the human face in accurate and dynamic ways. Practice gridding a photograph to create a larger drawing or painting. For a powerful effect, render your subject in a simplified two-value drawing, capturing depth and movement. Play with charcoal, pencil and ink, to express a range of energy and styles through new mark-making techniques.
Learn about famous artists who created abstract, surreal, and impressionist portraits and the techniques and whimsy that make them so recognizable. Use acrylics, watercolor or oil pastel to compose your own bold, unique and peculiar portraits. Explore the classical and contemporary techniques and eccentricities of Picasso, Kahlo and Van Gogh to create beautiful, strange works of your own.
SATURDAY NIGHTS IN RAINIER VALLEY
ABSTRACTED STILL-LIFE PAINTING
Work from unusual still-life arrangements to capture the essence of the scene without worrying too much about the details. Focus on creating great compositions that are mysterious and not too literal. Learn to pull out the major shapes and colors using watercolor, collage and drawing materials.
Learn how experimentation turns the unpredictable into amazing art! Examine how artists throughout history have broken boundaries with their work, and how you can use that experience to grow as an artist. Use multi-media, drawing, sculpture and photographs to turn your art studio into a laboratory for experimentation and discovery.