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:
Note that Gage does not have an elevator. Please contact Carol Hendricks at 206.323.4243 x15 regarding ADA accommodations.
FRIDAY NIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL
expanding the scope of your individual expression!
ILLUSTRATION & STORYTELLING
Discover how to tell your story while learning what skills it takes to be an illustrator. Gain practical skills by creating your own collection of illustrations and making your own small book or graphic novel. Practice a variety of drawing and inking techniques, and explore design elements, investigating how illustrations communicate through storytelling, while gaining a deeper understanding of how to further develop your visual understanding.
MEDIA AND MULTIMEDIA
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.
DYE-ING TO PRINT THAT
Explore imaginative ways to customize a plain T-shirt with tie-dye techniques and cutting out shapes. Experiment with custom dyeing techniques and mixing new colors to create something uniquely your own. Print on your custom piece with stencils made from your own drawings. Bring an old shirt, a favorite shirt or any other piece of cloth you want to brand with your own hand-made personal design!
SATURDAY NIGHTS IN RAINIER VALLEY
EXQUISITE CORPSE COLLAGE
Creative collage! Experiment with short drawings that get passed clockwise every five minutes for an hour until the original work has transformed into something new. Make a collage inspired by music, then partner with a friend to merge the two works into one. Or make ink drawings that get torn into collage material, mixed into a pile, and divided among everyone to reassemble into new works of art. Making art with others can stimulate the way you think about your own style and process.
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
Explore a variety of methods and materials used in sculpture. Begin with a wire self-portrait, and expand into found-object art and a collaborative project. Practice working with the relationship between line, plane and volume while composing layered three-dimensional forms. How you relate to the world and your immediate environment will inspire an imaginative story about art in everyday life!
Linocut is a relief-based printmaking process, in which an image is carved reductively from a sheet of linoleum. Discover how to use this technique to make everything from fine art to do-it-yourself street-art style stickers. Learn everything about the cut linoleum block printing process from composing your drawing, to cutting it out, to using different inks and colors to make graphic and colorful prints.