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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 runs (6:30pm-9:30pm) on Capitol Hill and (4:00pm-7:00pmat the Bellevue Arts Museum every Friday. 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

Art of Rebellion
Lauren Holloway 
Through poster art, students can propose a better and more just world to raise awareness about issues that matter most to them. Posters will be created via screen printing and spray painted stencils.

Monster Maker
Joseph Brooks
Design and Develop your own character(s) using pencil, pen, and watercolor. Learn how paper and other mediums work together. We will also see how combining different mediums can enhance your illustrations.

Relief Block Printing
Nate Herths
Relief printmaking is a direct and simple way for you to make multiple prints of art. Use your style and imagination to explore techniques like reduction cut, offsetting, and rainbow rolls to produce numerous colorful and complex prints.

Drawing Techniques in Cartooning
Taylor Dow
Use caricature, abstraction, and blind contour to simplify your art for maximum readability. We’ll draw objects! We’ll draw each other! We’ll draw a lot of cats! This class will provide you with group and individual cartooning exercises as well as a space to read comics and work on your own projects.

Visual StoryTelling
Taylor Dow
Come experiment with nonlinear, modular, interactive, and collaborative storytelling to push your understanding of the comics form. This class will provide you with group and individual visual storytelling exercises as well as a space to read comics and work on your own projects.

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Art Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004



Illustration and Collage
Meg Hartwig
Come learn unique ways of image making by combining multiple forms, drawing and painting on one artwork. Learn techniques in mixed media illustration and collage, students will create mixed media works based on the concept of Appropriation.

Urban Landscapes  w/ Caitlin Fennelly
Caitlin Fennelly
In this mixed media drawing course, students will use the influence of the city and the nature of WA to create beautiful interpretive drawings and paintings. We will work from personal photo references and discuss and draw from our experiences in nature and travel. This class is open to students of all levels who wish to experiment with various media including markers, pastel, pencil, ink, charcoal and collage. Students will explore the styles of classical and contemporary artist who focus on landscape and create new concepts of  home.

Transparent Transformations
Klara Glosova
Mixed-media classes incorporating, drawing, painting, and collage. We will explore optical and material qualities of glass and see how they translate into other two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.

Creating Space and Identity with Paper
Nhatt Nichols
Learn to say who you are through creating paper cut masks, drawing with negative space, and changing how we see the world around us by combining scale with illustration.

Drawing with Unusual Materials
Nhatt Nichols
The best way to get over the fear of the blank page and create new drawings is to trying to try new materials. We’ll start with different ways to leave a mark and move on to drawing with coffee, string, and even bleach.

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.

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 Art Museum

Photos by Courtney Chaney

Old Gallery


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