Welcome to Gage Summer Programs for Teens & Kids!

Get hands-on art experience working with talented instructors in fully-equipped art studios — and have fun, too! Whether your teen or child has artistic talent or they’re just curious about art, they’ll find a welcoming environment to explore and expand at Gage.

What to expect:

  • Classes are organized by age with groups for ages 6-11 and ages 12-18.
  • Classes run throughout July and August with new sessions starting every week.
  • Students (both new and returning) must submit a required waiver.
  • Each class ends with an art show, performance and both parents or guardians can come and celebrate the joy of creativity.
  • Gage supports kids and teens creativity with the Youth scholarships! We offer two types of scholarships:

General Youth Scholarship

Independent Minor Scholarship

  • CREATIVE CARE: Gage offers fun and educational Creative Care, our before and after school program for young artists. Kids ages 6-11 may be signed up for daily or weekly slots of supervised playtime and structured recreational activities. You can pre-enroll by the week or pay by the day at the door!

Morning Session: 8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Afternoon Session: 3:30 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Please Note:No Creative Care on Friday Afternoons. Students must be picked up at 3:30pm; Creative Care is FREE to scholarship students, ages 6-11; Gage charges a non-negotiable $1 per minute fee for parents who drop off their children before 8:00am and/or pick them up after 5:00pm.

Kids Programs

Summer programs for kids at Gage inspire young artists with challenging and fun opportunities for creative expression. Our Workshops are led by professional teaching artists in a safe and supportive environment. Gage Summer Workshops in art and movement are your child’s pathway to new artistic adventures. Each week, students explore new artistic territory fueled by imagination and collaboration. Young artists gain confidence and develop creative skills as they discover traditional and contemporary techniques. All Summer Workshops feature an Art Show & Performance on the final day, where the whole family is invited to enjoy a performance and celebrate the joy of creativity!

Kids Daily Schedule:

8:00 am-9:30 am:
Creative Care (optional, parents must register).

9:30 am-12:15 pm:
6-8-year-olds: Movement Class in room 2029-11-year-olds: Art Class in room 200 (switch classrooms at 10:45am).

12:15pm-1:00 pm:
Lunch and Recess.

1:00 pm-3:30 pm
6-8-year-olds: Art Class in room 2009-11-year-olds: Movement Class in room 202(Switch classrooms at 2:10pm).

3:30 pm-5:00 pm:
Creative Care (optional, parents must register).

FRIDAYS at 3:00 pm:
Kids Art Show & Performance! (No Creative Care)

July

 
Physical Poetry + Endangered Wildlife Art – Alice Gosti + Willow Heath
7/22-7/26 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 6-11

Explore graceful or groovy dance moves to strengthen your body, lift your spirits and invite your imagination. We will work with a broad variety of movement styles and cultures past and present, learning their histories as well as their moves. + Explore the animal kingdom both fierce and cute while learning how to draw, paint, and sculpt endangered animals. Learn about animals such as pangolins, leopards, sea turtles, and narwhals while creating animal art and your own series of endangered species trading cards.

Price: $345

 
Street Style Dance + Ocean Art Studio – Amelia Bolyard + Ray Mack
7/29-8/2 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 6-11

Dance is a celebration of the body, and we will explore improvisational expressions through hip-hop, vogue, waaking and house dance. + Explore the human and animal worlds found on the ocean shores as we use found objects, clay, cardboard, and our imaginations to build a real life ocean party.

Price: $345

 

August

Show Off! + Enchanted Creature Art – Willow Heath + Juliet Pruzan
8/5-8/9 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 6-11

Create and perform an original short performance. Starting with a story, fairy tale, or a blank story, campers will work collaboratively, plays lots of theater games, and create a short play! + Imagine gnomes, fairies, dragons, griffins, fantastical creatures, and more. Draw and paint mythical creatures,while your ears are filled with the sweet sounds of Ms. Willow’s fairy tales and fantastical stories.

Price: $345

 
Movers and Shakers + Personalizing Art History – Ray Mack + Amelia Bolyard
8/12-8/16 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 6-11

Create and relay stories using shape, dance, moves, percussive and melodic instruments and text. All dance styles will be at your disposal and our time together will conclude with a student guided composition.+ Learn more about art history and then make it your own by re-working master works to reflect our own personal stories and lives.

Price: $345

 
Musical Theater Dance+ Build your own Museum- Ray Mack + Amelia Bolyard
8/19-8/23 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 6-11

Drawing inspiration from current and past Broadway hits, we will dance, sing and choreograph our own musical theater piece to be performed for parents and guardians on the final day. + Come help build our own mini-museums and fill them with handmade objects that to immortalize what each student finds most important.

Price: $345

 
Capoeira + Self Portraits – Silvio Aleixo dos Reis + Maria L. Guillen Valdovinos
8/26-8/30 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 6-11

In this class the students will have an introduction in Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art, learning the basic movements, how to play the capoeira percussion instruments and sing songs in Brazilian Portuguese. Practicing Capoeira develop the students self-esteem, team work and body awareness. + Use multimedia tools to create a digital and visual stories. We will focuses on pen and pencil drawing & digital editing, water coloring & graphic stencil designs, acrylic painting for a multimedia project. Projects will be shared in a collaborative art show.

Price: $345

 

Teens Programs

Summer programs for teens at Gage offer unique opportunities for creative expression, skill-building, and portfolio development. Add new medium to your creative arsenal, building on existing skills, or experimenting with new techniques, Gage Summer Workshops for Teens provide inspiration and guidance you need to grow as an artist! Guided by professional Teaching Artists, our Summer Workshops feature a variety of ways to experience art-making, including one-or two-week Workshops, Skill Set Intensive or our annual Portfolio Intensive.

Teen Daily Schedule:

9:30 am-12:15 pm:
12-14 year olds: Art in Rooom 300
15-18 year olds: Art in Room 308

12:15 pm-1:00 pm:
Lunch and Recess

1:00 pm-3:30 pm:
12-14 year olds: Art in Rooom 300
15-18 year olds: Art in Room 308

FRIDAYS at 3:30 pm:
Teen Art Show!

July

 
Painting Intensive – Sarah Bixler+Kyle Abernethy
7/15-7/26 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 12-18

Students will work from observation, learning from structured exercises that allow them to explore color, value and abstraction. Students will work primarily with oils, learning daily through their own experience and guided instruction. They will learn to use their palette knives, brushes, and paints, in different ways and spend time working with both limited and full palettes. Much of class will be spent working alla prima, however, students will be able to work on multi-day paintings during the second week. They will work from 3d and 2d sources, including a clothed model, still life objects, and photographs. Students will spend a day visiting a museum learning to see like an artist: sketching and discussing the artwork they see. Throughout the class, they will be shown examples from contemporary and historic artists and discover how these artists communicated through their compositions.
Price: $675
 
Graphic Shape in Art – Scott McCall+Erin Shigaki
7/15-7/19 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 12-18

If you’re drawn to strong color palettes, clean lines, and dynamic compositions this class is for you! Learn how to manipulate shape, line, color and composition to create striking imagery that moves the viewer. Studying the work of artists such as Elsworth Kelly, Gerard Tsutakawa, and Frank Stella we will produce, collages, paintings, screen prints and mini sculptures inspired by these Art Pioneers.

Price: $345

 
Squish And Press: An Intro to Ceramics and Printmaking – Klara Glosova + George Rodriguez
7/29-8/2 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 12-18

This class is an introduction to monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique where artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate smooth surface of a printing plate. The plate is then run through a press and produces a unique print. This versatile method is closest to painting, it allows artists to intuitively work through a succession of visual ideas, it is especially useful for experimenting with color. In a sequence of steps you will learn to deconstruct an image (this can be a drawing or a photograph) and produce a series of unique prints. + Welcome to ceramic sculpture. In this introductory class we will explore various building techniques to create free standing forms in clay. We will begin with a solid block of clay and transform the material into figures, animals and abstract creations. The majority of the class will be spent on building and modeling our sculptures with our hands and a select number of tools. We will end the class by painting and coloring our creations.
*please note that pick up of artwork will happen the week following the class in order to allow time to fire the ceramic sculpture.

Price: $345

 
DIRT: Eco stories in Digital Media – Nantz McMillen
7/29-8/23 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 12-18
This program is made possible by The Boeing Company

Dive into to the digital, art and environmental world with hands-on collaborative learning and multimedia projects. Students will go on field trips and participate in guest-led artist workshops to gain a deeper understanding of the natural and urban environment in the Pacific Northwest. Over the course of four weeks, youth will create content fuelled art in a variety of media; eco- art and sculpture, film and animation, and drawing and painting. Students will have the ability to gain a wide array of skills and techniques in each platform. As the course progresses youth will have the opportunity to make larger in-depth projects, such as animated documentaries, interactive eco-sculpture, and Botanical Illustrations.

This program is made possible by The Boeing Company

Price: FREE!

 

August

Sketch Outside – Sarah Bixler+Grace Flott
8/12-8/16 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 12-18

Sketch outside and discover Seattle from a new visual perspective! With your new artist’s eye, learn to see and draw the contours of the buildings around you, the sunlight falling on a flower, or a misty view of the mountains. We will cover the basics of observational drawing in the classroom and then apply these skills in the wilds of our natural and urban environments. Through daily demonstrations and field trips, you will never see Seattle the same again! Sunscreen recommended!

Price: $345

 
Paint Everywhere – Sarah Bixler+Grace Flott
8/19-8/23 | 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. | Ages 12-18

Uncover the secret to painting landscapes in this field trip-filled workshop. Using an opaque watercolor-like medium called gouache we will learn to see and describe our natural and urban environment like a painter. Quick-drying and portable, gouache lends itself to both short gestures and longer studies. Beginning drawing, value, and color mixing exercises combined with on location demonstrations will give students the tools to paint anything, anywhere.

Price: $345

 

Creative Care

Gage offers a creative and structured environment for before and after program care. You can pre-enroll by the week or pay by the day at the door!

AM session: 8:00am-9:30am | PM session: 3:30pm-5:00pm

FEES: $25 per day or $100 per week
 
Creative Care Week of July 15

Creative Care Week of July 22

Creative Care Week of July 29

Creative Care Week of August 5

Creative Care Week of August 12

Creative Care Week of August 19

Creative Care Week of August 26

Creative Care Single Day