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
- 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. at South Park Community Center
- 6:30-9:30 P.M. on Capitol Hill
- 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Bellevue Arts Museum
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
1501 10th Ave E
Street Art + Social Justice
In June we will be exploring the world of Street Art revieiwng the work of artists like Os Gemeos, Chris RWK, Blek Le Rat and many others. We will learn about making stickers and wheat paste, block printing, and stencil art. We will discuss how street art can be a vehicle for civic engagement or just fun and whimsy. There is no wrong way to make street art, but there is a way to make it have a lasting impression on people.
July & August
Make art on purpose! What hinders your creativity? What does it mean to have a ‘practice’? Using painting and drawing, this open studio will engage in critical discussion about the stages of creativity and allow artists to sharpen their unique voice against the grindstone of technique. We will study a diverse and exciting selection of artists and artworks. We will explore foundational visual art techniques and materials, with demos ranging from drawing from life to writing an artists statement/manifesto.
Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ South Park Community Center
8319 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
7 – 10 P.M.
Gage Academy of Art and South Park Community Center are partners in a free art-making program in South Park Community Center—separate from the Teen Late Night Program. This program is from 7 – 10 P.M. Come and work or get feedback on your art projects and learn new art techniques in drawing, painting, and sculpture. All instructors will support you in English and Spanish instruction.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou.
Explore your identity and create artwork to express the many different assets of your lives and personalities. We will learn narrative illustration, and how to use public art as an act of resistance with printmaking and stencils to tell the world that our voices are powerful.
Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Inspired by the current exhibits at the Bellevue Arts Museum, students will explore different printmaking techniques, including linoleum block carving, cyanotype, dry-point and monotype. We will experiment with mark making and materials, exploring how images are formed through a combination of drawing (what) and materials (how). Printmaking is a collaborative process between the materials and the artist—feel free to bring your existing projects or drawings as inspiration or to develop further using the tools and techniques of printmaking!
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.
ABOUT BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM
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 Arts Museum
Photos by Courtney Chaney