Teen Art Studios will not meet on Black Friday, November 23.
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
Illustration and Mixed media
Throughout history, artists have been responsible for giving new visions for what society can be. Expression is the balance between what we see and what we wish to see. Focusing in illustration and mixed media, in this program you’ll learn skills to observe, represent and change the world around you.
Have you ever wanted to draw someone dancing or an animal pouncing? By visualizing weight, blur, stretching and squashing we will learn to capture motion on paper.
Stop Motion Animation
Learn to make short original cut out stop motion animation and claymation videos using iPads. Make your animations look professional by utilizing timing, motion, composition and spacing techniques.
Mixed Media Portraits
Explore the fundamentals of portraiture through different mediums. Using both wet and dry mediums and working from both life and photographs, youth will have the opportunity to learn techniques for capturing the likeness of their subject and how to add an expressive and emotive flare to their work.
Mixed Media Exploration of the Human Body
Using observation and abstraction, we will explore the fundamental building blocks of the human body. Everything is made of shapes, by breaking down the body into simple forms, students will learn how the different body parts come together to create the complex bodies we know and love.
Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ South Park Community Center
8319 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
7 – 10 P.M.
December to February
Dive into the exploration of contemporary methods of drawing. Come challenge your drawing skills and engage with other young artists. Using primarily chalk and other unique art mediums students in this class will focus on creative drawing practices. Instruction in Spanish/English.
March to May
Blank Canvas: Interactive Creative Experiences
Maria L. Guillen Valdovinos
Come enjoy a creative space for young people from a variety of cultural(s) expressions. We will explore different visual artistic mediums such as graffiti/muralism, realistic drawing, acrylic & watercolor painting, stencil design, and digital photography. Participants will learn different creative tools for emotional intelligence and thought process that can be applied to daily life.
Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
December to February
Taking inspiration for the exhibitions at BAM, learn how to build relationships between sculpture and drawing- both by starting with drawings as blueprints toward finished 3D works, and by using sculptural elements as the foundation for drawing and painting inspiration. Learn traditional and unconventional sculpture design skills, found objects, and ready-made assemblages. Use a variety of unique materials to create sculptures that express your unique voice.
March to May
Conversing with Art
Create unique mixed medium images creating narratives exploring and mixing animal and human figures. Students will examine their own artistic practices in response to the artwork they experience in the Bellevue Art Museum from a variety of investigative lenses and material techniques.
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