Free Fridays at Teen Art Studios

WINTER WEATHER UPDATES: CHECK HERE 1/17/2020 FOR UPDATES

Closure Policies:

BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM: Will close following Seattle Public Schools AND/OR Bellevue School District closure or early release.

CAPITOL HILL: Will close following Seattle Public Schools closure or early release.

SOUTHPARK COMMUNITY CENTER: Will close following Seattle Public Schools closure or early release.

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 Gage Capitol Hill
  • 4:00-7:00 P.M. at 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


Artwork by Joey Brooks

1501 10th Ave E
Room 200
6:30pm-9:30pm

December
Photography and Mixed Media: Self and Community
Marilyn Montufar

Explore your community and self-portraiture through photography and mixed-media art. In this class you will work on individual art projects and explore creating art collaboratively with classmates.

January-March
3d Maker Space: Costumes, Props and Wearable Art
Wyly Astly and Gabriel Diaz

From character design and storytelling through prop creation and fabrication. Create wearable works of art that convey a mood or idea and reflect your imagination and creativity.

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ South Park Community Center

8319 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
7 – 10 P.M.

November-February
Voice, Identity and Discovery in Mixed Media
Maria Guillen Valdovinos

This quarter focuses on weekly activities and prompts that explore expression, identity and voice through multimedia artwork. Each week participants are shown different techniques and tools they can use to create their own unique art including, graphite, paint, digital editing, collage, watercolor and non-traditional art materials like sand or found objects. All Materials provided. Designed as a collaborative work space for young artists.  Instruction in Spanish and English.

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

4:00pm-7:00pm

January-March
Animation, Collaboration and Storytelling
Kamyar Mohsenin

Learn what it takes to make your own animated short.  Practice crafting well paced stories, develop compelling narratives and learn about weight and motion.  You’ll learn about stop motion and digital animation, while using your creativity and imagination to transform common materials into characters, backgrounds and more.

April-June
Paint, Paint Revolution
Ray Mack
Learn the basics of painting while exploring artists, visionaries and historical figures of note, who broke all the rules and redefined what it means to be an artist. How do you sculpt a painting or convey emotion with only one color?

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 4 pm. 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 7:30 pm 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

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