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
October and November
Open Comix, Zines, and Cartooning
This class will provide a flexible studio space and supplies for individual work and collaborative group work. What you do with this time is up to you: follow the weekly drawing prompts, collaborate with your peers in group activities, get some work done on a personal project, or read one of the books from the ‘comix petting zoo’. Prompts and activities in this class will be geared towards visual storytelling and cartooning, with an explorative and experimental slant.
No TAS 11/23
December and January
Monotyping and relief printing
This will be an open studio for artists looking to explore printing, and graphic arts. Demos on linoleum carving, painting, layering, and hand printing from relief blocks and plexi-glass will provide attendees with the skills and supplies to express themselves through not only though graphic mark making but through the process of making those marks.
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.
Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ South Park Community Center
8319 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
7 – 10 P.M.
September to November
Art for Justice
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 resilience and resistance with printmaking and stencils to tell our important stories! Instruction in Spanish/English.
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.
Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
September to November
Drawing & Painting Expressions
Using BAM’s Fall exhibitions as inspiration, explore what it means to use art to respond to the world around oneself– use BAM’s studios to develop your own personal narratives in a range of 2D techniques and mediums. Each week, we’ll explore classical techniques for mixed-media drawing and acrylic painting in their traditional, and then move on to explore how one can manipulate these traditional means toward your own unique ends. Focus on developing your artistic skills and creating unique artworks and techniques.
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.
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