A young artist explores printmaking at Teen Art Studios.

A young artist explores printmaking at Teen Art Studios.

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

Teen Art Studios on Capitol Hill. Photo by Spectrum House Salon & Photo

Teen Art Studios on Capitol Hill. Photo by Spectrum House Salon & Photo

1501 10th Ave E
Room 200

Visual Storytelling
Grey Ellis

What world do you wish you lived in? Or what are some creative ways to highlight how you see the world you do live in? We will create alternate visual realities through collage and illustration by learning visual storytelling techniques. Art works can be a powerful way to communicate truth and change the ways we relate to the world!

October and November
Open Comix, Zines, and Cartooning
Taylor Dow

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


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
Sabrina Chacon

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.

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
Rachel Mack

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.

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.


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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