Free Fridays 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
NO TEEN ART STUDIOS 11/29, 12/27 and 1/3

  • 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

September
Short Comics
Jon Garazier

Comic and zine studio! Focusing on narrative and time-based story development, create your own short graphic works in a variety of materials. Prompts and supplied templates will provide inspiration and structure to expand your creative imagination. You will have the option of compiling your work into a printable zine at the end of the month. Screen reader support enabled.

October
Monotyping and relief printing
Jon Garazier

Explore print-making techniques, and the graphic arts. Demos and lessons on linoleum carving, painting, layering, and hand printing from relief blocks and plexi-glass will provide you with the skills you need to develop your own process and individual mark using these fun and challenging materials.

November
Street Arts
Joey Brooks

Learn about the history of Street Art and the tools and techniques it takes to make it. Using the work of important artists and movements like Barry McGee, Blek Le Rat, Swoon, Jean-Michael Basquiat and protest art as starting points, each week you will explore a different technique including stickers, characters, stencils and posters.
No class 11/29

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.
No class 12/27

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ South Park Community Center

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

September-October
Experiments: Where Art and Science Meet
Gabriela Ayala-Cañizares

Bring your imagination and creativity! We will be experimenting with many different materials- from items you can find in any kitchen to different elements in nature. You will explore how these items combine and react to each other to find new ways of creating art that can be utilitarian or purely decorative. Come get curious! Instruction in Spanish and English.

November-December
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.
No class 11/29 and 12/27

Free Fridays with Teen Art Studios @ Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

4:00pm-7:00pm

June-August
Mixed Media and Our Unique Selves
Ray Mack

This summer at TAS, students will explore ideas and strategies for crafting their own personal mythology. Looking at the work on exhibition at BAM, students will examine how different artists craft their own personal narrative through visual icons and stylistic signatures- from the cartoon world of Simon Hanselmann, lifetime retrospective work of jewler Ron Ho, to the bizzarre dreamlike sculptures of Robert Williams and more, teens will explore how various artists insert their personal stories and aesthetics into their work through a variety of 2D and 3D projects. As with all TAS sessions, students are provided with a specific prompt for a project idea each week and encouraged to respond in whatever material or aesthetic form that most interests them- TAS offers a wide range of materials to explore, and the technical advice and direction needed to make them work.

September-December
Collaborative Experiments in Art
Ray Mack

Develop your artistic voice through collaborative experiments. This fall focuses on the ways artists use playful and informal prompts to expand their work. Looking to the great artistic tradition of collectives like the Surrealists, Dadaists and Bloomsbury group, you will use chance, collaboration and language as starting points to develop your own drawings and artwork using a variety of media. Dispel the myth of the solitary artist and spend time laughing with friends while you expand your imagination and artistic voice.
No class 11/29 and 12/27

January-March
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 redifined what it means to be an artist. How do you sculpt a painting or convey emotion with only one color?
No class 1/3

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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