“The teacher was very good at getting me to see what I was drawing instead of drawing what I thought it looked like.” - Henry, age 15
Pratt’s teen program is specifically designed for high school students who want to take art classes from professional artists. At Pratt, we teach all skill levels – whether students are just beginning to explore the arts or they are ready to take their art to the next level we offer a class that will develop their creativity.
Pratt offers classes in our state of the art professionally equipped studios so students can learn the newest techniques in each discipline. Our teen program is intentionally designed to expose students to a variety of material, techniques and equipment in: glass, metal, wood, printmaking, drawing, and painting. Instructors work with each student’s skill level that emphasizes exploration in a supportive environment.
All of Pratt’s Teen classes are offered three times a year starting around September, January, and March.
Students! Are you thinking about going to an Arts College? Starting in summer 2013 Pratt Fine Arts Center will offer a portfolio development class designed to help get your work ready for portfolio reviews. This class will be taught be a professional artist and admission counselor specializing in the visual arts.
Summer 2014 dates to be announced February 15, 2014!
We offer Teen Summer Art Week- featuring a 5 day intensive hands-on arts exploration with Pratt’s outstanding professional teaching artists.
Offered twice in the summer, Teen Summer Art Weeks feature a supportive environment allowing students to express themselves creatively while learning in professionally-equipped studios.
Small class sizes enable students to explore and expand their skills in welding, glassblowing flameworking, kiln-formed glass, printmaking, drawing and painting.
Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship
This scholarship was founded by and named in honor of artists Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles to provide ongoing art opportunities for Seattle’s high school students, with particular emphasis on inner-city high school youth. More information
Advance your skills in drawing while working from objects and photographs. Learn to observe and render the real world using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth. Drawing is the foundation of visual arts and will help you further your observational skills and your creative ideas. There is a supply list for this class.
No class 2/18.
Expressive Drawing and Painting Techniques (Ages 11-13) | 2.1
Interested in drawing and painting, and want to learn how to use the materials in exciting new ways? This class will teach students how to take their art beyond basic line drawing and express themselves with visually striking images. Students will cover techniques in pencil, charcoal, watercolors, acrylics, and oil paint. Students will advance their skills of observation and will cover concepts such as form, value, light and shadow, color, and proportions-- and, how to utilize these concepts to convey their personal vision. This is a fun class for anyone, regardless of previous experience level. All supplies provided.
Discover the universal appeal of shaping molten glass. Individualized instruction will help you learn the basics of glassblowing: gathering glass from the furnace and blowing and shaping bubbles. Make your own glass cup or sculptural paperweight while learning how to shape glass with tools. All materials included.
Explore metal fabrication through welding and blacksmithing. Learn to cut, hammer, shape, and attach metal to make functional or abstract sculpture. This class is for beginning or intermediate students. All materials are included.|
In this class you will be introduced to two glass techniques: glass fusing and flameworking with a torch. Cut glass to make tiles and small plates in the fusing studio. Learn to melt glass with a torch to make beads, marbles and other small glass objects. Explore glass while you become familiar with the tools and materials in this fun survey class. Color, decoration, design, and process will be covered. All materials are included.
Learn how to paint life like portraits in oil. Gain an understanding of the anatomy of the face and techniques for life like representation. Using oil paint and working from direct observation, you will explore color and basic concepts of form, light, composition, and perspective. Special emphasis will be placed on the different stages of the painting. There is a supply list for this class.
Experiment with stencils, direct drawing, and photographic process while you learn to create a silkscreen image. In this class you will gain an understanding of silkscreen equipment and tools. Bring in found objects, photographs, and drawings to create your own t-shirts, posters, and more! All supplies provided except t-shirts.