“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.
Pratt Teen summer programs offer a supportive environment allowing students to express themselves creatively while learning in professionally-equipped studios. Week long hands-on arts exploration programs with Pratt’s outstanding instructors. Small class sizes enable students to explore and expand their skills in welding, glassblowing, flameworking, fused glass, jewelry, stone carving, bronze casting, printmaking, drawing and painting.
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.
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.
This class covers the basics of beadmaking, including tools, techniques and safety. Discover how to melt rods of glass in a propane-oxygen flame, wrap the molten glass onto a metal mandrel (rod), and use heat and gravity to shape a bead. Techniques include: hot glass manipulation, basic bead shapes, and basic glass sculpting to create small scale objects such as marbles, flowers, bugs and burgers! Learn to work with hot glass on this smaller scale. Safety, creativity and fun are emphasized!
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.
Explore the techniques of glass fusing in this fun four-hour workshop. Students will look at facial features, proportion, and expression, and then create a drawing on paper using line, shape, and color. We will then investigate the various forms of glass and techniques and work to translate our drawings to sheet glass. The artworks will be fired and available for students to pick up from Pratt the following week. Each piece will have an embedded loop ready to display!
Have you ever wanted to make a mold of your hand? This one day workshop will teach you about mold making. Have fun in this hands-on session with dental alginate, plaster and beeswax and cast your hand. These new mold-making techniques will prepare you to explore our other casting programs such as glass or metal. All materials provided.
Welcome to felting for the 21st century! Manipulating wool is fun, colorful, and addictive. Using wet felting and dry needle techniques, you will make jewelry forms, small dimensional vessels, botanical shapes, or something only you can imagine! This quick how-to class will give you the experience you need to continue on your own. All supplies provided.
In this free workshop for teens, get a hands-on look at screenprinting. Bring a t-shirt and come prepared to make something fun to wear! Pizza included. Priority is given to students from the Central Area.