“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
Parents, spend some quality time with your child learning blacksmithing at Pratt. Experience how to transform cold hard steel with heat and hammers to make something fun. Learn how to taper, twist and scroll with one of Pratt's best blacksmithing instructors. This will be an experience you and your child won't forget!
For parents and children 10 years old and up.
Price includes one parent and one child, space is limited to four groups so sign up early!
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.