Youth Art Works
So much fun they don’t know they’re learning! Pratt’s youth program is specifically designed to foster an appreciation of art for students age 5 – 14. Pratt introduces students to a variety of materials, to evoke curiosity, and hone their natural creativity. Professional artists teach eager students with an emphasis on exploration in a fun environment where they can express their creativity and gain self-confidence. Students utilize these new skills in their academic classrooms.
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July 8 – August 9, 2013 (each session is one week long)
Summer registration is open!
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Looking for an exciting summer program that boosts creativity? Try Pratt’s Summer Art Camp! Campers will explore a weekly theme while drawing, painting and building sculptures to create original art that is sure to make for a memorable summer. Summer art camps are taught by a professional teaching artist.
*Pratt offers an after care option for an additional fee.
Meet Your Art Camp Instructor!
Beth Zirngible received her BFA in Ceramics in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, and has been teaching art ever since. In 2009, she earned her Masters in Teaching from Seattle University with an endorsement in visual art. Beth works mainly in clay, forming pottery on the wheel and sculpting by hand. In addition to clay, she enjoys using recycled materials for 2D and 3D works of art. Beth is currently a substitute teacher for the Seattle School District. She also works for Gage Academy of Art and is really looking forward to the upcoming summer at Pratt Fine Arts Center.
Full payment is required at the time of enrollment.
Pratt Summer Art Camp is located in the Youth Room on the Pratt Campus at 1902 S. Main Street.
Summer Camp FAQ
Drop off and Pick up
- Parents must sign campers in and out daily.
- Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 8:30am at the Pratt Main Building entrance.
- Camps start promptly at 9am and ends at 3pm. Pick up will be at the youth room in the blue building. After care until 6pm will be available for additional cost. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Pratt will charge a non negotiable fee of $1 per minute for early and late drop off.
Campers should bring a sack lunch with a beverage. Campers will not have access to a fridge or a microwave. Pratt does not have soda or snack machines on campus. Lunch will be supervised in the park.
Please join us at 2:30pm on Friday for an artist reception in the Youth Room. Family and friends are invited to join us in celebrating our young artists.
Art making is messy. Campers should be dressed in clothes that can get dirty or stained. Tube tops, bathing suites, and flip flops are not considered appropriate attire.
- Always listen to the teacher.
- Be nice to others, bullying will not be tolerated.
- Use nice language, bad language(profanity) is not permitted at Camp
- Share with others.
- No hitting. Ever
- No one is allowed on the orange pad.
- Campers are not allowed to leave campus without an adult.
Free! Sunday Art Classes
Winter: January 26 – March 23
Spring: April 21 – June 16
Pratt Fine Arts Center offers free experiential arts classes to children and youth ages 5 – 14. Priority is given to students from the Central District. A voluntary, pay-what-you-can tuition of $15 – $100 is suggested.
For more information contact:
Myra Kaha, Youth and Education Associate
Download Youth Registration Form
Pratt’s Youth Art Works programs are sponsored by funding from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Fales Foundation Trust, Laird Norton Family Foundation, Lucky Seven Foundation, Harrington Schiff Foundation, McEachern Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Target, and private donors.
Have fun year round! All of Pratt’s Youth classes are offered three times a year starting around September, January and March.
NEW! – Online registration for Youth and Teens!
Download Youth Waiver