“We learned things, and experimented with things. That makes me a better artist.” - Elise, Youth Student
Youth Art Works
Offered Saturdays during the school year
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 – 13. 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.
Looking for an exciting summer program that boosts creativity? Try Pratt’s Summer Art Camp for ages 7 – 12! 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.
Youth Art Works offers free experiential arts classes to youth ages 5 – 13 on Sundays. Students will explore self-expression through painting, drawing, sculpture and other media as they delve into the elements and vocabulary of art. Activities and mediums change each 8 week session. Priority is given to students from the Central Area. Advance registration is required and a voluntary pay-as- you-can tuition of $15 – $100 is suggested.
January 26 – March 23
April 27 – June 22, registration begins March 3
No class 5/24
1-2pm ages 5-7
2:30-4pm ages 8-10
4:40-6pm ages 11-13
For more information contact:
Myra Kaha, Youth and Teen Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Registration Form Here. 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.
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.
Drawing is at the root of the visual arts and anyone can learn to draw. While completing traditional and unique projects, students will learn to use line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, proportion and perspective to create two-dimensional works of art. This class will provide a solid foundation of drawing basics and creative expression. All supplies provided.
Explore the world of art in this fun and creative class designed for curious kids. Students are encouraged to express themselves with a variety of projects and techniques including watercolor self-portraits, tempera color-wheels, mixed media mobiles, wire sculptures and much more! Students are taught by a professional artist who encourages students to explore while emphasizing creativity and experimentation through projects and skill building. All supplies provided.
Create a one-of-a-kind holiday gift and learn the art of mosaic with glass. This class, for a parent and child team, is a great way to spend an afternoon together being creative. Tuition includes both you and your child. Ages 10 & up