“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 designed to foster an appreciation of art for students ages 5 – 13. Pratt introduces students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity. With an emphasis on exploration, professional artists teach students in a fun, relaxed environment where they can express their creativity and gain self-confidence. The techniques developed at Pratt do not stop here; students utilize these new skills artistically, academically, and interpersonally.
Please be sure to complete the Waiver Agreement for Youth and Teen registrations.
Ages 7 – 12 during the summer
Looking for an exciting summer program that promotes exploration and creativity? Try Pratt’s Summer Art Camp for ages 7-12! Campers will draw, paint, and build their way through exciting projects that connect to a hands-on weekly theme. Summer art camps are taught by professional teaching artists.
2015 Summer Art Camp Schedule will be available February 14, 2015.
Free! Sunday Art Classes
Ages 5-13 during the school year
Youth Art Works offers free experiential arts classes to youth ages 5 – 13 on Sundays during the school year. Students will explore self-expression through various mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture 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 in person registration is required and a voluntary pay-as- you-can tuition of $15 – $100 is suggested.
Fall Classes: October 5 – November 23
1-2pm ages 5-7
2:30-4pm ages 8-10
4:40-6pm ages 11-13
Registration opens for Winter program on November 24.
Winter Classes: February 1 – March 29 (no class on 2/15)
For more information contact:
Myra Kaha, Youth and Teen Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
206-328-2200 x224 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.
Make your own sketchbook! In this workshop you will learn how to use the proper tools as well as specific gluing, folding and sewing techniques for binding books. Each participant will make one hardcover, hand-sewn book--perfect to give as a gift to a friend or yourself! For parents and children 10 years old and up, price includes one parent and one child. Ages 10 and up.
Parents, spend some quality time with your child learning to weld at Pratt. This class is fun: a welding experience and demonstration of the MIG welding process. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt fabrication shop has to offer with one of Pratt's best welding instructors. This will be an experience you and your child won't forget! For parents and teens 13 years old and up. Price includes one parent and one child, space is limited to four groups so sign up early! No experience necessary.
Parent and Me: Portraits in Glass (Ages 10+) | 1.31
Explore the techniques of glass fusing in this fun four-hour workshop. Each of you will create a wonderful portrait of the two of you, or one of you could do a portrait of the family dog! Bring favorite photos for inspiration! Students will look at facial features, proportion, and expression, and then create a drawing on paper using line, shape, and color. We will investigate the various glass shapes and forms, as well as glass techniques then 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! For parents and children 10 years old and up, price includes one parent and one child.
Have you ever wished that your sketches could jump off the page? In this class, you will delve into the art of drawing while exploring sculpture and form. Students will begin by learning important drawing concepts before translating these skills into sculptural forms using a variety of materials.
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, and acrylics. 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.
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.
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! No experience necessary.