“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.
This program will begin again in Late September. There are no summer weekend classes.
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 email@example.com
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.
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!
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, 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.
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.
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!