TEEN

Pratt’s teen program is specifically designed for teens (13 – 17) who want to explore art makingin a professional studio environment. At Pratt, we teach all skill levels – whether students are just beginning or they are ready to take their art to the next level. While the techniques and vocabulary developed vary by class, the overarching goals of the program are for students to gain problem-solving and risk-taking skills, understand complex concepts, and discover positive ways to articulate the way they think and feel. Pratt provides opportunities for teens to develop a foundation for success through the process of making art, which has been shown to motivate and engage students, as well as to increase their ability to develop abilities associated with academic success. Pratt is committed to racial equity as a core value and ongoing practice, allocating resources to the breakdown of systemic barriers and the development of equitable solutions organization-wide.

The Pratt Teen program is designed to develop creative thinking and perseverance in a safe and supportive atmosphere, helping students celebrate their strengths and develop the skills they need to become healthy, contributing adults. Pratt creates opportunities for students to build positive relationships and experience acceptance, independence, achievement, and recognition, which form the foundation for healthy young people.

Pratt is a Community Arts partner for the Creative Advantage program


The Creative Advantage is a public-private partnership to reinvest in Seattle’s students and our community’s economic and creative future. Founding partners are the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Foundation.

Pohlman Knowles Scholarships. 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.

Information about Pratt’s Teen Program:
Myra Kaha, Youth and Teen Manager
mkaha@pratt.org
206.328.2200 x224


Support for Pratt’s Teen Art Works and Pratt Teen Programs is provided by 4Culture, Fales Foundation Trust, D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, Pohlman Knowles Studio, RealNetworks Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and the Wyman Youth Trust. 

Parents, guardians please fill out the Waiver Agreement.

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