Studio Art Classes

Path with Art classes provide hands-on, dynamic, and informative arts education led by Seattle-based professional Teaching Artists. Our classes are open to individuals of all skill levels, are free to eligible participants, and all materials are provided. 

You must be associated with one of Path with Art's many Partner Organizations to enroll.  Click here to see our eligibility requirements. If you have questions, call 206-601-7112 or email register@pathwithart.org.

2017 CLASS TERMS

Summer Term 2017
Registration Period:  July 3 - 14
Classes Run:  July 31 - September 22

Fall Term 2017
Registration Period:  September 25 - October 6
Classes Run:  October 23 - December 15

Winter Term 2018
Registration Period:  December 18 - January 7
Classes Run:  January 22 - March 16

Spring Term 2018
Registration Period: March 19 - April 8
Classes Run: April 23 - June 15

 


Summer 2017 Classes

Registration for Summer Term classes is now closed

Choir registration is still open until August 25th.  Scroll down to join the Path with Art Singers!

Student will hear back from us by Friday, July 21st by 5:00 pm.  

CRAFTING YOUR NARRATIVE: THE POWER OF OUR STORIES

TEACHING ARTIST: Caroline Brown
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks, August 2nd - September 20th
TIME: 1 -3 PM
LOCATION:  Theater Schmeater - 2125 3rd Ave (map) 

Join us as we celebrate some of our community’s most important voices - our own! This class will focus on personal storytelling and public speaking to help students effectively communicate the transformative role that art has had in their lives. Through writing prompts and exercises, participants will reflect on how creativity has helped them identify personal goals, face challenges, and work towards accomplishments.
Together, we’ll build performance and public speaking skills, so as to most effectively explore, shape and share
our experiences with others.

TRANSLATING WHAT YOU SEE: DRAWING AND COMPOSITION

TEACHING ARTIST: Devon Hale
DATES: Fridays for 8 weeks, August 4th - September 22nd
TIME:2 - 4 PM
LOCATION:  Seattle Art Museum - 1300 1st Ave (map)

Come draw with us! Drawing is an important foundational skill that can be effectively applied to almost all artistic mediums. In this friendly and encouraging class, we will learn the visual language of composition while exploring a variety of drawing materials. Rather than learning tricks and step-by-steps, we will focus on the honest and personal experience of translating what we see in the world into a finished drawing.

 

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DANCE YOUR DANCE

TEACHING ARTIST: Alice Gosti and Corrie Befort
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks, August 10th - September 28th
TIME: 3 - 5 PM
LOCATION:  Velocity - 1621 12th Ave, Ste 100 (map)

Are you ready to get moving?! Whether graceful or groovy, each class will strengthen your body, lift your spirits and ignite your imagination. We will explore a variety of movement styles, learning from the histories of a range of cultures past and present. We will study famous choreography, invent our own movements, and learn from each other. This class is for all ages and abilities and no prior dance experience is required - just a desire to have fun and learn though your body. Class is accompanied by live music and co-taught by two life-long movers who believe everyone should dance their dance.

 

PERFORMANCE POETRY

TEACHING ARTIST: Tara Hardy
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks, August 2nd - September 20th
TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION:  Hugo House - 1021 Columbia St. (map)

Like poetry? So do we! In this class we'll write poetry and learn the art of reading it aloud. In addition to language itself, our tools become body, voice, and in ection. Bringing sound, rhythm, and intent forward from the page and onto the stage can be a delightful experience, completing the circle of creation by sharing the work with others. That said, poets who wish to read but not share are welcome too; no one will be forced to read aloud if they don’t want to. For beginning
to advanced writers.

CREATIONS IN CLAY: THE VESSEL

TEACHING ARTIST: Lana Sundberg
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks, August 1st - September 19th
TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION:  Ernestine Anderson - 2010 South Jackson St. (map)

Throughout the history of ceramics, the vessel has been the basis for a variety of fantastical gures and animals in addition to serving as a functional container. Together, we will explore the rich history of the medium and gain inspiration for our own creations. Students will learn a variety of hand building skills as well as surface decoration and glazing techniques to embellish your work. All levels are welcome.

 

SHEROES AND HEROES: SISTERHOOD COLLAGE FOR EVERYBODY

TEACHING ARTIST: Deborah Lawrence
DATES: Wednesday for 8 weeks, August 2nd - September 20th
TIME: 1 - 3 PM
LOCATION:  12th Ave Arts - 1620 12th Ave (map)

 Everybody can make a collage. In this class, we will take cut-and-paste to a new level by questioning the magazines we’re cutting up. Why do all the models look alike? Why are their faces so blank? As we sort through and cut up magazines, we’ll become more and more aware of sexism in advertising. This discovery will inspire us to make truthful, outrageous and unforgettable art from between the pages!

 

SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL WATERCOLOR

TEACHING ARTIST: Patrick Howe
DATES: Fridays for 8 weeks, August 4th - September 22nd
TIME: 3 -5 PM
LOCATION:  312 2nd Ave South (map)

 Learn the beautiful and accessible art of painting with watercolor. In this non-judgmental and supportive classroom we will explore brush technique, color, texture and composition. We will paint a variety of subjects such as still life and landscapes, and abstracts. This class is suitable for the beginner as well as the experienced student.

 


...and join our choir!  

All students who want to participate must register at the start of each term.

Registration for the Path with Art Singers will be open until August 25th.

THE PATH WITH ART SINGERS

TEACHING ARTIST: Rebekka Goldsmith
DATES: Mondays, Sept 11 - Dec 18*
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Plymouth Church - 1217 Sixth Avenue

If you love to sing or have always wanted to sing, this is the group for you! Together, we will learn good breathing, vocal warm ups, sing songs of many genres, and have a lot of fun. The choir will also have several opportunities to perform throughout the year. Come sing with us! All experience levels welcome.

* Between these dates, the Path with Art Singers will meet every Monday from 2-4 PM with the exception of federal holidays.  All students who want to participate must register at the start of each term.


Fall 2017 Classes

Registration for Fall Term 2017 will be open from September 25th - October 6th

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RELIEF PRINTMAKING

TEACHING ARTIST: Laurie Brown
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks, from October 24th to December 12th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave

This exciting class will explore a variety of relief methods of printmaking including mono prints, collographs and linoleum prints. Students will be able to create multiple copies of their prints that can include creating holiday cards and decorative boxes, the possibilities are endless!

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SHAKESPEARE'S MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

TEACHING ARTIST: Nikki Visel
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks, from October 25th to December 13th
TIME:  1 - 3 PM
LOCATION: Theater Schmeater, 2125 3rd Ave

Build a character using your own life and experiences … and Shakespeare’s words. In this class, we will explore the themes of Shakepeare’s entertaining comedy Much Ado Nothing through studying the play, building characters, and performing monologues. You will leave class with a performance ready monologue of your choosing from Much Ado About Nothing. Advance students may petition to do scene work.

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WRITING FROM LIFE: TAKING A TOUR OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

TEACHING ARTIST: Scott Driscoll
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks, from October 25th to December 13th
TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION:  Hugo House - 1021 Columbia St.

In this thought-provoking and engaging class we will start by writing about real life events, then turn these into stories that will help us become tour guides of our own lives. Students will be encouraged to participate in fun observation exercises and lessons on how to craft a narrative. Together we will create all kinds of enhanced fantasized worlds! This prose writing class is suitable for beginners as well as for experienced writers.

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INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

TEACHING ARTIST: Candace Doyal
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks, from October 25th to December 13th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave

By exploring composition, subject, setting, light and shadows, as well as how to use a camera, students will delve deeper into the art of the photograph. We will be studying digital photography, shooting in the field, and utilizing classroom critique sessions, all leading up to the creation of at least one exhibition-ready image!

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PAINTING FROM A PHOTOGRAPH

TEACHING ARTIST: Pamm Hanson
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks, from October 26th to December 21st (not meeting Thanksgiving Day)
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Art Center, 1902 S Main Street

This class teaches a classic method of reproduction of an image. Each student will be able to bring a favorite photograph and make an acrylic painting reproduction. This provides a special relationship and interpretation of a special image. There will be a brief introduction to paint and color as well, so it is possible to also reproduce a black and white image into a color painting. What a precious painting to have!

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MIXED MEDIA BOOK SCULPTURES

TEACHING ARTIST: Michelle de la Vega
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks, from October 26th to December 21st (not meeting Thanksgiving Day)
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Seattle Public Library (Downtown Branch), 1000 4th Ave

Turn a book into a one of a kind, three-dimensional book sculpture! In this fun and creative class, we will transform old books using collage, painting, drawing, words, found objects and more. In each class, we will use stories form our own lives to visually fill the pages. This is great class for you if you enjoy storytelling, mixed media art, remaking something old into meaningful artwork, and positive group dynamics.