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

Winter Term 2017
Registration Period:  December 12 - 30, 2016
Classes Run:  January 16 - March 10

Spring Term 2017
Registration Period:  March 13 - 24
Classes Run:  April 10 - June 2

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


Spring 2017 Classes

Priority registration for Spring Term is now closed.  Students will hear back about class placement by April 3rd. 

 

FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

TEACHING ARTIST: Patrick Howe
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks, April 11 - May 30
TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION:  Simons Apartment Building, 2119 3rd Avenue

This friendly and informative watercolor class will explore realistic, expressive, and abstract painting. In a supportive classroom setting, we will paint from life, photos, and our imaginations. The instructor will offer easy, step- by-step
demonstrations. This class will also include many new and exciting drawing exercises that are foundational to all styles
of painting.

 

WRITING OUR STORIES

TEACHING ARTIST: Anna Balint
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks, April 12 - May 31
TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street

We all have stories we know and tell. But what of the stories we have yet to discover inside ourselves? Those triggered by memories of weather, food, or family rituals...or the buying of new shoes. This class will unearth new gems, as well as explore new ways to tell "old" stories.

 

MIXED MEDIA BOOK SCULPTURES

TEACHING ARTIST: Michelle de la Vega
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks, April 12 - May 31
TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Avenue

Come make "book sculptures" with us! We will make use of old books, collage, drawing, words, found objects and more. Each class we’ll use stories from our own
lives to visually fill our pages. This is a great class for you if you enjoy storytelling, mixed media art, and remaking something old into a meaningful work of art.

 

 

 

THE ART OF SEEING: DRAWING FROM THE HEART

TEACHING ARTISTS: Marni Sheppard
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks, April 13 - June 1
TIME: 3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: SPL Downtown Branch Level 4 in Room 6, 1000 4th Avenue

With nature as our muse, we will learn to express ourselves through various drawing techniques, considering terms such as contrast, detail, and proportion.  In this class we will explore the process of seeing what is in front of us. We will experiment with many different drawing “tools” as we take a journey of recording beauty.

 

 

 

EXPLORE PRINTMAKING

TEACHING ARTIST: Laurie Brown
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks, April 11 - May 30
TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Avenue

Come explore the creative world of printmaking! In addition to techniques like relief, intaglio, and monoprint, we will also learn "reductive printmaking," which involves creating a multicolored print using just one plate, as well as "dry point technique," a method in which an image is incised onto a plate with a sharp tool.

 

 

ACTING AND AUDITION WITH PUBLIC WORKS SEATTLE

TEACHING ARTIST: Marya Sea Kaminski
DATES: Tuesday for 8 weeks, April 11 - May 30
TIME: 1 - 3 PM
LOCATION: Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer Street

Want to perform at the Seattle Rep?! This class is for all interested in exploring acting and audition techniques in a professional setting. Class topics include character-building, physical and vocal choices, and audition practices. In autumn,
we will perform in a full production on the Seattle Rep mainstage. No experience necessary but come ready to play!

 

COLLECTIVE ART RELAY

TEACHING ARTISTS: Jen Dixon, Pamm Hanson, Rachel Kessler, and Kristen Ramirez
DATES: Fridays for 8 weeks, April 14 - June 2
TIME: 3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave S

Join four teaching artists for a dynamic, fun, and improvisational art-making and community-building opportunity! Each week will respond to and build upon the previous week's work through drawing, printmaking, collage and writing. We will work
together like a relay team, passing the baton of our imaginations from one art form to the next, learning to trust the leaps and
surprises and run with it!

THE PATH WITH ART SINGERS

CHOIR DIRECTOR:  Rebekka Goldsmith
DATES:  Meets every Monday!*
TIME:  3 - 5PM
LOCATION:  Soundbridge at Seattle Symphony - 2nd and Union

*The Path with Art Singers will meet every Monday from 3-5pm with the exception of federal holidays. New choir participants are welcome to join during quarterly registration periods.

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.