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


Winter 2017 Classes

Check out our Winter Term 2017 classes!  Interested in taking a class in the Spring Term?  Check back between March 13 - 24 to submit your registration request.

NOURISH YOURSELF THROUGH WATERCOLOR

TEACHING ARTIST:  Catherine Gill
DATES:  Tuesdays for 8 weeks, January 17 - March 7
TIME:  2 - 4PM
LOCATION:  Frye Art Museum - 704 Terry Avenue

Using watercolor and chalk pastel, we will create drawings and paintings that explore the idea of what it means to nourish our body and soul. We will make use of our artistic tools to create still lifes that honor the tools we use to eat. This fun and creative class will provide students with the opportunity to learn and improve basic drawing, watercolor, and design skills.

 

LET'S MAKE THAT CHAPBOOK!

TEACHING ARTIST:  Natasha Marin
DATES:  Wednesdays for 8 weeks, January 18 - March 8
TIME:  2 - 4PM
LOCATION:  Hugo House - 1021 Columbia Street

Ready to get your work out into the world? In this class, students will learn the process of converting their creative work into polished chapbooks. A chapbook -- a small collection of written work, such as poetry or prose, printed and bound by hand -- is a fun, creative, and accessible way for poets to self-publish their work.

 

INTERMEDIATE ACTING

TEACHING ARTIST:  Ellen Graham
DATES:  Thursdays for 8 weeks, January 19 - March 9
TIME:  2 - 4PM
LOCATION:  Theater Schmeater, 2125 3rd Avenue

Prerequisite: Eligible participants must have completed (75% attendance+) at least one Path with Art acting class in the last year.

This class is designed to advance the skills of acting by using scenes from American classic dramatic literature. Students will use work from playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O'Neil and Edward Albee. Through class exercises, voice work, and character development, students will develop many more tools in their actor toolbox.

 

CREATING A SCORE: SHEET MUSIC TO PERFORMANCE

A Path with Art / Seattle Symphony Community Composition
TEACHING ARTIST:  Jessi Harvey and Lena Console
DATES:  Wednesdays for 8 weeks, January 18 - March 8
TIME:  1 - 3PM
LOCATION:  Soundbridge at Seattle Symphony - 2nd and Union

Prerequisite: Eligible participants must have completed (75% attendance+) at least two Path with Art classes in the last year.

Together, we will build upon last term's "Composing Sheet Music" class and finalize our original group composition. We will continue to draw inspiration from the We Are All Here artistic banners created by Path with Art students. We will work with Seattle Symphony musicians to orchestrate, edit and rehearse a community composition, which will premiere with a chamber ensemble on March 8th against the backdrop of the banners.

 

COLLAGE YOUR STORY

TEACHING ARTIST:  Deborah Lawrence
DATES:  Thursdays for 8 weeks, January 19 - March 9
TIME:  3 - 5PM
LOCATION:  Seattle Public Library Downtown Branch, Level 4 in Room 6, 1000 4th Avenue

Imagine a winding path that leads from the start of your life, following the road to where you are now -- and into the future! In this class you will have the opportunity to create colorful Game Boards and Story Boards to illustrate life stories, using the tools and materials of collage. You'll be amazed at how much you can bring to life!

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

TEACHING ARTIST:  Candace Doyal
DATES:  Wednesdays for 8 weeks, January 18 - March 8
TIME:  2 - 4PM
LOCATION:  Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Avenue

Calling all photographers! This class will provide a strong foundation of digital photography. Students will explore composition, subject matter, setting, light and shadows, as well as how to use a camera. By studying photography, shooting in the field, and analyzing our work in class, we will each create at least one exhibition-ready image.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

TEACHING ARTIST:  Patrick Howe
DATES:  Tuesdays for 8 weeks, January 17 - March 7
TIME:  2 - 4PM
LOCATION:  Simons Apartment Building, 2119 3rd Avenue

In this class, students will get to explore a variety of realistic, expressive, and abstract painting techniques. The instructor will offer easy, step-by-step demonstrations on how to paint from life, photographs, and one's imagination. Students will learn new drawing exercises that are foundational to all styles of painting. All are welcome to come get creative with us!

 

And join our choir...

THE PATH WITH ART SINGERS

CHOIR DIRECTOR:  Rebekka Goldsmith
DATES:  Begins January 16. Now year round on Mondays!*
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. Choir participants can be simultaneously enrolled in a class.

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.