Registration for First Quarter 2019 is closed.

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.

The Registration Form is towards the bottom of this page, below the class descriptions.

Some of our classes involve physical activity. If you have concerns about the kinds of activities a class may present, please call us at 206-601-7112, so we can best accommodate your needs. 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND REGISTRATION ARE BELOW:

2019 CLASS Quarters

First Quarter 2019
Registration Period: December 24 - Jan 9
Classes Run: January 22 - March 15

Second Quarter 2019
Registration Period: April 1 - April 15
Classes Run: April 22 - June 14

Third Quarter 2019
Registration Period: July 8 - July 22
Classes Run: August 5 - September 27 

Fourth Quarter 2019
Registration Period: September 30 - October 14
Classes Run: October 28 - December 20

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Public WOrks: Theater for the People!

TEACHING ARTIST: Orlando Morales
DATES: Mondays for 8 weeks from January 28th to March 25th (No class Feb 18th!)
TIME:  5:45 - 7:15 PM
LOCATION: Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer Street 

INFO: This class will engage participants in all aspects of Musical Theater - from structure and storytelling, to singing and staging. Join a supportive community and professional teaching artist for a weekly opportunity to learn, laugh, and break into the song. No experience necessary!

Accessibility and Parking: Wheelchair accesible. Parking lots available around area (rates depend on events at Seattle Center. Bussing is suggested!)

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*Advanced: What are the colors of your life?

TEACHING ARTIST: Cathe Gill
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from January 22nd to March 12th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave

INFO: Explore Color! Using Watercolor and Pastel pencils this intermediate level watercolor painting class will cover the effect that color choices make, both in our art and in our life. We can make art with clean clear exciting color, or create subtle grayed paintings, or anything in between. Over 8 weeks, the subject matter will include landscape, still life and portrait, and we will learn how to vary the intensity of color to get the effect that feels right for us.

Accessibility and Parking: Elevator Access to classroom. Paid public street parking is available along Terry Ave, 9th Ave, Columbia St, Marion St, and Cherry St.

*Students must have completed a prior course or have relevant experience in the medium to register for this class.

Working with clay

TEACHING ARTIST: Lana Sundberg
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from January 22nd to March 12th
TIME:  3:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St (map)

INFO: Explore the versatility of clay through hand building to create a variety of functional and sculptural works of art. Learn how to create basic pottery forms and advanced your 3D art-practice! Aside from learning the methods for hand building students will also be introduced to the many techniques for embellishing and glazing their pieces. Projects will be designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of experience. Everyone is welcome!

Accessibility and Parking: First floor wheelchair access. Free 2-hour street parking.

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songwriting

TEACHING ARTIST: Chris Mena and Skúli Gestsson
DATES: Fridays for 8 weeks from January 25th to March 15th
TIME:  3:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Plymouth Congregational Church - 1217 Sixth Avenue (map)

INFO: This isn’t your traditional songwriting course! In the Collective Songwriting Workshop (open to all experience levels) you will work in a group setting to create a song (or songs) that reflect issues pertinent to your community. The focus of this class will be on generating themes that will be shaped into lyrics, learning basic instrumental skills (if needed), vocal technique, and songwriting. This process goes beyond the mechanics of songwriting and focuses on the transformative power of composing music through a collective process.

Accessibility and Parking: Elevator Access. Paid street parking and parking lots near the area. Parking is challenging, using public transit is strongly recommended.

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Improvisational theatre

TEACHING ARTIST: Jill Farris
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks from January 24th to March 14th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Unexpected Productions Improv, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

INFO: Discover the fun of improvisational theatre! Celebrate your own spontaneity as you weave together stories and scenes made up in the moment with your scene partners. Experience a sense of ensemble with your classmates through play and games that facilitate risk taking, listening and collaboration. Create scenes that have never been seen before and will never be seen again!

Accessibility and Parking: Wheelchair accessible, but recommended to be careful with the cobblestone street. Street parking in Pike Market but public transit is recommended.

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Introduction into acrylic painting

TEACHING ARTIST: Devon Hale
DATES:  Thursdays for 8 weeks from January 24th to March 14th
TIME:  1:30 - 3:30  PM
LOCATION: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave

INFO: Color is one of the most exciting elements in visual art. Using painting, this class will introduce various lessons on color. Learn basics acrylic painting along with color mixing, limited palettes, color exercises, composing with color, self-expression through color, and more.  

Accessibility and Parking: First-floor access to classroom, elevator access. Parking lots available but public transit is recommended.

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Duende: Reading and Writing Authentic Poetry

TEACHING ARTIST: Rachel Kessler
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks from January 23rd - March 14th TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Hugo House, 1634 11 Ave

INFO: Join local poet and artist Rachel Kessler as we read Tracy Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States, and write our own poems inspired by hers. We will experiment and play with words and ideas. As Hilton Als writes about Smith’s poetry, we will “imagine who you were before you were [as] a way of understanding who you are now and what you may become.” Not only will we spend time with Smith on the page and in our brains, but this class has the opportunity to meet her when she visits Seattle at the end of our eight-week class! All levels welcome, beginners are especially encouraged to attend. No previous experience writing or reading poetry necessary – please bring curiosity and compassion!

Accessibility and Parking: Wheelchair ramps and first-floor access. Street parking generally available.

Mixed Media Book sculpture, Assemblage, and collage

TEACHING ARTIST: Victoria Raymond
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks from January 24th to March 14th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Simons Apartments, (A Plymouth Housing Building) 2119 Third Ave: Tara Connor Room – 2nd Floor

INFO: Show people who you are AND bring your imagination to life with mixed media book sculpture! In this fun and interactive class we will use old books, collage, painting, vintage postcards, found objects, fabric and more. Each class we explore techniques to tell our story and draw the viewer in.

Accessibility and Parking: Automatic doors and elevator. Pay street parking is usually available on 3rd between Lenora and Blanchard or on Blanchard between 2nd and 4th.

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The Path with Art Singers

TEACHING ARTIST: Erica Merritt
DATES: Mondays starting January 28th! (No class Feb. 18th!)
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Plymouth Congregational Church - 1217 Sixth Avenue (map)

INFO: 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.

Accessibility and Parking: Elevator Access. Paid street parking and parking lots near the area. Parking is challenging, using public transit is strongly recommended.

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Drop-in Visual Arts Open Studio

Taught by Pamm Hanson
DATES: Coming Back Soon!

*If you’re excited about Drop-In Visual Arts returning in the new year, send us an email at register@pathwithart.org and we’ll make sure to notify you when the program is available again!

INFO: Introducing our new drop-in open studio for the visual arts, led by the wonderful Pamm Hanson! This is a no-commitment space to come work on ongoing visual arts pieces or engage in a new project.

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*Priority for all classes is based on prior attendance records, past wait-lists, and new student considerations, not based on when you register within the registration period. If you have any issues with our online form please email us at register@pathwithart.org. Thank you!