Registration for Second Quarter 2019 is now 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

BEGINNING COMICS STORYTELLING

TEACHING ARTIST: David Lasky
DATES: Fridays for 8 weeks from April 26th to June 14th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave  

INFO: Storytelling becomes more exciting and powerful when it’s done in comics form. An experienced teacher will guide you in learning this alternate language, which mixes words and pictures. Each student will generate multiple short pieces from which we’ll assemble a photocopied class anthology, debuting in our final class session.

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

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CREATE A CHARACTER!

TEACHING ARTIST: Ellen Graham
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks from April 25th to June 13th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: ACT Theatre, 700 Union St

INFO: Have you ever wanted to tell a story by becoming someone else? Have you ever wanted to tell your own story? In this class we will develop characters and personas from the ground up that can react, live, breathe, and come to life. We will use lazzi (physical comedy), mask work, improvisation and everyday observations of human life to create characters. These characters and personas will be a creative exploration of what it means to be human.

Accessibility and Parking: Wheelchair accessible elevator access. Parking is challenging, using public transit is strongly recommended.

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KEYBOARD IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS

TEACHING ARTIST: Benjamin Skubi
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks from April 25th to June 13th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Plymouth Church, 1217 6th Ave

INFO: Come to the piano and let your fingers fall where they will! This easy yet methodical class will have you creating beautiful, improvised music within one minute - yes, just one minute - of sitting down at the keys, even if you’ve never played music before! Along the way, you’ll learn how to read and write music, share your creations with your classmates, and develop a big jazz piece over the course of eight weeks.All experience levels are welcome, and keyboards will be available onsite.

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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IRRESISTIBLE GOUACHE INK RESIST

TEACHING ARTIST: Victoria Raymond
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from April 23rd to June 11th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave

INFO: Come and learn a brand new skill! Gouache ink resist is an exciting technique where gouache, ink, and collage work together to create beautiful creations! It’s so much fun to wash the ink off during this process and discover the new colorful image underneath! You will use photos of flowers and gardens for reference to make small paintings using this technique, which you’ll then collage and assemble to make an imaginative, vibrant painting!

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.

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BOOK OF DELIGHTS: READING & WRITING AUTHENTIC POETRY

TEACHING ARTIST: Rachel Kessler
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks from April 24th to June 12th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave

INFO: Join local poet and artist Rachel Kessler as we read Ross Gay’s Book of Delights and write our own poems inspired by his. We will experiment and play with words and ideas, learn about different poetic techniques and forms modeled by this contemporary African American poet. All levels welcome, beginners are especially encouraged to attend. No previous experience writing or reading poetry necessary – please bring curiosity and compassion! Each student will receive a copy of our class anthology at the end of the session.

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

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FINDING YOUR PERSONAL DRAWING STYLE

TEACHING ARTIST: Pamm Hanson
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from April 23rd to June 11th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St

INFO: Drawing involves not only the objects, but the space around the objects. This class will increase drawing skills by drawing the same object multiple times, using a variety of types of mark-making. We will look at various artists and how they express a personal drawing style. Mediums used will include charcoal, graphite, ink, and white-out. Discover your unique drawing style!

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

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HEAR & NOW

TEACHING ARTIST: Rachel Brumer and Monique Holt
DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on May 14th to May 30th
TIME:  1 - 4 PM for first 4 classes. 1:00 - 3:00 pm for last two classes

LOCATION: Velocity Dance Center, Founders Studio, 1621 12th Ave #100

INFO: Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language (ASL)? Do you like to express yourself through movement? No leaping or cartwheels involved. Communicate with the audience and each other using ASL and movement to express feelings of voicelessness. ASL is a powerful way to communicate those feelings. For the first time, we will be opening this class up to PwA students and members of the broader Seattle community. An extension of a 2017 collaboration between PwA and MacArthur Genius Award winner, Trimpin, this class will explore translating poetry created for Hear & Now into a movement score to be performed at the Hear & Now exhibit at Seattle Art Museum.

This class will perform on the evening of June 6th at SAM’s First Thursday Artwalk. All levels of mobility and prior experience with ASL are invited to register.

Accessibility and Parking: First Floor wheelchair accessible ramp. Street Parking generally available.

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The Path with Art Singers

TEACHING ARTIST: Erica Merritt
DATES: Mondays starting April 29th (no rehearsal Memorial Day May 27th, & June 10th)
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Octave 9, 200 University St

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!