Studio 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.

Spring Registration is open now until April 8th. See our class offerings and sign up below!

2018 CLASS TERMS

Winter Term 2018
Registration Period:  December 18 - January 12
Classes Run:  January 22 - March 16

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

Summer Term 2018
Registration Period: July 9 - July 22
Classes Run: August 6 - September 28

Fall Term 2018
Registration Period: October 1 - October 14
Classes Run: October 29 - December 21

 


Registration for Spring Term Classes is now Closed.

We will let you know your final enrollments by April 13th at 5:00 pm.

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Public Works Seattle: Own the Scene- Playing with Shakespeare

TEACHING ARTIST: Jason Sanford and Caroline Brown
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from April 24th to June 12th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Seattle Repertory Theater, 155 Mercer St (map)

INFO: This fun and dynamic class is for artists of all levels who are interested in exploring Shakespeare performance technique in a professional setting. Class time will focus on character building practices, strengthening capacities for physical and vocal choices, broadening abilities to relate Shakespeare to the modern world and developing a consistent approach to scene work. Class will conclude with a chance to showcase work in a final performance, with an understanding of how to collaborate on a creative concept and how to work toward the realization of an artistic vision. No experience necessary but please come ready to play!

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Piece by Piece | Glass Mosaic Workshop

TEACHING ARTIST: Jen Dixon
DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks from April 25th to June 13th
TIME:  2:30 - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave (map)

INFO: Much like memory, in this class we'll piece together and explore personal imagery through mosaics. Students will learn about the history of mosaics, fundamentals of creating and transferring an image, and the use of tools and techniques. If you've made mosaics before or never have but are curious, come join this fun class; all levels welcome! Students will leave class with at least two personal mosaics. Piece together a masterpiece!

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More in Printmaking | Advanced Students Only

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

INFO: This Advanced Printmaking class will build upon your prior printmaking skills. If you have taken a previous printmaking class, then you know the basics and are ready to keep experimenting! We will learn different techniques, including relief and intaglio, and use the press to create multiple color prints. We will each create a collograph plate, which can incorporate both techniques at the same time. Put on your aprons and get excited to get inky!

*THIS IS AN ADVANCED PRINTMAKING CLASS. YOU MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE PREVIOUS PRINTMAKING CLASS TO PARTICIPATE.

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West African Dance and Drumming

TEACHING ARTIST: Afua and Boka Kouyate
DATES:  Fridays for 8 weeks from April 27th to June 15th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 6th Ave (map)

INFO: Come try your hand with traditional West African Drumming, Dance and Song!! In this fun and dynamic class, you will learn a welcome dance and a celebration dance leading up to the culminating classroom dance. All sessions are interactive where every student is engaged with a call and response-rhythm of movement and song. All abilities welcome; get ready to bust a move!

 

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Color Palette Choices for Self-Portraiture | Advanced Students Only

TEACHING ARTIST: Pamm Hanson
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from April 24th to June 12th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St (map)

INFO: A major artistic decision in Self-Portraiture is the decision of palette – of colors used. From the realism of Turner and Sargent to the bold colors of the Fauvists to the distinctive blending of pastel in the Impressionists' work, color has helped define a statement about perception and interpretation as well as used as an expression of personality and state of mind. This class will look at various uses of color in self-portraiture throughout art history and teach various palettes used. The final project will be a self-portrait (from mirror observation) with the artist's choice of palette. Add a little color to your life!

*THIS IS AN ADVANCED PAINTING CLASS. YOU MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE PREVIOUS PAINTING CLASS TO PARTICIPATE.

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Introduction to Photography

TEACHING ARTIST: Candace Doyal
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from April 24th to June 12th
TIME:  1 - 3 PM
LOCATION: Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave (map)

INFO: Join us as for this exciting class, that will lay the foundations for a strong sense of digital photography. Students will explore composition, subject, setting, light and shadows, as camera functions. By studying photography, shooting in the field, and classroom critiques, we will create at least one exhibition- ready image. Students will walk away with knowledge of how to use a camera, composition, subject, setting, light and shadows!

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Introduction to Podcast

TEACHING ARTIST: Sarah Leibovitz
DATES: Fridays for 8 weeks from April 27th to June 15th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Recovery Cafe, 2022 Boren Ave (map)

INFO: Introducing our first podcast class! Audio producer Sarah Leibovitz will be teaching all of the ins and outs of creating a podcast. From planning your episodes, to using microphones, to interviewing and editing tape, we’ll be covering it all! By the end of this eight-week class, we’ll have created a first episode of a brand-new show, and give you all the tools to continue on your own.

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The Path with Art Singers

TEACHING ARTIST: Rebekka Goldsmith
DATES: Mondays from January 29th to June 25th
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.

* 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.


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Drop-in Poetry Open Studio

Taught by Anastacia Renee - Seattle's Civic Poet!
DATES: Weekly on Wednesdays throughout the year
TIME:  3 - 5 PM                   
LOCATION: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave (map)

*No registration is required to attend the drop-in studio

INFO: Path with Art will be hosting a weekly, drop-in style open studio for poetry every Wednesday. This will be a space to participate in the warmth and innovation of our Path with Art classes without the 8-week commitment. Whether you're an avid poetry writer or just want to dip your toes into the world of poetry, we'd love to have you! You can attend one session or attend them all. Come with your creativity, ready to do what you do best: create.

Drop-in Visual Arts Open Studio

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Taught by Pamm Hanson
DATES: Weekly on Thursdays throughout the year
TIME:  2-4 PM
LOCATION: 1923 3rd Ave (map)

*No registration is required to attend the drop-in studio

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. Open studio will be held every Thursday, so stop by and check it out!