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

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

2018 CLASS Quarters

Fourth Quarter 2018
Registration Period: October 1 - October 19
Classes Run: October 29 - December 21

2019 CLASS Quarters

First Quarter 2019
Registration Period: December 24 - Jan 7
Classes Run: January 22 - March 15

Second Quarter 2019
Registration Period: March 25 - April 8
Classes Run: April 22 - June 7

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


Fourth Quarter Registration will open on October 1st through October 19th.

Advance podcast

TEACHING ARTIST: Sarah Leibovitz
DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks from November 1st to December 19th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave (map)

INFO: In this “senior level” class students will work together to create a podcast trailer meant to advertise an upcoming show focused on homelessness and how it doesn’t fit the stereotypes. Students will advance their interviewing, producing, and audio editing skills, being trusted as journalists to find interesting stories, make editorial decisions, and work in a news room environment to create a piece that speaks to them, and their audience. 

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


Musical Theatre for the people

TEACHING ARTIST: Orlando Morales
DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from October 30th to December 18th
TIME:  5:30 - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Seattle Rep, 155 Mercer St

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!

Guitar Workshop

DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks from October 31st to December 19th
TIME:  1:00 - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Plymouth Congregational Church - 1217 Sixth Avenue (map)

INFO: Learn to express yourself musically though the guitar! We will be learning songs, how to use the guitar to write your own songs, and how to play in a large ensemble while laying a solid foundation of strong fundamentals. Learn to play by ear and/or how to read music! All skill levels are welcome and guitars will be available for those who need them. (1).jpg

Image, persona, voice: The writer’s job

DATES: Wednesdays for 8 weeks from October 31st to December 19th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave (map)

INFO: This eight-week course will be about how to create a persona in your writing. We’ll start with finding significant details in the everyday world of observation and memory. We’ll use these details and memories to write about events and fantasies organized around strong images. The goal will be to reveal as much as safely possible about the persona you create to participate in those events and fantasies and to find the best “voice” to bring that persona to life.

Sumi painting

DATES:  Mondays for 6 weeks from November 5th to December 17th
TIME:  2:30 - 4:30  PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St (map)

INFO: Learn sumi (Japanese for ink) painting basics in this introductory class with a focus on traditional materials, tools, and brush strokes through the four traditional subjects of bamboo, wild orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom. Students learn to simplify visual elements by using minimal brush strokes and are encouraged to experiment in expressing their individual interpretations of these subjects.



Future, fantasy, Home


TEACHING ARTIST: Deborah Lawrence
DATES: Fridays for 8 weeks from November 2nd - December 21st TIME: 2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Recovery Cafe, 2022 Boren Ave

For beginning, intermediate and advanced collage students, this course will use writing, drawing, painting and collage to consider the idea of Home. An art project in this class can be a fantasy house, or a future home, or an original home. It can resemble places you have lived, or a place you have never been, or would like to be. You may invent a new kind of home, using mixed media and writing.

more advanced printing

DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from October 30th to December 18th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave

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 technique at the same time. Put on your aprons and get excited to get inky!

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


The Path with Art Singers

DATES: Mondays through December 17th
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.

* All students who want to participate must register at the start of each term. Choir will not be in session October 22nd, November 19th and 26th, and December 3rd (2).jpg

Drop-in Poetry Open Studio

Taught by Anastacia Renee and April Ulinski
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

Taught by Pamm Hanson
DATES: Weekly on Thursdays throughout the year
TIME:  2-4 PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St (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 Friday, so stop by and check it out!


Fall 2018: Class Registration Request

Basic Information

Program Eligibility

Partner Organizations
Please select ALL of the following organizations you receive services from.
You must receive services from at least one of the organizations below in order to register.

Please list your Primary Contact at one of the above organizations you selected. This may be a case manager, housing manager, resident services coordinator, or a staff member in some other role.


Previous enrollment?

Demographic Information
We collect demographic information so that we can have the fullest possible understanding of everyone who composes our student body.  If you participate in multiple Path with Art programs in 2018, you will only need to submit your demographic information once.
This information helps us better see who is participating in our programs, who is not, and how we can improve our programming to better serve a wide diversity of students. Your personal information will only be referenced for internal reasons and will be kept strictly confidential.  If you participate in Path with Art programs in an ongoing way, we will only ask you for demographic information once a year.


Participants may only take one class per term.  While we will do our best to place you in a class that you are excited about, we can not always provide everyone with their first choice of class.  If you are open to taking more than one class, please list multiple classes in your order of preference and we will do our best to accommodate you.  

The more class choices you provide, the more likely it is that we can get you in a class.  For class descriptions, please visit:  

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Path with Art Policies
1. In order for Path with Art to continue offering free arts programming, it is important that participants comply with our attendance policy.  We permit no more than 2 excused absences per term.  If you know that you will be unable to attend an upcoming class or choir rehearsal, we expect you to let us know in advance of the class date.  In order to be eligible for future opportunities including advanced classes, exhibitions, and performing arts showcases, participants must observe this policy for we have many students want to take these classes and a limited number of available spots. 

2. Registered service dogs who do not cause a disruption during class (snarl, bark, etc.) are welcome in Path with Art classrooms.  Students who would like to have their service dog accompany them to class should present proper documentation to the Teaching Artist / Creative Mentor on the first day of class.  We do not permit dogs, or other animals, in our classrooms if they do not have proper documentation.

3. We keep your information private.  We may share your participation with your social services provider.  If you have someone who you would like to have access to your class schedule and other class related information, please let us know and we will put their name in our system.  

That's it! Thanks for filling out the request form for Fall 2018 classes. Please click "Submit" below to complete.