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

Summer Term Registration is now closed.


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


Summer Term Registration is Now Closed.

We will let you know your final enrollments by Friday, July 27th.

Scene Study: Wilde Style!

DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from August 7th to September 25th
TIME:  3 - 5 PM
LOCATION: Theater Schmeater, 2125 3rd Ave (map)

INFO: Whether you are newly interested in acting or experienced and looking to hone your skills, this class is for you! We will study the principals of acting through scene study using Oscar Wilde's famous comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. The class will include developing a character, learning the Standard British Dialect, and exploring period style through physical movement. We will spend time doing "table work" (reading and investigating the script together) and scene work (on your feet, learning to act). Students who wish to also work on monologues from the play will have the opportunity to do so. Join in on the fun!


Learning About Tone Through Still-Life: Acrylic Painting

DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from August 14th to October 4th (NO CLASS AUGUST 7th)
TIME:  2:30 - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St (map)

INFO: Painting requires thinking in terms of tone: light, medium, dark tones – light and shadow. Drawing uses line – Painting uses tone.  Painting a still-life with strong light contrasts is a way to learn how to see tone, how to see light and dark in other settings.  We will work from still-life model moving from black & white to completing a grisaille (painting in grey tones) to a final completion of a color painting. Learning how to see tone strengthens all artists, no matter what subject you paint.  Learn this core painting skill!


Present Yourself-The Art of Voicing Your Story

DATES: Thursdays for 8 weeks from August 9th to September 27th
TIME:  2 - 4 PM
LOCATION: Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St (map)

INFO: Bring your truth, speak it here. This class will provide writing exercises to open your creative channels while teaching performance techniques for reading your work aloud. We will explore ways of freeing creative ideas and opening to the stories we carry by generating work that lays the foundation for narrative story-telling, poetry, memoir, and short fiction. Learn how to take your work "off page" and bring your words to life while honing your authentic speaking voice and unlocking the potential of your personal expression. All experience levels welcome.

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Textile Techniques

TEACHING ARTIST: Devon Hale and Rachel Brumer
DATES:  Thursdays for 8 weeks from August 23rd to October 11th (NO CLASS AUGUST 9th)
TIME:  2:30 - 4:30  PM
LOCATION: Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St (map)

INFO: Learn a variety of fabric techniques using a white-collared shirt as your canvas!  Over eight weeks, we will learn beginning skills in silkscreen, fabric dying, embroidery, ink painting, poetry, applique, and more. Students will explore free expression through mixed media and clothing. Create a stellar art object, either for dressing up or stiffened for hanging on the wall!



Keyboard Foundations: Songs and Synthesis

DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from August 7th to September 25th
TIME:  11 - 1 PM
LOCATION: Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 6th Ave (map)

INFO: Join electronic music producer and vocalist QoQo on a path towards playing and composing songs on the keyboard. Learn basic skills and technique. By the 8th week you'll be playing songs, working on original material and experimenting with deep outer-space sound design on the synthesizer. The creative thrill is endless and your songs are waiting!


Intermediate Photography 

DATES: Tuesdays for 8 weeks from August 7th to September 25th
TIME:  1 - 3 PM
LOCATION: Market Commons, 1901 Western Ave. Ste 100 (map)

INFO: Join us in honing your digital photography skills! Students will explore composition, subject, setting, light and shadows, depth of field, ISO (film speed), motion, automatic focus vs manual focus, using a flash, aperture and shutter preference. By studying photography, shooting in the field, and classroom critiques, we will create at least on exhibition- ready image. Students should walk away with knowledge of how to use a camera, composition, subject, setting, light and shadows, also what type of photography that interests them the most (portraiture, food, still life, street photo, etc). By focusing on community and delving further into the world of photography, take your shot at capturing the world!

*Student must have successfully completed a previous photography class to enroll.


The Path with Art Singers

DATES: Mondays from July 23rd to September 24th
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.


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 Fridays throughout the year
TIME:  2-4 PM
LOCATION: 312 2nd Ave S (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!