13 to 18 year olds ONLY. No registration required - just bring yourself!
Teen Art Studios (TAS), is a free, year-round, youth arts program that increases access to arts education for 1,500 King County youth, ages 13-18, who face barriers or limited access to creative outlets.
TAS offers 100% free weekly Friday evening drop-in sessions for teens. Professional teaching artists facilitate each session and rotate monthly to introduce a new subject and medium from drawing, sculpting, painting and printmaking, to visual storytelling, cartooning, and digital animation.
All materials are included.
Every Friday, Year Round
Capitol Hill 6:30p – 9:30p
Join us at our Gage Capitol Hill location each friday night, where it all started.
Address: 1501 10th Ave E.; Seattle, WA 98102
South Park 6:00p – 9:00p
Free art space for teens – no manches! at our South Park TAS, offered in partnership with the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture and hosted in their Community Room. South Park TAS is managed by artist and activist Scott Méxcal.
Address: 9635 Des Moines Memorial Drive; Seattle, WA 98108
Bellevue 4:00p – 7:00p
Live on the eastside? Then join TAS@BAM, offered in partnership with the Bellevue Arts Museum.
Address: 510 Bellevue Way NE; Bellevue, WA 98004
Support from YOU will provide resources to sustain and grow TAS and ensure that TAS meets the needs of low-income youth and youth experiencing homelessness so that they experience pivotal outcomes. In addition to developing creative skills, program participants report personal growth, improved abilities to forge strong peer relationships, and self-dedication to community involvement.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.