The news of the partnership between the Gage Academy of Art and the Bellevue Arts Museum was just recently released, bringing with it a new program titled the Gage Teen Art Studio. The Gage Academy of Art, located in Capitol Hill and with studios in Georgetown, has long offered teen programs to students in Seattle. This partnership with the Bellevue Arts Museum provides a fantastic opportunity for teens and young adults on the east side to explore the “transformative power of art through a free weekly drop-in program that introduces new mediums and skills, and inspires creativity through the guidance of professional teaching artists.”
A schedule of upcoming classes is provided below.
Taking place on Thursdays from 4-7:00 p.m. at Bellevue Arts Museum, TAS is open to teen artists ages 13-18, and includes free art materials. Each month will present a new topic for artistic exploration, inspired by exhibitions at BAM. Teen artists will experience hands-on learning in a casual and supportive environment, and will enjoy access to museum exhibitions, as well as opportunities to exhibit their own work at the annual Best of Gage show, and other exhibitions at Gage and BAM throughout the year.
“When we reached the milestone of our 25th year, we decided to double down on our commitment to reach as wide a teen population as possible,” Sheila Hughes, Executive Director of Gage Academy of Art commented. “We’re so excited that the eastside partnership with Bellevue Arts Museum allows us to expand across the water with first class instructors, arts materials and to bring this completely free program to an entirely new audience.”
TAS@BAM is free and open to all students ages 13-18, and includes all art materials free of charge. Learn more at GageAcademy.org/bam.
2015 TAS@BAM SUMMER SCHEDULE – Thursdays, 4 – 7pm – FREE
Jana Brevick: Metal Infinity: Jewelry and Sculpture
Join BAM Exhibiting Artist Jana Brevick to learn a variety of cold-process metal working techniques to create your own stunning wearables and sculptures. Practice forming, connections, and chain making using a variety of tools and transform foils using folding, embossing, and more! Brevick will share her personal process and concept building, inspiring you to new artistic heights in 3D metal-work!
BAM Exhibit: Jana Brevick: This Infinity Fits in My Hand
Megan Hartwig: Juxtapose Illustration
Material combinations link symbols and ideas: discover new combinations in “Let’s Play War” with Teaching Artist Megan Hartwig. Create your own visionary artworks juxtaposing contrasting subjects like “soft” and “hard,” “fluid” and “permanent ,” or “natural” and “man-made” with textiles, found images, graphite, and other mediums specific to the design world. Explore the power of contrast, and how to tell your own unique stories through art.
BAM Exhibit: Nathan Vincent: Let’s Play War
Iole Allessandrini: Botanical Art Book
Taking inspiration from craftwork and art objects on display, Teaching Artist Iole Allesandrini leads students into a world of nature. Examine the physical forms of flora and fauna, capturing your interpretations through drawing, painting and modeling botanical specimens. Explore graphite, colored pencils, water-mediums, and more to create unique artworks, and finally compile the projects into stunning, personal artist books!
BAM Exhibit: In the Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi