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School Year Classes

Studio Art Exploration

Ages: 12+
Duration: 2 hours

By popular request, we now offer an advanced class for students who are ready for more studio art exploration! This class is intended for teens and high school students with basic drawing skills, and also for those who are interested in preparing for a higher level of art, such as the AP studio art program in Seattle high schools. Students gain the confidence to create portfolios for the 2-D Design, 3-D Design or Drawing sections of the AP college-level class. Teachers will introduce a variety of media, including graphite, Conte, charcoal, color pencil, pastels, acrylic and watercolor. Perspective, Human Form, Portraiture, Animals, Still Life, Nature Studies and Master Artists are just some of the projects offered.

Bailey, Age 11
Bailey, Age 11

In this supportive class, we emphasize building confidence and encouraging self-expression. We support independent study but offer plenty of guidance if the student would like it. Students can take their skills in shading and perspective to the next level. To honor and celebrate each child's learning, students are invited to participate in our Spring Art Walk.


“Your studio is such a serene and cheery place. My children have gained so much. They never leave the house without paper and at least one pencil. And they’re never bored. See you for classes this summer!”
- Jennifer, Parent

Class Schedule

The Studio Art Exploration class meets once a week on the following days:
Day Time Ages School  
Tuesday  
5:00-7:00 PM 12+ Ravenna Register
Thursday  
5:15-7:15 PM 12+ Madison Register

Tuition Fees

Classes run continuously through the academic year. Enrollment is available at any time. You can call or email us for space availability and pro-rated tuition fees. High-quality art supplies are included with each class.
Monthly: $136
Quarterly: $398
Annual: $1174
Payment Option Details
Please note: Tuition is based on 4 classes per month or 12 classes per quarter. When there are more or fewer classes held in a session, tuition will be adjusted accordingly.

Calendar Dates

Fall Quarter: Sep 26 - Dec 17
Winter Quarter: Jan 2 - Mar 25
Spring Quarter: Mar 27 - Jun 17
School Closures:

Weekly School Year classes are not available on the following dates:

  • Thanksgiving closure (Nov 24 - 26)
  • Christmas closure (Dec 24)
We do not close for mid-winter break, spring-break or other bank holidays. Camps may be available during these times.

See our Calendar Page for more dates and events.

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