Thrive Art School. Art Classes for Children Teens and Adults
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School Year Classes

Adult Beginners

Ages: 14+
Duration: 2 hours

Our adult classes provide a unique combination of excellent value, high expertise, and a friendly, accessible approach. These classes are designed to give you the perfect balance of increased technical skill and confidence mixed with room to explore and experiment without worry. Students learn about a variety of materials and art techniques, benefiting from the skilled tutelage of a professional artist and the safety of a totally non-judgmental environment. All materials are provided, and you can try your first class for free before committing.

Rana, Adult
Rana, Adult

We tailor these classes for adult students at beginning and intermediate levels of confidence. It's a completely safe, relaxing, non-judgmental environment where you can develop your drawing skills, learn a wide range of art techniques, play with new materials and get to know your creative self. Our approach is designed to give you the perfect balance of increased technical skill and confidence mixed with room to explore and experiment without worrying.

Our adult classes are taught by professional artist Clare Johnson, whose award-winning art has been exhibited locally and internationally and was featured in Seattle Magazine's "Best of 2011". As a practicing artist who works in several mediums, she shares loads of technical expertise, practical experience and creative energy.


Whereas many schools force students to focus on just one kind of art, Thrive teaches different drawing and painting mediums each week, helping you experiment and get comfortable with a huge range of materials. And unlike other adult classes where students spend hundreds of dollars on supplies, all the materials are provided by us, free of charge.

We know it can be hard to fit time for art into your busy schedule. At Thrive, we provide two adult classes each week, allowing you to switch between them and make up missed classes at your convenience so none of your money gets wasted when you're sick or out of town.


“The children see their art as more serious now. We frame their favorite pieces. They enjoyed the non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere.”
- Lisa, Parent

Class Schedule

Note: The 2017 School Year Classes schedule is not yet available. Please check back for updates. In the meantime you can view the previous seasons schedule information to get an idea of the programs we offer.

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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