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

School Year Classes

Thrive offers fine arts classes for children, teens and adults. Classes meet once a week and run through the academic year. Our small class size, individualized instruction, and continually changing art curriculum allow you to join at any time.

Classes are grouped by age as a starting point. Have a look at the descriptions below and follow the link for more information.

You can also view our schedule page to quickly look-up class times.

School Year Classes run from September 25, 2017 to June 16, 2018.

Tuition Rates

School Year Classes
I'm an Artist
Just Beginning
Mixed Media I
Discover Art
Homeschool I
Art Confidence
Mixed Media II
Mastering Art
Homeschool II
Studio Art Exploration
Adult Beginners
Thrive Art School. Seattle Art Classes and Camps for Children Teens and Adults

I'm an Artist

Ages: 3-5 and Adult

This parent and child class is geared towards bringing out the youngster's inner artist, with some help from their trusted adult! Have fun learning together as you collaborate, and create some very special artwork within our safe and supportive environment. Art projects will be based on fun and familiar subjects, such as animals, people, landscapes, and the art masters. You'll play, learn and express yourselves with markers, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, chalk, glitter and more.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Just Beginning

Ages: 4-5

A delightful class for our young blooming artists! Play with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, chalk, glitter and more while exploring the world of shape, color and texture through art and stories.

Duration: 45 minutes
Drew, Age 4
Drew, Age 4
Wing Yea, Age 9
Wing Yea, Age 9

Mixed Media I

Ages: 6-9

The goal of the Mixed Media class is to explore different mediums, and combine them to create unique works of art. We give students enough time to complete their art and embellish it with additional media such as glitter, gel pens, fabric, found objects and other imaginative items.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Discover Art

Ages: 5-7

In this engaging class students will draw favorite animals, characters, still life, vehicles and more while learning fundamental art elements: line, shape, texture, color, value and space. Our fun projects are geared towards developing drawing and painting skills within each theme, while also encouraging individual creativity and expression. While many of the projects are guided, each student works with his or her own vision and produces a unique, finished piece.

Duration: 1 hour
Elena, Age 7
Elena, Age 7
Madeline, Age 7
Madeline, Age 7

Homeschool I

Ages: 5½-8

Make our excellent art program a part of your home school curriculum. We provide students with academic content that complements the theme of each drawing and painting lesson. We cover many subjects throughout the year while exploring art concepts such as shading, color, design, perspective, composition, value and more. Home School projects include: environmental studies, nature, human culture and far-away places, animals, and learning about inspiring master artists!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Art Confidence

Ages: 7-9

Let's build artistic confidence! This class is geared towards the older beginner and has the same guided structure as our Discover Art class. Students learn fundamental drawing and painting concepts as they build confidence in their skills and their ability to make their own artistic decisions. Media exploration will increase in this class, as students experiment with markers, chalk and oil pastel, water color and acrylic paint, and colored pencils.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Bronwyn, Age 9
Bronwyn, Age 9
Sarah, Age 13
Sarah, Age 13

Mixed Media II

Ages: 9+

The goal of the Mixed Media class is to explore different mediums, and combine them to create unique works of art. We give students extra time to complete their art and embellish it with additional media such as glitter, gel pens, fabric, found objects and other imaginative items.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Mastering Art

Ages: 9+

This fine arts class is intended for students who have intermediate drawing skills and are looking to learn more sophisticated artistic techniques. Students in the Mastering Art class are ready to advance their skills to create more three-dimensionality and realism in their work. Projects include animals, nature, still life, cartoons, human form, various master artists and landscapes. Emphasis is placed on shading, perspective, composition and developing finished pieces. Students will be encouraged to develop their own style and creative approach.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Tzuria, Age 11
Tzuria, Age 11
Hiei, Age 11
Hiei, Age 11

Homeschool II

Ages: 9+

Make our excellent art program a part of your home school curriculum. We provide students with academic content that complements the theme of each drawing and painting lesson. We cover many subjects throughout the year while exploring art concepts such as shading, color, design, perspective, composition, value and more. Home School projects include: environmental studies, nature, human culture and far-away places, animals, and learning about inspiring master artists!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Studio Art Exploration

Ages: 12+

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.

Duration: 2 hours
Bailey, Age 11
Bailey, Age 11
Rana, Adult
Rana, Adult

Adult Beginners

Ages: 14+

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.

Duration: 2 hours
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