Push/Pull pairs professional artists, cartoonists and illustrators with students to teach creative skills.
Classes are free unless otherwise noted.
Teen Classes and Open Studios are starting in Fall/Winter 2017, sign up for our Newsletter for more information
Teen Art Classes will begin November 29th every Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Push/Pull is host to the Ballard Life Drawing Co-Op on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm and Hattie's Hat is host to the Ballard Sketch Team on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Students are encouraged to attend these activities after class.
Classes with * note the beginning of an instruction section, which is when we suggest students start. Each section has 5 classes and a celebration at the end for students to show off their work. There are special classes on days when there is no school on a Wednesday and they are noted with their times.
November 29th - Comics & Illustration* December 6th - Contemporary fine art* December 13th - Comics & Illustration December 20th - Contemporary fine art December 27th - Comics & Illustration
2018 Schedule: January 3rd - Contemporary fine art January 10th - Comics & Illustration January 17th - Contemporary fine art January 24th - Comics & Illustration January 31st - Screen Printing - Special Workshop 12pm - 5pm
February 7th - Contemporary fine art
February 10th - Section Completion Celebration 5pm - 8pm
February 14th - Comics & Illustration* February 21st - Getting started in the arts 11am - 2pm, Contemporary fine art 3pm - 5pm* February 28th - Comics & Illustration March 7th - Contemporary fine art March 14th - Comics & Illustration March 21st - Contemporary fine art March 28th - Comics & Illustration April 4th - Contemporary fine art April 11th - Screen Printing 10am - 3pm, Comics & Illustration 3pm - 5pm April 18th - Contemporary fine art
April 21st - Section Completion Celebration 5pm - 8pm
**More dates coming soon**
The Teen Art Program is free to attend and students are provided snacks and materials. There is a screening process and students must be accepted before they attend. You will receive an acceptance confirmation via email.
Students must be 13-18 and be able to arrive on-time to classes. We are happy to help with transportation, please let us know in the application (below) if there are any concerns.
Students may sign up for one or more classes, there is no limit. However, a student that misses more than 1 classes in a section may forfeit their space. Students and guardians will be notified about an absence and if there is a need to give the space to another student.
Students will focus on drawing from photos and life. Modern and traditional styles will be reviewed. We will cover selecting the right materials for projects and will complete works in charcoal, graphite, acrylic paint, watercolor, marker and ink. Experimentation will be encouraged and we will review what is successful and what doesn't work. There will be an assignment between class days and students will come to class with their assignment to review as a group. We will use the elements of art and students will receive a glossary before their first class to begin familiarizing themselves with the terminology we will use. At the end of each section, students will present a finished piece in a gallery show.
Goal: The goal of this course is for students to: have a confident understanding of the uses of different materials and their appropriate applications; to be able to self-critique their work in order to achieve professional quality finished pieces; to complete one pieces every section that will be used for a portfolio for professional or higher educational purposes.
Students will learn how to develop a story, create a comic and put it together into a finished publication. There will be an assignment between class days and students will be expected to show progress on their story and to accept critique from their instructor and classmates. At the end of each section, students will put their stories together into an anthology that they will receive 5 copies of. There will be a release celebration during the Fine Art gallery show.
Goal: The goal of this course is for students to: be able to compose a story or sequential text that a reader can comprehend; keep illustration quality consistent throughout a 2-3 page story; be able to complete work on a deadline; to complete one story every section that will be used for a portfolio for professional or higher educational purposes.
Please complete the application here, we will respond to you within 4 business days as to the status of your application.