Teen Classes


Our teen classes offer practical art instruction in drawing and painting. Our curriculum encourages students to explore new materials and techniques, develop creative problem solving skills and celebrate self-expression. Were dedicated to providing professional teaching artists to present engaging, age-appropriate classes that empower young artists to be seen and heard.

Click here for registration or phone 360.738.8379.
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Basic Drawing and Painting  

Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm

For students who have been introduced to the basics. Students will expand their art through a variety of projects using animals, nature, people and still life. The emphasis is on learning to draw and paint using pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint while developing skills in simple perspective, 3D drawing and shading.

Media and Techniques

Friday 4:30-6:00 pm

An advanced class for students to develop a creative approach to their drawing and painting using a variety of styles and a wide range of art materials. Students will use media such as basic printmaking, paper mosaic, sculpture, and scratchboard.

Acrylic Painting

Wednesday 4:15-5:45 pm

Learn to handle acrylic paint with confidence. A representational painting class for students who have some experience in basic drawing and painting skills. Emphasizes composition, value, color and edge control. Students learn from still-life set-ups, photographs, reference to master painters, and clothed models.


Click here for registration or phone 360.738.8379.
Download our brochure.

Figure Study/Open Studio-Long Pose Group

(18 years or younger with written permission)

Tuesday evenings, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
$14. cash per session or $48 for four consecutive sessions.
No refunds for missed sessions.

Session Information and Guidelines:

These evening life figure sessions offer artists at any level an ‘open studio’ for studying a longer nude pose for either drawing or painting. Sessions are held without an instructor. Model stays in same pose (with breaks) for the 2 ½ hours. Models are booked for two or more consecutive sessions to enable artists to create a more involved study. The schedule of models is provided below. Rarely does an emergency arise with a model, necessitating a change.

French easels and drawing horses are available but attendees need to bring their own drawing and/or painting materials. There is a multitude of media: Pencils and /or drawing sticks (graphite, charcoal (used gingerly), colored, etc. – but not powdered forms; Pens &/or inks; Conte sticks; Low odor markers. Painting media: Watercolor, Oils- tubes and sticks ( with Gamsol solvent); Acrylics; Gouache; Tempera. No pastels please.

Sessions start on time.  Please arrive a bit before 7 p.m. so you are set-up and ready to work when the session begins.  If you need to leave or want to leave early, please leave during a break.  This means removing your equipment during the break so it is not disruptive to the group’s work time.

You may contact the facilitator Mary Morton at marydmorton@yahoo.com