Pratt Youth Programs
Pratt’s youth program fosters an appreciation of art for students ages 5-13. Pratt introduces students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity develop perseverance, and critical thinking. Professional artists teach students in a fun, relaxed environment where they can express their creativity and gain self-confidence. The techniques developed at Pratt do not stop here; students use these new skills artistically, academically, and interpersonally. Pratt has committed to racial equity as a core value and ongoing practice, allocating resources to the breakdown of systemic barriers and the development of equitable solutions organization-wide.
Pratt Teen Programs
Pratt’s teen program is specifically designed for teens (13 – 17) who want to explore art making in a professional studio environment. Students gain understanding of complex concepts, problem-solving, risk-taking skills and discover positive ways to articulate the way they think and feel. Students celebrate their strengths and develop the skills they need to become healthy, contributing adults. Pratt provides opportunities for teens to develop a foundation for success through the process of making art, which has been shown to motivate and engage students, as well as to increase their ability to develop abilities associated with academic success. Pratt is committed to racial equity as a core value and ongoing practice, allocating resources to the breakdown of systemic barriers and the development of equitable solutions organization-wide.
Pratt Fine Arts Center is a Community Arts partner for the Creative Advantage program
The Creative Advantage is a public-private partnership to reinvest in Seattle’s students and our community’s economic and creative future. Founding partners are the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Foundation.
Support for Pratt’s Youth & Teen Program is provided by 4Culture, ArtsWA, the National Endowment for the Arts, the D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, Pohlman Knowles Studio, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.