(NOTE: Most of these programs charge tuition. No Teen Tix discounts are available, though most organizations offer scholarships and tuition reductions to qualifying students. Follow the links provided for more information.)
- BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM'S Teen Docent Program is perfect for those looking to learn about working in a museum. In this program you will learn about art and presentation techniques, then put your knowledge to good use by leading real museum tours!
Students ages 13-18 are eligible to participate. To learn more about this program, visit bellevuearts.org/education/teen.
- Do you love making art? CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS has a wide variety of classes in Art and Design for its summer session including digital photography, comics studio, oil painting, game design and much more.
Students who register must be between the ages of 15-18. Register by June 17th to ensure a spot in one of these amazing classes! For more info and to register, visit www.cornish.edu/summer/art_design.
- SPECTRUM DANCE THEATER offers two Summer Youth Intensives that delve into the world of ballet and contemporary dance with daily technique classes. Then students are given the opportunity to explore many other kinds of dance such as choreography, lyrical, and Brazilian samba. Students ages 10-16 are eligible to participate in these intensives.
Spectrum is also offering a three-weekend workshop, “Give My Regards to Broadway” for teens and adults who love to sing and dance, or would love to learn! No prior experience necessary.
For more information, download the brochure at spectrumdance.org/school/docs/2011-summer-camp.pdf.
- If video production interests you, take a look at Reel Queer Youth this summer (sponsored by THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA & REEL GRRLS). Express yourself via a short film in a small group with professional equipment and with the help of mentors and teachers.
For more information and to register, log on to threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/RQY. All genders welcome.
- REEL GRRLS, Seattle's awesome filmmaking program for girls (and sometimes boys!), is offering a bunch of workshops this summer, including a co-ed Teen Video Camp and a Summer Animation Camp. Get more info at reelgrrls.org/programs
- Ever wanted to be a filmmaker? Now’s your chance to learn how! NORTHWEST FILM FORUM is offering a two-week-long Filmmaking Camp where students will learn about film—story, characters, plot, storyboarding and planning--you name it! They will then get to use professional equipment to make their very own film that will be shown on the last day of class. Recommended for ages 11-14.
Or, if you’re more into animation, NWFF is also offering a Mixed Animation Camp that will teach students about traditional animation techniques like those used in Coraline, Gumby, and classic Disney movies. At the end of the class each student will receive a DVD with the films they made to take home. Recommended for ages 14-17.
For more information and to register for these classes, please visit nwfilmforum.org/live/page/workshops/1633.
- We know what you’re thinking—science isn’t art! But it’s just as cool (unless you think that doing science with ACTUAL scientists from UW isn’t cool. Then we don’t know what to tell ya.) BURKE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & CULTURE is offering a summer program called Girls in Science, where students will learn to perform real scientific procedures and about current science and what it means for our future.
This class is for girls who will be entering 7th-9th grade next school year. For more information, visit washington.edu/burkemuseum/education/summer.php.
- CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS is offering a wide range of summer music classes for teens taught by their esteemed faculty. Classes range from Songwriting to Jazz Fundamentals to a Classical Guitar Seminar. It is suggested that students register by June 17th to ensure a spot in their chosen class.
Students who are 12-19 may apply for classes based on specific qualifications. These and many more classes are listed on their website at cornish.edu/summer/music.
- EMP|SFM is offering Teen Artist Workshops from June-August this summer. Classes include Rock Band, Science Fiction Writing, Vocal Performance, and many more. Now is your chance to get one-on-one training with industry professionals. Registration is now open!
Students who will be entering grades 8-12 are invited to register. To find out more, visit www.empmuseum.org/education/index.asp.
- Do you love to act, sing and dance? CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS is offering both Theatre AND Musical Theatre classes this summer. There are various exciting programs to choose from, such as dialect study, a solo performance workshop, a college audition class, and many more.
These classes are for ages 15-18. Register by June 17th to ensure a spot for yourself in one or more classes! For more information visit cornish.edu/summer/theater/courses and/or cornish.edu/summer/theater/courses/musical_theater_intensive.
- The (rightly) revered SEATTLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE Drama School offers an avalanche of classes all summer long, from beginner basics to advanced, pre-professional training. There are day-long and weeks-long classes in improvisation, stage makeup, acting for the camera, puppetry, acting, musical theatre, and more. Visit sct.org/classes/sctdramaschool for more info.
- Edmonds' DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS is putting on High School Musical this summer, and you have the chance to get in! Auditions are June 26th, and they even offer an audition workshop the day before so you can meet with the staff to know what to expect.
There is no specified age limit for this program. For more information and to register, log onto driftwoodplayers.org/education/youth.
- SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY will be holding multiple sessions of Camp Bill this summer, providing students with an opportunity to work with local artists and get hands-on training in Shakespearean theatre and theatre production. Sessions range from 1-3 weeks each.
The first registration deadline is June 20th. Ages 10-17 welcome in various classes. To find out which sessions you qualify for and to register, visit seattleshakespeare.org/educaiton/campbill.asp.
- TAPROOT THEATRE presents a number of great opportunities this summer for those interested in theatre. Take a two-week intensive aptly dubbed “Musical Theatre Supercamp” or relax into a one-week study of the Bard (Shakespeare) and all his works. You can also take a class entirely devoted to the art of comedy!
Grades 4th-12th are welcome to register. There are tons of classes being offered so look for the right one for you on this page: taproottheatre.org/2011-summer-camps.
- THE VERA PROJECT, Seattle's always-all-ages music venue, offers tons of opportunities for young people, including running shows, helping out in the silkscreen or recording studios, curating exhibitions in the gallery - pretty much whatever you can think of. Learn more at theveraproject.org/getinvolved.
- LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is offering a huge variety of classes and workshops this summer including a performance-based talent celebration called Art in the Park, dance classes like Hip Hop and Freestyle, a writing class called Evolutionary Words, and much more.
Ages 5-18 welcome to sign up. To find out how to be a part of LHPAC’s Summer program, visit page 21 of this PDF: seattle.gov/parks.centers/Garfield/Summer11.pdf.
- WHIDBEY ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS has something for you this summer if you like music, theatre, and production. Join WICA’s Summer Training Program for classes like Glee Club, Music Theory and Audition Song, or to be part of a play such as The Crucible. Many opportunities for many different interests.
Ages 10-25 eligible to register. Registration opened on May 20th so hurry and fill out the form before classes fill up! More info and registration form here: wicaonline.com/WIFF/WIFF2011classes.html.