Free Art for Youth

About the Project

At Gage Academy of Art, one of our most successful and impactful programs is the weekly Teen Art Studios (TAS) now in its 14th year at Gage's Capitol Hill campus. 

TAS was developed in response to the lack of in-depth and consistent arts learning, particularly in the visual arts, in Washington State public schools. At the heart of TAS is our first-rate team of teaching artists with a passion for connecting with young people and a talent for providing mentorship while teaching technique and skill-building in a warm supportive environment.  The outcome is a program that builds a strong body of work and established skills both arts based and life based along with confidence, peer relationships and a sense of place. 

TAS has no participation barriers.

         TAS is:

  • 100% FREE        
  • All levels and abilities are welcome          
  • Young artists may drop in when they can
  • Free art supplies and a hot meal are part of the experience

TAS creates a community that respects all gender identities and is supportive of cultural, socio-economic and racial backgrounds. 

TAS is able to continue running as a free program for teens through the generosity of individual giving. Our goal is to raise $7,500 to help cover costs for the 2016-2017 Winter Quarter. In addition to operating expenses and general materials, Gage is excited to introduce digital art making into the curriculum of TAS by purchasing 4 iPads that will be used for teaching animation. By incorporating digital arts, TAS is able to reach more teens with diverse interests, teach a well-rounded program that includes contemporary art practices and provide life-skills that can be applied in a variety of settings.

Donations in any amount will allow us to continue free art programming for youth in the Puget Sound region. 


Expense Breakdown for Teen Art Studios 2016-2017 Winter Quarter (1/6/17-3/24/17)

Instructor Fees - $1,920
Teaching Assistants - $1,440
Art Supplies - $360
Hot Meal - $600
4 iPad Pros - $2,396
4 iPad Cases - $22
Tax & Shipping - $237
Power2Give Administrative Fees (7%) - $525

Total: $7,500








Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    Receive a thank you letter for your generous contribution.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Receive a handmade thank you card from students in TAS.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Receive a personal thank you note from a TAS Student.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Receive an invitation for two to the Teen Art Opening at the CMD+P Gallery in Pioneer Square on Thursday, October 6th from 4:30-5:30pm.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Receive publication of donor names in special Facebook post at the end of Gage's Power2Give campaign.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
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