Local Resources for Educators for Integrating the Arts
305 Harrison Street
Seattle WA 98109
Imagination Station programs featured in the Artists' Studio. Hours of operation vary, call at 206.441.1768 for more information! The region’s only drop-in, artist in residence program provides a unique experience that makes art a reality. Enjoy art projects using variety of different mediums in our drop-in artist's studio.
Seattle Children’s Theater:
In addition to their high quality productions, SCT also offers programs that bring drama into the schools. Cost ranges from $75.00 per hour to $95.00 per hour. In addition, workshops are offered throughout the year for teachers interested in bringing drama into the curriculum.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum
407 Seventh Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98104
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 4:30
Wing Luke is a wonderful museum celebrating the rich Asian heritage of our region. School tours area available as well as Outreach Kits. For a small fee ($15.00), more extensive kits with curriculum are available for checkout.
Seattle Art Museum
100 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101-2902
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Adults - $7.00
Students - $5.00
Free on First Thursdays
Quite apart from the vast collection of northwest and Asian art, SAM offers a valuable resource to teachers in the form of traveling kits, online activities, and a resources center for teachers to check out materials, and do further study on all aspects of art.
Empty Space Theater
Box Office: (206) 547-7500
Box Office Open Tues - Sun, 12pm - Showtime
3509 Fremont Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103
Empty Space is often considered too mature for younger audiences however, they do offer a program for high school teachers and students through their program, Beyond These Walls 2002/2003 for which study guides and classroom workshops are available. Contact them also for their ongoing Writer's Workshop for high schools students
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Tuesday – Saturday 10-5, Thursday 10-8, closed Monday.
Admission is free to this gem of a museum. Although the museum is small, exhibits change regularly, and are always of interest. Of particular note is the Studio Arts Program, available Tuesdays through Fridays at a cost of $2.00 per student. Studio Art Programs are available to extend the Learning to Look Series and Special Exhibition Series gallery programs. Students explore fundamentals of communicating visual information and mark making. Art projects span a variety of media, depending on age and experience, and reinforce concepts presented in the gallery programs. Chaperones are encouraged to participate.
King Country Arts Commission
For the educator who may be seeking grant money to foster the arts, try King County. Two types of grants are funded, one sponsors artists working in conjunction with classroom teachers and another supporting teachers who wish to further explore the role of culture in curriculum. Grants are awarded on an annual basis.
Seattle Arts Commission
Clicking on to this website will open up a world of resources in the northwest. The people at the Seattle Arts Commission have established a database linking the user to artists and organizations for educators to access in finding resources for the arts. As an educator, if you don’t know where to start when looking for outside resources, start here.
The Burke Museum
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3010
The museum is open daily 10am-5pm, and Thursdays until 8pm.
Children ages 6-18: $3.00
Museum members, children 5 and under, and UW students/staff/faculty, except for certain special exhibits and programs: FREE
First Thursdays are free.
Though more of a traditional museum experience, the hands on nature of their traveling exhibits and accompanying activities call on the artist in all of us. In addition to information on its own collection, he Burke provides online access to other museums in the area.
Bellevue Art Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 8pm
$6 for adults
$4 for seniors and students
Children under 6 free
Free admission the third Thursday of the month.
BAM offers programs for school children with art activities that reflect the current exhibit. In addition to programs for children, BAM offers classes for educators at a very reasonable cost.
Henry Art Gallery
15th Avenue NW and NE 41st
Seattle, Washington 98105
This gallery is free to students. Tours are available to student groups and all tours conclude with either a writing experience or an art activity.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
PNB offers an extensive outreach program to schools in the Seattle area. Participation in these programs is highly prized therefore competitive, so call early for availability. PNB invites school on field trips, offers performances, and even dance lessons.
Mail PO Box 9248,
Seattle WA 98109-0248 S
Seattle Opera’s Experience Opera, integrates opera into the high school classroom while its Opera Goes to School, is a touring residency of opera singers interacting with children in the performance of an adapted opera.
Coyote Junior High
Though not set up to serve school groups, this group offers unusual classes such as making soapbox derby cars to anyone age 10 and up. There is tuition involved but scholarships are available. If you have a student who may seek more stimulation or alternative arts forms, give this site a surf.
Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center
104 -17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Another resource not geared toward school groups but still a wonderful resource for the budding artist, dancer, and music lover. Classes are reasonably priced.