Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Partner Type
Organization
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Organizational Statement
Pratt Fine Arts Center makes art accessible to everyone, offering a place for spirited exchange, self-expression and personal transformation through creativity. Pratt is dedicated to fostering artistic development and engagement locally, nationally, and internationally. Pratt is a unique multidisciplinary visual arts resource providing education and instruction, community programs, and professionally-equipped art making facilities.

Contact Information

First Name
Myra
Last Name
Kaha
Address
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Address 2
1902 South Main Street
City
Seattle
State
WA
Zip
98144-2206
Phone
(206) 328-2200 x 224

Grade Levels Preferred

Grade Levels Preferred
K-2, 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th

Artistic Disciplines

Type
The Pratt campus features spacious and well-lit drawing and painting studios, Seattle’s largest printmaking studio; a typesetting and letterpress workshop; a glassblowing and casting hotshop; a flameworking, fusing, and kiln casting studio; a woodworking studio; a jewelry and metalsmithing workshop; a forging studio; a bronze-casting foundry; a welding and metal fabrication shop; and a covered stone yard. Disciplines taught at Pratt include: drawing, painting, printmaking, woodworking, jewelry-making, metalsmithing, welding, blacksmithing, stonecarving, flameworking, glass fusing, glassblowing, glass kiln-forming, mixed-media and more.
Discipline
Visual Art

Experience

Previous School Partnerships
Other Trainings or Certifications
Sample Lesson Description: Student / Classroom Residencies
Sample Workshop Description: Teacher Professional Development

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Approved Professional Development Provider
No
Approved Classroom Residency Provider
Yes
Experience with English Language Learners
None
Experience with Students in Special Education
None

Lesson Plan

Integrated Art
pratt_sample_lesson_plan__flameworking_1.pdf
Cultural Art

Teaching Approach

Teaching Philosophy + Approach
Pratt creates opportunities for youth and teens to build positive relationships, self-esteem, achievement, and recognition. While the techniques and vocabulary developed vary by class, the overarching goals of the program are for students to gain problem-solving and risk-taking skills, understand complex concepts, and discover positive ways to articulate the way they think and feel. We provide opportunities for youth 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 think critically, self-evaluate, and express ideas- all elements associated with academic success.
Curriculum Integration Possibilities
Throughout each art form taught in our studios, science and math play an important role in the creative process. Students learn the inherent properties of the materials they are using. For example, students in 3D classes (including sculpture, jewelry, and glassblowing) learn how to apply heat and pressure to manipulate materials. Students practice drawing, modeling, and measuring in order to identify the step-by-step process they will take to bring their own sculptures to life. Students in 2D classes (including drawing, painting, and printmaking) learn to observe and create line, form, mass, volume, and depth. Students explore color concepts (including primary and secondary colors, hue, value and chroma) while learning how to mix and measure custom colors.
Special Skills and Areas of Expertise
Pratt provides hands-on learning opportunities for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.  Many Pratt teaching artists have experience working with special needs students, including English language learners and students with cognitive, behavioral, and physical challenges.
Testimonials from Schools
Pratt has worked successfully with Seattle Public Schools, private schools, and home-schooled students, providing visual arts exposure for youth in grades K-12. References are available upon request. Please contact Youth and Teen Manager Myra Kaha at mkaha@pratt.org to request references.

Fees

Fees
The sample prices below are for Creative Advantage programming at Pratt Fine Arts Center in our professional studios. We have the ability to design custom programming to accomplish a variety of goals in most of our studios: glass, jewelry, sculpture, printmaking and wood. Please note that the majority of our studios have a low maximum number of students that can be served simultaneously. For example: the forging studio has maximum of 8 students. Serving a larger group can be achieved by rotating students through multiple studios. 3 hour Blacksmithing workshop: $365 Ages 10 and up - 8 students maximum Students will manipulate and transform steel using heat and hammers. Using basic techniques such as hammering, twisting, and bends students will have the opportunity to create unique objects. 3 hour Glass Fusing workshop: $480 Ages 10 and up - 10 students maximum with 2 instructors Working with colored sheets of glass students will design their own tile by stacking and gluing pieces together. Workshop includes discussions of the material makeup of glass and a tour of the Pratt Glass Department. ‘ 16 hours Flameworking class: $1176 Ages 10 and up – 8 students maximum For description and details refer to the sample lesson plan included on the Creative Advantage Website.

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Pratt student with octopus sculpture created in Animal Architecture class
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Flameworking student at Pratt Fine Arts Center
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Drawing students creating self-portraits at Pratt Fine Arts Center
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Student creating a metal coat rack in Pratt’s Teen Welding & Metal Sculpture class
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Artist Jeanne Marie Ferraro (center) and students in Teen Glassblowing class at Pratt Fine Arts Center

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