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Teensway 2018 | "Ghost-Signs": Bridging our Murals from the Past into the Future


The "Ghost-Signs" of our Chinatown-International District linger from decades past and serve as a reminder of Jazz-clubs, comfortable hotel rooms and businesses long closed. We'll use these historic hand-painted signs as inspiration for our 2018 Teensway Program. Taking a closer look at the Ghost Signs and making connections to our CID neighborhood, our youth will try their hand at an old-fashioned yet still popular medium: hand painted signage. 

Our Teaching Artist, Henry Luke, will share some of his experiences as a mural artist and sign-painter with our Teensway participants. Our teens will practice their hand at drafting letters with ink, pencil and markers, designing on a large scale and cultivating their own arts practice. All of their techniques they've learned will be showcased and applied to painting a mural in the CID!

Follow this link to Sign-Up 

DATES

April 28 - June 9

DAYS AND TIMES

Saturdays | 12 - 4pm

AGES

Middle School | 10-14

CLASS SIZE

15*

LOCATION OF WORKSHOP

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (map)

INSTRUCTOR

Mural Artist Henry Luke

ELIGIBILITY

This program is free and open to the general public. There is no fee for participation.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The deadline to register is April 7th 2018. Any participants interested after the deadline should connect directly to Maya Hayashi to see if there is still space available. 

The size of the workshop is limited to 15 participants and is on a first-come first served basis. Spots are limited and book up fast. 

To learn more and to connect with Maya Hayashi contact: (206) 623-5124 ext 116 or by email 

Teensway FAQ

What do you do in Teensway?

You work with an artist that will help you make your ideas come to life. We work with paint, ceramics, graphic design, illustration and photography. You will also go on field trips to parks, gardens, and shops to gather inspiration. At the end of the school year, you end up with a piece of artwork to be proud of which will be on display at the museum during summer months.

Do you really make exhibits?

Yes! The artwork you make at Teensway is shown in one of our exhibition spaces. The neat thing is, you get to decide how that room will look. Everything from paint colors, how you want to display your art, where the spotlights should go, all of this will be decided by you!

Do you have to be Asian American to be in Teensway?

Not at all. Everyone can be a part of Teensway!

Images from past Teensway Sessions

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