In Y-WE Create, we focus on exploring a variety of creative mediums in a safe space that encourages trying new things and taking creative risks. As with all Y-WE programs, Create is free to attend and open to young women, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth ages 13-19. Create is offered as a school-year cohort (with different creative mediums explored in the Fall, Winter, & Spring) as well as a week-long summer camp.

Applications are currently closed. Check back in the new year to apply for our summer camp!

All sessions will take place weekly on Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30PM
Location: Young Women Empowered (5623 Rainier Ave S)

Seasonal Themes and Dates:

Fall: Mixed Media Studio Art

October 18 – November 29

An exciting series of mixed media painting classes! Participants will become familiar with variety of fun painting techniques, tools, and tricks using acrylic paint and water color. We will paint on traditional surfaces like stretched canvas and paper and then shake it up with denim, terra cotta pots, and more.

These classes are focused on empowering your natural creativity and enhancing your skillset. Previous painting experience is not required but encouraged. Everyone is creative in their own way. Bring what you have to the canvas.

Be ready for color. Be ready for fun. Be ready to learn and most importantly, to grow!

Facilitated by Perri Rhoden

Winter: Linocutting and Print Making

January 17 – March 6

More info to come!

Facilitated by Eileen Jimenez

Spring: Ceramics

April 17 – May 29

This ceramics class will be an introduction to various hand building techniques! You will learn the three methods of hand building: pinching, coiling, and slab building. There will be demos of each technique to show you options of what you can make in class. However, the possibilities are endless! You are highly encouraged to expand and explore the ideas that pop into your head! No prior clay experience required.

Facilitated by Angela Hope

I [am taking] away that I am a good person who can trust myself to take social and creative risks without the fear of making mistakes.

— Y-WE Create Youth


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