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.

Y-WE Create Summer 2024: July 8-14

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Daily at the Y-WE office (5623 Rainier Ave S)

Y-WE Create Summer Camp is a one week exploration of various arts and creative practices. We provide opportunities that encourage youth to try new things and take creative risks. Youth will have the opportunity to hear from professional artists about their processes and to choose between three creative modalities in which to build skills.

Youth will choose one of three tracks to explore during the week:

Facilitated by Eileen Jimenez

During our Printmaking Track together, we will create artwork that reflects our experiences and relationships with Land, to joy, to resilience, to ourselves, and to our communities through printmaking. We will learn and practice many techniques in printmaking including linocut relief printing, reduction printing, and monotype. We will also practice printing using various materials, and ink types, embellishing our prints with various mediums to tell our stories in the complex layers they exist in.

Salve Making/Herbal Medicine
Facilitated by Melanie Granger

More info coming soon!

Facilitated by Jessica Dickinson

More info coming soon!

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


Contact Program Coordinator Yirede Valencia-Martinez at

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*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive