Teens, take control of your world! Get the tools you need to communicate your ideas about the spaces you live and learn in.
Design Your [Neighbor]hood is a multi-session intensive workshop focused on visual art, design (in the broadest sense), and community change. In this experience-based program, you'll go on site visits to businesses and organizations that create designs and make decisions that pervade our everyday experiences. These behind-the-scenes opportunities inspire you to think beyond high school and expose you to careers in art, architecture, design, fashion, urban planning, and social activism. You'll also develop a studio practice where you'll acquire the skills needed to articulate your process and design three-dimensional models that communicate your ideas.
Previous projects include partnerships with Arts and Academics Academy where students redesigned the school’s computer lab and hallway, and a partnership with Seattle’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, where the young designers worked in teams to propose three teen-friendly concepts for the Seattle Waterfront.
Design Your Hood: Youth Program Award
Seattle Art Museum is proud to announce the selection of Design Your ‘Hood for recognition as a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Design Your ‘Hood is one of the 50 Finalists out of 355 nominations; all distinguished as one of the top arts and humanities based programs in the country.
Support for Design Your Hood provided by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Mark Torrance Foundation.