Pratt Fine Arts Center

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Printmaking shop at Pratt
Hot glass (glassblowing) facility at Pratt

Pratt Fine Arts Center is a non-profit arts education and resource center in the Squire Park area of Seattle's Central District. The school now serves 3,200 students and 500 working artists.[1]

Pratt was founded in 1976 by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation[1] and named in honor of slain civil rights leader Edwin T. Pratt.[2] In 1982 it was turned over to a newly created 501(c)(3) non-profit, City Art Works.[1]

Pratt includes facilities for glassblowing, lampworking, glass beadmaking, flameworked glass, metal sculpture, bronze casting, stone carving, jewelry and metalsmithing, woodworking, printmaking, painting and drawing.[1] The Center has three buildings: the main building in Pratt Park (also named after Edwin Pratt) and two additional buildings in the block immediately south of the park.[3] The latter two were originally part of the adjacent now empty Wonder Bread bakery.[4]

Programs include adult and youth education (including free Saturday programs for youth), master artist intensives and visiting artist programs, and studio access programs for working artists.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History", Pratt Fine Arts Center quarterly class schedule, Winter 2004, p.1.
  2. ^ "A Lasting Tribute", Pratt Fine Arts Center quarterly class schedule, Winter 2004, p. 1.
  3. ^ Location on the official Pratt website. Accessed 24 February 2007.
  4. ^ Lynn Porter, "Wonder Bread site back on the market", Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, June 6, 2006 (?).
  5. ^ "Education Programs", Pratt Fine Arts Center quarterly class schedule, Winter 2004, p.3.

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