For 7 to 12 year olds

Creative Fusion Arts Workshop

Creative Fusion fosters relationships between renowned professional artists, the student and the art-making process, and cultivates an in-depth and life-long experience with the arts.
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What happens when professional artists partner with children’s imaginations?

Creative Fusion is a week-long arts workshop for children 7 to 12 years old, to discover contemporary and traditional artistic methods through the mentorship of professional artists. Participants work closely alongside each mentor artist in a studio setting, focusing on the professional-level artistic process.

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Chickadel or Jessica Garrick, Directors of the Creative Fusion Arts Program.

Summer 2018 Mentor Artists

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Gala Bent

Gala Bent is an artist, mother and educator living in Seattle, Washington. She has a BFA in Painting from Ball State University in Indiana, an MFA in Visual Art from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and currently teaches full time at Cornish College of the Arts. Drawings on paper, colored with gouache, are her most prevalent medium, but she also works, when possible, with installation, animation and writing. Gala’s work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally, and she is represented by G.Gibson Gallery in Seattle

Learn more about Gala at her website:

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Satpreet Kahlon

Satpreet Kahlon is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seattle, WA and Providence, RI. Born in Punjab, India and raised in the Midwest, she is interested in creating visual language and immersive encounters that express and explore intersectional experiences as well as the structural systems of inequity that dictate their boundaries. In addition to her studio practice, which has been featured in Artforum, she is the founder of the online art space Deep Space Gallery, and between 2015 and 2017, she was a member of the curatorial collective The Alice, and designed and taught social engagement programming in partnership with the Seattle Art Museum. She is currently studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a full fellowship to pursue her MFA in Sculpture.

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We've been to a lot of art camps but the unique thing about Creative Fusion was that the kids got to meet and learn from bona fide, real-life artists (not just one but two!). Kids learn about how the mentor teachers came to be artists and their respective approaches and methods: Where do they get their inspiration? How do they find a starting point? When the artistic method is modeled this way, kids can start to think about themselves as artists.
-Parent of a Creative Fusion student