Art Blog

A Look Back on our Arts in Nature STEAM Program

By Nature Consortium | August 5, 2022

We recently finished reporting on all the work we did with 3rd-5th grade students over the last year, and here are some highlights! 3rd to 5th grade students from Louisa Boren K-8 STEM School created a variety of projects that connected to classroom- and field-based ecological and ethnobotanical lessons. This program was part of the…

EcoArts Spring Camp Successes

By DNDA Staff | April 26, 2022

Back in person for the first time since 2019, DNDA’s Spring Camp offered a variety of programs that encouraged youth to engage with the natural environment at West Seattle’s Camp Long through restoration and education, creating art, and enjoying outdoor activities in the company of their peers. The 12 youth who participated are High Point…

Call For EcoArts Teaching Artists

By Victoria Manibusan | March 7, 2022

Do you have a passion for nature, arts, and inspiring creativity in the local community? Join our EcoArts team as a Teaching Artist! The EcoArts Program employs a team of professional Teaching Artists who are passionate about their work. Our Teaching Artists specialize in a wide variety of disciplines including but not limited to multimedia…

FREE Art Class for Adults Returns!

By DNDA Staff | January 28, 2022

We are excited to announce the return of our FREE Adult Art Class, celebrating Black History Month! In this round of classes, we have two amazing Seattle-based Black visual artists who will walk us through painting on themes relating to Black culture. Use what you’ve got at home, and no special skills are required! (Artists…

DNDA 2021 Summer Youth Program Mural Projects

By DNDA Staff | October 20, 2021

This summer, as part of the programming for the Summer Youth Program, youth from the High Point, NewHolly, and Rainier Vista neighborhoods had the opportunity to flex their creative muscles by helping design and paint community murals. In High Point, youth partnered with local artist Amaranta Sandys to paint their local basketball court. This court…

Summer Youth Program 2021 – A Recap

By DNDA Staff | September 22, 2021

The DNDA Summer Youth Program drew a strong turnout this year, with over 300 youth participating across the High Point, NewHolly, and Rainier Vista neighborhoods. 2021 marked five years of DNDA leading arts and recreation programming in partnership with Seattle Housing Authority. This year, we took a hybrid approach due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.…