2017/2018 schedule-at-a-glance

LINK's nine monthly workshops are held the third Saturday of each month during the school year beginning in September.  Workshops are held at Seattle Pacific University or School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. Seniors and juniors also have the opportunity to participate in an additional portfolio building workshop to create a professional presentation of their work.

Monthly Workshops


Annual Events

September 21st, 9am – 12:30pm
Comic Book Workshop
Students will learn the art of storytelling through comics. We will learn how to use perspective and composition to create a visually compelling story that enhances the written word.
artists: Justin Norman


October 19th, 9am – 12:30pm
Architecture Workshop
Description: TBA
artists: TBA


November 15th, 9am – 12:30pm
Photography Workshop
Description: Digital photographer with former LINK student/skater/Seattle music scene photographer...
artists: Jordan Nicholson


December 20th, 9am – 12:30pm
Workshop TBA
artists: TBA


January 18th, 9am – 12:30pm
Workshop TBA
artists: TBA


February 15th, 9am – 12:30pm
Workshop TBA
Description: Digital photography with former LINK student/skater/music photographer...
artists: Jordan Nicholson!


March 15th, 9am – 12:30pm
Workshop TBA
artists: TBA


April 19th, 9am – 12:30pm
Workshop TBA
artists: TBA


May 17th, 9am – 12:30pm
Workshop TBA
artists: TBA

October 26th, 9am – 12:30pm
Junior/Senior Portfolio Workshop
Graduating Seniors, and Juniors, who have participated throughout the school year are offered the opportunity to prepare a professional-level portfolio of their artwork in a half day workshop.
portfolio coordinator: Kristine Johnson


June 10th, 5pm – 8pm
Gallery Show
Annually the AIGA LINK Program hosts a Gallery Show to exhibit students' work and award financial scholarships.
gallery show curator: Elena Zubowicz

Monthly Workshops

September 16, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Using mixed media on canvas (that happens to be in the form of shoes), we'll be expressing our personal mythology as wearable street art.  
artist: Terry Marks
October 21, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Jeff Hanada will lead LINK students through a session on drawing the human figure. Students will be led through an intensive few hours of gesture and timed drawings inspired by live models (this will be a clothed modeling session).
artist: Jeff Hanada
November 18, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
With the starting point of "divine triads" — found in most ancient cultures such as the ancient Greek and Roman Fates and the Norse Norns — the workshop will explore the importance of character arcs in character design. Making clear that a character's full story is integral to the character's "look" and briefly introducing a notion of thematic structure.
artist: Stefano Gaudiano
December 16, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
This month, artist and former LINK student, Zach Anderson, will lead students through a 3D laser-cutting workshop. Students will get the opportunity to explore their subconscious thoughts and then turn them into laser-cut 3D objects, giving physical form to their dreams.
artist: Zach Anderson
January 20, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
In this workshop we will be exploring the subject of rain in the city through the beautiful combination of acrylic paint on gold leaf. It is a multi-step process that is both ancient and contemporary.
artist: Fred Lisaius
February 17, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
In this month's workshop, students will be divided into 4 to 5 small groups to work on designing a pop-up library guided by a team of architects from Team Gensler, giving them the opportunity to learn the full architecture process and collaborate with teammates. The library will be designed so that it can be dropped anywhere, with a goal of increasing human interaction and community building.
artist: Team Gensler
March 17, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Often we look for inspiration, but ideation and exploration is a far more efficient way of coming up with ideas.
artist: Fiona McGuigan
April 21, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Workshop Description: Material Presence: Line, Marks & Transparency From the earliest cave paintings, to Van Gogh, to contemporary artists like Julie Muhretu, artists have interpreted the world around them by making marks and drawing lines.
artist: Katy Stone
May 19, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join former LINK Student and present day San Francisco based artist Chelsea Wong as we adorn 200 square feet with a lasting piece of public art in her inimitable style. Located in SODO at The Canine Club, this is a work that will be seen by the entire city.
artist: Chelsea Ryoko Wong

Annual Events

December 2, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
This Workshop is structured to provide students with an overview of what a portfolio is and how portfolio's are used both for college applications and in the  professional world. After an introduction from Terry Marks on the value of story, personalization of your work and portfolio, Volunteer reviewers pair off with students for one-on-one evaluations.
June 13, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Annually the AIGA Link Program hosts a Gallery Show to exhibit students' work and award financial scholarships.  Students submit their work in May for this one night event where they get to share the work they have created over the past year with their community in a gallery environment.