Arivva Pierce Center for Arts & Technology

Youth Visual Arts

Arivva is a place of opportunity offering youth arts programs. Arivva is the first replication of the highly successful Manchester Bidwell Education Model in Washington State.

We offer youth a year-round, after school arts-based program for local high school students. We partner with several school districts in Pierce County.

Our programs use a combination of high-tech tools, compelling classes, and caring adults to help youth explore the arts and pursue their education in high school and beyond. Students are recruited through their partner schools to attend HopeCAT after school programming, but is open to any student grades 7-12 who can provide their own transportation. Classes are at no cost, but students are required to maintain a good record of attendance and behavior.

Ceramics Youth classes offer hands-on instruction, allowing students to shape their own pottery or work high-tech equipment to unleash their creativity. Courses include:

  • Experienced instructors who are also accomplished, working artists.
  • Access to state of the art equipment 
  • Encouragement and support from adults who care
  • Opportunities to turn creative visual arts into transferable skills

Our Classes

Events & Registration

Fall 1 Family ceramics class

November 14 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Fall 2 Family ceramics class

November 15 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Winter 1 Ceramics for High School Students

November 21 | 3:30PM – 5:30PM