The Bunker

The Bunker is a free, volunteer-run program open to teens in 6th-12th grade. It is hosted by Northwind Art and a cast of local artists and craftspeople who share their talents and skill-building exercises with youth in our community.

There are two types of Bunker Sessions. Open Studios are self-guided and teens may work on whatever they like. Class sessions require participation from attendees and will be a taught by a guest artist.

If your teen is interested in attending the Bunker, please email Julie Read at ( to pre-register. A parent permission slip is required for all participants. The form is here.
*This form only needs to be filled out once, thank you for filling it out prior to attending!

There are supplies and snacks available for teens, courtesy of PTArtscape and generous community members who have donated to make this program possible. If you would like to donate to the Bunker and a variety of other free youth art programming, please visit and follow the link to make a donation! Thank you!


    Friday, May 31st, 2024, Building 324, 4:00PM – 6:00PM PDT
    Teen Bunker planning meeting, drawing contest with prizes. Julie Read, Kate Lovejoy and PTArtscape team

    Friday, June 7th, 2024, Building 324, 4:00PM – 6:00PM PDT
    Open Studio and return of clay tiles for painting with Julie Read and Dana Weir

    Friday, June 14th, 2024, Building 324, 4:00PM – 6:00PM PDT
    Open Studio with Julie Read and TBD

    Friday, June 21st, 2024, Building 324, 4:00PM – 6:00PM PDT
    Figure Drawing class with live model: Hosts Julie Read, Chris Witkowsi and Tracy Grisman

    Friday, June 28th, 2024, Building 324, 4:00PM – 6:00PM PDT
    Pinhole camera class with Jen Cohen and Julie Read

    Are you an adult artist interested in volunteering at The Bunker? Please fill out the volunteer interest form here!

    For any questions or concerns regarding The Bunker please contact Julie Read (

     This program is made possible in partnership with PTArtscape!