Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    For the most updated listings, please see our Google Calendar


    Experience learning through the Arts for ALL ages & incomes!

    The Abbey is a hub for artists, students, and community members of all ages & incomes to expand their creativity, artistic skill, explore new ideas and develop deeper connections between brain, body, and their community!  We host many events, workshops and other artistic community experiences that encourage learning.  We also welcome local teachers to offer classes in the space at very low cost.

    Samba w/ Live Music

    Mondays Samba w/ Live Music
    Ongoing, drop-ins ok  |  Evening Class
    Level: Introductory & All levels
    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    With a live Brazilian band you will learn dances marked by the driving, rapturous beat of Samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. Join us in dancing Samba, Samba Reggae, and the folkloric dances of the Orixas, and from northeastern Brazil dances such as Maracatu.

    In class, Janelle weaves the rhythm and form of Afro-Brazilian dance with the beauty of natural movement. She uses our innate ability to learn most effectively when we are having fun.


    Self Defense

    Wednesdays Wing-Tsun Kung Fu Self Defense with Brad Huggins. Email or calendar for details and current schedule.

    Modern Dance

    See calendar for schedule & additional details

    Tai Chi

    See calendar for schedule & additional details


    Meditation @ Ballard Homestead

    See Calendar


    Bohemian Rhapsody Milonga

    Wednesdays Lesson series happen frequently. Check the Bohemian Rhapsody Milonga group page for details.



    Want the most up to date info? Find class details, teachers, & updated schedules via our

    Classes Calendar

    Looking for Ivar’s kids music classes?  0-5 w/ caretaker – Visit: MyStompingGround.org


    Abbey Arts

    See our Pinterest for some mind expanding art from around the world – www.ArtsBrain.org

    Look for Abbey Arts Early Show Concerts, before or after nap time – Events Page




    June 21-22 Abbey Arts Tent @ Fremont Fair, FREE!


    May 31, 2014  YoGreenies  — A FUN family event with yoga and green smoothie making!

    Date: Saturday May 31 Time: 10-11:30am
    Place: Fremont Abbey Arts Center
    4272 Fremont ave N
    Price: $10 for adults/$5 for kids
    Join Stephanie and Tara as they share their passion for yoga and green smoothies. This whole body health & wellness event is geared towards parents and kids ages 5-10. First we’ll explore movement on the mat then we’ll revive with a green smoothie making demo and tasting!
    *Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

    May 11th, 2013 @ Woodland Park Zoo – Mommy & Me event with arts activities by Abbey teaching artists and special music performance by Pepper Proud on stage at 1:30pm in her kids music band (and animal costumes!).  www.zoo.org for more

    June 1, 2013, Noon
    – EARLY SHOW at the Abbey with local bands performing fun music for ALL ages, before or after nap times. 🙂  Family tickets available!   See our Facebook events for updates as they become available.
    June 22-23, 2013 @ Fremont Fair – Kids arts activities (and more for ALL ages) plus Abbey stage!  www.fremontfair.org for more


    Kidz 4 Art — Now enrolling!  Affordable six-week sessions

    Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm with Kathleen McHugh & Karen MacKenzie.
    These classes are geared towards children ages 7-13.  They will learn art
    fundamentals through fun, exploratory projects.  Along with helping to express
    creative individuality, they will also learn skills that they can apply to ALL
    facets of learning!
    Register @ Kidz4Art.wordpress.com


    SuperFoods – Monthly Workshops

    Cooking classes return!  Join in all the food/arts fun on the first Monday of each month.  Register Now, minimum 5 students to activate.  See Google Calendar for most up to date class information, or for more from past classes click over to the SUPERFOODS PAGE.




    10/22/12 – 10/23/12

    @ Fremont Oktoberfest – Family Village – 11 am-4pm  – FREE! Learn to polka, zucchini races, community sculpture & more!  Find us outside of ticketed Oktoberfest area @35th & Phinney Avenue.

    6/1/12 – Fremont Fair is coming up June 16-17!  Tons of FREE fun for the family + the Abbey Stage and more. www.fremontfair.org

    5/2/12 – More workshops for kids happening at Solid Ground‘s Brettler Family Place! Introducing ArtCycle: Junk into Art Workshop. Your donations support these arts programs for formerly homeless families.

    4/4/12 – Fresh Spring Classes are here, in addition to our ongoing classes – Register Now!

    [5-6 yrs Brain Meets Body: Modern Dance Adventures] – Mondays 4-4:55p

    [9-12 yrs Action! Kids Beginning Film Class] – Thursdays 4-5:30p

    Scholarships available for kids on free/reduced lunch. Applies to most group classes & even some private music instruction.


    We believe everyone is creative and that people of all ages and all incomes should have access to community-centered arts experiences. Which means both learning in classes and learning through performing and attending performances are vital.

    Here at the Fremont Abbey, local skilled teaching artists share their passion and impart knowledge to all ages and incomes in ways that are interactive, inspiring and giving back to the community.

    Our classes or performance opportunities:

    • Always have a welcoming atmosphere & perspective that everyone is creative
    • Are multi-sensory wherever possible
    • Emphasize collaboration & creative problem solving
    • Use concept-based lessons, connecting to ideas/concepts students are currently learning or are culturally relevant
    • Whenever possible, use multiple art forms and approaches to integrate brain & body, individual & community

    ABBEY KIDS Birthdays!

    Want an unique, creative birthday party? Host your child’s personalized Art Explorers party here at the Abbey complete with fun themes and teaching artists from the Abbey’sclasses available to help with mini-classes that are fun & educational.

    • Event planning assistance available
    • Healthy food & treats available from our preferred caterers
    • Sound systems, projector/screen, chairs, tables, kitchen, etc.
    • Setup & Cleanup assistance available

    Sliding Scale pricing for all incomes, typically $150-500 depending on date/time/teacher/etc.



    To remain a vibrant community arts center, we strive to be accessible for all ages and incomes. We believe (and recent studies have shown) that collaborative arts experiences actually strengthen individuals and communities… not to mention the effect on your brain development at any age!

    One of the ways we support development and stay sustainable is by offering “built in” scholarships with every group class at the Abbey.

    Many Abbey classes have a minimum size to become active as well as a maximum size to maintain a quality educational experience. Please tell your friends to join!



    Most of our classes are started by local teachers who want to help in their community for a truly grass-roots Arts Education experience! The key to success is an exciting & fun class that fills a need and can be promoted well to have at least 5 students enrolled (+ any scholarship students).  Feel free to email classes(at)fremontabbey.org with your proposal.