Coyote is available to any student who would like to participate!

No family is ever turned away due to financial restrictions.

We ask each family to consider what they can contribute to help cover the cost of each 20-hour workshop.

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Coyote has a generous scholarship program and system of trading goods or services for our auction so that any young person who is interested in a course is welcome. 


Through Studio Coyote, over 1,200 youth ages 10-15 each year learn artistic, technical, and problem-solving skills as they tackle hands-on projects in apprentice-like settings. Talented professionals, including chefs, filmmakers, actors, architects, web designers, glassblowers, lawyers, welders, glassblowers, and singers teach 20-hour Studio Coyote courses year-round. They share their expert skills and know-how, modeling for adolescents both their passion for their work and their perseverance in its practice. Participants get a rare glimpse of what it means to be a professional in a creative discipline at an age when they are starting to figure out who they might become.

Middle-school kids at Coyote have the chance to weld in a metal shop, debate in a courtroom, animate a cartoon in a media lab, whip up a cream puff in a commercial kitchen, or produce a hip hop riff with a music producer. Student/teacher ratios are as low as 8:1.

Over 13,000 Seattle-area kids have taken part in Coyote since it was founded in 1986.  Kids of different ethnicity, neighborhood, culture, academic achievement, family structure, and life experience are brought together by their common interest, whether in animation or hip hop or fashion or furniture design.  Working with diverse peers who share their interests is a powerful experience for a young adolescent.

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