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NEW THIS QUARTER!
We have a number of new classes open for enrollment, including:
- Mime and Physical Comedy
- Painting Portraits
- Travel Journaling Workshop
- Painting onto a Transparency
- Painting Outside the Box
- Putting on a Play
- Acting for Teens
- Coming soon: Painting on Silk
- Coming soon: Effective public speaking
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CHANGES THIS QUARTER:
- Many of our classes have moved from quarterly to bi-monthly, meaning that they are offered five times a year instead of just four.
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- Acting 101, Acting 102, Drawing for Absolute Beginners, and Cartooning are now all available as either four-week classes or one-day workshops!
Classesandworkshops.com is an independent educational program, established in 2002. We offer dozens of fun, affordable classes in topics including drawing, painting, writing, acting, filmmaking and more. We’re an art school, an acting school, a writing school, and a filmmaking school, all in one.
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Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. (Others meet at community centers around the city.) Most of our students are adults, but some classes are also open to younger folks. The focus is on learning and having fun, rather than on tests and grades.
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Starting in 2017, some of our classes will be going BI-MONTHLY. This means that if you miss a class that started in January (for example) you’ll have another chance to take it just two months later, in March (instead of having to wait three months for the next quarter to begin).
Classes affected by this change include “Learn to Draw in a Day,” “Crash Course in Filmmaking,” “Let’s Make a Movie,” “Watercolor Painting” and “Acrylic Painting”, “Acting 101” and “Acting 102.)”
Some will remain QUARTERLY, meaning if you miss a class, it will be available to take again in three months.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
Who are you folks? And how long have you been in operation?
Classesandworkshops.com is an independent educational program offering fun, affordable noncredit classes in the greater Seattle area. We were established in 2002.
We started out offering a handful of classes, then added more as our students requested them. We currently offer over fifty classes a quarter, in a wide range of subject areas.
Our instructors are independent contractors who design and teach their own classes and workshops. Our philosophy is that being anyone can learn to write, draw, act, sing, or express themselves creatively in other ways. Training is more important than “talent.” When you take classes, you may find a talent for something you’ve never tried before.
Some of our classes have several meetings; others are one day workshops. Many of our introductory classes, such as Acting 101 or Voiceover 101, have follow-up classes that students are free to take if they would like to keep learning.
If you’d like to have fun and start learning a new skill, we’re here to help. Think of us as a Seattle art school, Seattle acting school, and Seattle film school, all rolled into one.
Where are your classes held?
Is Classesandworkshops.com part of the Experimental College?
This question comes up often, and the answer is, no, we are a totally separate program.
There were times in the past when we cosponsored some classes with the University of Washington’s Experimental College. Our arrangement with the EC during those years meant that you could sign up for many of the same classes through our website or through theirs. But we’ve always been a separate school. (The Experimental College is now on a hiatus for restructuring; we are unaffected by their closure.)
What’s your connection with 123classes.com?
What sorts of classes do you offer?
Are your classes accredited?
Do you offer certificates of completion?
What’s different about your school, from other programs?
When we designed our program, we did away with that gap. On the day after a class or workshop begins each quarter, registration becomes active for the same class or workshop for the following quarter.
For example: If the summer session of “Moon Dancing” begins on July 7th, the winter session of “Moon Dancing” will open up for enrollment on morning of July 8th, so you don’t have to wait weeks for another opportunity to enroll. You can sign up any time, for any of our classes.
How do students sign up for classes?
Do you have an email list?
Can kids sign up, or are the classes just for adults?
Do you also offer online classes?
Do you have gift certificates?
How do I find the building?
I’m a teacher, and would like to propose a class. How can I do so?
What’s your policy on withdrawals, refunds and cancelations?
Do you offer team building workshops (or morale workshops) for businesses?
Other questions? Feel free to contact us! Email is the quickest way to reach us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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COMMENTS ABOUT OUR CLASSES
“…I wanted to say thank you for your help and guidance in the early stages of my acting career. It has been a great journey that started in your beginning acting class. I am happy to report that I just met a very awesome goal. I will be a day actor in the TV series Grimm this week.
It was your coaching that set and codified the foundation that helped get me where I am today. Thank you so much for your help. If you would like to, please feel free to share my story with your other students and on the website. Best wishes and with my sincerest gratitude, Joey Coverson”
…I want to thank you for inspiring me to follow me dreams. I left Washington. I am down in California. I have started a television production company and I auditioned for a Harley Davidson Commercial yesterday as an actor.
Everything is moving at light speed…and in a positive direction. It all started with you in that classroom at the U of W. – Robert C., Hollywood
…I just want to thank you for the (crash course in filmmaking) classes. I never learned so much over a short period of time and remembered it. You wasted no time on the non-essentials. I greatly appreciate the fact that you were very receptive to everyone’s questions.
Your experience, dedication, and passion for film making made this a fantastic learning experience for me. – J. Vega
Thanks for taking some time before the class to help me figure out which class I should take. You weren’t just trying to “sell” me a class, you helped me find the one that would be a good next step for me. – M.J. (Seattle)
“I have enjoyed your class. You have been providing great direction for what to look for in SEO and things that you can do to improve anyone’s rankings…. I liked the presentation style, very good information.” – Jim Hopper, Seattle
“The exercise you did using one of your own websites as an example, and showing how the right changes could raise it in the search engine results, was really helpful.” – E.W., Tacoma.
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More student comments:
“Just wanted to let you know that I completed my application to the Game Animation Certificate program, and as of a week ago received notice of my acceptance. One of my portfolio pieces was a charcoal figure based upon one of the exercises from class – and of course, I’d never touched charcoal before meeting you.
Thanks again for all the tips and encouragement! Your classes really helped polish my skills and boost my confidence a great deal. — J.C. (Seattle)
“I just moved back to Seattle… yay! … and was looking for an introductory level course so I could get back into painting. I just wanted to start with the basics again. I love watercolors, but always had a hard time getting the results I wanted, so signed up for the Watercolor painting class. It was fun and I learned a lot.
I would recommend the class to others who are either just starting out or, like me, wanting to get back into painting after a break.” – B.R., Lake Forest Park
“I found Sarah’s calligraphy class on a social site, and I’m so glad I did… Sarah is very encouraging, and always has a great time with us! I would highly recommend attending one of Sarah’s classes — they are a blast!” – Savanah D.
“…I want you to know that taking this class has truly made a difference for me. I lost the fear to shoot and produce films. It has given me the knowledge and skills I was seeking and the confidence I need to step into film making.
I have to tell you — you are an incredible teacher! I cannot thank you ENOUGH! I’ll definitely recommend this class to all my friends. Thanks so much for the highly engaging and inspiring class. – J. Vega
“I recently finished Jon Peck’s WordPress for Beginners class and could not be more satisfied with the teaching style and information presented. From a frustrated and beginning state with a non-linear brain, I was able to design a satisfying website on WordPress and know how to maintain it.
Jon Peck is a very gifted teacher and truly cares about the value he delivers to his students. It’s a rare combination to be both very knowledgeable in the intricacies of IT and a tuned-in and empathetic teacher. Jon goes the extra mile to make sure his students are “getting” the material he delivers and his work ethic is laudable. I feel like this is the best value I’ve gotten from a learning experience in a very long time” – Diane K.
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