Dozens of fun, affordable Seattle classes!
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.
Starting in 2017, some of our classes (like “Acting 101” and “Acting 102” will be going MONTHLY. This means that if you miss a class that started in January (for example) you’ll have another chance to take it one month later.
Some of our classes (like “Learn to Draw in a Day,” “Crash Course in Filmmaking,” “Let’s Make a Movie,” “Watercolor Painting” and “Acrylic Painting”) will be going BI-MONTHLY, meaning that if you miss a class, you’ll have another chance to take it two months later.
Some will remain QUARTERLY, meaning if you miss a class, it will be available to take again in three months.
About our school
- 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.
- 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.
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Fun, focused classes!
- 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.
You can always sign up!
- Most schools have a gap of several weeks each quarter during which enrollments are not processed.
- For example, when spring classes end for the quarter (in most schools), it may be a month or two before summer class dates become open for enrollment.
- When we designed our program, we did away with that gap.
- This means that on the day after a class starts each quarter, registration becomes active for the same class for the next quarter.
- If the spring session of “Widgets for Wabbits” begins on June 1, the summer session of “Widgets for Wabbits” opens up for enrollment on June 2) (literally the next day).
- This means that you don’t have to wait weeks for the next round of enrollments to begin. You can sign up any time, for any of our Seattle classes.
- Early enrollment is recommended, because most classes fill up.
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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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We’d love to hear from you: Who you are, what sorts of classes you’re searching for or interested in. Feel free to drop us an email with any questions, thoughts or requests for new courses. See you in class!
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Joining our email list is a great way of being kept in the loop about new classes and workshops. You’ll read about them even before they are added to our website.
- If you sign up for emails, you’ll receive updates once or twice a month about upcoming classes and workshops in Seattle, as they’re scheduled.
- You’ll find out about discounts and special offers for returning students.
- You can unsubscribe from the email list at any time. Your contact information will never be given or sold to any third party
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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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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 arts. We started out offering twelve classes, back when we started in 2002; we currently offer over sixty classes a quarter, in a wide range of subject areas. Each teacher is independent and designs his or her own classes.
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What’s different about your school, from other programs?
Most schools have a gap of several weeks each quarter during which enrollments are not accepted. For example, when summer classes end (in most schools), there’s a break of a few weeks before summer class dates become open for enrollment.
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.
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Can kids sign up, or are the classes just for adults?
Do you also offer online classes?
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I’m a teacher, and would like to propose a class. How can I do so?
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Other questions? Feel free to contact us! Email is the quickest way to reach us: firstname.lastname@example.org