SEATTLE ART CLASSES

Today’s featured classes


CARTOONING: 1 day workshop

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Looking for a fun, step-by-step introductory Seattle cartooning class?  In this fun one day workshop, aimed at beginners, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. You’ll learn how to draw cartoon faces and figures; how to draw human and animal characters & more.  (See also: Cartooning 5 week class)

✰ Course 80941: “Cartooning 1-Day Workshop” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE

CARTOONING: 5-week class

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Looking for a fun, step-by-step introductory Seattle cartooning class?  In this enjoyable five week class, aimed at beginners, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before — and get practice drawing comic strips, gag panels, and more. You’ll learn how to draw cartoon faces and figures; how to draw human and animal characters & more. (See also: Cartooning 1 day workshop)

★ Course 17493: “Cartooning 1-Day Workshop” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE

DRAWING CLOTHING and DRAPERY

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If you’ve ever tried drawing or painting people, but weren’t sure how to make the clothing look real, this Seattle drawing class will help. You’ll learn about the seven types of folds, and how to draw them; tension points, tension lines and support points; how to make clothing look real, whether you’re drawing from a model or from imagination. 

☽ Course 17466: “Drawing Clothing and Drapery” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE

Drawing in Depth and Perspective

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Whether you doodle and draw just for fun, or draw or paint professionally, knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three-dimensional. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, and also learn about atmospheric perspective to enhance the realism in your drawings, paintings or doodles.

☽ Course 17465: “Drawing in Perspective” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE

Mixed Media Collage!

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Explore your creative side! In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn photo transfer techniques and ways to work with magazine images or xeroxed and laser printed photos of your own. You’ll learn how to take assorted weights and kinds of papers to make a great collage.  Learn simple ways to create interesting textures and patterns using rubber stamps, acrylics, gel mediums, household spackle and other art supplies.

✰ Course 18473: “Mixed Media Collage” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE

Watercolor Workshop

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Spend the day painting and exploring the wonders of watercolor! Watercolor Workshop is a pleasant and relaxing exploratory class for anyone who has admired this elegant and accessible medium. The instructor will move around the room as students paint, helping them individually with their paintings. Beginners welcome. 

✰ Watercolor for Beginners
Saturday 10am-4:30pm
August 20 only (one day workshop)
Lake City Community Center

MORE INFORMATION  ➩ SIGN UP NOW!



Frequently asked questions

  1. I notice that some classes (like Drawing and Cartooning) are offered both as one day workshops and five-week classes (for a higher tuition). What’s the difference between the one day and several-week versions?
    Our One-Day Workshops are a short, focused introduction to the key elements of a topic. Our five week classes explore the same subjects in more depth, with more in-class practice exercises. The five week classes have almost twice as many class hours as the one day versions, so there’s a chance to go into more detail. The longer versions also usually have homework assignments, so students can keep practicing and learning between class sessions.With that said – some students love the one day version because it gives them a chance to really lose themselves in a topic in a single day. And of course some people’s schedules lend themselves more to a one day or one evening class.
  2. Are all of your classes available in one-night day or one night versions?
    Not yet, but more One Night Wonders and One Day Workshops will be added soon, so please check back. If you’d like to see a one-day or one-night version of a longer class we offer, please drop us an email and we’ll try to set it up.
  3. Why do One Night Wonder Art Classes have free art materials, but most One-Day Workshops don’t? 
    Students use fewer art materials in shorter classes, so it’s easier for the instructor to bring a big box of materials for students to use. (In a one-night wonder class, students might use a few sheets of drawing or painting paper; in the one-day workshops, students sometimes fill an entire drawing pad or acrylic painting pad in a full day or making art!) So for the one-day workshops, materials kits are available to purchase, for students who don’t bring their own to class.

 

Classes open for enrollment:

  1. Acrylic Painting
  2. Calligraphy
  3. Caricature for Beginners
  4. Cartooning 1-day workshop
  5. Cartooning 5-week class 
  6. Colored Pencil Drawing
  7. Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels 
  8. Drawing Babies and Children
  9. Drawing for Absolute Beginners
  10. Drawing Clothing and Drapery
  11. Drawing Faces and Portraits
  12. Drawing in Pen, Brush and Ink
  13. Drawing in Perspective
  14. Exploring Color
  15. How to Draw Hands!
  16. Facial Expressions
  17. Figure Drawing
  18. Learn to Draw in a Day
  19. Mixed Media Collage
  20. Painting Landscapes in Watercolor
  21. Palette Knife Painting 
  22. Sketchup 
  23. Watercolor Painting 
  24. Watercolor Painting 2: Landscapes 
Dates and times:

✰ = One Day Workshop (6 to 8 hours long)
☽ = One Night Wonder (2 or 3 hours long)
★ = Class with multiple meetings

  • Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle
  • Others meet at Seattle community centers in Greenwood, Lake City or Phinney Ridge
  • Courses include drawing, painting, cartooning, collage, calligraphy, and dozens more
  • To see course titles, dates, and times, scroll down
  • For more info or to sign up, click the course title

  1. Acrylic Painting  

    ✰ Course #17486
    Acrylic Painting OCTOBER
    Saturday 10am-4pm
    10/8 only (one-day workshop)
    University of Washington campus

  2. Acrylic Painting  

    ✰ Course #17487
    Acrylic Painting NOVEMBER
    Sunday 10am-4pm
    11/13 only (one-day workshop)
    University of Washington campus

  3. Calligraphy

    ✰ Brush Calligraphy
    This section has not yet been scheduled. Please check back.

  4. Caricature for Beginners  

    ✰ How to Draw Caricatures
    Next session is not yet scheduled.

  5. Cartooning 1-day workshop  

    ✰ Cartooning
    Sunday 10am-4:15pm
    8/21 only (One-day workshop)
    University of Washington campus (Seattle)

  6. Cartooning 5-week class 

    ★ Cartooning (five week class)
    Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm
    10/15-11/12 (five meetings)
    University of Washington campus

  7. Colored Pencil Drawing    

    ✰ Colored Pencil Drawing
    Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
    August 14 only (one day workshop)
    University District, Seattle

  8. Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels  

    ✰ Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels
    Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
    8/28 only (One day workshop)
    University District in Seattle

     
  9. Drawing Babies and Children  

    ☽ Drawing Babies and Children
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-8pm
    11/1 only (one meeting)
    * This class has FREE art materials
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  10. Drawing for Absolute Beginners (5 week class) 

    ★ Drawing for Absolute Beginners
    Saturdays 9:30am-11:30am
    10/15-11/12 (five meetings)
    University of Washington campus

  11. Drawing Clothing and Drapery 

    ☽ Drawing Clothing and Drapery
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-8pm
    11/8 only (one meeting)
    * This class has FREE art materials
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  12. Drawing Faces and Portraits 

    ☽ Drawing Faces
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-8pm
    10/11 only (one meeting)
    * This class has FREE art materials
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  13. Drawing in Pen, Brush and Ink 

    ☽ Drawing in Ink
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-8:30pm
    11/15 only (one meeting)
    * This class has FREE art materials
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  14. Drawing in Perspective 

    ☽ Perspective Drawing
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-9pm
    11/29 only (one meeting)
    * This class has FREE art materials
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  15. Exploring Color 

    ☽ Exploring Color
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-8pm
    10/4 only (one meeting)
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  16. How to Draw Hands! 

    Class 107519: How to Draw Hands
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-8pm
    11/22 only (one meeting)
    * This class has FREE art materials
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  17. Facial Expressions 

    ☽ Drawing Facial Expressions
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 6pm-8pm
    10/25 only (one meeting)
    * This class has FREE art materials
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  18. Figure Drawing 

    Figure Drawing Fundamentals
    A "one night wonder" art class!
    Tuesday 7pm-9pm
    10/18 only (one meeting)
    Nothing to bring - all art materials provided
    Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

  19. Learn to Draw in a Day Sec. 1    

    ✰ Course #17433
    Learn to Draw in a Day
    NOVEMBER CLASS
    Saturday 10am-5pm
    11/13 only (one day workshop)
    University of Washington campus

  20. Learn to Draw in a Day sec. 2   

    ✰ Learn to Draw in a Day (October class)
    Sunday 10am-4pm
    October 1 only (one-day workshop)
    University of Washington campus

  21. Mixed Media Collage 

    ✰ Course #18473
    Mixed Media Collage
    Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
    October 30, 2016
    University District (Seattle)

  22. Painting Landscapes in Watercolor  

    ✰ Landscapes in Watercolor
    Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 pm
    9/24 only (one-day workshop)
    Lake City Community Center (Seattle)

  23. Palette Knife Painting 

    ✰ Palette Knife Painting
    (in oils or acrylics)
    Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
    11/6 only (one day workshop)
    Meets at Artists & Craftsman classroom in the University District (Seattle)

  24. Sketchup  

    ★ Course #55898
    Sketchup for Beginners
    Fall dates will be listed soon

  25. Watercolor Painting  

    ✰ Watercolor for Beginners
    Saturday 10am-4:30pm
    August 20 only (one day workshop)
    Lake City Community Center

  26. Watercolor Painting 2: Landscapes 

    ✰ Landscapes in Watercolor
    Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 pm
    9/24 only (one-day workshop)
    Lake City Community Center (Seattle)