SEATTLE ART CLASSES

Art classes open for enrollment

✰ = 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
    Sunday 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 7pm-9pm
    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 7pm-9:15pm
    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 7pm-9:15pm
    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 7pm-9:30pm
    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 7pm-9:30 pm
    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 7pm-9pm
    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 7pm-9:15pm
    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 7pm-9pm
    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
    AUGUST CLASS
    Saturday 10 am-4pm
    August 20 only (1 meeting)
    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
    Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm
    August 6, 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)
    University District in 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)

 

 

 

Today’s featured classes


Acrylic Painting for Beginners

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Painting is fun! In this beginning Acrylic Painting class, you’ll learn how to mix and blend acrylics, use brushes, and paint some simple objects and landscapes. Even if you don’t know an artist’s brush from a toothbrush, you’ll have fun and get off to a good start.

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

 More info ➩  Sign up now!


Calligraphy for total beginners

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In this enjoyable Seattle calligraphy class, open to total beginners, the instructor will introduce you to the art of modern calligraphy through the medium of brush and ink.You’ll learn the press and release technique common in modern calligraphy used to create the thin and thick lines typified in the beautiful art form.

Fun and Fancy Calligraphy
Monday night class - 7pm - 9pm
March 7th, March 14 and March 21
University of Washington (Seattle)
Tuition: $99

More information ➩ Sign up now!


Cartooning 101

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Looking for a fun, step-by-step introductory Seattle cartooning class?  In this enjoyable 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. You’ll learn how to draw cartoon faces and figures; how to draw human and animal characters & more

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

MORE INFORMATION  ➩  SIGN UP NOW


Drawing Comic Strips, Comic Books, and Graphic Novels

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In this class students will learn how to draw simplified human figures in a comic book style, and show them in action. Plus: page layout and design, and how to tell stories effectively with images.  

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

MORE INFO  ➩ SIGN UP NOW!


Drawing for Absolute Beginners!

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Anyone can draw… this means you! In this enjoyable class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together.

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

MORE INFORMATION ➩ SIGN UP NOW


Drawing in 1, 2, and 3-Point 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.

☽ Perspective Drawing
A "one night wonder" art class!
Tuesday 7pm-9:30 pm
11/29 only (one meeting)
* This class has FREE art materials
Greenwood Center (near Green Lake in Seattle)

 MORE INFORMATION ➩ SIGN UP NOW


Drawing with Colored Pencils

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Colored pencils are clean, fun, and portable. In this fun three week Seattle class, you’ll learn how to draw and “paint” using high quality pencils, and mix and blend them to create beautiful, vibrant drawings.

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

MORE INFORMATION  ➩  SIGN UP NOW


Learn to Draw in a Day!

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“LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY” is a one-day version of our popular “drawing for absolute beginners” class.  Come join us to have fun, spend the day drawing, and learn the basics of drawing in a day! Note: If you are looking for a longer version of this class, see Drawing for Absolute Beginners.

✰ Course #17433
Learn to Draw in a Day
AUGUST CLASS
Saturday 10 am-4pm
August 20 only (1 meeting)
University of Washington campus


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

 

MORE INFORMATION ➩ SIGN UP NOW!


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
Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm
August 6, 2016
University District (Seattle)

MORE INFORMATION  ➩ SIGN UP NOW


Palette Knife Painting

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Looking for an opportunity to try palette knife painting? In this easy step-by-step Seattle workshop, you’ll use oils or acrylics (your choice) to create vibrant and beautiful landscapes. We’ll explore knife strokes and color mixing with oils, mixing on the palette versus on the canvas, the uses of color contrasts and blending, creating simplicity and complexity, and more.

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

 MORE INFO ➩ SIGN UP NOW


The Art of Caricature

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Caricatures are not the same thing as cartoons. They are humorous portraits of real people.  A caricature can be defined as a portrait with an exclamation point!  It captures the likeness of the subject while exaggerating their features.  This fun and easy Seattle caricature class is designed for artists of all skill levels who want to try something new and fun. More information ➩  DATES AND TIMES – Sign up now!


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.