FUN, AFFORDABLE SEATTLE CLASSES! ACTING CLASSES, ART CLASSES and MORE

REKINDLE YOUR CREATIVITY

  • Looking for fun, affordable classes and workshops in Seattle? 
  • REKINDLE SCHOOL offers more than fifty classes every quarter. We were established in 2002.
  • To start exploring our SEATTLE CLASSES, click below.

ABOUT OUR SEATTLE CLASSES



GOT A QUESTION?

What is Rekindle School? 

  • We’re an independent educational program in Seattle.
  • We offer fun, affordable classes.
  • We’re a Seattle art school, Seattle acting school, and Seattle film school, all rolled into one.

What’s your guiding philosophy?

  • 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.
  • As we go through life, people can lose touch with their creativity for a while. But it can be rekindled. We’re here to help.

Where do your classes meet? 

  • Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
  • Others meet at community centers around the city.
  • We are hoping to add some classes on the East Side soon.

How long have you been in operation?

  • Since 2002.
  • We started out offering a handful of classes, then added more classes as our program grew.

Do you offer certificates of completion?

  • Yes, in some subjects. Please read this page.

What’s different about Rekindle School, from other Seattle schools? 

  • Most schools have a gap of several weeks each quarter during which enrollments are not accepted.
  • When we set 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.
  • This means that when you see a class, you can usually sign up right away. You don’t have to wait weeks for another opportunity to enroll.

How do I sign up? 

  • Just click the “Sign Me Up” link and follow the prompts!
  • You can pay by credit/debit card or Paypal.

Can kids sign up, or are the classes just for adults? 

  • Most classes are for adults, and most of our students are over 18.
  • Some teachers do allow younger students, but you should check first.
  • Just email rekindleschool@gmail.com 

Do you have gift certificates?

Where are your classes held? 

  • Most are on the University of Washington campus (Seattle branch)
  • Others meet in community centers around Seattle.
  • When you sign up, you’ll receive an email with driving and parking directions.
  • Learn more

I’m a teacher, and would like to propose a class. How can I do so? 

What  is your policy on withdrawals, refunds and cancelations? 

Do you offer team building workshops (or morale workshops) for businesses? 

Do you offer certificates of completion?

  • Yes, in some subject areas. Please read this page

Is Rekindle School a part of the Seattle Experimental College? 

  • We’re affiliated with them.
  • The two schools are part of the same “business umbrella.”
  • We handle enrollments for the Seattle Experimental College. For more info see this page.

Other questions?

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.


 

“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

Looking for a class? Let us know!

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!

  • More classes will be added as they are scheduled
  • If the course title is a live link, you can sign up at any time.


UPCOMING CLASSES: AUGUST-DECEMBER


AUGUST CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

SCREENWRITING 102

Class 80538-7-21
Screenwriting 102: The Next Step
Mondays 6 pm-9 pm, 8/26, 9/10 and 9/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington Campus (Seattle)
Max.enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this class, we'll study the act structure and placement of key story points in detail; write some short scenes; practice writing a treatment; and study a popular approach to plotting that most screenwriters use to craft powerful and salable screenplays..."

More info – sign up now


ALREADY STARTED:


MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Sunday August 4, 10:30am-4 pm


STAND UP COMEDY
Mondays 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26. 7 pm-10 pm


DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
Saturday August 10 only, 10 am-2:30 pm


ACTING 101
Wed. 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 7 pm-9 pm


ACTING 103
Wed. 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 5 pm-7 pm


VOICEOVER 101
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


ACTING 102

Sundays, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8


FIGURE DRAWING 
Saturdays 8/17 only – 10 a.m.-2:15 pm


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
“Learn to Draw in a Day”
Sunday August 18 – 10 am-4 pm

 

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

 


SEPTEMBER – ACTING CLASSES

ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS 

Class 160818-6-9: ACTING 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 7

"Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class...."

More info – sign up now!


ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 19285-5-1: ACTING 102 - Sundays
12:30pm-2:30pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

More info – sign up now!


ACTING 102 – WEDNESDAY CLASS

Class 177032-7-18: ACTING 102 -
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

More info – sign up now!


ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 177348-8-11: ACTING 103
Sundays 3pm-5 pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now!


ACTING 104 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 102938-8/6: Acting 104 - EMOTION
Sundays - 5:30 PM-7:30 PM -
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

More info – sign up now!


ACTING 104 – WEDNESDAY CLASS

Class 89854-8-6: Acting with Emotion
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now!


ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE

Class 179586-5-21:
ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE
CLASS DATES: Saturdays 9/21, 28, 10/5, 10/12
CLASS TIMES: 3 pm-5:30 pm
DATE MOVIE WILL BE FILMED:
Saturday October 19, from 8 am-8 pm
Location for class: UW campus, Seattle
Location for filming: Greater Seattle area
Enrolled so far: 6

More info – sign up now!


ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: BASICS

Class #89852.7.20: Acting for the Camera: Basics
September 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 - Mondays 7 pm-9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now!


ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101

CLASS 162288-8-6: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS - SATURDAYS - 10 AM-12 PM - 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

More info – sign up now!


AUDITIONING 101

Class #17407-6-9: Auditioning Workshop
Note corrected course dates: Saturdays,
12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now!

SEPTEMBER – VOICEOVER CLASSES

VOICEOVER 101

Class #16329-5-31 Voiceover 101
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm. 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
For adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now


VOICEOVER 102

Class 165914-8-18: VOICEOVER 102
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 1

More info – sign up now

SEPTEMBER – FILM CLASSES

MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET

Class #17506-4-16: Making Movies on a Micro Budget
Sunday September 8, 10 am-4:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

"This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, give you a good understanding of the basic elements of independent filmmaking, and get you off to a good start."

More info – sign up now


ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE

Class 179586-5-21:
ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE
CLASS DATES: Saturdays 9/21, 28, 10/5, 10/12
CLASS TIMES: 3 pm-5:30 pm
DATE MOVIE WILL BE FILMED:
Saturday October 19, from 8 am-8 pm
Location for class: UW campus, Seattle
Location for filming: Greater Seattle area
Enrolled so far: 6

More info – sign up now

SEPTEMBER – ART CLASSES

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Class #163697-5-16 - Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays- 10 AM-12 PM - 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"Anyone can draw - this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory class will help..."

More info – sign up now!


COLORED PENCIL DRAWING

Class 21910-5-20 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sunday September 15 only. 10:30-4 pm.
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help..."

More info – sign up now!

CLASSES STARTING IN OCTOBER


OCTOBER – ACTING CLASSES

ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 54085-8-16: Acting 101 -
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm. 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 1

"Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class...."

More info – sign up now


ACTING 101 – WEDNESDAY CLASS

Class 17383-8-16: Acting 101 -
Wed. 7pm-9pm: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Open to students 18 and older.
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 2

"Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class...."

More info – sign up now


ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
Sundays, 1 pm-3 pm. 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Will open for enrollment soon


ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS
Sundays, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Will open for enrollment soon


ACTING 104 – SUNDAY CLASS
Sundays, 6 pm-8 pm. 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Will open for enrollment soon


ACTING 103 – WEDNESDAY CLASS

Class #117354-8-15: Acting 103 -
Wed. 5 pm-7 pm: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

More info – sign up now


ACTING ON FILM AND TV: SCRIPT ANALYSIS

Class #177301-7-18
Acting for Film and Television: Script Analysis
Mondays, 6 pm-8 pm
10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now


MUSICAL THEATER 101: SINGING FOR BEGINNERS 

CLASS 185457-7-31: Singing for Beginners -
Sunday 3 pm-5pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now


MUSICAL THEATER 102: MOVING TO THE MUSIC

Class 162377-7-30: MUSICAL THEATER:
MOVING TO THE MUSIC
Please note corrected dates:
Sundays 5:30 pm-7:30pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now


ACTING FOR THE CAMERA:
ON-CAMERA AUDITIONING SKILLS
Saturdays 10/19, 10/26, 11/2


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

Class 17396-8-20: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 - 3 pm-5 pm
and Saturday 11/16: 9 am-9 pm
Last 3 meetings may last till 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now

OCTOBER – ART CLASSES

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Class #75655-8-19 Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm - 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"Anyone can draw - this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory class will help..."


More info – sign up now!


CARTOONING 101

CLASS 166370-8-20: CARTOONING 101 -
Saturday 12:30 pm-2:30 pm 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"In this class, aimed at total beginners but open to all levels, you’ll learn how to create your own characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before..."

More info – sign up now!


FIGURE DRAWING

Class #29581-8-19: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 10/5 only - 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
This class has FREE art materials
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before..."


More info – sign up now!


DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS

Class 28575-8-16: Drawing Faces -
Saturday 10 am-2 pm - 10/12 only
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
This class has FREE ART MATERIALS
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this fun, information-filled drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces. how to draw folks from different countries and cultures, how to draw facial angles and expressions..."

More info – sign up now!


ACRYLIC PAINTING

Class 111128-7-18: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 10am-12:30 pm - 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150.00 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"Acrylics are fun! They’re vibrant and colorful, and are great for beginning painters. This Seattle painting class is intended for BEGINNERS who would like to learn the basics of painting using acrylics in just three meetings..."

More info – sign up now!


WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Class # 162979-7-19: Watercolor -
Sundays 1:30 pm-4 pm 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this class, students will learn by playing with color while creating beauty – even if you have never picked up a paint brush before! We'll learn to do washes and glazes, then..."


More info – sign up now!


OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Class 68934 - Oil Painting the Fume-Free Way
October 5, 12, 19 and 26
Saturdays 1 pm-3 pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 0

More info – sign up now!

OCTOBER – VOICEOVER CLASSES

VOICEOVER 101 – SUN. CLASS

Class 32112-8-19 - Voiceover 101 -
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm.
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum:12. Enrolled so far: 2


More info – sign up now


VOICEOVER 102 – SAT. CLASS

Class #107849-8-19- Voiceover 102-
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm – 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Tuition: Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


More info – sign up now


VOICEOVER 103

Class 161676-3-9: Voiceover 103 -
Wed. 6 pm-8 pm - 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"For students who have completed V101 and V102. Detailed exercises in monologues and scene work..."

More info – sign up now


ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS
Sundays, 1 PM-3 PM. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

OCTOBER – FILM CLASSES

SCREENWRITING 101

Class 17534-7-22: Screenwriting 101 -
Mondays, 6 pm-8 pm: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Where: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – or – sign up now


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

Class 17396-8-20: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 - 3 pm-5 pm
and Saturday 11/16: 9 am-9 pm
Last 3 meetings may last till 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – or – sign up now

OCTOBER – COMEDY CLASSES

STAND UP COMEDY

Class #17427-7-3: COMEDY –
Mondays 7 pm-10 pm -
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
(may sometimes run late)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus: Seattle branch
Final meeting (performance) is in a comedy club
Max. enrollment: 23. Enrolled so far: 23

More info – sign up now

STARTING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

More classes, more information, and registration links will be added soon


ACTING CLASSES:

ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAYS 11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15


ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAYS 11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15


ACTING 102 – WED. CLASS
WEDNESDAYS 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11


ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAYS 11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15


ACTING 104 – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAYS 11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15


AUDITIONING
SATURDAYS 12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 11/30, 12/7, 12/14


ACTING 105
SATURDAYS 3 PM-5 PM – 11/30, 12/7, 12/14


WRITING CLASSES:

SCREENWRITING 102
MONDAYS 6 PM-8 PM
11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25


WRITING SCIENCE FICTION
MONDAYS 6-8 PM
12/2, 12/9, 12/16


FILM CLASSES:

SCREENWRITING 102
MONDAYS 6 PM-8 PM
11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25


ART CLASSES:

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

"Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this enjoyable introductory class will help..."



VOICEOVER CLASSES:

VOICEOVER 101
WEDNESDAYS 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11