FUN, AFFORDABLE SEATTLE CLASSES

We now have both IN-PERSON and ONLINE classes.

  • ONLINE CLASSES are open to everyone.
  • IN PERSON CLASSES (in Seattle) are open to students who are fully vaccinated.
  • Locations include University of Washington campus and community centers.
  • Classes are listed by start date. More will be added soon:

STARTS TUESDAY 9/7: ACTING 101 – IN PERSON CLASS

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. We’ll do warm­-ups and theater games, improv and scene work. Plus: How to use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools. This class is for fully vaccinated students only please.  Learn more – sign up now


STARTS SUNDAY 9/19: ACTING 103 – ONLINE CLASS

Learn how to create a range of different character types, find their individual ways of walking and speaking, and how to bring them to life in scenes from movies and plays.


MEETS SATURDAY 10/2: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP – ONLINE CLASS

How to audition and get the role. Learn about actor reels, headshots, types of auditions and more. Learn more – sign up now


STARTS TUESDAY 10/6: ACTING 102 – IN PERSON CLASS

“What’s my motivation?” How to start from a script, connect with your character’s goal and motivation, and bring the scene to life. This class is for fully vaccinated students only please.  Learn more – sign up now


MEETS SATURDAY 10/9: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA – IN PERSON CLASS:

In this course students will focus on improving their camera-acting skills. Recommended before taking “Let’s Make a Movie” class. Learn more – sign up now


STARTS SATURDAY 10/9: VOICE OVER 101 – ONLINE CLASS

Learn the art and craft of voice acting (in commercials, games and animation). Learn more – sign up now


STARTS SATURDAY 10/9: VOICE OVER 103 – ONLINE CLASS 

For those who’ve completed VO 101 and 102 and would like to continue learning. Learn more – sign up now


STARTS SUNDAY 10/10: ACTING 101 – ONLINE CLASS

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. We’ll do warm­-ups and theater games, improv and scene work. Plus: How to use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools. Learn more – sign up now


STARTS MONDAY 10/18: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – ONLINE CLASS

Anyone can draw! This means you. The guided, step by step exercises in this class will help.


STARTS SATURDAY 10/16: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE – IN PERSON AND ONLINE 

In this class we’ll film a short movie. Students can act in it or help out behind the scenes. First two meetings may be online, but all filming will be in person. This class is for fully vaccinated students only please.   Learn more – sign up now


STARTS ON MONDAY 11/22:  SCREENWRITING 101 – ONLINE CLASS

Learn how to write screenplays, get some practice writing them, and have opportunities to workshop them and get feedback on your writing. Plus tips for pitching your screenplay. Learn more – sign up now


The fall sections of  Stand-Up Comedy and Cartooning will also be scheduled soon.


  1. ACTING 101:  In this enjoyable introductory acting class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes with other students.
  2. ACTING 102: “What’s my motivation?” How to start from a script, connect with your character’s goal and motivation, and bring the scene to life.
  3. ACTING 103: Learn how to create a range of different character types, find their individual ways of walking and speaking, and how to bring them to life in scenes from movies and plays.
  4. ACTING 104:  Our focus in this four week class will be on expanding each student’s emotional range.
  5. ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: In this course students will focus on improving their camera-acting skills 
  6. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
  7. ACTING INTENSIVE – Students will be given a new script each week, with a new scene to learn and perform on stage the following week.
  8. AUDITIONING WORKSHOP: How to audition and get the role. Learn about actor reels, headshots, types of auditions and more. 
  9. CARTOONING 101: Learn how to draw your own cartoon characters and finish them in ink –– then practice drawing some comic strips, comic books and graphic novels.
  10. DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS:  How to draw realistic faces from several angles, and get a good resemblance
  11. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: Anyone can learn how to draw. The guided, step by step exercises in this class will help.
  12. FIGURE DRAWING: Learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method
  13. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE:  In this class we’ll create a short movie. Students can act in it or help out behind the scenes. Some classes will meet online in Zoom, but the filming is done in person (in very small groups, outdoors when possible, with social distancing)
  14. SCREENWRITING 101: Learn how to write screenplays, get some practice writing them, and have opportunities to workshop them and get feedback on your writing. Plus tips for pitching your screenplay and getting it produced.
  15. SCREENWRITING INTENSIVE:  For students who’ve completed the Screenwriting 101 class and learned the basics, and want to do a deep dive into writing a full length screenplay.
  16. VOICE OVER 101: Learn the art and craft of voice acting (in commercials, games and animation)
  17. VOICE OVER 102: For students who have taken Rekindle’s Voice Over 101 class and would like to continue learning.
  18. VOICE OVER 103:  For those who’ve completed VO 101 and 102
  19. VOICE OVER 104:  For students who have taken Rekindle’s Voice Over 101, 102 and 103 classes and would like to continue learning.
  20. VOICE OVER WEBINAR 1: CAREERS: Learn about the types of Voice Over acting, and the training, equipment, and marketing materials expected of a professional voice talent
  21. VOICE OVER WEBINAR 2: HOME STUDIO BASICS:  How to set up a home studio inexpensively that will meet your needs as a voice over actor
  22. VOICE OVER WEBINAR 3: SELF-MARKETING FOR VOICE OVER ACTORS: An interactive webinar to answer all of your VO Marketing questions.

RETURNING SOON:

  1. ACTING IN COMMERCIALS:  Learn to perform contemporary scripted, dialogue-free, improvised, and still photography commercials
  2. BEGINNING PAINTING – IN OILS OR ACRYLICS:In this class, you’ll learn the techniques of the Old Masters, including glazing, impasto and palette knife painting techniques, producing a finished realistic painting with inner glow and lasting beauty. 
  3. DRAWING IN COLORED PENCIL: A beginning level class. Have fun exploring colors and shapes. We’ll draw flowers, trees, simple objects, and more.
  4. JOKECRAFT! THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF COMEDY WRITING: This class is designed to teach you the basics of writing a joke… and how to train your brain to think like a comedy writer.
  5. SELF-TAPING FOR ACTORS: Learn how to set up a self-taping studios at home using phone and practical lights.
  6. STAND-UP COMEDY: On a break due to Covid. Will be back soon
  7. STAND-UP COMEDY 102: On a break due to Covid. Will be back soon
  8. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: On a break due to Covid. Will be back soon
  9. WRITING SHORT STORIES: On a break due to Covid. Will be back soon

  • Rekindle School is an independent educational program,  established in 2002. We offer fun, affordable classes in a variety of topics. 
  • Our IN-PERSON classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. They’re on a break due to the pandemic. 
  • In the meantime, we have over 25 ONLINE classes, listed above.

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • People often email to ask if we have any in-person classes during the shutdown. Most of our classes during this period are online, but “LET’S MAKE A MOVIE” is in-person. We do it by filming in very small groups (2-3 actors at most) with social distancing, asking the students to wear masks when not filming, and filming outdoors. So if you’ve been waiting for an in-person class, check it out.
  • Meredith Binder’s “Acting in Commercials” and “Self-Taping for Actors” classes will be back soon! Watch for an announcement.
  • Sean Daeley, who teaches our VOICE OVER ACTING CLASSES, has added a new series of VOICE OVER ACTING WEBINARS! Learn about voice over careers, how to set up a home studio, and how to market yourself! More info

REKINDLE YOUR CREATIVITY


REMEMBERING RICK MAY

In “Star Fox 64” he was the voice of Peppy Hare and Andross, in “Age of Empires II” he was the narrator and voice of Genghis Khan, and was The Soldier in the ongoing game series “Team Fortress II”