FUN, AFFORDABLE SEATTLE CLASSES

APRIL, MAY, JUNE & JULY 2021

  • The list below is always changing.
  • More classes will be added as they are scheduled
  • If the title is a LIVE LINK, the class is open for enrollment
  • See classes listed ALPHABETICALLY
  • All of our classes are for adults 17 + (except for the Creative Drama for Ages 7-10 class)

Starts Sunday April 18: ACTING 102: In this class, you’ll learn how to approach scripts in the way professional actors do, focusing on what your character wants or needs in the scene, their motivation, and how to bring the character into focus and bring the scene to life. As in all of our classes, there’s lots of performance time and practice in class. Fun times! Learn more

Starts Saturday May 1: CREATIVE DRAMA – FOR AGES 7-10: A fun online acting class for Lower Elementary students. Learn more

Starts Monday May 3: 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. Learn more

Starts Saturday May 8: ACTING 104Our focus in this four week class will be on expanding each student’s emotional range, and performing scenes centered around friendship, family, love, loss, conflict, and humor.  Learn more

Starts Sat. May 8: VOICE OVER 102: For students who have taken Rekindle’s Voice Over 101 class and would like to continue learning. Learn more

Starts Sat. May 8:  VOICE OVER 104:  For students who have taken Rekindle’s Voice Over 101, 102 and 103 classes and would like to continue learning. Learn more

Starts Tues. May 11: DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS: How to draw realistic faces from several angles, and get a good resemblance Learn more

Starts Sun. May 16: ACTING 101: 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

Starts Sun. May 16: 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. Learn more

Starts Monday May 31: 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. Learn more

Starts Tuesday June 1: FIGURE DRAWING: In this class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before. We’ll draw male and female figures, learn about the proportions, and learn how to draw hands and feet. Plus: drawing clothing, and different body types.  Learn more

Starts Wed. June 2: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: Anyone can learn how to draw. The guided, step by step exercises in this class will help. Learn more

Starts Thursday June 3 : 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. Learn more

Starts Saturday June 5: 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. Learn more

Starts Saturday June 5: VOICE OVER 101: Learn the art and craft of voice acting (in commercials, games and animation) Learn more

Starts Saturday June 5: VOICE OVER 103:  For those who’ve completed VO 101 and 102 Learn more

Starts Sat. June 13: ACTING 104:  Our focus in this four week class will be on expanding each student’s emotional range. (This class will open for enrollment after the April/May Acting 104 class starts.) Learn more

Starts Tuesday June 22: 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. Learn more

Starts Sat. July 10: 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) Learn more

OFFICE: Classes that need scheduling


CLASSES FOR ADULTS – ALPHABETICAL:

  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 104Our focus in this four week class will be on expanding each student’s emotional range.
  5. ACTING 105: In this course students will focus on improving their camera-acting skills 
  6. ACTING 106: See LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
  7. AUDITIONING WORKSHOP: How to audition and get the role. Learn about actor reels, headshots, types of auditions and more. 
  8. ACTING IN COMMERCIALS:  Learn to perform contemporary scripted, dialogue-free, improvised, and still photography commercials
  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. DRAWING IN COLORED PENCIL: A beginning level class. Have fun exploring colors and shapes. We’ll draw flowers, trees, simple objects, and more.
  13. FIGURE DRAWING: Learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method
  14. 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)
  15. 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.
  16. 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. 
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. SELF-TAPING FOR ACTORS: Learn how to set up a self-taping studios at home using phone and practical lights.
  20. STAND-UP COMEDY: On a break due to Covid. Will be back soon
  21. STAND-UP COMEDY 102: On a break due to Covid. Will be back soon
  22. VOICE OVER 101: Learn the art and craft of voice acting (in commercials, games and animation)
  23. VOICE OVER 102: For students who have taken Rekindle’s Voice Over 101 class and would like to continue learning.
  24. VOICE OVER 103:  For those who’ve completed VO 101 and 102
  25. VOICE OVER 104:  For students who have taken Rekindle’s Voice Over 101, 102 and 103 classes and would like to continue learning.
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. VOICE OVER WEBINAR 3: SELF-MARKETING FOR VOICE OVER ACTORS: An interactive webinar to answer all of your VO Marketing questions.
  29. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: On a break due to Covid. Will be back soon
  30. WRITING SHORT STORIESOn a break due to Covid. Will be back soon

CLASSES FOR KIDS:

CREATIVE DRAMA – FOR AGES 7-10: A fun online acting class for Lower Elementary students.


  • 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.


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