Fun, Affordable Seattle Classes


ABOUT OUR SEATTLE CLASSES

Rekindle School offers dozens of fun, affordable  Classes and workshops in Seattle.

  • Subjects include drawing, painting, writing, acting, filmmaking, stand-up comedyvoiceover, and more. 
  • Our classes are not-for-credit, meaning that the focus is on learning and having fun (not on tests or grades).
  • To start exploring our class offerings, click here!
  • NOTE: Rekindle School is part of the same “business umbrella” as the Seattle Experimental College. (We handle all of their registrations.) So you can find most of the same classes on their website, as on ours. Most of our classes are for adults, but some are also open to kids and teens.

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 

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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

FIND BY COLOR:


  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

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


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


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


🟨🟨 ACTING 101
ALREADY STARTED

Class 17383-6-6: Acting 101 – Wednesdays
Revised dates: 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 7 pm-9 pm


🟨🟨 ACTING 103
ALREADY STARTED
Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 – 
Wed. 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 5 pm-7 pm


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
ALREADY STARTED

Class 32112-4-16 – Voiceover 101 – 
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


🟩🟩 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 30113-8-11: Acting 102 -
Sundays, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 9


🟩🟩 FIGURE DRAWING 
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #29581-4-29: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 8/17 only - 10 a.m.-2:15 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6


🟩🟩 LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #75655-6-12
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
"Learn to Draw in a Day"
Sunday August 18 - 10 am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 4


⭕⭕ SCREENWRITING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 80538-7-21. Screenwriting 102:
Tackling a Full-Length Screenplay
Mondays 6 pm-9 pm, 8/26, 9/10 and 9/16
University of Washington Campus (Seattle)
Max.enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 0

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

FIND BY COLOR:


  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟣🟣 MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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: 2

"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."


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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



🟨🟨 ACTING 104 – EMOTION AND INTUITION
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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



🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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

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


🟨🟨 AUDITIONING 101
Now open for enrollment!

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



🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
Now open for enrollment!

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


🟦🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101
Now open for enrollment!

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



🟨🟨 ACTING ON FILM AND TV: BASICS
Now open for enrollment!

Class #89852.7.20: Acting for Film and Television: 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: 5


🟨🟨 ACTING 101 
Now open for enrollment!

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: 5


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
Now open for enrollment!

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


🟨🟨 ACTING 103
Now open for enrollment!

Class 177348-8-11: ACTING 103
Sundays 10 am-12 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



🟨🟨 ACTING 104

Now open for enrollment!

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


🟨🟣 ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE
Now open for enrollment!

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: 5

CLASSES STARTING IN OCTOBER

  • CLASSES WITH LIVE LINKS ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT
  • OTHERS WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
  • MORE CLASSES WILL BE ADDED SOON

FIND BY COLOR:


  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY CLASSES
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

SIGN UP NOW:


OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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


ACTING ON FILM AND TV: SCRIPT ANALYSIS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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


STAND UP COMEDY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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


SCREENWRITING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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


VOICEOVER 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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..."


MUSICAL THEATER 101: SINGING FOR BEGINNERS 

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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


MUSICAL THEATER 102: MOVING TO THE MUSIC
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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


ACRYLIC PAINTING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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


WATERCOLOR PAINTING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class # 162979-7-19: Watercolor -
Sundays 1:30pm-4 pm 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 9



FIGURE DRAWING ONE DAY
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Saturday October 5, 10 a.m.


DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 28575-8-16: Drawing Faces -
Saturday 10 am-3:15 pm - 10/12 only
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2



VOICEOVER 102 – SATURDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm – 10/12, 10/19, 10/26


ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 54085-8-16: Acting 101 -
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 1



ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 4 pm-6 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


VOICEOVER 101 – SUNDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 2 PM-4 PM. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


DRAWING 101
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM.
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


ACTING 101 – WEDNESDAY CLASS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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: 8



ACTING 103 – WEDNESDAY CLASS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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



ACTING ON FILM AND TV –
IMPROVE YOUR AUDITIONING SKILLS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Saturdays 10/19, 10/26, 11/2