Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com

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  1. SAT. 2/17:  DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS FULL See open sections
  2. SAT. 2/17: ACTING WITH EMOTION (8 spaces left)
  3. SAT. 2/17: VOICEOVER 102 (4 spaces left)
  4. SAT. 2/17: ACCENTS 102 (5 spaces left)
  5. SUN. 2/18: DRAWING COMIC BOOKS (4 spaces left)
  6. SUN. 2/18: VOICEOVER 101 – EAST SIDE (4 spaces left)
  7. SUN . 2/18: ACTING 101 FULL See open sections
  8. SUN. 2/18: ACTING 102  (6 spaces left)
  9. SUN. 2/18: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP (6 spaces left)
  10. MON. 2/19: ACTING 101 – REDMOND CLASS (5 spaces left)
  11. WED. 2/21:  DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS (5 spaces left)
  12. THURS. 2/22: HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE (6 spaces left)

ABOUT REKINDLE SCHOOL

  • Rekindle School was established in 2002. 
  • We’re an art school, acting school, and writing school, all in one.
  • Our classes are co-sponsored by the Seattle Experimental College
  • Our web address is Classesandworkshops.com or Rekindleschool.com (both work)
  • Most classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle
  • We also have some EAST SIDE CLASSES for students who live in Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland.
  • Most of our students are adults, but some classes are also open to younger folks. (Not sure if a class is right for a younger student? Contact us!)
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. 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 also recently added some classes in Redmond, Washington, and plan on adding more on the east side in the future.
  2. Are your classes for adults or for kids? Almost all of our students are adults, but some classes are open to younger folks. To check whether a particular class is appropriate for a specific age group, please contact us.
  3. Is your program accredited? No, we offer noncredit classes in the arts. This means that the focus is on learning and having fun, rather than on tests and grades.
  4. Who are you folks? And how long have you been in operation? Classesandworkshops.com is an independent educational program offering fun, affordable noncredit classes in the greater Seattle area. We were established in 2002. We started out offering a handful of classes, then added more as our students requested them.  We currently offer over forty classes a quarter, in a wide range of subject areas.  Our instructors are independent contractors who design and teach their own classes and workshops.
  5. Do you have a guiding philosophy as a school? 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.
  6. Are your classes one-day workshops, or do they have multiple meetings?  Most of them are classes that have multiple meetings. But we do offer some one-day workshops, and will be adding more in the future.  Think of us as a Seattle art school, Seattle acting school, and Seattle film school, all rolled into one.
  7. Do your classes still meet on the University of Washington campus? Some classes do; some meet elsewhere in the city.
  8. What sorts of classes do you offer? Our class offerings range from drawing and painting to acting, filmmaking, writing, collage, calligraphy, WordPress, Photoshop, and more.
  9. Are your classes accredited?  No, they’re not-for-credit, meaning there are no tests, grades or exams to worry about.  The focus is on learning and having fun.
  10. Do you offer certificates of completion?   Yes! Please read this page.
  11. What’s different about your school, from other schools?  One thing that’s different is that you can always sign up for any of our classes. Most schools have a gap of several weeks each quarter during which enrollments are not accepted. For example, when summer classes end (in most schools), there’s a break of a few weeks before summer class dates become open for enrollment.
  12. When we designed 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. For example:  If the summer session of “Moon Dancing” begins on July 7th, the winter session of “Moon Dancing” will open up for enrollment on morning of July 8th, so you don’t have to wait weeks for another opportunity to enroll. You can sign up any time, for any of our classes.
  13. How do students sign up for classes? Just click the “Sign Me Up” link and follow the prompts!  You can pay by credit/debit card of Paypal.  Learn more
  14. Do you have an email list? Yes, you can join it here.
  15. Can kids sign up, or are the classes just for adults?  Our classes are designed for adults, and most of our students are over 18. Some teachers do allow younger students, but you should check first… Learn more
  16. Do you also offer online classes?  Not at this time, but we are hoping to in the future… Learn more
  17. Do you have gift certificates?  Yes! Please visit our gift certificates page.
  18. How do I find the building? When you sign up, you’ll receive an email with driving and parking directions…  Learn more
  19. I’m a teacher, and would like to propose a class. How can I do so? Please read this page
  20. What’s your policy on withdrawals, refunds and cancelations?  Please read this page.
  21. Do you offer team building workshops (or morale workshops) for businesses?  Yes! Please read this page.
  22. Do you offer certificates of completion? Yes, we have certificates in several subject areas.  More info
  23. Is Classesandworkshops.com a part of the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College? This question comes up a lot, or used to, because we used to cosponsor classes along with the UW’s Experimental College.  This meant the same classes could be found on both websites. So people would sometimes confuse the two programs.  More info.
  24. Other questions? Feel free to contact us! Email is the quickest way to reach us: rekindleschool@gmail.com

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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

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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!