6/27 NEWS: Most of our IN-PERSON classes meet on the University of Washington campus. The campus has been closed due to Covid-19, but will be re-opening this fall. We hope to bring back some in-person classes at that time.

Plus, we’ll be continuing to offer ONLINE CLASSES. Check out our upcoming classes here!



Need a break from it all? Take an ONLINE class from Rekindle School

Updated Thursday 6/4:

Our IN-PERSON CLASSES in Seattle have been postponed due to coronavirus. We’re hoping to bring them back in August. But it will depend on health authorities’ recommendations. (Note: you can still sign up for some of our in-person classes to hold your place, then take them when they resume.)

  • In the meantime, we’ve set up over a dozen new ONLINE CLASSES. Check ’em out below!

Waiting for IN-PERSON CLASSES? Sign up now to hold your space!

We’ve had many requests from students asking if they can sign up now to hold their space for future IN-PERSON classes.

To do this, just go to a class page and click the “sign me up” link as usual. Then when new class dates are scheduled, we’ll email you with the dates so you can choose one that works for you.

Here’s a list of classes you can do this for. (More will be added soon)

  1. ACTING 101

When will our IN-PERSON classes return?

Hi everyone, some folks have been emailing to ask if we have an idea when our in-person classes will be back.

Our best estimate at this point is that it would make sense to bring them back when Washington state reaches what Governor Inslee calls “Phase Three” – which health authorities are hoping would be around or after June 15th.

For us, this would mean starting new classes up after the July 4th weekend, so actually mid-July (so that classes don’t get interrupted by the Independence Day holiday)

When we resume classes, we’ll keep doing so with social distancing, i.e., placing chairs further apart from each other, and having longer breaks between classes so that there’s time to wipe down things like tables and doorknobs with Clorox wipes.

We understand that some students, particularly those in vulnerable populations, may decide that it’s best to stay cautious. So for them, we’ll continue offering online versions of many of our classes. 

These ideas are preliminary, just our interpretation of the current guidelines. Like everyone, we’re trying to feel our way to the best solution. We would be very interested in hearing from all of you, so feel free to email us your thoughts and ideas. We want to make sure that whatever we end up doing, that it’s safe for both our students and instructors.

According to this Seattle Times article, these events would be allowed after June 15, if all goes as hoped (this could change if infection rates start trending upward instead of leveling off):

Allowed in Phase 3

  • Outdoor group recreational sports activities — capped at groups of 50 people.
  • Recreational facilities such as public pools — operating at less than 50% capacity
  • All gatherings capped at 50 people
  • Nonessential travel can resume
  • Restaurants can operate at up to 75% capacity, with table sizes capped at parties of 10
  • Bars at under 25% capacity
  • Indoor gyms at under 50% capacity
  • Movie theaters at under 50% capacity
  • Government offices open. Telework remains strongly encouraged.
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • All other businesses other than nightclubs and events with more than 50 people.




Rekindle School was established in 2002. We offer fun, affordable classes in drawing, painting, acting, filmmaking and other subjects. Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Others meet in community centers.


See a class you like? Buying a GIFT CARD (or gift certificate) is a way or signing up and reserving your place. You can then redeem it and join a class when in-person classes start again. If you don’t find a section that works, you can choose between a refund or finding a different class.

A note to our students

Our classes are postponed due to coronavirus, but will be back when the situation improves. We’ll look forward to working with you again when classes resume. Stay healthy!




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!

Update – April 17th

  • Our IN-PERSON CLASSES have been POSTPONED due to coronavirus. They’ll be back soon.
  • During this break, we invite you to check out our upcoming classes on this page. Then when our school reopens, we’ll announce new class dates.
  • Questions? Email us at 
  • Stay safe and healthy!

P.S. One easy way to keep in the loop is to join our Facebook “New and Announcements” group.