SEATTLE ART CLASSES

  • We offer several over a dozen different SEATTLE ART CLASSES each quarter.
  • Locations for our art classes include Phinney Neighborhood Center; Greenwood Senior Center; Lake City Community Center; Artist and Craftsman Store; and the University of Washington campus in Seattle.



DRAWING CLASSES: Dates, times and descriptions

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: SATURDAY CLASS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun four-week class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit. More info about the kit

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Class #75655
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Saturdays 10am-12 noon
4/7-4/28 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun four-week class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class.  NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Class #111351: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Wednesday night. Free parking.
Tuition: $150 (+ $10 reg. fee)
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 (4 meetings)
Greenwood Senior Center. East room
Park behind building, enter back door.
525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 8


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY 

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class.  Come join us to have fun, doodle, draw, sketch basic shapes and negative spaces, and learn the basics of drawing in a day. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit. More info about the kit

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Class #17433:
LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
Tuition: $99 + $10 reg. fee
Sun. March 18, 2018. 10am-3:15pm
Seattle: University of Washington
This class has free parking
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 7


HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE

In this class, you’ll learn how to draw figures that look realistically proportioned and believable… how to draw men… how to draw women… surface muscles and anatomy… drawing hands, feet, faces and facial expressions… and more. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Class #29581: How to Draw People
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sign up now for the Winter 2018 class:
Thursdays, 6 pm-8 pm
2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 (2018)
Location: North Seattle (TBA)
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 6


DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE

Whether you like drawing just for fun, or draw or paint professionally, knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three-dimensional. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, and how to use some easy principles to enhance the realism in your drawings, paintings or doodles, create a sense of depth and environment, and solve some visual problems with easy solutions. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Drawing in Perspective
Tuition: $75 + $10 registration fee
Sign up now for the January 2018 class:
Saturdays, 9am-11:30am
January 6 and January 13
University of Washington campus


DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS 

Colored pencils are clean, fun, and portable. In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn how to draw and “paint” using high quality pencils, and mix and blend them to create beautiful, vibrant drawings. You’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help. Most students find it a fun, relaxing way to learn this interesting medium. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.   

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Class #158542 - Colored Pencil
Learn to Draw in Colored Pencils
Tuition: $99 + $10 reg. fee
Sunday, 10:30am-4pm
October 15 only (one-day workshop)
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)



PAINTING CLASSES: Dates, times and descriptions

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Painting is fun! In this class we’ll spend  playing with color,  learning about brushes, learning how to mix and blend a few colors to get dozens more. We’ll work in easy-to-use acrylics, oil pastels, colored markers, and more. You can bring your own materials, or buy a materials kit in class. Even if you don’t know an artist’s brush from a toothbrush, you’ll have fun and be surprised at how much you can learn in only four weeks. Note: You can bring your own materials or buy a materials kit at an art supply store less than a mile from the classroom. More information about kits

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Class #11128: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
SIGN UP NOW FOR THE APRIL CLASS:
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
4/7-4/28 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Spend the day painting and exploring the wonders of watercolor! This class is a pleasant and relaxing exploratory class for anyone who has admired this elegant and accessible medium. The instructor will move around the room as students paint, helping them individually with their paintings. Beginners welcome. 

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Class # 162979
Watercolor Workshop
Sat. March 17, 10:30am-4:30pm
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
There is a for-pay parking lot across from the store, and (sometimes) free street parking in the neighborhood.
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


Also of interest to painters:

DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS 

Colored pencils are clean, fun, and portable. In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn how to draw and “paint” using high quality pencils, and mix and blend them to create beautiful, vibrant drawings. You’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help. Most students find it a fun, relaxing way to learn this interesting medium.

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Class #158542 - Colored Pencil
Learn to Draw in Colored Pencils
Tuition: $99 + $10 reg. fee
Sunday, 10:30am-4pm
October 15 only (one-day workshop)
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)




CARTOONING CLASSES: Dates, times and descriptions

CARTOONING 101 – 4 WEEK CLASS 

Looking for a fun introductory Seattle Cartooning class? In this four-week class, aimed at beginners but open to all levels, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. Plus, how to finish your cartoons in ink, how to draw human and animal characters, how to draw characters from multiple angles, facial expressions, characters in action, tips for drawing cartoon backgrounds, and how to get published. 

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Class #17493
CARTOONING - 4 WEEK CLASS
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 12 noon-2 pm
4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10

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LEARN CARTOONING IN A DAY – 1 DAY WORKSHOP  

A one-day version of our popular Cartooning 4 Week Class. Learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, and how to them in ink.

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Class #17407
CARTOONING - 1 DAY CLASS
Tuition: $99 + $10 registration fee
Sat. March 24, 2018, 10am-3:15pm
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 7


DRAWING COMICS and GRAPHIC NOVELS 

In this class, open to everyone, students will start out by learning how to draw realistically proportioned adult human figures in a simplified comic book style, then learn how to show them in action. You’ll learn about page layout and design, as they relate to comics and graphic novels; composition and visual continuities; how to tell a story with pictures; and how to engage the reader and move your story along.

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Class #27702: DRAWING COMICS
Sundays 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 4/11
10am-12noon (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
(Free parking on Sundays)
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces open: 5


OTHER ART CLASSES: Dates, times and descriptions

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE 

“Mixed Media Collage”is a great class for accomplished artists to unlock their creativity, and a wonderful introduction for beginning collage students as well. There is absolutely no experience required! No drawing skills needed at all! No expensive tools to buy! Collage is a perfect way to get your creative feet wet.

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Mixed Media Collage
Tuition: $99 + $10 registration fee
Please note date correction:
Saturday April 14, 11:30 am-5 pm
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9


DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS 

Colored pencils are clean, fun, and portable. In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn how to draw and “paint” using high quality pencils, and mix and blend them to create beautiful, vibrant drawings. You’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help. Most students find it a fun, relaxing way to learn this interesting medium. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. 

  • To LEARN MORE about this class, CLICK HERE.  
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Class #158542 - Colored Pencil
Learn to Draw in Colored Pencils
Tuition: $99 + $10 reg. fee
Sunday, 10:30am-4pm
October 15 only (one-day workshop)
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)





Frequently asked questions

  1. I notice that some classes (like Drawing and Cartooning) are offered both as one day workshops and four-week classes (for a higher tuition). What’s the difference between the one day and several-week versions?
    Our One-Day Workshops are a short, focused introduction to the key elements of a topic. Our four week classes explore the same subjects in more depth, with more in-class practice exercises. The four week classes have almost twice as many class hours as the one day versions, so there’s a chance to go into more detail. The longer versions also usually have homework assignments, so students can keep practicing and learning between class sessions. With that said – some students love the one day version because it gives them a chance to really lose themselves in a topic in a single day. And of course some people’s schedules lend themselves more to a one day or one evening class.
  2. Are all of your classes available in one-night day or one night versions?
    Not yet, but more One Night Wonders and One Day Workshops will be added soon, so please check back. If you’d like to see a one-day or one-night version of a longer class we offer, please drop us an email and we’ll try to set it up.