SEATTLE ART CLASSES

  • Looking for classes in drawingpaintingcollagecartooning, colored pencil, and more? 
  • Rekindle School offers over a dozen ART CLASSES every quarter.
  • Our classes are not-for-credit, meaning that the focus is on learning and having fun, not on tests or grades.
  • Most meet on the Seattle branch of the University of Washington campus.


ART CLASSES – FIND BY MONTH:


SEPTEMBER – ART CLASSES

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING

Class 21910-5-20 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sunday September 15 only. 10:30-4 pm.
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 5

"In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help..."

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DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

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: 5

“Anyone can draw – this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory class will help…”

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OCTOBER – ART CLASSES

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Class #75655-8-19 Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm - 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"Anyone can draw - this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory class will help..."


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CARTOONING 101

CLASS 166370-8-20: CARTOONING 101 -
Saturday 12:30 pm-2:30 pm 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"In this class, aimed at total beginners but open to all levels, you’ll learn how to create your own characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before..."

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FIGURE DRAWING

Class #29581-8-19: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 10/5 only - 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
This class has FREE art materials
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before..."


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DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS

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

"In this fun, information-filled drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces. how to draw folks from different countries and cultures, how to draw facial angles and expressions..."

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ACRYLIC PAINTING

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

"Acrylics are fun! They’re vibrant and colorful, and are great for beginning painters. This Seattle painting class is intended for BEGINNERS who would like to learn the basics of painting using acrylics in just three meetings..."

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WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

"In this class, students will learn by playing with color while creating beauty – even if you have never picked up a paint brush before! We'll learn to do washes and glazes, then..."


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OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

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: 3

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NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER CLASSES WILL BE ADDED SOON



TODAY’S FEATURED CLASSES


DRAWING CLASSES – Short Course Descriptions!

  • For a quick OVERVIEW of our current and upcoming drawing classes, scroll down!
  • For more information, including dates and times, student comments, and information about the instructor(s), click the course titles!

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step 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 as a unit, or a team. Most students notice striking improvement as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class. You could spend your life trying to figure out drawing – or learn some basics that’ll make it a hundred times easier, in this class. Come join us to doodle, draw, have fun, and learn the basics of drawing in a day. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


COLORED PENCIL

Looking for a colored pencil class in Seattle that’s easy, step-by-step, and designed for total beginners? A class where you can learn how to draw in color using high quality pencils, in beautiful, vibrant hues?  Our Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING FACES

In this fun, information-filled Seattle drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces; how to draw folks from different countries and cultures; how to draw facial angles and expressions; how to draw the features: ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths; how to catch a resemblance when drawing from a photo or life; how to draw hair – and much more!  You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


FIGURE DRAWING

In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before. Plus: how to draw hands and feet, how to show the figure in action, and how to draw both male and female figures. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Goes great with our DRAWING FACES class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING IN INK

In this class you’ll learn to use brush-pens, inking brushes, felt tip pens and nib pens to create striking high-contrast images. You’ll learn how to do feathering, hatching, cross-hatching, and more. Offered every other quarter. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

In this Perspective drawing 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 or paintings, and create a sense of depth and spatial reality. Easy, step-by-step instruction that anyone can learn and benefit form, even if you are brand new to perspective. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


PAINTING CLASSES – Short Course Descriptions!

ACRYLIC PAINTING for BEGINNERS

In this fun introductory class, you’ll learn how to mix and blend colors in acrylics; how to use brushes to create a variety of textures and patterns; how to start with a loose sketch or idea, and turn it into a lovely painting you can take home with you or give to a friend; and more. You’ll have fun, get comfortable working with acrylics, and you’ll learn techniques you can practice to develop your painting skills further in the future. Seattle: UW campus 


COLORED PENCIL DRAWING for BEGINNERS

Looking for a colored pencil class in Seattle that’s easy, step-by-step, and designed for total beginners?  A class where you can learn how to draw in color using high quality pencils, in beautiful, vibrant hues? Our Colored Pencil for Beginners workshop is a good place to start. (This class usually meets at Artist and Craftsman Supply store, in the University District in Seattle)


OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

In this class, students will learn how to work with water-miscible oil paints, using an easy step-by-step method that will have you falling in love with oils. (Water-miscible paints clean up with water, so you don’t need turpentine or dangerous chemicals.) You’ll learn how to paint some simple and easy shapes; how to mix and blend colors; how to paint some simple objects and make them look three-dimensional; and more. Plus: an easy approach for painting trees, mountains, and flowers. Seattle: UW campus 


WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Looking for a Seattle watercolor class that’s open to everyone, even those who’ve never painted before? “Watercolor Workshop” is a pleasant introduction to watercolor painting for anyone who enjoys color and wants to experience the joy of watching a painting of your own happen. By the end of the class, students will take home a variety of vibrant, fun paintings that you have created for yourself.  Seattle: UW campus 

CARTOONING CLASSES: Short Course Descriptions

CARTOONING 101

Looking for a fun introductory class in cartooning? In this class, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. Whether you’re interested in drawing “gag” panels, greeting cards, humorous illustrations, comic books or newspaper strips, or just exploring a fun and easy new art form to take a break from it all, this class will get you off to a good start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION

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. We’ll practice drawing, shading and inking the figure and moving it around on the page.  You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class.  Seattle: UW campus  

 

OTHER ARTS AND CRAFTS – Short course 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. Note: There is a small materials fee payable to the instructor. 


COLORED PENCIL DRAWING

Looking for a colored pencil class in Seattle that’s easy, step-by-step, and designed for total beginners? A class where you can learn how to draw in color using high quality pencils, in beautiful, vibrant hues?  Our Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus