SEATTLE DRAWING CLASSES

  • We offer several DRAWING CLASSES each quarter.
  • Most meet on the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON campus in Seattle.
  • All of the classes on this page are open to beginners, but if you’re totally new to drawing, we recommend taking DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS or LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY first. Then feel free to take any other classes that look fun.
  • For DATES, TIMES, and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS, click the titles.

ART CLASS DATES!

  • CLASSES ARE COLOR-CODED TO MAKE THEM EASY TO FIND
  • To find ART CLASSES, just search for this color on the list below                   

NEXT FOUR MONTHS ↓


JUNE CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

  • ALL JUNE CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • LISTED BELOW BY START DATE

FIND BY COLOR:

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

🟨 ACTING 101
Wednesdays – June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 7pm-9pm


🟨 ACTING 103
Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5pm-7pm


🟦 VOICEOVER 102 
Wednesdays – 6:30pm-8:30 pm – 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26


🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
Wednesdays – June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5pm-7pm


🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING FOR THE 48
Class times: Thursdays 6 pm-8:30 pm.
Class dates: June 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Film date: Sat. July 13, from 8 am-7 pm


🟨 AUDITIONING WORKSHOP
Saturday June 8 only, 10 am-4 pm


🟦 VOICEOVER 101
Saturdays 10am-12pm: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29


🟦 🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
Saturdays 1pm-3pm: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29


🟩 ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23, 10am-12:30pm


🟩 WATERCOLOR PAINTING
Sundays 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23, 1:30pm-3:30pm


🟨 ACTING 101 
Sundays 12:30pm-2:30 pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟨 ACTING 102
Sundays 3 pm-5 pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟨 ACTING 103 
Sundays 6pm-8pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟨 ACTING WITH EMOTION
Sundays 10am-12pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟦 VOICEOVER 103
Sundays, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30. 10am-12 pm


WRITING SCIENCE FICTION
Tuesdays 4:15pm-6:15pm. June 11, 18, 25 and July 2


🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS 
Tuesdays 6/11, 6/18, 6/26, 6:30pm-8:30pm


🟨 ACTING FOR CAMERA 102
Saturdays June 15, June 22, June 29 – 10-1pm


🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: 3 SCENES
Sat. 12pm-3pm 6/15, 6/22, 6/29


🟩 DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
Saturday 6/15 and 6/22, 10 am-12 pm


🟩 FIGURE DRAWING 
Saturdays 6/15 and 6/22 – 12:30-2:30 pm


🟩 DRAWING COMIC BOOKS
Sat. June 29 only: 10 am-3pm

JULY CLASSES  ⟶  AT A GLANCE

  • ALL JULY CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • LISTED BELOW BY START DATE

FIND BY COLOR:

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

🟨 ACTING 102
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31


🟨 ACTING 104
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31


🟦 VOICEOVER 102
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/2


🟦 VOICEOVER 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm – 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/3


🟦🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
Sundays 10 am-12 pm – 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/3


🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3


🟩 CARTOONING
Saturdays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3


🟩 COLORED PENCIL
Sunday July 21 only, 10:30 am-4 pm


🟨🟣 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
3 pm-5 pm. Last 3 meetings last till 8 pm.
Saturdays 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17


🟨 ACTING 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 ACTING 102
Sundays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 ACTING 103
Sundays 3 pm-5 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 ACTING 104
Sundays 6 pm-8 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 IMPROV 101
Sunday 7/14 only – 11 am-3:30 pm


🟨 IMPROV 102
Sunday 7/21 only – 11 am-3:30 pm


⭕ SCREENWRITING 101
Mondays 6 pm-8 pm – 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19

AUGUST CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

  • AUGUST CLASSES WITH LIVE LINKS ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • THE OTHERS WILL OPEN SOON
  • LISTED BELOW BY START DATE

FIND BY COLOR:

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

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


🟨 ACTING 101
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 7 pm-9 pm


🟨 ACTING 103
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 5 pm-7 pm


🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
August 7, 14, 21, and 28 – 7 pm-10 pm


🟦 VOICEOVER 101
August 7, 14, 21, and 28 – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


🟩 DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
Saturday August 10 and 17, 10 am-12 pm


🟩 FIGURE DRAWING
Saturday August 10 and 17, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm


🟣 MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET
Sunday August 18 and 25, 6 pm-8:30 pm


🟩 LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
Sunday August 18 only (1-day workshop) – 10 am-2 pm


🟨 AUDITIONING
Sundays, August 18 and 25 – 2
pm-5:30 pm


🟩 COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Sunday August 25 only (1-day workshop) – 10 am-2 pm


🟩 OIL PAINTING
Saturday August 24 only, 10 am-3 pm

 

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

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

FIND BY COLOR:

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

🟨 ACTING 102
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2


🟨 ACTING 104
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2


🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 AUDITIONING 101
SATURDAYS – 12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
SATURDAYS – 3 PM-5 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 ACTING 101
SUNDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨 ACTING 102
SUNDAYS – 12:30-2:30 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨 ACTING 102
SUNDAYS – 3PM-5PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨 ACTING 104
SUNDAYS – 6 PM-8 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨🟣 ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING FOR THE 48
THURSDAYS – 6 PM-8:30 PM – 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17


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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  



FAQ

Are your drawing classes open to beginners?

Yes. However, if you’re brand new at drawing, we do recommend that you start with “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” or “Learn to Draw in a Day.” But if you’re already comfortable with drawing and sketching, it’s fine to just take whatever classes look interesting, in any order.

What you learn in one class will make the others even easier, but they’re each meant to stand on their own.

Do students need to bring anything to the classes?  

You can either bring your own materials, or, for most of the classes, buy a kit in class. See the course descriptions for more details.

Are these one day drawing workshops? Or ongoing classes?

Some of our drawing classes meet for several weeks. Others are one day workshops, or “one night wonders” which are complete in on evening. All of them are fun learning experiences, and are great for beginners.

Which class or classes should you take?

It depends on your goals. If you’re brand new to drawing, we recommend taking either Drawing for Absolute Beginners or Learn to Draw in a Day first… then take anything else that looks fun.

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