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 classes listed by start date – next three months

Starting in JANUARY 2019

DRAWING FACES  

Class 28575: Drawing Faces –
Tuesdays 1/8/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, 6pm-8pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

ACRYLIC PAINTING 

  • STARTS SATURDAY 1/12
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL
  • Sat. 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 10am-12:30pm

SEE OPEN SECTIONS HERE

WATERCOLOR PAINTING

DRAWING 101

Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners –
Saturdays 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 5

“Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this enjoyable introductory class will help…”

DRAWING 102 

Class 179586: Drawing 102: Winter 2019 dates:  3 meetings: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9. Saturdays, 10 am-12 noon
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus

FIGURE DRAWING

Class #29581: Figure Drawing – Three meetings:
1/29/19, 2/5/19, 2/12/19 – Tuesdays, 6 pm-8 pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

 

Starting in FEBRUARYStarts on SATURDAY 2/16/19

OIL PAINTING

Class 68934: Oil Painting for Beginners –
Saturdays 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 – 12pm-2:15 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
(You can bring your own materials, or buy a kit)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

“In this class, students will learn how to work with oils, using an easy step-by-step method that will have you falling in love with oils…”

 

Starts on SATURDAY, 2/16/2019

DRAWING 101

Class #75655: Drawing for Absolute Beginners
Sat. 10 am-12pm – 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

“Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this enjoyable introductory class will help…”

  • OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOWStarts Sunday 2/17/19

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE

Class 18473 – Mixed Media Collage –
Sunday Feb. 17, 10:30am-4 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Avenue NE Seattle, Washington 98105
Minimum: 3. Maximum: 12. Signed up so far: 1

Starts on TUESDAY 2/19

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

Class 17465: Drawing in Perspective: Winter 2019 dates:
3 meetings: 2/19, 2/26, 3/5. Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 1

“Learn to draw in one, two and three point perspective! Add depth and realism to your artwork…”

 

Starting in MARCH 2019

STARTS SATURDAY 3/9

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

  • 3/9, 3/16 and 3/23. 10am-12 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS SAT. 3/9 – CARTOONING 101

Class #17493 – Cartooning 101 – Saturdays
3/9, 3/16 and 3/23. 12:30pm-2:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 10

“Learn how to create your own characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before…”

STARTS SATURDAY 3/24

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Class 111128: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 3/23, 3/31, 4/7, 10am-12:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

STARTS SATURDAY 3/24

WATERCOLOR PAINTING

  • Sundays 3/23, 3/31, 4/7.  
  • Will open for enrollment soon


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  


DRAWING 102: THE NEXT STEP

A fun follow-up to our “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class! You’ll learn how to do contour drawing, draw in some fun new materials, and bring your artwork to the next level, using the step by step exercises in this class.


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 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 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 PEN, BRUSH AND 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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