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 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

     SAT 10/27: LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY 
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #162474: Learn to Draw in a Day -
Saturday 10/27 only, 10 am-3 pm
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $120 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class. Learn the basics of drawing in a day!


     TUES 10/30: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! 

Class 17465: Drawing in Perspective Tuesdays, 6pm-8 pm 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"Learn to draw in one, two and three point perspective! Add depth and realism to your artwork..."


     SAT 11/17DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays, 10 am-noon: 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Nils Osmar, instructor. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

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


     SUN 12/16: OIL PAINTING 1-DAY

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 68934: Oil Painting for Beginners
Sunday 12/16, 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"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..."

 

     SAT. 1/5/19: DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 163697: 
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
2019 dates: Sat. 10 am-12 pm 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Nils Osmar, instructor. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

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


     SAT 1/5/19: CARTOONING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #17493 - Cartooning 101 - Jan. 2019 class -
1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/25 - 12:30pm-2:30 pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

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


     TUES 1/8/2019: DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 28575: Drawing Faces - Winter 2019 dates:
Tuesdays 1/8/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, 6pm-8pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


     SATURDAY 1/12/19: ACRYLIC PAINTING

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 111128: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Four Saturdays in 2019: 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26, 10am-12:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


     SATURDAY 1/12/19: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class # 162979: Watercolor - Three Saturdays in 2019:
1/12, 1/19 and 1/26, 1:30 pm-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


     TUES 1/29/19: FIGURE DRAWING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #29581: Figure Drawing - Three meetings:
1/29/19, 2/5/19, 2/12/19 - Tuesdays, 6 pm-8 pm
Tuition: $120 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2



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 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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