CARTOONING 101

NOTE: This class has FREE ART MATERIALS.  The instructor will bring hard-surface drawing paper (suitable for cartooning), tracing paper (for inking practice and character development), a pencil, a felt tip pen and a brush tipped pen for students to use in class. The only thing you need to bring is a little pencil sharpener. The materials are yours to KEEP after the class ends. 

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Class #17493-5/20: Cartooning 101 -
Saturdays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

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Looking for a fun introductory CARTOONING CLASS in Seattle? 

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.

We’ll draw simplified, humorous cartoon characters; superhero characters; animal characters; and more, using a step by step method.

No experience necessary. Everyone can learn. See also: “Drawing Comic Books“. All artwork on this page is copyright © Nils Osmar, 2018.


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🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 177032-4-25: ACTING 102 -
Note revised course dates: Wed. 7-9 pm.
7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7 (no class on 7/24)
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 9



🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: THREE SCENES
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #171959-6-10: Acting Intensive:
Three Scenes - Dates/times will be set soon
Tuition: $150 +$10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far:


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 161676-3-9: Voiceover 103 -
Please note date and time change:
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"For students who have completed V101 and V102. Detailed exercises in monologues and scene work..."


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 165914-3-13: VOICEOVER 102 -
Sat. 10am-12pm - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #16329-5-31 Voiceover 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
For adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 11



🟦🟦🟨🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #158542: Accents for Actors -
Sundays 1 pm-3 pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #163697-5-16
Drawing for Absolute Beginners 
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

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



🟩🟩 CARTOONING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17493-5/20: Cartooning 101 -
Saturdays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3


🟩🟩 COLORED PENCIL
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 21910-5-20 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sunday July 21. 10:30-4 pm. A fun 1-day workshop
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 3


🟨🟨🟣🟣 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17396-4-6: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17
This class STARTS at 3 pm
First 2 meetings end at 5:30 pm
Last 3 meetings may last till 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 8

   


🟨🟨 ACTING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 54085-4-29: Acting 101 -
Sun. 10 am-12 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 17


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 177032-4-25: ACTING 102 -
Note revised course dates: Wed. 7-9 pm.
7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7 (no class on 7/24)
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 9



🟨🟨 ACTING 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 -
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 - 5 pm-7 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: EMOTION
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 102938-6-9: Acting Intensive: Emotion
Sundays 5:30pm-7:30pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4


🟨🟨 IMPROV 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 31137-4-18: Improv 101
Sunday 7/21 only, 11 am-3:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."



🟨🟨 IMPROV 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT



⭕⭕ SCREENWRITING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17534-5-15: Screenwriting 101
Mondays 6 pm-8 pm. 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Where: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 11

AUGUST CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

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  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟩🟩 MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 18473-3-26 - Mixed Media Collage -
Please note rescheduled class date:
Sunday August 4, 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



🟨🟨 ACTING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17383-6-6: Acting 101 - Wednesdays
Revised dates: 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 7 pm-9 pm
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 18. Enrolled so far: 2


🟨🟨 ACTING 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 -
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 - 5 pm-7 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟥🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17427-7-3: COMEDY –
Mondays 7 pm-10 pm -
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
(may sometimes run late)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus: Seattle branch
Final meeting (performance) is in a comedy club
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 2



🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 32112-4-16 - Voiceover 101 -
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum:15. Enrolled so far: 1


🟩🟩DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 28575-6-17: Drawing Faces
Saturday August 10 only, 10 am-2:30 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2



🟩🟩 FIGURE DRAWING 
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #29581-4-29: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 8/10 and 8/17 - 12:30-2:30 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2



🟣🟣 MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17506-4-16: Making Movies on a Micro Budget
Sundays August 18 and 25, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, give you a good understanding of the basic elements of independent filmmaking, and get you off to a good start."



🟩🟩 LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #75655-6-12
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
"Learn to Draw in a Day"
Sunday August 18 - 10 am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2



🟨🟨 AUDITIONING WORKSHOP
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17407-6-9: Auditioning Workshop
Also known as: "Acting 105: Auditioning"
Sunday August 25 - 10-am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2



🟩🟩 DRAWING COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #27702-2-25: Drawing Comics
and Graphic Novels -
Saturday June 29 only: 10 am-3:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

 

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
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 ACTING 104 – EMOTION
Wednesdays, 5 pm-6:50 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 AUDITIONING 101
SATURDAYS – 12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
SATURDAYS – 3 PM-5 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟦🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 ACTING 101 
Now open for enrollment!

Class 160818-6-9: ACTING 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 1


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
Now open for enrollment!

Class 19285-5-1: ACTING 102 - Sundays
12:30pm-2:30pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
SUNDAYS – 3PM-5PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: THREE SCENES
SUNDAYS – 5:30 PM-7:30 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟣 ACTING INTENSIVE: LET’S MAKE A HORROR MOVIE
Now open for enrollment!

THURSDAYS – 6 PM-8:30 PM – 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

 

 

 


Topics covered in this Seattle cartooning class include:

How to draw cartoon heads and faces from several different angles, rotating the head (and body) while keeping a good resemblance to the character you’re drawing

How to draw facial expressions and emotions

How to draw cartoon figures, clothing, hands, and feet

How to draw human and animal characters

How to draw in pencil, then finish your cartoons in ink

How to draw cartoon backgrounds, such as living rooms and outdoor scenes, then put your characters in them

How to draw newspaper comic strips (such as Doonesbury, The Far Side or Garfield)

How to draw humorous one panel “spot” and “gag” cartoons

How to get your cartoons published, and how perhaps make some money doing cartooning

… and more.  

Whether you’re interested in gag cartoons, greeting cards, humorous illustration, drawing comic books or newspaper strips, or taking a cartooning class just for fun, this class will get you off to a good start. Nils Osmar, instructor.

© Nils Osmar 2018, all rights reserved.


MORE ABOUT THIS CLASS:

You’ll learn how to draw cartoon faces and figures; how to draw human and animal characters; and more. It’s fun and easy; anyone can learn. Plus, you’ll learn some possible ways to get your artwork published and make money from your cartooning.  Whether you’re interested in gag cartoons, greeting cards, humorous illustration, drawing comic books or newspaper strips, or taking class class just for fun, you’ll have fun and learn a lot. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: 

Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s, and has taught both accredited and non-accredited classes in Seattle for over twenty years, through the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College, Antioch University’s Heritage Institute, Shoreline Community College, the Wonder School, and Classesandworkshops.com. He has worked as a fine and commercial artist, and done book and magazine illustration, design, book covers and interiors. His artwork has been internationally published.


Student comments

I appreciated how you covered all of the basics, and took the time to answer student questions. – Michelle G., Seattle

The class was excellent. I learned exactly what I was hoping to. I’ll be taking more of the instructor’s art classes in the future. – Chris K., Redmond

Before the class I was drawing one figure over and over again, and didn’t know how to move her around. I feel great now, I can draw all kinds of characters and expressions. – Melanie T., Seattle

Nils is thoughtful, paces the class well, and treats everyone with respect. There were twelve adults and three youngsters in the class. He took all of the students seriously, listened to all of their questions with the same respect – K.L., Bellevue

Nils is an amazing artist, and I would say, an excellent teacher. I learned exactly what I was hoping for, and have been drawing steadily since the class. I’ll be back for more. – J.W., Bellevue

The demonstration on coloring cartoons in Photoshop was great! – Keith L, Seattle

The teacher was knowledgable and did a good job… (unsigned)

Thanks Nils! It was excellent. – Ken S.

Before the class I was drawing one figure over and over again, and didn’t know how to move her around. I feel great now, I can draw all kinds of characters and expressions. – Melanie T., Seattle

Frequently asked questions

Is this a class for beginners?
Yes. You don’t have to have any previous drawing or cartooning experience to do well in it. (People of different levels do take the class, and everyone is welcome. I’ve had professional cartoonists show up some quarters, looking for tips or help with particular issues. It’s always fun to have a mix of different levels. But most students are beginners, and the information is presented in a step by step way so that everyone can keep up.)

Is the class aimed at kids or adults?
It’s a serious drawing class, and almost all students are 18 or older. Under some circumstances, kids can attend, if accompanied by an adult. The usual age range is from college age all the way up to post-retirement, with one or two younger kids. But it’s not a “kiddie class,” it’s a serious art class.