DRAWING for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

  • You can take this class on Saturday mornings or Wednesday nights.
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASS

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Class #111351: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Wednesday night. Free parking.
Tuition: $150 (+ $10 reg. fee)
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 (4 meetings)
Greenwood Senior Center. East room
Park behind building, enter back door.
525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 8

 

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS

  • The class starting on Sat. 2/17 is FULL
  • The class starting on Sat. 4/7 still has openings

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Class #75655
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Saturdays 10am-12 noon
4/7-4/28 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16

STUDENTS-drawing-and-paintingAnyone 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. Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, the class will help.   

You’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, and how to add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional. This course is a good beginning-level class for people who have not drawn before, as well as students would like a refresher in the basics.

You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and get off to a good start. Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along.   Instructor: Nils Osmar

DRAWING CLASS MATERIALS KIT

  • You can bring your own DRAWING MATERIALS, or buy an inexpensive MATERIALS KIT.
  • To buy a kit, click the link below.
  • It will be added to your cart, and will be delivered at no extra charge  to the first class meeting.

TO BUY THE KIT, CLICK HERE

DRAWING CLASS MATERIALS KIT
Price: $25.50 including tax
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CAN BE USED FOR ANY OF THESE CLASSES:
• Learn to Draw in a Day
• Drawing for Absolute Beginners
• Drawing in Perspective
• How to Draw People
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• This kit is OPTIONAL. You can buy one using the link below, or just bring your own materials to class.
• If you buy one using the link below, you do NOT need to go anywhere to pick it up. It will be delivered to the first class meeting.
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THE KIT INCLUDES:

1. an HB drawing pencil (for sketching)
2. a high quality soft lead drawing pencil (Ebony 6B) (for darker lines, and shading)
3. a small blending stump (to smooth out your shading)
4. a pad of 11" x 14" Strathmore brand medium tooth drawing paper

5. a pad of tracing paper for practicing and refining our drawings
6. a box of soft vine charcoal
7. a ruler
8. an eraser
9. a pencil sharpener

TO BUY THE KIT, CLICK HERE


Student comments about Drawing for Absolute Beginners



I was the redhead who drove in every week from Tacoma. It was worth it. You really have something going if you can take someone like me and turn me into an artist, well, a beginning artist anyway! But that’s way ahead of where I was. Thanks again Nils! – R.M. (Tacoma)

The class was well organized and you took us along step-by-step. – Mary J. (Redmond)

I liked the opportunity to learn the basics in a non threatening environment. (unsigned; comment submitted online)

Nils, Just wanted to let you know that I completed my application to the Game Animation Certificate program, and as of a week ago received notice of my acceptance. One of my portfolio pieces was a charcoal figure based upon one of the exercises from class – and of course, I’d never touched charcoal before meeting you. Thanks again for all the tips and encouragement! Your classes really helped polish my skills and boost my confidence a great deal. — J.C. (Seattle)

Your teaching style was a pleasure to learn by and I enjoyed your class very much.. – Ruth B. (Seattle)

Thanks for taking some time before the class to help me figure out which class I should take. You weren’t just trying to “sell” me a class, you helped me find the one that would be a good next step for me. – M.J. (Seattle)

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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 Exp. College,  Antioch University’s Heritage Institute, Shoreline Community College, and Classesandworkshops.com.  His visual art classes and workshops include art classes, drawing classes, painting classes and more.  More information

Nils 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.


Looking for fun, affordable art classes in Seattle?  Checking out what the local art schools and training programs have to offer Classesandworkshops.com is an art school, acting school, writing school, and film school, all rolled into one.  Our classes are fun, provide hands-on instruction and training in a classroom environment, and won’t break the bank.  You can take a class just for fun or work toward a certificate in drawing and illustration.  


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OTHER DRAWING CLASSES:  

DRAWING CLASSES: Dates, times and descriptions

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: SATURDAY CLASS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun four-week 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.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit. More info about the kit

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Class #75655
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Saturdays 10am-12 noon
4/7-4/28 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun four-week 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.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class.  NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit.  More info about the kit

  • To LEARN MORE about this class, CLICK HERE
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Class #111351: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Wednesday night. Free parking.
Tuition: $150 (+ $10 reg. fee)
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 (4 meetings)
Greenwood Senior Center. East room
Park behind building, enter back door.
525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 8


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY 

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class.  Come join us to have fun, doodle, draw, sketch basic shapes and negative spaces, and learn the basics of drawing in a day. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit. More info about the kit

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Class #17433:
LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
Tuition: $99 + $10 reg. fee
Sun. March 18, 2018. 10am-3:15pm
Seattle: University of Washington
This class has free parking
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 7


HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE

In this class, you’ll learn how to draw figures that look realistically proportioned and believable… how to draw men… how to draw women… surface muscles and anatomy… drawing hands, feet, faces and facial expressions… and more. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Class #29581: How to Draw People
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sign up now for the Winter 2018 class:
Thursdays, 6 pm-8 pm
2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 (2018)
Location: North Seattle (TBA)
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 6


DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE

Whether you like drawing just for fun, or draw or paint professionally, knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three-dimensional. In this 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, paintings or doodles, create a sense of depth and environment, and solve some visual problems with easy solutions. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Drawing in Perspective
Tuition: $75 + $10 registration fee
Sign up now for the January 2018 class:
Saturdays, 9am-11:30am
January 6 and January 13
University of Washington campus


DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS 

Colored pencils are clean, fun, and portable. In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn how to draw and “paint” using high quality pencils, and mix and blend them to create beautiful, vibrant drawings. You’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help. Most students find it a fun, relaxing way to learn this interesting medium. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.   

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Class #158542 - Colored Pencil
Learn to Draw in Colored Pencils
Tuition: $99 + $10 reg. fee
Sunday, 10:30am-4pm
October 15 only (one-day workshop)
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)