“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 in their artwork as the class moves along.

  • This class has free art materials. Nothing to bring or buy. 
  • Ready to sign up? See info below:

Class Dates and Times – How to Sign Up

  • “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” is offered several times a year.  To see sections open for enrollment, scroll down.
  • To enroll now, pick a section and click the SIGN ME UP button

NOV-DEC 2019 CLASS – THREE WEEK CLASS

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Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners
3 meetings. Saturdays 10 am-12 pm.
Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Open to ages 15 and older. Most students are adults.
This class has FREE art materials. Nothing to bring or buy.
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 5

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

JANUARY 2020 – FOUR WEEK CLASS

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Class #163697-10-24 - Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Four meetings: Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 4-Jan. 18, 2020
This course has FREE art materials, provided by instructor
Tuition: $199 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"Anyone can draw - this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory 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. You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and get off to a good start.  

This class has FREE ART MATERIALS

  • You do not have to buy or bring any materials.
  • The instructor will bring several types of drawing paper, two drawing pencils, and an eraser for you to use and take home with you, at no cost.
  • They are yours to use during the class and to KEEP after the class ends. 

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.


Student comments

What students are saying…


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)

I loved Lonni’s class. She gave us room to experiment but also gave us lots of helpful information. – Beth G. (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)

The (Perspective Drawing) class was great. Something clicked about halfway through the course. I feel like I really understand it now. – Dave A. (Kent)

I took Drawing Faces and Portraits two weeks ago. I was honestly amazed. I had never drawn people before. I’ll be back for more classes in the future. – Theresa C. (Bothell)

 


Looking for fun, affordable art classes in Seattle?  Checking out what the local art schools and training programs have to offer? Rekindle School 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. 


Class Dates and Times – How to Sign Up

  • “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” is offered several times a year.  To see sections open for enrollment, scroll down.
  • To enroll now, pick a section and click the SIGN ME UP button

NOV-DEC 2019 CLASS – THREE WEEK CLASS

Sign Me Up!

Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners
3 meetings. Saturdays 10 am-12 pm.
Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Open to ages 15 and older. Most students are adults.
This class has FREE art materials. Nothing to bring or buy.
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 5

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

JANUARY 2020 – FOUR WEEK CLASS

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Class #163697-10-24 - Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Four meetings: Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 4-Jan. 18, 2020
This course has FREE art materials, provided by instructor
Tuition: $199 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"Anyone can draw - this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory class will help..."

 


UPCOMING CLASSES: OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY


STARTING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

  • Most classes meet on the University of Washington campus.

MEETS ON 11/21: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


STARTS ON 11/23: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP


STARTS ON 11/23: FILMMAKING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 102


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 103


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 104


STARTS ON 11/30: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


STARTS ON 12/2: WRITING SCIENCE FICTION


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 102


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 103