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. Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, the class will help.   

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TUESDAYS IN MAY

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Class #111351: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 (+ $10 reg. fee)
Please not corrected times:
Tuesday nights 6pm-7:45pm
5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
Greenwood Senior Center. East room
525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left:11

 

SATURDAYS IN MAY

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Class #162474: Sat. morning class
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10am-12am
5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 (four meetings)
Seattle – University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 17


SATURDAYS IN JUNE

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Class #75655
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10am-12 noon
6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13

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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 a kit using the link below.

TO BUY THE KIT, CLICK HERE

DRAWING CLASS MATERIALS KIT (optional)
• This kit is optional.
• You can buy it, or bring your own materials
• You do not have to drive to a store to pick it up. Instructor will bring kits to the first class.
• Price includes sales tax
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WHAT'S IN THE KIT?

• Set of 6 drawing pencils (one each: 6B, 4B, 2B, B, HB, and 2H
• Prismacolor premierE white colored pencil
• Blending stump (to smooth pencil shading)
• Pencil sharpener
• Eraser
• Drawing pad (9 x 12”) Medium tooth
• Pearl grey paper (5 sheets)
• Tracing paper (5 sheets)
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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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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

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING ⟾ meets 7/21 (Saturday)

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.  One day workshops are a fun, relaxing way to learn this interesting medium. You can bring your own art materials, or buy a materials in the store where the class is held.

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Class #158542 - Colored Pencil
COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
July 21, Saturday, 10:30M to 4:30pm
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)


Drawing Faces and Portraits ⟾ starts July 16

In this fun, information-filled drawing class, you’ll learn

  • how to draw faces from the front view, side view and 3/4 view, using an easy step-by-step method
  • all about proportions and facial expressions
  • how to draw realistic, recognizable portraits of people from photos or from life
  • how to draw men’s faces, women’s faces and children’s faceds
  • how to draw hair (several different hairstyles)
  • students will bet practice drawing people from several different groups, including Caucasians; African-Americans; and folks from Asian countries
  • how to draw the features: ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths

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Drawing Faces and Portraits. 3 meetings:
Mondays, 7/16, 7/23 and 7/3 - 6pm-8pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ⟾ starts 5/08

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 #111351: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 (+ $10 reg. fee)
Please not corrected times:
Tuesday nights 6pm-7:45pm
5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
Greenwood Senior Center. East room
525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left:11


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ⟾ starts 5/12

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 in class. More info about the kit

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Class #162474: Sat. morning class
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10am-12am
5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 (four meetings)
Seattle – University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 17


 

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ⟾ starts 6/23 (Saturdays)

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. 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
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10am-12 noon
6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


FIGURE DRAWING WITHOUT A MODEL ⟾ starts June 5

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.. and some basic elements that will help with drawing heads and faces.  You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Class #29581: Figure Drawing
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Tuesdays, 6pm-8:15pm
June 5, 12 and 19 (three meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Enrolled so far: 2. Spaces open: 8


PERSPECTIVE DRAWING ⟾ starts 6/06

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN JUNE – 3 MEETINGS

Whether you doodle and draw 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 also learn about atmospheric perspective to enhance the realism in your drawings, paintings or doodles.

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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Course 17465: Drawing in Perspective
Meets on: June 6, June 13, and June 20
Wednesdays, 6pm-8:15pm
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 9


 



Drawing Faces and Portraits ⟾ starts July 16

In this fun, information-filled drawing class, you’ll learn

  • how to draw faces from the front view, side view and 3/4 view, using an easy step-by-step method
  • all about proportions and facial expressions
  • how to draw realistic, recognizable portraits of people from photos or from life
  • how to draw men’s faces, women’s faces and children’s faceds
  • how to draw hair (several different hairstyles)
  • students will bet practice drawing people from several different groups, including Caucasians; African-Americans; and folks from Asian countries
  • how to draw the features: ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths

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Drawing Faces and Portraits. 3 meetings:
Mondays, 7/16, 7/23 and 7/3 - 6pm-8pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus