SEATTLE PAINTING CLASSES

  • We offer several painting classes each quarter.
  • Most meet on the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON campus in Seattle.
  • Our Seattle painting classes give you an easy and affordable way to learn the basics of a medium (such as watercolor, oils or acrylics) and see if you like it, while learning some fun things about painting. 
  • They’re designed for beginners, but everyone is welcome. You can take any or all of them, in any order.
  • NOTE: The colored pencil class is not technically painting, but we’ve included it in this list because it also involves working with color, and learning some colored pencil skills can also help your painting.
  • For DATES, TIMES and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS, click the titles or scroll down.

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UPCOMING CLASSES: AUGUST-DECEMBER


AUGUST CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

ALREADY STARTED:


MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Sunday August 4, 10:30am-4 pm


STAND UP COMEDY
Mondays 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26. 7 pm-10 pm


DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
Saturday August 10 only, 10 am-2:30 pm


ACTING 101
Wed. 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 7 pm-9 pm


ACTING 103
Wed. 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 5 pm-7 pm


VOICEOVER 101
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


ACTING 102

Sundays, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8


FIGURE DRAWING 
Saturdays 8/17 only – 10 a.m.-2:15 pm


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
“Learn to Draw in a Day”
Sunday August 18 – 10 am-4 pm

 

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

 


SEPTEMBER – ACTING CLASSES

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER


  1. ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS  (New to acting? Start with this class!)
  2. ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
  3. ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS
  4. ACTING 104 – SUNDAY CLASS
  5. ACTING 204 – MONOLOGUES
  6. ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE

ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS 

Class 160818-6-9: Acting 101
Fall Quarter 2019 - Sept/Oct.
Sunday mornings 10 am-12 pm
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 21. Enrolled so far: 18

"Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class...."

More info – sign up now!

ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS

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: 5

More info – sign up now!


ACTING 102 – WEDNESDAY CLASS

Class 177032-7-18: ACTING 102 –
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle – University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 5

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ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 177348-8-11: ACTING 103
Sundays 3pm-5 pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

More info – sign up now!

 


ACTING 104 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 102938-8/6: Acting 104 - EMOTION
Sundays, 6 pm-8 pm. 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

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ACTING 204: MONOLOGUES FOR FILM AUDITIONS

Class #162165-9-3:
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 204:
MONOLOGUES FOR FILM AUDITIONS
Sat. 9 am-12 pm, 9/21, 9/28/ 10/5
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus

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ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE

Class 179586-5-21:
ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE
CLASS DATES: Saturdays 9/21, 28, 10/5, 10/12
CLASS TIMES: 3 pm-5:30 pm
FILM DATE: Sat. 10/19, from 8 am-8 pm
Location for class: UW campus, Seattle
Location for filming: Greater Seattle area
Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 13

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ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: SCENE STUDY

Class #89852.7.20: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 201 –
SCRIPT ANALYSIS - September 16, 23, October 7 -
Mondays 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now!

 


AUDITIONING 101

Class #17407-6-9: Auditioning Workshop
Note corrected course dates: Saturdays,
12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

More info – sign up now!

 

SEPTEMBER – VOICEOVER CLASSES

VOICEOVER 101 

Class #16329-5-31 Voiceover 101
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm. 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
For adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 5

More info – sign up now


ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 

  • The Accents class scheduled to start in September has been postponed. It will be offered in November. More information.

SEPTEMBER – FILM CLASSES

ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE

Class 179586-5-21:
ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE
CLASS DATES: Saturdays 9/21, 28, 10/5, 10/12
CLASS TIMES: 3 pm-5:30 pm
FILM DATE: Sat. 10/19, from 8 am-8 pm
Location for class: UW campus, Seattle
Location for filming: Greater Seattle area
Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 13

Open for enrollment! More info – sign up now


MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET

Class #17506-4-16: Making Movies on a Micro Budget
Sunday September 8, 10 am-4:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

“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.”

This class has already started

SEPTEMBER – ART CLASSES

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING

Class 21910-5-20 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sunday September 15 only. 10:30-4 pm.
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 5

"In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help..."

More info – sign up now!


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Class #163697-5-16 – Drawing for Absolute Beginners –
Saturdays- 10 AM-12 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 5

“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…”

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CLASSES STARTING IN OCTOBER


OCTOBER – ACTING CLASSES


ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 54085-8-16: Acting 101 -
Fall Quarter 2019 - Oct./Nov.
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm
10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 3

"Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class...."

More info – sign up now


ACTING 101 – WEDNESDAY CLASS

Class 17383-8-16: Acting 101 -
Fall Quarter 2019
Wed. 7pm-9pm: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Open to students 18 and older.
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 2

"Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class...."

More info – sign up now


ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS

166412-9-7: ACTING 102 - OCTOBER 2019 - SUNDAY CLASS -
Sundays, 1 pm-3 pm. 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max: 15. Enrolled so far:


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ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class #164662-9-7 - ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS -
Sundays, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington Campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far:


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ACTING 103 – WEDNESDAY CLASS 

Class #117354-8-15: Acting 103 -
Wed. 5 pm-7 pm: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

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ACTING 104 – SUNDAY CLASS

Class 89854-8-6: Acting with Emotion
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 1

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ACTING ON FILM AND TV: MORE SCRIPT ANALYSIS

Class #177301-7-18: Acting 202
Acting for the Camera: Script Analysis II
Dates and times will be added soon
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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MUSICAL THEATER 101: SINGING FOR BEGINNERS 

CLASS 185457-7-31: Singing for Beginners -
Sunday 3 pm-5pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 5

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MUSICAL THEATER 102: MOVING TO THE MUSIC

Class 162377-7-30: MUSICAL THEATER:
MOVING TO THE MUSIC
Please note corrected dates:
Sundays 5:30 pm-7:30pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

Class 17396-8-20: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 - 3 pm-5 pm
and Saturday 11/16: 9 am-9 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: 4

More info – sign up now

OCTOBER – ART CLASSES

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Class #75655-8-19 Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm - 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"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..."


More info – sign up now!


CARTOONING 101

CLASS 166370-8-20: CARTOONING 101 -
Saturday 12:30 pm-2:30 pm 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"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..."

More info – sign up now!


FIGURE DRAWING

Class #29581-8-19: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 10/5 only - 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
This class has FREE art materials
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"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..."


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DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS

Class 28575-8-16: Drawing Faces -
Saturday 10 am-2 pm - 10/12 only
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
This class has FREE ART MATERIALS
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this fun, information-filled 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..."

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ACRYLIC PAINTING

Class 111128-7-18: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 10am-12:30 pm - 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150.00 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"Acrylics are fun! They’re vibrant and colorful, and are great for beginning painters. This Seattle painting class is intended for BEGINNERS who would like to learn the basics of painting using acrylics in just three meetings..."

More info – sign up now!


WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Class # 162979-7-19: Watercolor -
Sundays 1:30 pm-4 pm 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 10

"In this class, students will learn by playing with color while creating beauty – even if you have never picked up a paint brush before! We'll learn to do washes and glazes, then..."


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OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Class 68934 - Oil Painting the Fume-Free Way
October 5, 12, 19 and 26
Saturdays 1 pm-3 pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

More info – sign up now!

OCTOBER – VOICEOVER CLASSES

VOICEOVER 101 – SUN. CLASS

Class 32112-8-19 - Voiceover 101 -
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm.
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum:12. Enrolled so far: 4


More info – sign up now


VOICEOVER 102 – SAT. CLASS

Class #107849-8-19- Voiceover 102-
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm – 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Tuition: Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


More info – sign up now

OCTOBER – FILM CLASSES

SCREENWRITING 101

Class 17534-7-22: Screenwriting 101 -
Mondays, 6 pm-8 pm: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Where: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 5

More info – or – sign up now


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

Class 17396-8-20: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 - 3 pm-5 pm
and Saturday 11/16: 9 am-9 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: 4

More info – or – sign up now

OCTOBER – COMEDY CLASSES

STAND UP COMEDY   THIS CLASS IS FULL

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: 23. Enrolled so far: 23

More info – sign up now

STARTING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER


ACTING CLASSES:

ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101

CLASS 162288-8-6: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
November 2019 class:
SATURDAYS, 1 pm -3 pm- 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

Open for enrollment! More info – sign up now!


ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAYS 11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15


ACTING 102 – WEDNESDAY CLASS

Class 177032-9-15: ACTING 102 - SUNDAYS
November/December 2019 class:
11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15 - 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

Open for enrollment! More info – sign up now!


ACTING 102 – WED. CLASS
WEDNESDAYS 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11


ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAYS 11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15


ACTING 104 – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAYS 11/24, 12/1, 12/7, 12/15


AUDITIONING
SATURDAYS 12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 11/30, 12/7, 12/14


ACTING 105

  • SATURDAYS 3 PM-5 PM
  • 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101

CLASS 162288-8-6: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
November 2019 class:
SATURDAYS, 1 pm -3 pm- 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now!


WRITING CLASSES:

  • SCREENWRITING 102
  • MONDAYS 6 PM-8 PM
  • 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25

WRITING SCIENCE FICTION

  • MONDAYS 6-8 PM
  • 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

FILM CLASSES:

SCREENWRITING 102

  • MONDAYS 6 PM-8 PM
  • 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25

VOICEOVER CLASSES

ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101

CLASS 162288-8-6: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
November 2019 class:
SATURDAYS, 1 pm -3 pm- 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

More info – sign up now!


ART CLASSES:

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

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


Open for enrollment! More info – sign up now!

 

 

 


PAINTING CLASSES – Short Course Descriptions!

ACRYLIC PAINTING for BEGINNERS

In this fun introductory class, you’ll learn how to mix and blend colors in acrylics; how to use brushes to create a variety of textures and patterns; how to start with a loose sketch or idea, and turn it into a lovely painting you can take home with you or give to a friend; and more. You’ll have fun, get comfortable working with acrylics, and you’ll learn techniques you can practice to develop your painting skills further in the future. 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 Colored Pencil for Beginners workshop is a good place to start. (This class usually meets at Artist and Craftsman Supply store, in the University District in Seattle)


OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

In this class, students will learn how to work with water-miscible oil paints, using an easy step-by-step method that will have you falling in love with oils. (Water-miscible paints clean up with water, so you don’t need turpentine or dangerous chemicals.) You’ll learn how to paint some simple and easy shapes; how to mix and blend colors; how to paint some simple objects and make them look three-dimensional; and more. Plus: an easy approach for painting trees, mountains, and flowers. Seattle: UW campus 


WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Looking for a Seattle watercolor class that’s open to everyone, even those who’ve never painted before? “Watercolor Workshop” is a pleasant introduction to watercolor painting for anyone who enjoys color and wants to experience the joy of watching a painting of your own happen. By the end of the class, students will take home a variety of vibrant, fun paintings that you have created for yourself.  Seattle: UW campus 


Frequently asked questions

I’m a total beginner! (I’ve never painted before.) Which class should I take first?

If you’re brand new to painting, you may want to start with acrylics or watercolor, then try palette knife painting.   Each medium is different, so you may want to explore them all.

Can you tell me what’s different between oils, acrylics and watercolors, to help me decide?

Acrylics are bright and vibrant, and lend themselves to brilliant and striking images (but can also produce subtle gradations of color). Beginners tend to like them because they’re “forgiving,” i.e., if you make a mistake, you can just wait a few minutes for it to dry, then paint over it. They dry in just a few minutes to a beautiful permanent finish. (Or if you’d prefer to keep them wet and workable, you can just add a little acrylic retarder, which slows down the drying time.) Unlike oils, acrylics have almost no fumes.  Here’s an acrylic painting of a feather:

ACRYLIC-FEATHER

Oil paints are a beautiful traditional medium used by artists for centuries. They blend more easily than acrylics, and have wonderfully subtle colors. The paints stay wet and workable for a long time on your canvas, so you can mix and blend the colors to perfection.  (However, they do have fumes. To minimize fumes in the class, we use water-miscible oils so students don’t need to use turpentine (which is smelly) to wash their brushes.)  Note: if you are pregnant, we do not recommend working in oils.

Watercolors lend themselves to beautiful transparent effects in which the brightness of your paper or canvas shows through transparent layers of paint, which can give an almost luminous feeling to the painting. (See “Sketch of horses in watercolor,” below.) Like acrylics, they have no detectable fumes. They are not “forgiving” like oils; you can’t paint over mistakes; but they have a translucent quality oils and acrylics can’t match. Here’s a watercolor painting of some horses, by Robin Walker:

watercolor-horses

What should I wear to class?
Paint can splash on clothes, and some types (like acrylics) won’t wash out.  Even watercolors can stain some fabrics.  So wear something casual and fun, not your best formal evening wear.

Is it safe to take painting classes when you’re pregnant?
We recommend waiting… you have enough to think about!  Painting can be pleasant and relaxing, good things when you’re pregnant, but some paints off-gas fumes which may not be good for a pregnant woman to inhale.  And even some natural hues and pigments can be toxic.  So even if the danger may be minimal, to be on the safe side we recommend not taking painting classes when pregnant.

Other Art Classes:

Student Comments about our Seattle painting classes

I could not think of anything to improve, this was a perfect day for me.  (comment submitted online)

Instructor was patient and willing to help those who needed/wanted help, and he did not go to fast for the slowest in class (that would be me). Excellent intro to materials, ditto on the materials supplied.  (comment submitted online)

I’ve taken (Drawing for Absolute beginners), and liked it, so decided to try the painting class just for fun.  I liked it, it was a good start in learning to paint.  – Sarah T., Seattle

I just moved back to Seattle… yay! … and was looking for an introductory level course so I could get back into painting.  I just wanted to start with the basics again.  I love watercolors, but always had a hard time getting the results I wanted, so signed up for the Watercolor painting class.  It was fun and I learned a lot. I would recommend the class to others who are either just starting out or, like me, wanting to get back into painting after a break. – B.R., Lake Forest Park

Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing course. – Cheryl K., Seattle

Lots of hands-on time to apply the concepts we learned about. The instructor seemed interested in everyone’s experience and provided individual feedback and interaction. My favorite part, in addition to learning the content, was learning about this new medium, watercolor. All of your teachers are good…. I learned something useful in each of them.  I hope you’ll add oil painting classes soon. – Megan, Seattle

I’m amazed that we learned so much in one day… It was just fun, trying different things, mixing colors, the guided exercises, seeing the really surprising things that happened. I loved the information about mixing colors with their complements to create earth tones… – Mickey L., Bellevue

I took some painting classes from ______ …. they were good but a little too expensive. Your classes are affordable, and always seem to attract a fun group of people. – Shelly M., Tacoma

The instructor was organized, kept things moving at a good pace, covered all of the basics about color and answered all of the students’ questions. I would highly recommend his classes. – Terry L., Kent

The instructor seemed interested in everyone’s experience and provided individual feedback and interaction. My favorite part, in addition to learning the content, was learning about this new medium, watercolor.  – E.V., Seattle

An inspiring session for me…just what I was hoping for, and more!  – unsigned

Nils Osmar is excellent both with beginning students and with students who have some experience.   – J.C., Seattle

I liked the hands-on opportunities to play with paints and color- it really helped to understand how the colors work with each other and what happens when you mix two colors together. – S.J., Kent

It was fun, like all of your classes. – Maura H.

I took both the acrylic painting and watercolor painting classes in Seattle, from Nils Osmar and Robin Walker, in the spring of 2013.  Both classes were good.  I’ll be taking the collage classes next, if you offer them again. Thanks for offering them at such a reasonable price.  – J.L., Bellevue