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Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.




In ACTING 104 (also known as ACTING WITH EMOTION), we’ll do some  improv, group exercises and scene work exploring a range of emotions, including anger, fear, love,  happiness, sadness and more, focusing on expanding our range as actors and moving beyond the pretense of emotion.

If you are a beginner, please take Acting 101 and Acting 102 first.  For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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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: 4



If you love the look of paintings done with oils, but are afraid to try them because they seem like they would be too hard, this class is for you!  Students will learn a very easy, step by step method that will have them falling in love with oils, and learning the basics about how to use them, in only three class meetings. Oh, and, we’ll be using water-miscible oils (the types that clean up in a jiffy with soap and water – no turpentine or solvents needed! 

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: 5


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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: 7

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Looking for a screenwriting class that covers the fundamentals, and gives you an opportunity to write and workshop some actual scenes and short scripts? In this Seattle screenwriting class, open to both beginners and experienced writers, you’ll learn how screenplays are written, learn what writing habits to avoid, do writing both during and outside the class hours, and get helpful feedback on your writings.

In this four week workshop, we’ll learn some things about how screenplays are written, then get some practice in writing them. You’ll have a chance to write “minute movies” (just a page long), short screenplays (a few pages long), and scenes from full length movies. There will also be opportunities (for those who want to) to share your writing with the class and get some feedback.



In three class sessions followed by a public performance, students will learn to learn to unleash their inner funny with confidence and skill.  Seattle has a booming stand-up comedy community, so there will be lots of opportunity to continue to use what you learn even after the class has concluded. 

  • Learn the basics of stand-up comedy!
  • A fun, supportive, hands-on class
  • You’ll create original material, explore the business-side of stand-up, and have the opportunity to perform at a comedy club in front of a real audience. 
  • This is your chance to make a dream come true and get a head start if you choose to pursue comedy further. 
  • There are three classes in a classroom and then a performance at the Comedy Underground in downtown Seattle.

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Class #17427-9-16: Stand-Up Comedy 101
Four meetings. Mondays 7 pm-10 pm
January 6, 2020-January 27, 2020
Showtime! Graduation Show: Jan. 27
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus in Seattle
Final meeting (performance) is in a Seattle comedy club
Open to ages: 21 and older (due to venue requirements)
Max. enrollment: 23. Enrolled so far: 10

THE FALL 2018 CLASS IS FULL. A new section will be scheduled soon. Please check back!




There’s acting in person, on stage or in front of the camera – and then there’s voice acting.  Voice acting is the art of doing voice-over work on a wide range of features such as TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, documentaries, video games and more.

In voice acting, the actor’s face never appears on screen, but he or she has the opportunity to create a character and make a connection with the audience using only vocals.  

An actor might be twenty, forty, or sixty years old, but using your voice you can create a character of any age, nationality or species.

You can use your voice to create characters who are svelte and frumpy, attractive or repulsive, hopeless or sexy, young or old, funny or dramatic. Voice acting is fun, and a great way for actors to improve their general acting skills on and off the screen. 

Looking for voice acting classes in Seattle? Whether you’re wanting to learn about acting in games, animated cartoons, or commercials, or just doing some voice acting for fun, our classes are a good place to start. Instructor: Rick May 


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Class 161425-5-2: VOICEOVER 101 -
Sundays July 14, 22, 28 and August 4: 10am-12pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 5

"Voice acting is the art of doing voiceover work in TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, video games and more..."


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Class 32112-8-19 - Voiceover 101
4 meetings. Sundays, 10 am-12 pm
Oct 13, 2019 -Nov 3, 2019
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Open to students 15 and older. Most students are adults.
Max. enrollment:12. Enrolled so far: 6


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.

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Class # 162979-7-19: Watercolor -
PLEASE NOTE: The class starting on 10/20 is full.
We have added a section starting on 11/10.
It's open enrollment now.
Course fee: $150 + 10 reg. fee
Sundays 1:30 pm-4 pm 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"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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  • There is an optional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor in class.
  • If you’d rather bring your OWN materials instead, please bring:
  • 140 lb. cold press paper; brushes #8 round, #12 round, and ¾ to 1 inch flat; tube watercolor paints (preferred)…an assortment of colors, but specifically a red, Ultramarine blue, and Lemon or Cadmium Yellow (light).




About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program,, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.