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, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.

Art classes listed by start date

     SAT 10/27: LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY 
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #162474: Learn to Draw in a Day -
Saturday 10/27 only, 10 am-3 pm
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $120 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class. Learn the basics of drawing in a day!


     TUES 10/30: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! 

Class 17465: Drawing in Perspective Tuesdays, 6pm-8 pm 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"Learn to draw in one, two and three point perspective! Add depth and realism to your artwork..."


     SAT 11/17DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays, 10 am-noon: 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Nils Osmar, instructor. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

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


     SUN 12/16: OIL PAINTING 1-DAY

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 68934: Oil Painting for Beginners
Sunday 12/16, 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this class, students will learn how to work with oils, using an easy step-by-step method that will have you falling in love with oils..."

 

     SAT. 1/5/19: DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 163697: 
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
2019 dates: Sat. 10 am-12 pm 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Nils Osmar, instructor. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

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


     SAT 1/5/19: CARTOONING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #17493 - Cartooning 101 - Jan. 2019 class -
1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/25 - 12:30pm-2:30 pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"Learn how to create your own characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before..."


     TUES 1/8/2019: DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 28575: Drawing Faces - Winter 2019 dates:
Tuesdays 1/8/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, 6pm-8pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


     SATURDAY 1/12/19: ACRYLIC PAINTING

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 111128: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Four Saturdays in 2019: 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26, 10am-12:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


     SATURDAY 1/12/19: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class # 162979: Watercolor - Three Saturdays in 2019:
1/12, 1/19 and 1/26, 1:30 pm-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


     TUES 1/29/19: FIGURE DRAWING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class #29581: Figure Drawing - Three meetings:
1/29/19, 2/5/19, 2/12/19 - Tuesdays, 6 pm-8 pm
Tuition: $120 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


GREENWOOD SENIOR CENTER – DRIVING DIRECTIONS

If your class location says GREENWOOD SENIOR CENTER – the address is 525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103.

There is a large FREE parking lot on three sides of the building.  Park in the well-lit area BEHIND the building and enter through the back door. 

This building is wheelchair accessible, but you do need to enter through the back door behind the building, as there is no elevator.

Listed by start date:

Find by start date below:

  • October, November, December & January classes
  • Classes starting SOONEST are at top of list.
  • More classes will be added soon.

     SAT 10/20: REBOOT YOUR ACTING

Class #164662: REBOOT YOUR ACTING!
Saturday 10/20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

"A fun one-day workshop for students who've taken a break from acting, and would like to dive back in..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 10/20: IMPROV 101 

Class 31137: Improv 101 -
Sat. 12pm-2:30pm: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10
Inst: Chad O'Bara. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Min: 6. Max: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

"A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/10: MEMORY TRAINING FOR ACTORS

Class #171959: Memory Training for Actors
Sat. 10 a.m-4 pm - 11/10 only
Nils Osmar, instructor. Tuition: $125 +$10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"You'll learn tested and proven techniques to help you memorize dialogue quickly and easily..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     WED 11/14: ACTING 101

Class 17383: Acting 101. Wednesdays,
11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5. 7pm-9pm. Some classes may run till 9:15 pm
Inst: Nils Osmar. Tuition $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 3

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/17: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE 

Class 17396: LET'S MAKE A MOVIE -
Saturdays, 3pm-5pm 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
No class on 11/24 due to holiday weekend
IMPORTANT: Last 2 meetings may go as late as 9 pm
Course fee: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

"Want to star in a movie while learning how films are made? Here’s your chance..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/17: VOICEOVER 102 .

Class 165914: VOICEOVER 102 - Saturdays 10am-12pm - 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. Enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"For the students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class and would like to keep learning and practicing..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/17: VOICEOVER 103

Class 161676: VOICEOVER 103
Saturdays 1pm-3pm - 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus/University District
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"For students who have completed V101 and V102. Detailed exercises in monologues and scene work..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: VOICEOVER 101 

Class 161425: VOICEOVER 101 -
SUNDAYS 10 am-12 noon, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
The UW has free parking on Sundays.
Max. Enrollment: 18. Enrolled so far: 2

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


LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


          SUN 11/18: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS    

CLASS 162288: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
Sundays 1pm-3pm, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

"A fun class for actors who would like to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING 101

Class 160818: ACTING 101 - SUNDAYS
10am-12pm - 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Some classes may run till 12:15pm
Inst: Nils Osmar. Tuition $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING 102

Class 19285: Acting 102 - Sundays
4pm-6pm - 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"The next step for students who have completed Acting 101 and would like to continue learning..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING WITH EMOTION

102938: Acting 104: Acting with Emotion -
11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 - 7pm-9pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"In this class, our emphasis is on exploring emotion with a focus on widening the range of emotions that students can feel and express..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP

Class 177348: ACTING 103 - 1pm-3pm - Sundays, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus

"Learn how to listen and respond to your scene partner, get out of your own head, and find a more genuine approach to the character you’re portraying..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/24: AUDITIONING

Class #17407: Auditioning 101 - Sat. 11/24 - 10am-12pm
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $25 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"Where to find auditions in the Seattle area, and how to
increase your odds of actually getting cast..."


LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 1/5/19: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
This class will open for enrollment soon.
3pm-5pm – four meetings.
Last two meetings last till 9 pm.


     SAT 1/5/19: VOICEOVER 101
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10 am-12 pm – Four meetings


     SAT 1/5/19: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
This class will open for enrollment soon.
1 pm-3 pm – Four meetings


     SUN 1/6/19: MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP  

Class 99951 - MONOLOGUE CLASS - Sundays - Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 am-noon
University of Washington campus
Instructor: Rick May.
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 0


LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING WITH EMOTION
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10am-12pm – Four meetings


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING 101

Class 54085: Acting 101: Sundays 1 pm-3pm - Jan. 2019 class: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Some meetings may last till 3:15 pm
Inst: Nils Osmar. Tuition $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 3

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING 102
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10 am-12 noon – Four meetings


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP
This class will open for enrollment soon.

Class 110130: ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP Sundays 4pm-6pm - Jan. 2019 dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays
Maximum: 12 students. Enrolled so far: 0


     WED 1/15/19: ACTING 101

This class will open for enrollment soon.


     WED 1/15/19: VOICEOVER 101
This class will open for enrollment soon.


     SUN 1/20/19: IMPROV 101
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10am-5pm – One day workshop


     SUN 1/27/19: IMPROV 102
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10am-5pm – One day workshop


Find by start date below:

  • October, November, December & January classes
  • Classes starting SOONEST are at top of list.
  • More classes will be added soon.

     SAT 10/20: REBOOT YOUR ACTING

Class #164662: REBOOT YOUR ACTING!
Saturday 10/20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

"A fun one-day workshop for students who've taken a break from acting, and would like to dive back in..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 10/20: IMPROV 101 

Class 31137: Improv 101 -
Sat. 12pm-2:30pm: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10
Inst: Chad O'Bara. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Min: 6. Max: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

"A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/10: MEMORY TRAINING FOR ACTORS

Class #171959: Memory Training for Actors
Sat. 10 a.m-4 pm - 11/10 only
Nils Osmar, instructor. Tuition: $125 +$10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"You'll learn tested and proven techniques to help you memorize dialogue quickly and easily..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     WED 11/14: ACTING 101

Class 17383: Acting 101. Wednesdays,
11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5. 7pm-9pm. Some classes may run till 9:15 pm
Inst: Nils Osmar. Tuition $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 3

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/17: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE 

Class 17396: LET'S MAKE A MOVIE -
Saturdays, 3pm-5pm 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
No class on 11/24 due to holiday weekend
IMPORTANT: Last 2 meetings may go as late as 9 pm
Course fee: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

"Want to star in a movie while learning how films are made? Here’s your chance..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/17: VOICEOVER 102 .

Class 165914: VOICEOVER 102 - Saturdays 10am-12pm - 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. Enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"For the students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class and would like to keep learning and practicing..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/17: VOICEOVER 103

Class 161676: VOICEOVER 103
Saturdays 1pm-3pm - 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus/University District
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"For students who have completed V101 and V102. Detailed exercises in monologues and scene work..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: VOICEOVER 101 

Class 161425: VOICEOVER 101 -
SUNDAYS 10 am-12 noon, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
The UW has free parking on Sundays.
Max. Enrollment: 18. Enrolled so far: 2

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


LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


          SUN 11/18: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS    

CLASS 162288: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
Sundays 1pm-3pm, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

"A fun class for actors who would like to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING 101

Class 160818: ACTING 101 - SUNDAYS
10am-12pm - 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Some classes may run till 12:15pm
Inst: Nils Osmar. Tuition $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING 102

Class 19285: Acting 102 - Sundays
4pm-6pm - 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"The next step for students who have completed Acting 101 and would like to continue learning..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING WITH EMOTION

102938: Acting 104: Acting with Emotion -
11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 - 7pm-9pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"In this class, our emphasis is on exploring emotion with a focus on widening the range of emotions that students can feel and express..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 11/18: ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP

Class 177348: ACTING 103 - 1pm-3pm - Sundays, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus

"Learn how to listen and respond to your scene partner, get out of your own head, and find a more genuine approach to the character you’re portraying..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/24: AUDITIONING

Class #17407: Auditioning 101 - Sat. 11/24 - 10am-12pm
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $25 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"Where to find auditions in the Seattle area, and how to
increase your odds of actually getting cast..."


LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 1/5/19: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
This class will open for enrollment soon.
3pm-5pm – four meetings.
Last two meetings last till 9 pm.


     SAT 1/5/19: VOICEOVER 101
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10 am-12 pm – Four meetings


     SAT 1/5/19: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
This class will open for enrollment soon.
1 pm-3 pm – Four meetings


     SUN 1/6/19: MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP  

Class 99951 - MONOLOGUE CLASS - Sundays - Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 am-noon
University of Washington campus
Instructor: Rick May.
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 0


LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING WITH EMOTION
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10am-12pm – Four meetings


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING 101

Class 54085: Acting 101: Sundays 1 pm-3pm - Jan. 2019 class: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Some meetings may last till 3:15 pm
Inst: Nils Osmar. Tuition $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 3

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING 102
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10 am-12 noon – Four meetings


     SUN 1/6/19: ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP
This class will open for enrollment soon.

Class 110130: ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP Sundays 4pm-6pm - Jan. 2019 dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays
Maximum: 12 students. Enrolled so far: 0


     WED 1/15/19: ACTING 101

This class will open for enrollment soon.


     WED 1/15/19: VOICEOVER 101
This class will open for enrollment soon.


     SUN 1/20/19: IMPROV 101
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10am-5pm – One day workshop


     SUN 1/27/19: IMPROV 102
This class will open for enrollment soon.
10am-5pm – One day workshop


CLASSES STARTING SOON

     SAT 10/20: REBOOT YOUR ACTING

Class #164662: REBOOT YOUR ACTING!
Saturday 10/20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

"A fun one-day workshop for students who've taken a break from acting, and would like to dive back in..."


     SAT 10/20: IMPROV 101

Class 31137: Improv 101 -
Sat. 12pm-2:30pm: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10
Inst: Chad O'Bara. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Min: 6. Max: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

"A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."


     SUN 10/21: MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Class 177241: Small Business Marketing:
Sundays, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11 from 1-3pm
Instructor: Jerry Potter. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee.
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 18. Enrolled so far: 6

"In this class, you’ll learn how to set up your online business marketing the same way a professional marketing agency would..."


     SAT 10/27: LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY

Class #162474: Learn to Draw in a Day -
Saturday 10/27 only, 10 am-3 pm
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $120 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class. Learn the basics of drawing in a day!


     TUES 10/30: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING 

Class 17465: Drawing in Perspective Tuesdays, 6pm-8 pm 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Nils Osmar, instructor - Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"Learn to draw in one, two and three point perspective! Add depth and realism to your artwork..."

Short class descriptions


ACTING 101

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 short scenes in front of the class. Plus: How to use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools. Whether your goal is to pursue acting on stage or in the movies, or just to get over some stage fright and get more comfortable in front of groups, this class is a great place to start.  Seattle: UW campus 


ACTING 102

Acting 102 is a follow-up for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills, through acting exercises and analysis of their characters’ needs, wants, motivations and backstories.  Plus, you’ll learn a “sight read” method that makes cold readings in auditions much easier.  You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting FundamentalsSeattle: UW campus 


ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP

ACTING 103 is one of our foundational acting classes, building on the techniques and approaches students learned in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102. The focus is on learning to listen and respond to your scene partner, “getting out of your own head,” finding a genuine connection with your character, and bringing more realism and believability to your performance. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting FundamentalsSeattle: UW campus 


ACTING 104 – EMOTION

In this class, we’ll do some improv, group exercises and scene work, focusing on expanding our range in terms of the emotions we can express, and moving beyond the pretense of emotion – with a focus on letting ourselves feel and express anger, fear, love, happiness, sadness and other key emotional states, then bring them into the performance. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting FundamentalsSeattle: UW campus 


AUDITIONING 101

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions in the Seattle area
  • How to identify roles that would be good to audition for (or avoid)
  • How to figure out your age range and character type(s), and increase your odds of getting cast
  • How to prepare for an audition
  • The six things you should always bring to every audition
  • Audition etiquette: how to make a good first impression
  • How to identify your type and age range (and why both matter)
  • The differences between stage auditions and camera auditions
  • How to find the “good” acting agencies, and avoid the scams
  • How to get professional-quality headshots taken at an affordable price
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner
  • How to do cold reads (sight reads) 
  • Strategies for planning your possible future as an actor – and more.

You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.  Seattle: UW campus 


REBOOT YOUR ACTING

REBOOT YOUR ACTING is a fun one-day workshop for students who’ve done some acting but have been on a break from it for a while, and would like to get back into it. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals. Seattle: UW campus


IMPROV 101

Improv is a wonderful and spontaneous form of acting. There are no scripts – it’s created on the spot between you and your scene partners. Improv can be fast-paced and comedic, or it can explore gentle and thoughtful moments in people’s real lives. This enjoyable introductory class, taught by an instructor with years of experience, is a great place to start. You’ll laugh, play, and have fun while learning how to let go of preconceptions and let go of worrying about failure. Seattle: UW campus 


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

Want to star in a movie, while learning how movies are made, and going through the process step by step? And/or get some good footage for your acting reel, which can help you get cast in other movies in the future? Here’s your chance! In this class, we’ll create and film a short movie, working together as a group. Everyone in the class who wants to, will be in the film. Important: If you are new to acting, you’ll get the most out of this course if you take some of our other acting classes (such as 101, 102 and 103, above) first. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.  Seattle: UW campus 


MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP FOR ACTORS

In this intensive four-week class, students will learn how to choose, memorize and perform both comedic and dramatic monologues, have an opportunity to rehearse them with the help and guidance of the instructor, then perform them in class. Helpful for stage actors, and also for anyone wanting to get their monologues “down.” Seattle: UW campus 


MEMORY TRAINING FOR ACTORS

In this class you’ll learn methods that can make a night-and-day difference in how easy it is to learn dialogue. We’ll do exercises actors can use to speed memorization up, which leave you free to focus on the more interesting and important elements of acting. Memorization does not have to be hard or scary. You’ll learn techniques to help you memorize large blocks of dialogue quickly and with much less effort and angst than some people put into it. Seattle: UW campus 


ACCENTS & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS

Are you an actor, or actor-in-training, who’s interested in learning how to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects? In this class, helpful to both voiceover actors and “regular” actors, you’ll get practice speaking all of these accents and more, along with guidance and helpful tips from the instructor, an established voiceover actor. Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program. Seattle: UW campus 


STAND UP COMEDY

In three introductory 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. Seattle: UW campus 

  • 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 a comedy club in Seattle.

To LEARN MORE, see DATES AND TIMES, or SIGN UP NOW – CLICK HERE

IN A CLASS BY ITSELF

MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Do you have a small business in the greater Seattle area, or are you planning to start one? A good online marketing plan is essential.

In this class, you’ll learn how to set up your online business marketing the same way a professional marketing agency would. 


MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE

“Mixed Media Collage”is a great class for accomplished artists to unlock their creativity, and a wonderful introduction for beginning collage students as well. There is absolutely no experience required! No drawing skills needed at all! No expensive tools to buy! Collage is a perfect way to get your creative feet wet. Note: There is a small materials fee payable to the instructor. 


FILMMAKING ON A MICRO BUDGET


  • Interested in making your own documentaries, commercials, independent shorts or feature films, and wanting them to be as good as possible, but have a limited budget?
  • Have questions about lighting, audio, camcorders, or how to choose the best editing software?
  • This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, clear up the confusion, and get you off to a good start.
  • You’ll learn how to make high-quality movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners.
  • You’ll learn money-saving methods that will move you forward toward your goals, without spending a penny more than you need to.
  • All levels are welcome.

To LEARN MORE, see DATES AND TIMES, or SIGN UP NOW – CLICK HERE

 

 

VOICEOVER CLASSES – With short descriptions

VOICEOVER 101

In RICK MAY’S VOICEOVER 101 class, you’ll learn:

  1. the ABCs of voice acting, step by step,
  2. how to train your voice with articulation exercises before  moving on to character work.
  3. how to sound like an announcer when you want to
  4. how NOT to sound like an announcer when you don’t want to (but still have a relaxed professional voice)
  5. how to present as either a “regular person” or a commercial announcer
  6. how to project your enthusiasm
  7. how to communicate emotions
  8. how to do narration for documentaries
  9. how to do voices for animated cartoons
  10. How to do voices for games, one of the hottest industries for actors
  11. how to find your own natural voice
  12. and finally, how to create a range of fun and interesting characters.

VOICEOVER 102

Voiceover 102: Intermediate Level is for the students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class and would like to keep learning and practicing.  It is a continuance of in-depth instruction of advanced voice work. In addition to scenes and advanced commercial work, the class will also do full length shows with roles assigned and performed by students, no memorization, just the chance to work as professional radio actors. We will continue to explore character development, cartoon voices, video games, announcing techniques and vocal development. Class material extensively covers all the elements of voice work and audition preparation. 


VOICEOVER 103

Voiceover 103:  This special new class is for students who have successfully completed Voiceover 101 and 102, who wish to continue advanced voice work study.  The class will encompass detailed and extensive exercises in monologues and scene work, and will use texts from movie scripts, TV shows and radio productions. 

In addition to reviewing all the aspects of voice work, the class will also be ideal for those who took Accents and Dialects who want to continue to sharpen their dialect skills.  There will also be additional input on establishing professional careers.
Sign up now using the link below. This class has six hours of class time, focused over two intensive three hour meetings.


ACCENTS & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS

Are you an actor, or actor-in-training, who’s interested in learning how to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects? In this class, helpful to both voiceover actors and “regular” actors, you’ll get practice speaking all of these accents and more, along with guidance and helpful tips from the instructor, an established voiceover actor. Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program.

In this class, helpful to both voiceover actors and “regular” actors, you’ll get practice speaking all of these accents and more, along with guidance and helpful tips from the instructor, an established voiceover actor.