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.

Starting in MARCH 2019

  • This is a PARTIAL LIST of March classes.
  • More will be added as they are scheduled.
  • See other months HERE

STARTS SATURDAY 3/9

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

  • 3/9, 3/16 and 3/23. 10am-12 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS SATURDAY 3/9

CARTOONING 101

  • 3/9, 3/16 and 3/23. 12:30pm-2:30 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS SATURDAY 3/9:

AUDITIONING CLASS

  • 3/9, 3/16 and 3/23. 3pm-5:30pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS SUNDAY 3/10:

ACTING 101

  • 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31. 
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS SUNDAY 3/10:

ACTING 102

  • 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31. 
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS SUNDAY 3/10:

ACTING 103

  • 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31. 
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS SUNDAY 3/10:

ACTING 104

  • 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31. 
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS WEDNESDAY 3/13:

ACTING 103

  • 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3. 5pm-6:45pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

See earlier sections open for enrollment


STARTS WEDNESDAY 3/13:

ACTING 101

  • 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3. 7pm-9pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS TUESDAY 3/19:

WRITING SHORT STORIES

  • 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9.  4:15pm-6pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS TUESDAY 3/19:

SCREENWRITING 101

  • 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9.  6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

STARTS SATURDAY 3/24

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Class 111128: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 3/23, 3/31, 4/7, 10am-12:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

 


STARTS SATURDAY 3/24

WATERCOLOR PAINTING

  • Sundays 3/23, 3/31, 4/7.  
  • Will open for enrollment soon
  • See earlier sections open for enrollment

Driving and Parking Directions – and More

  • If your REKINDLE SCHOOL class lists UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON as its location, it meets in a building called SOUTH CAMPUS CENTER (SOCC).
  • SOCC is currently the only building we use on the UW campus. 
  • See the ADDRESS and DRIVING DIRECTIONS below.

“WHAT ROOM IS MY CLASS IN?”

You should receive two emails when you sign up. One has the ROOM NUMBER for your class. If you don’t see this email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, feel free to contact us and we’ll resend it.

(Please contact us before the day of the class, as many classes are on weekends when our office may be closed.)

If you still can’t find the ROOM NUMBER, we’re actually easy to find! If your class is in SOCC, it will be in one of these four rooms

  • ROOM 342
  • ROOM 346
  • ROOM 322
  • ROOM 224

So if you can’t find the room number, check in the rooms above. Your class will be in one of them.


ADDRESS AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS

  • South Campus Center is actually two blocks away from the main campus, but is still considered part of the UW. (You will pass through a U.W. parking gate to access the building.) (See “Fees for Parking” at the bottom of this page)
  • The street address is 1601 NE Columbia Road, Seattle, WA 98195
  • Like all U.W. buildings, this building is wheelchair accessible. Based on experiences of previous students, we recommend that students with accessibility concerns park on the MID-LEVEL of the parking garage in front of the building and enter through mid-level doors. Then take the elevator to the third floor. 
  • There’s a University of Washington parking garage (S1) right in front of SOCC. For weekend classes, or classes starting after 6 pm, be sure to park on the MID LEVEL of the S1 garage, not the upper level, and enter through the mid level doors. (The upper doors may be locked.) You can then walk right from the garage, into the building. (No crossing a dark campus at night.)

IMPORTANT: Some GPSs may not work for this building, because of the unusual way UW buildings are numbered. So we recommend printing out and using the directions below, just in case.

DRIVING AND PARKING DIRECTIONS

DRIVING NORTH ON I-5:

  1. Take the NE 45th street exit.
  2. Turn RIGHT onto NE 45th. Drive for about ten blocks.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto 15th Avenue NE. Drive for several blocks.
  4. IMPORTANT: Do NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO Pacific Street; drive through it.
  5. At the end of 15th NE, turn left onto Boat Street.
  6. You’ll see the parking gate ahead of you. On Saturdays, parking costs $5. On Sundays it’s free.
  7. Just past the parking gate you’ll see the building and PARKING GARAGE S-1, on your right hand side. (As you’ll see in this map, Garage S-1 fronts up against
  8. Park on the MIDDLE LEVEL of the parking garage, not the upper or lower level.
  9. (The middle level doors will be open on weekends; the upper and lower level doors may be locked.)

DRIVING SOUTH ON I-5

  • DRIVING SOUTH ON I-5:
  • Take the NE 45th street exit.
  • Turn LEFT onto NE 45th. Drive for about ten blocks.
  • Turn RIGHT 15th NE. Drive for several blocks.
  • IMPORTANT: Do NOT TURN RIGHT ONTO Pacific Street; drive through it.
  • At the end of 15th NE, turn left onto Boat Street.
  • You’ll see the parking gate ahead of you. On Saturdays, parking costs $5. On Sundays it’s free.
  • Just past the parking gate you’ll see the building and parking garage, on your right hand side. Park on the MIDDLE LEVEL of the parking garage, not the upper or lower level.
  • (The middle level doors will be open on weekends; the upper and lower level doors may be locked.)

COMING FROM STATE ROUTE 520:

Directions to South Campus Center coming from the east via State Route 520

  1. From State Route 520, take the Montlake Boulevard ext.
  2. Turn right and continue north on Montlake Boulevard crossing the drawbridge.
  3. Turn left (west) onto NE Pacific Street at the first traffic light after the drawbridge.
  4. Continue west on NE Pacific Street to 15th Avenue NE and turn left (south).
  5. At the bottom of 15th Avenue NE bear left onto NE Boat Street.  Travel a short distance on Boat St. onto Columbia Road.
  6.  The campus gatehouse (Gate #6) will be straight ahead.  Continue to Gate #6 and stop there for directions and a parking permit.
  7. Park on the MID-LEVEL of the parking garage and enter through the mid-level doors, not the upper level.

UW map - SCC

Fees for parking on campus:

  • On evenings (after 5 p.m.), and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon, it costs $5 to park on the U.W. campus. You pay the fee as you drive onto the campus, and get a parking permit to put in your window. Ask to park in  the parking lots listed above if possible (C-12, C-15 and C-17).
  • Parking is also free on Sundays (all day)
  • Parking is free on Saturdays after noon.

IMPORTANT: WHAT TO DO IF BUILDING IS LOCKED!

On Saturdays and Sundays, the building is sometimes locked. The mid-level doors will be open. So park on the mid-level, not the upper level.

Starting in FEBRUARY 2019


Starts on SATURDAY 2/2

VOICEOVER 102

Class #107810: Voiceover 102
Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 pm. 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/13

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces:13


Starts on SATURDAY 2/2

VOICEOVER 103

Class 161676: VOICEOVER 103 - 1pm-3pm
Meets on Saturdays - 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus/University District
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

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


Starts on SATURDAY 2/2

DRAWING 102

Class 179586: Drawing 102: Winter 2019 dates:  3 meetings: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9. Saturdays, 10 am-12 noon
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus


Starts on SUNDAY 2/3

ACTING 101

Class 160818: ACTING 101 - Feb. 2019 class:
Sun. 4pm-6pm: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Instructor: Nils Osmar
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 18. Enrolled so far: 1

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


Starts on SUNDAY 2/3/19

ACTING 102

Class 30113: Acting 102 - Sundays 1pm-3pm -
Feb. 2019: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 18. Enrolled so far: 1


Starts on SUNDAY 2/3

ACTING 103

  • Will open for enrollment soon

Starts on Sunday 2/3

ACTING 104

  • Will open for enrollment soon

Starts on MONDAY, 2/4/2019

DRAWING 101

Class #75655: Drawing for Absolute Beginners
Winter 2019 - Three meetings: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Mondays, 6 pm-8 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Minimum: 5. 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..."


Starts on WEDNESDAY 2/6/19

ACTING 102

  • Will open for enrollment soon

Starts on WEDNESDAY 2/6/19:
VOICEOVER 101

  • Will open for enrollment soon

Starts on SATURDAY 2/16/19

OIL PAINTING

Class 68934: Oil Painting for Beginners -
Saturdays 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 - 10 am-12:15 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"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..."

 


Starts on SATURDAY 2/16/19:

DRAWING 101


Starts Sunday 2/17/19

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE

Class 18473 - Mixed Media Collage -
Sunday Feb. 17, 10:30am-4 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Avenue NE Seattle, Washington 98105
Minimum: 3. Maximum: 12. Signed up so far: 1


Starts on TUESDAY 2/19

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

Class 17465: Drawing in Perspective: Winter 2019 dates:
3 meetings: 2/19, 2/26, 3/5. Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 1

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


Art classes listed by start date

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

Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays, 10 am-12 noon. 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 8

"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 -
Saturdays 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 - 10 am-12:15 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"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 -
Jan. 2019: Sat. 10 am-12 pm. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Minimum: 5. Max: 16. Enrolled so far: 14

"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 - 12:30pm-2:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Max.: 12. Enrolled so far: 6

"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
Sundays 3/23, 3/31, 4/7, 10am-12:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


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

Class # 162979: Watercolor - January 2019 class:
3 Saturdays: 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26, 1:30 pm-4 pm
Instructor: Lonni Flowers. Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6


Starts on SATURDAY 1/26/2019
      DRAWING 102: THE NEXT STEP

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Class 179586: Drawing 102: Winter 2019 dates:  3 meetings: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9. Saturdays, 10 am-12 noon
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus


     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: $125 + $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:

Acting classes starting soon:

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

     SAT 11/10: MEMORY TRAINING FOR ACTORS

Class #171959: Memory Training for Actors -
Saturday 10 a.m-3 pm - 11/10 only
Tuition: $99 +$10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 6. Maximum 12. Enrolled so far: 3

"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
6:30pm-8:30pm - 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 4

"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 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16
Last 2 meetings may go as late as 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

"Want to star in a movie while learning how films are made? And get some good material for your actor reel? Here’s your chance..."

LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


     SAT 11/17: VOICEOVER 102 .

Class 165914: VOICEOVER 102 -
Sundays 10am-12 pm: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"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 - 1pm-3pm
Meets on Saturdays - 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus/University District
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 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 -
Saturdays 10 am-12 noon: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 18. So far: 2

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


LEARN MORE – or – SIGN UP NOW!


          SUN 11/18: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS    

CLASS 162288: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
Saturdays 1pm-3pm, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"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 - Feb. 2019 class:
Sun. 4pm-6pm: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Instructor: Nils Osmar
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 18. Enrolled so far: 1

"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 10am-12pm
Jan. 2019 class: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"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

Class 102938: Acting 104: Acting With Emotion -
Sun. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"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 - 3pm-5pm
Sundays, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20 and 1/27
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

"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 - 3 meetings:
Saturdays 3 pm-5:30 pm - 1/5, 1/12 and 1/19
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Min.: 5. Max: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"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 -
Wed. 6pm-8 pm, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Max: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


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: Sun. 12:30 pm-2:30pm
Four meetings: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 12/27
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Max.: 20. Enrolled so for: 8

"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