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.

About the Instructor

  • Rachael Chapman is a Theatre Teaching Artist. For four years, she worked for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth facilitating in-school residencies, after-school programs, weekend courses, and summer camps for children.
  • She recently moved back to Washington to be closer with her family, and currently works as a Teaching Artist for Tacoma Arts Live.
  • Rachael continually strives to remain current in her education and training. She has her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was accepted to the National Seminar for Teaching Artists at the Kennedy Center in DC, and recently completed the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab at Seattle Children’s Theatre.
  • Rachael’s teaching philosophy is process oriented as opposed to product oriented. She hands the power of creative choice over to her students and guides them through a series of scaffolded exercises and reflective questions.
  • She has participated as a performer in several children’s theatre and outreach programs and specializes in musicals and puppetry.
  • Above all else, Rachael enjoys sharing knowledge about the performing arts with others and admires the curiosity and creativity of young minds.

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

AUGUST CLASSES

  1. VOICEOVER 101 — starts Sat. August 8
  2. ACTING 101 – starts Sun. 8/9: This section is FULL. See open sections below
  3. VOICEOVER 104 – starts Sat. Aug. 15

SEPTEMBER CLASSES

  1. DRAWING 101 – starts Tues. Sept. 8
  2. PAINTING 101 – starts Wed. Sept. 9
  3. CARTOONING 101 – starts Thurs. Sept. 10
  4. VOICEOVER 102 — starts Sat. Sept. 12
  5. ACTING 101 – starts Sat. Sept. 12
  6. ACTING 102 – starts Sun. Sept. 13
  7. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE — starts Sun. Sept. 13
  8. SCREENWRITING 101 – starts Mon. Sept. 14

OCTOBER CLASSES

  1. DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS – starts Tues. Oct. 6
  2. PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS –– starts Friday October 9
  3. ACTING 102 – starts Sat. Oct. 10
  4. ACTING 103: CHARACTER ACTING – starts Sat. Oct. 11
  5. DRAWING 101 – starts Sat. Oct. 10
  6. ACTING 101 – starts Sat. Oct. 11
  7. SCREENWRITING 102 –– starts Mon. Oct. 12
  8. FIGURE DRAWING – starts on Tues. Oct. 20
  9. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE — starts Sat. Oct. 25
  10. More classes will be listed soon
  • NOTE: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE is a “hybrid” class –– there are some online meetings but if you live in or near Seattle, you can opt to meet with the instructor in person (with social distancing) to film your scenes.)

Creative Drama for Ages 7-9

Class 215481-8-2: Creative Drama for Ages 7-9
Tuition: $80 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Four meetings: Sept.12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3
Min. enrollment: 2 - Max. enrollment: 8
A Zoom link will be sent by the instructor after you sign up

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ONLINE CLASSES STARTING SOON

Our ONLINE CLASSES are “real time” classes with an instructor. You can take them wherever in the world you live. Here’s a list of classes starting soon.


CLASSES FOR ADULTS

AUGUST CLASSES

  1. VOICEOVER 101 — starts Sat. August 8
  2. ACTING 101 – starts Sun. 8/9: This section is FULL. See open sections below
  3. VOICEOVER 104 – starts Sat. Aug. 15

SEPTEMBER CLASSES

  1. DRAWING 101 – starts Tues. Sept. 8
  2. PAINTING 101 – starts Wed. Sept. 9
  3. CARTOONING 101 – starts Thurs. Sept. 10
  4. VOICEOVER 102 — starts Sat. Sept. 12
  5. ACTING 101 – starts Sat. Sept. 12
  6. ACTING 102 – starts Sun. Sept. 13
  7. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE — starts Sun. Sept. 13
  8. SCREENWRITING 101 – starts Mon. Sept. 14

OCTOBER CLASSES

  1. DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS – starts Tues. Oct. 6
  2. PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS –– starts Friday October 9
  3. ACTING 102 – starts Sat. Oct. 10
  4. ACTING 103: CHARACTER ACTING – starts Sat. Oct. 11
  5. DRAWING 101 – starts Sat. Oct. 10
  6. ACTING 101 – starts Sat. Oct. 11
  7. SCREENWRITING 102 –– starts Mon. Oct. 12
  8. FIGURE DRAWING – starts on Tues. Oct. 20
  9. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE — starts Sat. Oct. 25
  10. More classes will be listed soon
  • NOTE: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE is a “hybrid” class –– there are some online meetings but if you live in or near Seattle, you can opt to meet with the instructor in person (with social distancing) to film your scenes.)