OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Oil painting can be fun! Especially when you’re painting with water-miscible oils, like the kind we’ll be using in this class. (They clean up in a jiffy with soap and water — no turpentine or solvents needed!)

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. You’ll learn how to paint some simple and easy shapes, how to mix and blend colors, and how to paint some easy landscape elements. 

If you love the look of paintings done with oils, but have been afraid to try them because they seem like they would be too hard, this class is for you! 

 

LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY

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Class #162474: Learn to Draw in a Day -
This class will be back in 2019! But a date has not been set yet. In the meantime, feel free to sign up for the "Drawing For Absolute Beginners" class, which covers the same information.

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


 

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.

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Class # 162979-2-15: Watercolor -
4/19, 4/26 and 5/3. Sundays 1:30-4:30
Course fee: $150 + 10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 14. Enrolled so far: 5

"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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ABOUT MATERIALS:

  • 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).

 

ACRYLIC PAINTING for BEGINNERS

Acrylics are fun! They’re vibrant and colorful, and are great for beginning painters.


  • Working with acrylics can be similar to working with oils, but without the fumes.
  • Acrylics dry fast, are easy to use, quick to clean up, and are “forgiving” because you can paint right over errors in a way that isn’t possible when using watercolors or oils.

This Seattle painting class is intended for BEGINNERS who would like to learn the basics of painting using acrylics in just three meetings. In it, 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 an image, loose sketch, or idea, and turn it into a lovely painting you can take home with you, or give to a friend
  • How to work with different mediums, to get some fun different effects
  • And more. 
  • You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and you’ll learn techniques you can practice to develop your painting skills further in the future.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. It includes paints, brushes, medium, palettes and canvases. It is not charged when you sign up. It’s fine also to bring your own materials and use them instead. Lonni Flowers, instructor.

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Class 111128-9-9: Screenwriting 103:
Write a Complete Full Length Screenplay
Mondays 6 pm-8:30 pm
11/9, 16, 23 and 30, 6-8:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee

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FIGURE DRAWING

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. 

We’ll start out by drawing some simplified figures based on shapes such as easy-to-draw shapes such as ovals and cylinders; learn about the proportions; then learn how to add shading and details to make our figures look realistic and three-dimensional.  Plus: how to draw hands and feet, how to show the figure in action, and how to draw both male and female figures.  You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Class #29581-9-15: Figure Drawing
Tuesdays, Nov. 3 and 10, 6 pm-8 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"Figure Drawing for Beginners" is an ONLINE art class. The instructor will send a Zoom before the first meeting.

 

CARTOONING 101

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Class #17493-10-24 Cartooning for Beginners
Sat. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 4-Jan. 25, 2020
This class has FREE art materials
4 Meetings. Tuition: $199 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

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COLORED PENCIL DRAWING for BEGINNERS

Colored Pencil Class – Course Description

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.

Colored pencils are the cleanest, most portable medium you can find.  There’s no paint to spill, no dust, no smudging or smearing, and no drying time. Unlike paints, there’s no need for water or other solvents.

You can carry colored pencils with you, take them anywhere, and if you see something you’d like to draw, pop them out and sketch or “paint” a lovely color image of it wherever you are.

In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help.

About the materials:

An inexpensive materials kit for this class will be available for purchase in the first class.  You can either bring your own colored pencils, or buy the materials in a store a few blocks from the class is held. (The store opens at 10, so you can just stop by it if you like on the way to class.)

Images at right: Working in colored pencil on a softly colored paper, the instructor starts with a sketch in pencil; starts sketching in the white areas; then begins layering in the other colors, blending carefully, to create this lovely portrait of a dog. This is one of the approaches you’ll learn in this class. © Lonni Flowers 2018.

 

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Class 21910-3-3- COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Monday June 22nd, 10:30-4 pm.
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
Artists and Craftsman Supply Store
(Seattle - University District
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 1


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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. 

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Class 18473-9-19 - Mixed Media Collage
Sunday April 5, 10:30am-4 pm
Tuition: $99 + $10 registration fee
Location: near the UW campus
Maximum enrollment: 12 - Enrolled so far: 1

Note: There is a $10 materials fee for this class, payable to the instructor. It is not charged when you sign up.


DRAWING FACES and PORTRAITS

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Class 28575-2-4: Drawing Faces and Portraits
An ONLINE drawing class from Rekindle
Tuesdays 10/6 and 10/13. 6 pm-8 pm
Tuition: $99 + $10 registration fee
Maximum enrollment: 12


 

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, and how to use some easy principles to enhance the realism in your drawings, paintings or doodles, create a sense of depth and environment, and solve some visual problems with easy solutions. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

 

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Class 17465-1206: Drawing in Perspective
A ONE NIGHT WONDER CLASS
Meets on MONDAY MAY 11 – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Tuition: $55 + $10 registration fee
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this fun one day workshop, you'll learn how to draw in one, two and three point perspective! Add depth and realism to your artwork..."