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.



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NOVEMBER CLASS LIST


  1. WED 11/10: ACTING 102 – WEEKNIGHT CLASS
  2. WED 11/10 VOICEOVER 102 – WEEKNIGHT CLASS
  3. SAT 11/17: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – SATURDAY CLASS
  4. SAT 11/17: FILMMAKING 101: MAKING KILLER MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET 
  5. SAT 11/17: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
  6. SAT 11/17: AUDITIONS, HEADSHOTS, RESUMES AND REELS
  7. SAT 11/17: ACCENTS 101 – SAT. CLASS
  8. SAT 11/17: VOICEOVER 101 – SAT. CLASS
  9. SUN 11/18: VOICEOVER 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
  10. SUN 11/18: ACCENTS 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
  11. SUN 11/18 ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS
  12. SUN 11/18 ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
  13. SUN 11/18 ACTING 103 (ACTING WITH EMOTION)

JULY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACCENTS & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 101

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.  –  About the instructor

Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program. 


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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..."


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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: 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

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ACTING 102

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

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.

How to sign up:

  • ACTING 102 is offered several times a quarter
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SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN NOVEMBER

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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..."


SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN JANUARY 2019

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Class 30113: Acting 102 - Sundays 4pm-6pm - Jan. 2019: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 18. Enrolled so far: 1

 

ACTING 104

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

ACTING 104 is one of our foundational acting classes, building on the techniques and approaches students learned in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (Acting with Emotion).  The focus is on learning to listen and respond, finding a genuine connection with your characters, and bringing more realism and believability to your performances. It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. 

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

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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

 

ANYONE CAN DRAW! ⟹ also known as: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit, or a team. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit. 

Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, the class will help.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. 

You’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, and how to add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional. Drawing for Absolute Beginners is a good beginning-level class for people who have not drawn before, as well as students would like a refresher in the basics. You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and get off to a good start.  

About the Instructor:  Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s, and has taught both accredited and non-accredited classes in Seattle for over twenty years, through the University of Washington’s Experimemtal College,  Antioch University’s Heritage Institute, Shoreline Community College, and Classesandworkshops.com.  He teaches several different classes through Rekindle School.  More information

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AUDITIONING 101

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions in the Seattle area
  • How to identify roles that would be good for YOU to audition for (and roles to avoid)
  • How to increase your odds of actually 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, not bad, 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)
  • You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

  • Questions? See the CLASS PAGE
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17407 / AUDITIONING 1-DAY WORKSHOP

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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..."

CARTOONING 101

Looking for a fun introductory class in cartooning? In this class, aimed at beginners but open to all levels, you’ll learn how to create your own characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before.

Topics covered in this Seattle cartooning class include:

  1. How to draw cartoon heads and faces from several different angles, rotating the head (and body) while keeping a good resemblance to the character you’re drawing
  2. How to draw facial expressions and emotions
  3. How to draw cartoon figures, clothing, hands, and feet
  4. How to draw human and animal characters
  5. How to draw in pencil, then finish your cartoons in ink
  6. How to draw cartoon backgrounds, such as living rooms and outdoor scenes, then put your characters in them
  7. How to draw newspaper comic strips (such as Doonesbury, The Far Side or Garfield)
  8. How to draw humorous one panel “spot” and “gag” cartoons
  9. How to get your cartoons published, and how perhaps make some money doing cartooning
  10. … and more.  

Whether you’re interested in gag cartoons, greeting cards, humorous illustration, drawing comic books or newspaper strips, or taking a cartooning class just for fun, this class will get you off to a good start. Nils Osmar, instructor.

© Nils Osmar 2018, all rights reserved.

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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..."

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COLORED PENCIL DRAWING for BEGINNERS

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 buy the materials right in the store where the class is held; you don’t pay us, you just buy them at the counter at the store. 

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 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sun. 12/9 10:30-4 pm. A fun 1-day workshop!
Tuition $110 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105


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TAROT FOR FUN AND INSIGHT

Looking for Tarot classes in Seattle? This series of four classes helps you get familiar with the 78 Tarot cards and practice using them for yourself and others. You will deepen your creative understanding by making at least one tarot card of your own.  Participants will receive mini readings from the instructor, and will have opportunities to practice reading for one another. NOTE: Please bring a deck of Tarot cards. The instructor recommends this deck

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VOICEOVER 101

 

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 

VOICEOVER 101 – SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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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..."


VOICEOVER 101 – WEDNESDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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Class 32112 - Voiceover 101 -
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm: 10/13, 10/20, 20/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to adults and teenagers. Almost all students are adults.
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 5


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.  Instructor: Rick May



VOICEOVER 102 – SATURDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

Class #107810: Voiceover 102
Saturday morning class

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Please note date change:
Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 pm. 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

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

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VOICEOVER 102 – WEDNESDAY CLASS – MEETS IN OCTOBER

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..."

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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.  Instructor: Rick May



VOICEOVER 102 – SATURDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

Class #107810: Voiceover 102
Saturday morning class

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Please note date change:
Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 pm. 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

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

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VOICEOVER 102 – WEDNESDAY CLASS – MEETS IN OCTOBER

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..."

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ACTING 104

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

ACTING 104 is one of our foundational acting classes, building on the techniques and approaches students learned in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (Acting with Emotion).  The focus is on learning to listen and respond, finding a genuine connection with your characters, and bringing more realism and believability to your performances. It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. 

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

  • Questions? See the CLASS PAGE
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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

 

ACCENTS & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 101

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.  –  About the instructor

Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program. 


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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..."


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