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!"


 

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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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 111128-7-18: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 10am-12:30 pm - 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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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 #29581-4-29: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 8/10 and 8/17 - 12:30-2:30 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

 

DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK

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Class #17443: Drawing in Pen, Brush and Ink
3 meetings: 2/19, 2/26, 3/5. Tues. 4:30pm-6:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

In this class you’ll learn to use brush-pens, inking brushes, felt tip pens and nib pens to create striking high-contrast images. You’ll learn how to do feathering, hatching, cross-hatching, and more. Nils Osmar, instructor