Acting 101
Learn to create characters, memorize short scenes and perform them in class! More info

Acting 102
A fun follow-up to the Acting 101 class! Learn about objective, motivation, and how to bring scenes to life. More info

Acting 103 (Acting Workshop)
A fun day of acting! For students who’ve finished 101 and/or 102 or similar classes. More info 

Acting for the Camera
In this class well learn how to act in front of a camera. (Will return in Fall 2016) More info

Accents and Dialects for Actors
Learn how to “sound” Russian, French, British, German and more! More info

How to have fun auditioning, and have the best chance of landing the parts you want. More info

Improv 101
Acting without scripts! Fun times! More info

Let’s Make a Movie! 
A film/acting class! We’ll choose a script then film it in class. More info

Stand-Up Comedy
Three practice sessions, then a live performance at a comedy club. This class should be on everyone’s bucket list! More info

Voiceover 101
Voice acting for commercials, animation, and video games. Learn the basics here! More info

Voiceover 102
A fun follow-up for people who’ve finished Voiceover 101. More info


Drawing for Absolute Beginners (5 week class)
A great class to start with if you’re new at drawing.

Learn to Draw in a Day
The one-day version of “Drawing for Absolute Beginners”

Colored Pencil Drawing
Learn how to make striking high contract colored pencil images.

Figure Drawing for Beginners
Learn figure proportions, building blocks, and how to draw men, women and kids.

Drawing Faces and Portraits
Learn how to draw faces from the front, side and back! Plus how to draw pics of friends.

Perspective Drawing
How to draw in 1 point, 2 point and 3 point perspective!


Acrylic Painting
Acrylics are fun! Learn how to paint with them in this class.

Colored Pencil
Learn how to make striking high contract colored pencil images.

Palette Knife Painting
Slap some paint on a canvas using a knife, not a brush! You’ll be astonished at the result.

Watercolor Painting
Watercolor is a beautiful luminous medium! Learn the basics in this class.

Painting Landscapes in Watercolor
A follow-up to the Watercolor Painting class. Explore the charm and beauty of landscapes in watercolors.


Cartooning 1-day workshop

Learn how to draw cartoons and comic strips (like Peanuts and Doonesbury)

Cartooning 5-week class
An intensive, in-depth cartooning class, for those who are serious about the medium

Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels
Whether you’re into superheroes or serious graphic novels, this class will help. 

Drawing Caricatures (Humorous Portraits)
Learn “the ungentlemanly art” — how to draw humorous pics of celebrities, or your friends!


Learn the basics of this beautiful art form in a day.

Mixed Media Collage
Express yourself! Make some collage art for yourself or as a gift.


Crash Course in Filmmaking
How to make high quality professional independent movies — even if you have a tiny budget.

Let’s Make a Movie!
In this class we’ll choose a script and make a short movie! Goes great with “crash course in filmmaking”

Start Writing Your Screenplay
Learn the basics of screenwriting — and get started writing your screenplay.


Singing for beginners
Anyone can learn how to sing! This class will get you off to a good start.


Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop in this affordable class.

Learn how the Sketchup 3D modeling software works, in this step by step class.

Video Editing in Premiere Pro
Learn how to edit videos and movies on your home computer, with the professional touch.

WordPress for Beginners 
Learn how to make professional, functional websites for your business or home use.


Start Writing Your Screenplay
Learn the basics of screenwriting – and get started writing yours.

Writing From Your Life 
We all have stories to tell. Get started telling yours!

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy 
Time travel, aliens, wizards, dragons – your choice! A fun writing class.

Writing Short Stories
Learn the elements of writing, and learn how to find and tell stories in this class.

Writing Your Novel 
Writing a novel, or thinking about writing one? The exercises in this enjoyable workshop will help.


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,, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.