DRAWING CLASSES – Short Course Descriptions!

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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. Most students notice striking improvement as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING 102: THE NEXT STEP

A fun follow-up to our “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class! You’ll learn how to do contour drawing, draw in some fun new materials, and bring your artwork to the next level, using the step by step exercises in this class.


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class. You could spend your life trying to figure out drawing – or learn some basics that’ll make it a hundred times easier, in this class. Come join us to doodle, draw, have fun, and learn the basics of drawing in a day. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


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 Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING FACES

In this fun, information-filled Seattle drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces; how to draw folks from different countries and cultures; how to draw facial angles and expressions; how to draw the features: ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths; how to catch a resemblance when drawing from a photo or life; how to draw hair – and much more!  You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


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. 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 drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Goes great with our DRAWING FACES class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK

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. Offered every other quarter. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

In this Perspective drawing 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 or paintings, and create a sense of depth and spatial reality. Easy, step-by-step instruction that anyone can learn and benefit form, even if you are brand new to perspective. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


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.