FIGURE DRAWING

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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


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. 

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, you’re welcome in this class. Beginners will learn some basics that will help you get off to a good start. Experienced artists have also told us they find this class helpful, to bring their figure drawing into better focus.

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. 

Many people take this class along with “Drawing Faces and Portraits”, which goes into much more detail about drawing the human head.

NOTE: You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit


ART CLASS DATES!

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NEXT FOUR MONTHS ↓↓↓↓↓


JUNE CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨🟨 ACTING 101
ALREADY STARTED
June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 7pm-9pm
OFFICE: Class list See open sections


🟥🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
ALREADY STARTED
June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5pm-7pm
OFFICE: Class list – See open sections


🟨🟨🟣🟣 ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING
ALREADY STARTED
Thurs. 6 pm-8:30 pm. June 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Film date: Sat. July 13, from 8 am-7 pm
OFFICE: Class list
See open sections


🟨🟨 AUDITIONING WORKSHOP
ALREADY STARTED
Class #17407-3-9: Auditioning 101
Saturday June 8 only, 10 am-4 pm
Office: Class listsSee open sections


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
ALREADY STARTED
Class 32112-4-16 – Voiceover 101 –
Saturdays 10am-12pm: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
Office: Class listsSee open sections


🟦🟦🟨🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
ALREADY STARTED
CLASS 162288-4-16: ACCENTS
Saturday 1pm-3pm: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
Office: Class listsSee open sections


🟩🟩 WATERCOLOR PAINTING
ALREADY STARTED
Class # 162979-3-26: Watercolor –
Sundays 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Office: Class listSee open sections


🟨🟨 ACTING 101 
ALREADY STARTED
Class 160818-3-20: ACTING 101
Sundays 12:30pm-2:30 pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
Office: Class listSee open sections


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
ALREADY STARTED
Class 19285-5-1: ACTING 102 – Sundays
3 pm-5 pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
Office: Class listSee open sections


🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: EMOTION
ALREADY STARTED
Class 102938-4/29: Emotion Intensive: Emotion
Sundays 10am-12pm. 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
Office: Class listSee open sections


🟨🟨🟣🟣 ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING
ALREADY STARTED
June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 6 pm-8 pm

Film date: Sat. July 13. – See open sections


⭕⭕ WRITING SCIENCE FICTION
ALREADY STARTED
Tuesdays 4:15pm-6:15pm.
June 11, 18, 25 and July 2
Office: Class listSee open sections


🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS 
ALREADY STARTED
Tuesdays 6/11, 6/18, 6/26, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Office: Class listSee open sections


🟨🟨 ACTING FOR CAMERA: FILM AND TELEVISION
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #177301-3-30:
Acting for the Camera: Film and Television -
Sat. June 15, June 22, June 29 - 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6



🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: THREE SCENES
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 174614-3-4-19:
"Acting Intensive: 3 Scenes"
Note new class time - now starts at 1 pm:
Sat. 1 pm-4 pm 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6


🟩🟩 DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 28575-4-29: Drawing Faces
Saturday 6/15 and 6/22, 10 am-12 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 3



🟩🟩 DRAWING COMIC BOOKS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #27702-2-25:
Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels
Note corrected course date:
Sat. June 29 only: 10 am-3pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


JULY CLASSES  ⟶  AT A GLANCE

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY CLASSES
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 177032-4-25: ACTING 102 -
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Meets in Seattle on the University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 3



🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: THREE SCENES
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #171959-6-10:
Acting Intensive: Three Scenes
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31
Tuition: $150 +$10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 161676-3-9: Voiceover 103 -
Please note date and time change:
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"For students who have completed V101 and V102. Detailed exercises in monologues and scene work..."


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 165914-3-13: VOICEOVER 102 -
Sat. 10am-12pm - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #16329-5-31 Voiceover 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
For adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 1



🟦🟦🟨🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #158542: Accents for Actors -
Sundays 1 pm-3 pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #163697-5-16
Drawing for Absolute Beginners 
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this enjoyable introductory class will help..."



🟩🟩 CARTOONING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17493-5/20: Cartooning 101 -
Saturdays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"Learn how to create your own CARTOON CHARACTERS and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before."


🟩🟩 COLORED PENCIL
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 21910-5-20 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sunday July 21. 10:30-4 pm. A fun 1-day workshop
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 3


🟨🟨🟣🟣 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17396-4-6: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17
This class STARTS at 3 pm
First 2 meetings end at 5:30 pm
Last 3 meetings may last till 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 8

   


🟨🟨 ACTING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 54085-4-29: Acting 101 -
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm –
7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 3


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 177032-4-25: ACTING 102 -
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Meets in Seattle on the University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 3



🟨🟨 ACTING 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 -
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 - 5 pm-7 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: EMOTION
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 102938-6-9: Acting Intensive: Emotion
Sundays 5:30pm-7:30pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4


🟨🟨 IMPROV 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 31137-4-18: Improv 101
Sunday 7/14 only, 11 am-3:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."



🟨🟨 IMPROV 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT



⭕⭕ SCREENWRITING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17534-5-15: Screenwriting 101
Mondays 6 pm-8 pm. 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Where: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

AUGUST CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

  • CLASSES WITH LIVE LINKS ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • THE OTHERS WILL OPEN SOON

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟩🟩 MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 18473-3-26 - Mixed Media Collage -
Please note rescheduled class date:
Sunday August 4, 10:30am-4 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Avenue NE Seattle, Washington 98105
Minimum: 3. Maximum: 12. Signed up so far: 1



🟨🟨 ACTING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17383-6-6: Acting 101 -
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 7 pm-9 pm
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 18. Enrolled so far: 2


🟨🟨 ACTING 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 -
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 - 5 pm-7 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟥🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17427-4-12: COMEDY – Wednesdays
August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28
7 pm-10 pm - Class may sometimes run late.
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus: Seattle branch
Final meeting (performance) is in a comedy club
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 16



🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 32112-4-16 - Voiceover 101 -
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum:15. Enrolled so far: 1


🟩🟩 DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT
Saturday August 10 and 17, 10 am-12 pm


🟩🟩 FIGURE DRAWING 
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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



🟣🟣 MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17506-4-16: Making Movies on a Micro Budget
Sundays August 18 and 25, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, give you a good understanding of the basic elements of independent filmmaking, and get you off to a good start."



🟩🟩 LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #75655-6-12
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
"Learn to Draw in a Day"
Sunday August 18 - 10 am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2



🟨🟨 AUDITIONING WORKSHOP
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17407-6-9: Auditioning 101
Saturday August 24 - 1-am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2



🟩🟩 COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

 

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

  • CLASSES WITH LIVE LINKS ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT
  • OTHERS WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨 ACTING 102
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2


🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: EMOTION
Wednesdays, 5 pm-6:50 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2


🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 AUDITIONING 101
SATURDAYS – 12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
SATURDAYS – 3 PM-5 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨🟨 ACTING 101 

Class 160818-6-9: ACTING 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 1


🟨🟨 ACTING 102

Class 19285-5-1: ACTING 102 - Sundays
12:30pm-2:30pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


🟨 ACTING 102
SUNDAYS – 3PM-5PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: THREE SCENES
SUNDAYS – 5:30 PM-7:30 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨🟣 ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING FOR A HORROR MOVIE
THURSDAYS – 6 PM-8:30 PM – 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17


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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s.  He has worked as a fine and commercial artist, book and magazine illustrator, fine arts painter, storyboard artist and cartoonist.

He has taught Seattle figure drawing classes and workshops through the Experimental College,  Shoreline Community College and Classesandworkshops.com.  His artwork has been published in the United States and Europe.


DRAWING CLASS MATERIALS KIT

DRAWING CLASS MATERIALS KIT

  • This kit is optional. You can buy it, or bring your own materials
  • You do NOT have to drive to a store to pick up your kit. Instructor will bring kits to the first class meeting.
  • We usually have extras, so you can order at any time before the class starts, or just buy one in class.
  • IF YOU WANT TO BUY A KIT IN CLASS, PLEASE BRING CASH, not a check or card.

WHAT’S IN THE KIT?

PENCILS AND ACCESSORIES:

  • Prismacolor premiere: WHITE
  • Prismacolor premiere: EBONY
  • Prismacolor eraser: MAGIC RUB
  • 6B drawing pencil
  • 4B drawing pencil
  • HB drawing pencil
  • Blending stump (to blend and smooth pencil shading)
  • Pencil sharpener with enclosure to catch shavings

PAPERS:

  • Drawing paper (white) (9″ x 12”) Pro quality – Medium tooth
  • Drawing paper (pearl grey) (9″ x 12″) Pro quality – Medium tooth
  • Paper: Golden (9″ x 12″) Pro Quality – Medium tooth
  • Tracing paper (9 x 12″)
  • Kit may also contain additional materials not listed

This kit can be used for all of these classes:

  • Learn to Draw in a Day
  • Drawing for Absolute Beginners
  • Drawing in Perspective
  • Drawing Faces and Portraits
  • Figure Drawing


You can either bring your own materials for our drawing classes, or if you buy a kit, the instructor will bring it to class for you. Please prepay using the "BUY KIT" link if you would like one. Thank you, and, have a great class!

 

Student comments

This was my first figure drawing class, I had no idea what to expect when I walked in the door. I felt comfortable at all times and I enjoyed the different skill levels in the class. I loved the teacher and overall I learned a great deal and had fun in the class. I would for sure recommend it to a friend! (comment submitted online)

I loved it, it was really fun. – K.A., Seattle

(I liked) the instructor’s ability to simplify the important concepts necessary to draw the human figure including foreshortening. (comment submitted online)

Instructors attitude toward students, their objectives and their out put was positive and affirming….encouraging and accepting (comment submitted online)

Thanks for the extra help with hands and feet. The class was excellent and I’ll be back for some more in the future. – S.F., Seattle

I liked learning techniques. Nils simplified the process so that drawing the figure is not so daunting to me any more. Great class! (comment submitted online)

It was great, exactly what I was hoping for. I improved a lot and I understand the figure better now. – M.L.

This was a great class for me. It went at an easy pace, but covered more than most figure drawing classes cover in a year. My wife mentioned the improvement in my drawings. – R.G., Seattle

I took your figure drawing class five years ago. It made a total difference in my artwork.  Thanks for offering it. – Randy L., Kent

I was looking for Seattle figure drawing classes that did more than just set up a model and tell people to start drawing… this class looked good so I took a chance and signed up. I’m glad I did because it was exactly what I was looking for. – Robin T., Seattle