FIGURE DRAWING

This class has FREE ART MATERIALS

  • You do not have to buy or bring any materials.
  • The instructor will bring several types of drawing paper, two drawing pencils, and an eraser for you to use and take home with you, at no cost.
  • They are yours to use during the class and to KEEP after the class ends. 

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Class #29581-4-29: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 8/17 only - 10 a.m.-2:15 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6


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.


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🟩🟩 MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
ALREADY STARTED
Sunday August 4, 10:30am-4 pm


🟥🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
ALREADY STARTED
Mondays 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26. 7 pm-10 pm


🟩🟩DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
ALREADY STARTED
Saturday August 10 only, 10 am-2:30 pm


🟨🟨 ACTING 101
ALREADY STARTED

Class 17383-6-6: Acting 101 – Wednesdays
Revised dates: 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 7 pm-9 pm


🟨🟨 ACTING 103
ALREADY STARTED
Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 – 
Wed. 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 5 pm-7 pm


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
ALREADY STARTED

Class 32112-4-16 – Voiceover 101 – 
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


🟩🟩 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 30113-8-11: Acting 102 -
Sundays, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 9


🟩🟩 FIGURE DRAWING 
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #29581-4-29: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 8/17 only - 10 a.m.-2:15 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6


🟩🟩 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: 4


⭕⭕ SCREENWRITING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 80538-7-21. Screenwriting 102:
Tackling a Full-Length Screenplay
Mondays 6 pm-9 pm, 8/26, 9/10 and 9/16
University of Washington Campus (Seattle)
Max.enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 0

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

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🟣🟣 MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17506-4-16: Making Movies on a Micro Budget
Sunday September 8, 10 am-4:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $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."


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 177032-7-18: ACTING 102 -
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 1



🟨🟨 ACTING 104 – EMOTION AND INTUITION
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 89854-8-6: Acting with Emotion
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2



🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #163697-5-16 - Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays- 10 AM-12 PM - 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
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..."


🟨🟨 AUDITIONING 101
Now open for enrollment!

Class #17407-6-9: Auditioning Workshop
Note corrected course dates: Saturdays,
12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2



🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
Now open for enrollment!

Class #16329-5-31 Voiceover 101
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm. 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
For adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2


🟦🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101
Now open for enrollment!

CLASS 162288-8-6: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS - SATURDAYS - 10 AM-12 PM - 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1



🟨🟨 ACTING ON FILM AND TV: BASICS
Now open for enrollment!

Class #89852.7.20: Acting for Film and Television: Basics
September 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 - Mondays 7 pm-9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 5


🟨🟨 ACTING 101 
Now open for enrollment!

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: 5


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
Now open for enrollment!

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 103
Now open for enrollment!

Class 177348-8-11: ACTING 103
Sundays 10 am-12 pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2



🟨🟨 ACTING 104

Now open for enrollment!

Class 102938-8/6: Acting 104 - EMOTION
Sundays - 5:30 PM-7:30 PM -
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4


🟨🟣 ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE
Now open for enrollment!

Class 179586-5-21:
ACTING IN AN ACTION/HORROR MOVIE
CLASS DATES: Saturdays 9/21, 28, 10/5, 10/12
CLASS TIMES: 3 pm-5:30 pm
DATE MOVIE WILL BE FILMED:
Saturday October 19, from 8 am-8 pm
Location for class: UW campus, Seattle
Location for filming: Greater Seattle area
Enrolled so far: 5

CLASSES STARTING IN OCTOBER

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OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 68934 - Oil Painting the Fume-Free Way
October 5, 12, 19 and 26
Saturdays 1 pm-3 pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 0


ACTING ON FILM AND TV: SCRIPT ANALYSIS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #177301-7-18
Acting for Film and Television: Script Analysis
Mondays, 6 pm-8 pm
10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


STAND UP COMEDY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17427-7-3: COMEDY –
Mondays 7 pm-10 pm -
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
(may sometimes run late)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus: Seattle branch
Final meeting (performance) is in a comedy club
Max. enrollment: 23. Enrolled so far: 23


SCREENWRITING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17534-7-22: Screenwriting 101 -
Mondays, 6 pm-8 pm: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Where: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 2


VOICEOVER 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 161676-3-9: Voiceover 103 -
Wed. 6 pm-8 pm - 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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


MUSICAL THEATER 101: SINGING FOR BEGINNERS 

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

CLASS 185457-7-31: Singing for Beginners -
Sunday 3 pm-5pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


MUSICAL THEATER 102: MOVING TO THE MUSIC
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 162377-7-30: MUSICAL THEATER:
MOVING TO THE MUSIC
Please note corrected dates:
Sundays 5:30 pm-7:30pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


ACRYLIC PAINTING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 111128-7-18: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 10am-12:30 pm - 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150.00 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


WATERCOLOR PAINTING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class # 162979-7-19: Watercolor -
Sundays 1:30pm-4 pm 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 9



FIGURE DRAWING ONE DAY
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Saturday October 5, 10 a.m.


DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 28575-8-16: Drawing Faces -
Saturday 10 am-3:15 pm - 10/12 only
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2



VOICEOVER 102 – SATURDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm – 10/12, 10/19, 10/26


ACTING 101 – SUNDAY CLASS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 54085-8-16: Acting 101 -
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 1



ACTING 102 – SUNDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


ACTING 103 – SUNDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 4 pm-6 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


VOICEOVER 101 – SUNDAY CLASS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 2 PM-4 PM. 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


DRAWING 101
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Sundays, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM.
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3


ACTING 101 – WEDNESDAY CLASS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17383-8-16: Acting 101 -
Wed. 7pm-9pm: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Open to students 18 and older.
Max. enrollment: 20. Enrolled so far: 8



ACTING 103 – WEDNESDAY CLASS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #117354-8-15: Acting 103 -
Wed. 5 pm-7 pm: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1



ACTING ON FILM AND TV –
IMPROVE YOUR AUDITIONING SKILLS
WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON
Saturdays 10/19, 10/26, 11/2

 

 

 


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.


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