JULY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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 111128-9-9: Screenwriting 103:
Write a Complete Full Length Screenplay
Mondays 6 pm-8:30 pm
11/9, 16, 23 and 30, 6-8:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee

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ACTING 102

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

 

AUDITIONING 101

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions in the Seattle area
  • How to identify roles that would be good for YOU to audition for (and roles to avoid)
  • How to increase your odds of actually getting cast
  • How to prepare for an audition
  • The six things you should always bring to every audition
  • Audition etiquette
  • How to identify your type and age range (and why both matter)
  • The differences between stage auditions and camera auditions
  • How to find the “good” acting agencies, and avoid the scams
  • How to get professional-quality headshots taken at an affordable price
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • How to do cold reads (sight reads)
  • Questions? See the CLASS PAGE

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING for BEGINNERS

Colored Pencil Class – Course Description

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 Colored Pencil for Beginners workshop is a good place to start.

Colored pencils are the cleanest, most portable medium you can find.  There’s no paint to spill, no dust, no smudging or smearing, and no drying time. Unlike paints, there’s no need for water or other solvents.

You can carry colored pencils with you, take them anywhere, and if you see something you’d like to draw, pop them out and sketch or “paint” a lovely color image of it wherever you are.

In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help.

About the materials:

An inexpensive materials kit for this class will be available for purchase in the first class.  You can either bring your own colored pencils, or buy the materials in a store a few blocks from the class is held. (The store opens at 10, so you can just stop by it if you like on the way to class.)

Images at right: Working in colored pencil on a softly colored paper, the instructor starts with a sketch in pencil; starts sketching in the white areas; then begins layering in the other colors, blending carefully, to create this lovely portrait of a dog. This is one of the approaches you’ll learn in this class. © Lonni Flowers 2018.

 

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Class 21910-3-3- COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Monday June 22nd, 10:30-4 pm.
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
Artists and Craftsman Supply Store
(Seattle - University District
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 1


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VOICEOVER 101

 

There’s acting in person, on stage or in front of the camera – and then there’s voice acting.  Voice acting is the art of doing voice-over work on a wide range of features such as TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, documentaries, video games and more.

In voice acting, the actor’s face never appears on screen, but he or she has the opportunity to create a character and make a connection with the audience using only vocals.  

An actor might be twenty, forty, or sixty years old, but using your voice you can create a character of any age, nationality or species.

You can use your voice to create characters who are svelte and frumpy, attractive or repulsive, hopeless or sexy, young or old, funny or dramatic. Voice acting is fun, and a great way for actors to improve their general acting skills on and off the screen. 

Looking for voice acting classes in Seattle? Whether you’re wanting to learn about acting in games, animated cartoons, or commercials, or just doing some voice acting for fun, our classes are a good place to start. Instructor: Rick May 

VOICEOVER 101 – SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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Class 161425-5-2: VOICEOVER 101 -
Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Feb. 1-Feb. 22 (2020)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 7


VOICEOVER 101 – WEDNESDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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Class 32112-8-19 - Voiceover 101
4 meetings. Sundays, 10 am-12 pm
Oct 13, 2019 -Nov 3, 2019
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Open to students 15 and older. Most students are adults.
Max. enrollment:12. Enrolled so far: 6


VOICEOVER 102

Voiceover 102: Intermediate Level is for the students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class and would like to keep learning and practicing.  It is a continuance of in-depth instruction of advanced voice work. In addition to scenes and advanced commercial work, the class will also do full length shows with roles assigned and performed by students, no memorization, just the chance to work as professional radio actors.


We will continue to explore character development, cartoon voices, video games, announcing techniques and vocal development. Class material extensively covers all the elements of voice work and audition preparation.  Instructor: Rick May



VOICEOVER 102 – SATURDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

Please note rescheduled dates:
Class #107810: Voiceover 102
Sundays 10 am-12pm: 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/19

(no class on 4/24 or 5/12 due to conflicts)
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

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VOICEOVER 102 – WEDNESDAY CLASS – MEETS IN OCTOBER

Class #165914-6-15
Voiceover 102 - Learn Online!
Sat. 9/12-10/3 - 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Max. enrollment: 12.

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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.