JULY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS

Are you an actor, or actor-in-training, who’s interested in learning how to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects?

 Let’s say you’re from the midwest, but your character is from the Bronx, or that you’re auditioning for the part of a character from Germany, Russia, Italy or Australia, or a totally different part of the United States? Would you feel comfortable and confident auditioning for the part?

In this class, helpful to both voiceover actors and “regular” actors, you’ll get practice speaking all of these accents and more, along with guidance and helpful tips from the instructor, an established voiceover actor. Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program.

SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN JULY:

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CLASS 162288: ACCENTS 101 - Sundays - starts 9/16 at 1 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 10


SATURDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER:

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Class #30829:
Accents and Dialects for Actors
Saturday morning section
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 1pm-3pm (4 meetings)
4 classes: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

In this fun and easy, step-by-step class, aimed at students who have never painted before, 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 paint some simple and easy trees, flowers, and mountains
  • how to start with a pencil drawing and turn it into a lovely painting you can take home with you, or give to a friend
  • and more.

Even if you don’t know an artist’s brush from a toothbrush, you’ll have fun and learn a lot.  This really, truly is a class for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. Note: You can bring your own materials or buy a materials kit, then pick it up from the instructor in class. More about the kits.

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Class 111128: ACRYLIC PAINTING
starts Sat. 10/6/2018 at 10 a.m.
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Please note CHANGED DATES AND TIMES:
Saturdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10am-12:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


ACTING 101

In this fun four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform short scenes. Whether you’re looking for a class just for fun, or have aspirations to some day act in movies or on stage, all levels are welcome. For students 18 and older. If you’re new to acting, you should start with this class.  You can take it just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals


ACTING 102

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.

Sections open for enrollment:


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Class 30113: Acting 102 - starts Sun. 9/16
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sunday 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 4pm-6pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. Enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 11


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Class 19285: Acting 102 - Sunday class
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Four Sundays 2:30pm-4:30pm. 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays.
For adults 18 and older.
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14

ACTING 104

ACTING 104 is one of our foundational acting classes, building on the techniques and approaches students learned in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (Acting with Emotion).  The focus is on learning to listen and respond, finding a genuine connection with your characters, and bringing more realism and believability to your performances. It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class 110130: ACTING 104
Sundays 7pm-9pm, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays
Max.: 12. Open spaces: 10

AUDITIONING 101

In this information-packed workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions 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 make a good, not bad, first impression
  • How to film your own audition
  • 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 film and audition, then put it online
  • How to tell which “auditions” are scams, and which are legit
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • You’ll also learn an easy and effective way of doing cold reads, and learn the etiquette or auditioning. 

As the class moves along, we’ll do practice exercises and warm-ups to make more comfortable with the auditioning process, and you’ll get honest feedback about how to improve. The instructor has directed for stage and film for over twenty years.  His movies have played in international film festivals. NOTE: You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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Class #17407: Auditioning 101
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Sat. 9/8, 10am-5pm
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left:13

CARTOONING 101

In this fun and focused class, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, then finish them in india ink — even if you’ve never drawn before. You can bring your own materials, or buy a materials kit using the link below.

Class #17493 - Cartooning 101 - meets Sat. 10/13 at 10 a.m.
Tuition: $120 + $10 registration fee
Sat. 10/13, 10 am-4 pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14

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COLORED PENCIL DRAWING

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 class for beginners is a good place to start.

In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from visuals created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help. Most students find it a fun, relaxing way to learn this interesting medium. Oh, and, the class is held in an art supply store. So you can bring your own materials, or buy the ones recommended by the instructor while you’re in the store.

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Class 21910 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING -
Sunday 12/9 10:30-4 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)


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 in their artwork as the class moves along. 

Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, the class will help. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit. More info about the kit

How to sign up

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  • If you need a MATERIALS KIT, CLICK HERE

SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY MORNING CLASS IN SEPTEMBER: 

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Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Saturdays, 10 am-noon: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/7
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 16

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… OR THE SUNDAY MORNING CLASS IN OCTOBER

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Class 163697: 
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Sundays 10 am-12 pm 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg fee
Seattle: 
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


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TAROT FOR FUN AND INSIGHT

Looking for Tarot classes in Seattle? This series of four classes helps you get familiar with the 78 Tarot cards and practice using them for yourself and others. You will deepen your creative understanding by making at least one tarot card of your own.  Participants will receive mini readings from the instructor, and will have opportunities to practice reading for one another. NOTE: Please bring a deck of Tarot cards. The instructor recommends this deck

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VOICEOVER 101

In this Seattle voiceover acting class you’ll learn how to create a range of interesting voices and characters, learn about the business side of voiceover acting, and learn how to have the best odds of making it in the business.

In addition to his appearance in major motion pictures, the instructor has been featured in many popular video games.  In “Star Fox 64” he is the voice of Peppy Hare and Andross. In “Age of Empires II” he is the narrator and voice of Genghis Khan. He is The Soldier in the ongoing game series “Team Fortress II.”  This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Voiceover Acting.

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Class 32112 - Voiceover 101 - Starts Wed. 9/12
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Wednesdays 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 7pm-9pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to adults and teenagers. Almost all students are adults.
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


VOICEOVER 102

For students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class, and would like to continue learning and practicing. This class 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. If you’re interested in working as a voice actor, Rick’s classes are an excellent place to start. This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Voiceover Acting. 

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Class #107849
Voiceover 102 - Saturday class
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm
Four meetings: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12.


 

 

 

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.