JULY 2018

JULY CLASSES ⟾ listed by start date

  • Scroll down to see ACTING CLASSES, VOICEOVER CLASSES, ART CLASSES, and MORE, starting in July.
  • If the class title is a LIVE LINK, you can sign up at any time. 



 


JULY CLASSES ⟾ Dates, times, and course descriptions

  • Only classes that are OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT are shown below.
  • Others will be added when they become open.

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS – BEGINNING LEVEL ⟾ Sun. class – starts July 22nd

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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.

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Class #162288:
Accents and Dialects for Actors
Sundays 3 pm-5 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 10


ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS ⟾ starts on 7/21/18- meets on Saturdays

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
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 8


ACTING 101 ⟾ Sunday class – starts on 7/22

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

Open for enrollment.  Sign up now using the link below:

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Class #161498: Acting 101
Sunday section. July/August 2018
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Age range: 18 and older please
4 meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
Sundays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Final meeting lasts until 3 pm
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces open: 17


 

ACTING 102 ⟾ Tuesday class – starts on 7/24

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.

Open for enrollment.  Sign up now using the link below:

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Class #30113:
Acting 102 - Weeknight class
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Four meetings: 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. Enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


ACTING 104 ⟾ starts on Sunday July 22nd

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.

Open for enrollment.  Sign up now using the link below:

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Class #110130: Acting 104
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Four meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 or older.
Prerequisite: Acting 101 or a similar class
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 11
This class has free parking.


AUDITIONING 101 ⟾ starts on Sunday, July 22

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

Open for enrollment.  Sign up now using the link below:

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Class #17407: Auditioning 101
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Four meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


CARTOONING 101 ⟾ starts 7/21 (Saturdays)

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
Tuition: $120 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm
Three meetings: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4
Seattle: University of Washington
Open to: Adults and teenagers.
Most of the students who take it are adults.
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9

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COLORED PENCIL DRAWING ⟾ meets on Saturday, July 21

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
COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Tuition: $99 + $10 registration fee
July 21, Saturday, 10:30M to 4:30pm
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – Monday class ⟾ starts 7/23

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

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Class #111351
Drawing for Absolute Beginners
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Four meetings: 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
Mondays, 6 pm-8 pm
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 14


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE ⟾ starts on July 21 – meets on Saturdays

In this class, designed to give actors film acting experience and help them to get good materials for their reels, we’ll learn a few key things about filmmaking, then film an actual short movie in class. Every student who wants to be in the class film will be in it. In previous quarters, genres have included mysteries, vampire movies, science fiction, fantasy, detective, drama and comedy.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class 17396: Let's Make Movie
Course fee: $150 + $10 registration fee
Four Saturdays: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
First 2 meetings are from 3 pm-5:30 pm
Last 2 meetings are from 3:30 pm-9:30pm
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9


TAROT FOR FUN AND INSIGHT ⟾ Starts on Thurs. July 12

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.

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Class 172333: Tarot for Fun and Insight
Thursdays, 7 pm-9 pm
4 meetings: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2
Location: Greenwood Senior Center
525 N. 85th Street Seattle WA 98103

NOTE: Please bring a deck of Tarot cards. The instructor recommends this deck


VOICEOVER 102 ⟾ – Saturday class – starts on 7/21

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.


 

LET’S MAKE A MOVIE ⟾ starts on July 21 – meets on Saturdays

In this class, designed to give actors film acting experience and help them to get good materials for their reels, we’ll learn a few key things about filmmaking, then film an actual short movie in class. Every student who wants to be in the class film will be in it. In previous quarters, genres have included mysteries, vampire movies, science fiction, fantasy, detective, drama and comedy.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class 17396: Let's Make Movie
Course fee: $150 + $10 registration fee
Four Saturdays: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
First 2 meetings are from 3 pm-5:30 pm
Last 2 meetings are from 3:30 pm-9:30pm
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9