JUNE CLASSES – with short descriptions

  • The classes below are listed ALPHABETICALLY.
  • They are open for enrollment. You can sign up at any time.
  • More classes will be added to this list soon.

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS 101 ⟾ starts 6/23

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

Are you an actor who’s interested in learning how to speak believably in a variety of different accents?  Or do you just think it would be fun to learn to speak realistically and convincingly as if you were from another part of the world? This enjoyable Seattle acting class, focusing specifically on dialects and accents, can help.

  • Instructor: Rick May
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Class #30829: June/July class:
ACCENTS and DIALECTS for ACTORS
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 1pm-3pm (4 meetings)
June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 17


ACRYLIC PAINTING ⟾ starts on 6/23

JUNE-JULY CLASS – MEETS ON SATURDAYS

In this class we’ll spend four fun weekly sessions playing with color,  learning about brushes, learning how to mix and blend a few colors to get dozens more. We’ll work in easy-to-use acrylics, oil pastels, colored markers, and more. Even if you don’t know an artist’s brush from a toothbrush, you’ll have fun and be surprised at how much you can learn in only four weeks. Note: You can bring your own materials or buy a materials kit at an art supply store less than a mile from the classroom. More information about kits

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Class #111128: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
June 2018 class dates and times:
Saturdays 2:30pm-4:30pm
6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 10. Spaces left: 7


ACTING 101 ⟾ starts on 6/24

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

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.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class #54085
ACTING 101 - SUNDAY AFTERNOONS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 3:30pm-5:30pm 

6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

University of Washington campus
Age range: Adults 18 and older
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 15


ACTING 101 ⟾ starts on 6/26

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON TUESDAYS

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.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class #17383
ACTING 101 - TUESDAY CLASS

Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Final meeting lasts till 8:30pm
6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17 (four meetings)

Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces open: 12


ACTING 103: ACTING WITH EMOTION ⟾ starts 6/24 (Sundays)

In ACTING 103 (ACTING WITH EMOTION), we’ll do some  improv, group exercises and scene work exploring a range of emotions, including anger, fear, love,  happiness, sadness and more, focusing on expanding our range as actors and moving beyond the pretense of emotion. If you are a beginner, please take Acting 101 and Acting 102 first.  For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #117354:
Acting 103 Sunday Class
"Acting With Emotion"
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 6pm-8pm
6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


 

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA ⟾ starts 6/21

On-camera acting is different from acting on stage.  In this class, students will learn how to give their best and most effective performances when being filmed; how to walk to a mark without looking at it; how to make the camera their scene partner; and how to make their performance larger or smaller, while staying true to your character and his or her motivation. This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Acting

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Class #89852: Acting for the Camera
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12
Thursdays 7pm-9pm - Four meetings
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max: enrollment: 12. Spaces open: 10


ACTING ON CAMERA FOR KIDS ⟾ starts 6/21 (Thursdays)

ACTING FOR KIDS (AGES 8-12)

Looking for a Seattle acting class for kids which approaches acting professionally and will get young students off to a good start?  In this fun and focused four-week class, held on the Seattle branch of the University of Washington campus:

  • Students will learn the basics of acting for the camera and working on a film set.
  • Students’ performances will be filmed and reviewed in the class.
  • Students will learn about working with and without dialogue; acting choices; eye lines; continuity; and how to work with scene partners.
  • The classroom is run like a film set, introducing students to the professionals who work on set and how to behave on set. 
  • On-Camera Acting for Children (ages 8-12) is both a fun class and a good education.  Past students have commented that they have gained a good understanding for the details of film making.
  • Instructor: Meredith Binder 

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Class #166661
Acting for Kids: Ages 8-12
Tuition: $160 + $10 registration fee
Thursdays, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12
4pm-6pm: Acting for Kids (8-12 years old)
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max: enrollment: 12. Spaces open: 10


 

CARTOONING 101 ⟾ starts 6/23 (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 - 4 WEEK CLASS
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 12:15 noon-2 pm
6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9

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DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ⟾ starts 6/23 (Saturdays)

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun four-week 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.  Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. NOTE: You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive  materials kit. More info about the kit

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Class #75655
DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10am-12 noon
6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


FIGURE DRAWING WITHOUT A MODEL ⟾ starts June 5

In this class, you’ll learn how to draw figures that look realistically proportioned and believable… how to draw men… how to draw women… surface muscles and anatomy… drawing hands, feet.. and some basic elements that will help with drawing heads and faces.  You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Class #29581: Figure Drawing
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Tuesdays, 6pm-8:15pm
June 5, 12 and 19 (three meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Enrolled so far: 2. Spaces open: 8


FILMMAKING 101 ⟾ meets Saturday June 17

Want to learn the basics of filmmaking? This Seattle filmmaking class will teach you the essentials, at a tuition you can afford.  You’ll learn about cameras and camcorders, DSLRs, lights, audio, shot lists, storyboards, lighting setups, and more. Many people take this class along with Let’s Make a  Movie. If you sign up for BOTH classes at the same time, you will receive a $25 rebate.

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Class #17506: Filmmaking 101
"Crash Course in Filmmaking"
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturday June 17, 10am-5pm
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9


 

IMPROV 101 ⟾ starts 6/30

Looking for Improv classes in Seattle that are fun, fast-paced and energetic? This enjoyable introductory class, taught by an instructor with years of experience, is a great place to start.  You’ll play, laugh, focus and have fun while learning how to let go of preconceptions and let go of worrying about failure. This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Acting

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Class 31137: IMPROV
Tuition: $155 (+$10 reg. fee)
Saturdays 12pm-2:30pm
June 30, July 7, 14, 21 - four meetings
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


 

LET’S MAKE A MOVIE ⟾ starts on JUNE 24

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

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.

  • Instructor: Nils Osmar
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Class 17396: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
Course fee: $155 + $10 registration fee
Sundays 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22
First 4 meetings are from 10am-12noon
Final meeting (film day) is from 9am-9pm
Location: University of Washington campus
Location: Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9


PERSPECTIVE DRAWING ⟾ starts 6/06

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN JUNE – 3 MEETINGS

Whether you doodle and draw just for fun, or draw or paint professionally, knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three-dimensional. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, and also learn about atmospheric perspective to enhance the realism in your drawings, paintings or doodles.

Whether you like drawing just for fun, or draw or paint professionally, knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three-dimensional. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, and how to use some easy principles to enhance the realism in your drawings, paintings or doodles, create a sense of depth and environment, and solve some visual problems with easy solutions. You can bring your own art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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Course 17465: Drawing in Perspective
Meets on: June 6, June 13, and June 20
Wednesdays, 6pm-8:15pm
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 9


 

STAND UP COMEDY ⟾ starts 6/6

In three class sessions followed by a public performance, students will learn to learn to unleash their inner funny with confidence and skill.  Seattle has a booming stand-up comedy community, so there will be lots of opportunity to continue to use what you learn even after the class has concluded. 

  • Peter Greyy, instructor
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Class #17427: STAND-UP COMEDY
• Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
• Wed., 7-9:30pm. 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 and 6/27
• First 3 meetings: Greenwood Senior Center
• 525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
• Final meeting will be Comedy Underground.
• For ages 21 and older only (due to venue rules)
• Short URL: http://rekindleschool.com/comedy
• Max. enrollment: 20. Spaces available: 18


VOICEOVER 101 ⟾ starts 6/26 (June/July class. Meets on Tuesdays)

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. NOTE: You can take this class on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Saturdays.

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Class #60601:
VOICEOVER 101 - TUESDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17 (four meetings)

Open to 14 and older. Most students are adults.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces open: 16


VOICEOVER 101 ⟾ starts on 6/23

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON SATURDAYS

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. NOTE: You can take this class on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Saturdays.

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Class #32112:
VOICEOVER 101 - SATURDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Saturdays 10am-12noon (4 meetings)
June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


VOICEOVER 103 ⟾ starts on 6/9

SATURDAYS IN JUNE

This class is for students who have successfully completed Voiceover 101 and 102, who wish to continue advanced voice work study.  The class will encompass detailed and extensive exercises in monologues and scene work, and will use texts from movie scripts, TV shows and radio productions.  

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Class 161676: VOICEOVER 103
Saturdays, June 9 and June 16
10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Two meetings)
Tuition: $120 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus/University District
Max. enrollment: 10. Spaces open: 9
Prerequisite: You must take V101 and V102 before taking this class.


 

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP ⟾ meets on 6/9 (Saturday)

Looking for a Seattle watercolor class that’s open to everyone, even those who’ve never painted before? “Watercolor Workshop” is a pleasant introduction to watercolor painting for anyone who enjoys color and wants to experience the joy of watching a painting of your own happen. By the end of the class, students will take home a variety of vibrant, fun paintings that you have created for yourself.

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Class # 162979: Watercolor Workshop
Sat. June 9, 10:30am-4:30pm
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
There is a for-pay parking lot across from the store, and (sometimes) free street parking in the neighborhood.
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 11

 


 

WRITING SHORT STORIES ⟾ starts 6/27 (Wednesdays)

In this Seattle writing class, students will learn about the elements of short story writing, get practice coming up with stories of their own, and more.  You’ll also learn how to copyright your writings, strategies for getting published, and ways to make money as a writer. 

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Class #17524:
WRITING FICTION & SHORT STORIES
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 (no class on 7/4)
University of Washington (Seattle)
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


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.