JUNE CLASSES ⟾ Course Descriptions

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

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS – BEGINNING LEVEL ⟾ Sat. class – starts on 6/23

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 #30829:
Accents and Dialects for Actors
Saturday morning section
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 1pm-3pm (4 meetings)
4 classes: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS – INTERMEDIATE ⟾ Sun. class – starts on 6/24

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!  A follow-up for students who have taken Rick’s “Accents and Dialects for Actors” class, and would like to keep learning and practicing, and using their new skills in actual scripted scenes. You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program.

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Class #158542:
Accents & Dialects 102 (Sat. class)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 2 pm-4 pm
6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


ACTING 101 ⟾ Sunday class – Starts on 6/24

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

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Class #54085: Acting 101
Sunday section. June/July 2018
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 4 pm-6 pm
4 meetings: 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 15


ACTING 101 ⟾ Tuesday class – starts on 6/26

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

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Class #17383: Acting 101
Tuesday section. June/July 2018
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 6 pm-8 pm
Final meeting lasts till 8:30 pm
Four meetings: 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17
Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 20. Spaces open: 3


ACTING 102 ⟾ Sun. class – starts on 6/24

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.

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Class #19285:
Acting 102 (Sunday class)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays 1 pm-3 pm
4 meetings: 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Prerequsite: Acting 101 or a similar class
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 10


ACTING 103: ACTING WITH EMOTION ⟾ starts on Sunday 6/24

In ACTING 103 (also known as 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
Please note time change: Sundays 11 am-1 pm
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 on Thursday 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

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT a Beginning Acting class. If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first.

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Class #89852:
Acting for the Camera
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Thursdays 7 pm-9 pm
Four meetings: 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 10


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

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT ▬  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:
On-Camera Acting for Kids
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Thursdays 4 pm-6 pm
Four meetings: 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Kids ages 8-12
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 8


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ⟾ Saturday class – starts 6/23

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! 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 #162474:
Drawing for Absolute Beginners
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10 am-12 am
Four meetings: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 14


IMPROV 101 ⟾ starts 6/30 – meets on Saturdays

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 101 (Beginning level)
Instructor: Chad O'Bara

Tuition: $150 (+$10 registration fee)
Saturdays 12pm-2:30pm
June 30, July 7, 14, 21
(10 hours of class time)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


OIL PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS!

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!  If you love the look of paintings done with oils, but are afraid to try them because they seem like they would be too hard, this class is for you!  Students will learn a very easy, step by step method that will have them falling in love with oils, and learning the basics about how to use them, in only three class meetings. Oh, and, we’ll be using water-miscible oils (the types that clean up in a jiffy with soap and water – no turpentine or solvents needed! 

Class 68934:
Oil Painting for Beginners
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Mondays, 6pm-8pm
Four meetings: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10

 

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PERSPECTIVE DRAWING ⟾ Saturday class – starts 6/23

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! 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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Class 17465: Drawing in Perspective
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Four meetings: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
Seattle: University of Washington
Open to adults and teens. Most students are adults.
Max. enrollment: 10. Spaces left: 8


 

VOICEOVER 101 ⟾ Saturday class – starts 6/23

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! 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 - Saturday class
Rick May, instructor

Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10 am-12 noon
June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Teens & adults. Most students are adults.
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


VOICEOVER 101 ⟾ Tuesday class – starts 6/26

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! 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 #60601:
Voiceover 101: Weeknight class
Instructor: Rick May

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 7 pm-9 pm
6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17
(8 hours of instruction)
Open to: Adults & teens. Most students are adults.
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 15


VOICEOVER 102 ⟾ Sunday class – starts on 6/24

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! 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 #107810: Voiceover 102
Sunday afternoon class

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Sundays, 11 am-1 pm
6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 14



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, August 25 and Sept. 1
10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Two meetings)
(Six hours of class time)
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.


 

WRITING SHORT STORIES ⟾ Wednesday night class – starts 6/27

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! In this enjoyable Seattle writing class,  students will learn about the elements of short story writing;  get practice coming up with stories of their own; and have opportunities to get feedback from the instructor and others.  You’ll also learn how to copyright your writings, and how to get your writings published.  The focus in the class is on developing our skills and learning to let the process happen easily and spontaneously. 

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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.