Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step ONLINE DRAWING 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. More info


In this Seattle oil painting class, open to everyone but intended for absolute beginners, you’ll learn the techniques of the Old Masters, including glazing, impasto and palette knife painting techniques, producing a finished realistic painting with inner glow and lasting beauty.  This fun, step-by-step class offers offers personalized instruction within the camaraderie of a small group setting. More info


Looking for a fun introductory CARTOONING CLASS? Our instructor is in Seattle, but you can take this “real time” class anywhere in the world.  Topics covered in this intensive four week course include: How to draw cartoon faces and figures from several different angles; how to draw facial expressions and emotions; how to draw human and animal cartoon characters, and finish them in ink; and more. More info

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,, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.