SEATTLE DRAWING CLASSES

  • We offer several DRAWING CLASSES each quarter.
  • Most meet on the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON campus in Seattle.
  • All of the classes on this page are open to beginners, but if you’re totally new to drawing, we recommend taking DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS or LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY first. Then feel free to take any other classes that look fun.
  • For DATES, TIMES, and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS, click the titles.

ART CLASS DATES!

  • Find ART CLASSES by COLOR: 🟩 🟩 🟩

↓↓↓↓↓ NEXT FOUR MONTHS ↓↓↓↓↓


UPCOMING CLASSES: OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY


STARTING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

  • Most classes meet on the University of Washington campus.

MEETS ON 11/21: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


STARTS ON 11/23: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP


STARTS ON 11/23: FILMMAKING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 102


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 103


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 104


STARTS ON 11/30: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


STARTS ON 12/2: WRITING SCIENCE FICTION


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 102


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 103

 

 

 


DRAWING CLASSES – Short Course Descriptions!

  • For a quick OVERVIEW of our current and upcoming drawing classes, scroll down!
  • For more information, including dates and times, student comments, and information about the instructor(s), click the course titles!

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 as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class. You could spend your life trying to figure out drawing – or learn some basics that’ll make it a hundred times easier, in this class. Come join us to doodle, draw, have fun, and learn the basics of drawing in a day. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


COLORED PENCIL

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 Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING FACES

In this fun, information-filled Seattle drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces; how to draw folks from different countries and cultures; how to draw facial angles and expressions; how to draw the features: ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths; how to catch a resemblance when drawing from a photo or life; how to draw hair – and much more!  You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


FIGURE DRAWING

In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before. Plus: how to draw hands and feet, how to show the figure in action, and how to draw both male and female figures. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Goes great with our DRAWING FACES class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING IN INK

In this class you’ll learn to use brush-pens, inking brushes, felt tip pens and nib pens to create striking high-contrast images. You’ll learn how to do feathering, hatching, cross-hatching, and more. Offered every other quarter. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

In this Perspective drawing 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 or paintings, and create a sense of depth and spatial reality. Easy, step-by-step instruction that anyone can learn and benefit form, even if you are brand new to perspective. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  



FAQ

Are your drawing classes open to beginners?

Yes. However, if you’re brand new at drawing, we do recommend that you start with “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” or “Learn to Draw in a Day.” But if you’re already comfortable with drawing and sketching, it’s fine to just take whatever classes look interesting, in any order.

What you learn in one class will make the others even easier, but they’re each meant to stand on their own.

Do students need to bring anything to the classes?  

You can either bring your own materials, or, for most of the classes, buy a kit in class. See the course descriptions for more details.

Are these one day drawing workshops? Or ongoing classes?

Some of our drawing classes meet for several weeks. Others are one day workshops, or “one night wonders” which are complete in on evening. All of them are fun learning experiences, and are great for beginners.

Which class or classes should you take?

It depends on your goals. If you’re brand new to drawing, we recommend taking either Drawing for Absolute Beginners or Learn to Draw in a Day first… then take anything else that looks fun.

See also:

 

Learn to Draw in a Day

  • In this fun, step-by-step workshop, aimed at total beginners, you’ll learn the fundamentals of drawing, even if you’ve never drawn before.
  • Looking for the longer version of this class?  Click here!
  • Ready to sign up? Click the SIGN ME UP link below! Need more info? Scroll down.

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Class #162474: Learn to Draw in a Day -
This class will be back in 2019! But a date has not been set yet. In the meantime, feel free to sign up for the "Drawing For Absolute Beginners" class, which covers the same information.

"A one-day version of our popular 'Drawing for Absolute Beginners' class. Learn the basics of drawing in a day!"


hand54322In this class,you’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, then add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional.

Plus, how to use the “jigsaw puzzle” technique to make things look more accurate when drawing from a reference photo.  

“Learn to Draw in a Day” is a good introductory workshop for people who have not drawn before, and a helpful re-introduction for students who have done some drawing but would like a refresher in the basics. You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and get off to a good start. Instructor: Nils Osmar



Frequently asked questions

Why are there two versions of this class? (“Drawing for absolute beginners” and “Learn to draw in a day”?)
Students whose schedules made it difficult to do a weekly class requested a one day version.

What’s the difference between this class and the weekly version? The classes are very similar and are both good introductions to drawing, but the weekly version, “Drawing for Absolute Beginners,” has more practice exercises and more hours of instruction. Students in “Drawing for absolute beginners” have more practice time in and out of class, including homework assignments. But the core class is very similar.

Should I take the weekly version or the one day version? If your time is tight, Learn to Draw in a Day lets you take the “heart” of the class in a single meeting.  If you like having more time to learn and practice each step, the five week version may work better for you.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORNils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s, and has taught both accredited and non-accredited classes in Seattle for over twenty years, through the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College and other programs.  He has worked as a fine and commercial artist, and done book and magazine illustration, design, book covers and interiors. His artwork has been internationally published.

Student comments about Drawing for Absolute Beginners

…Just wanted to let you know that I completed my application to the Game Animation Certificate program, and as of a week ago received notice of my acceptance. One of my portfolio pieces was a charcoal figure based upon one of the exercises from class – and of course, I’d never touched charcoal before meeting you… Your classes really helped polish my skills and boost my confidence a great deal. — J.C. (Seattle)

Thanks for taking some time before the class to help me figure out which class I should take… – M.J. (Seattle)

… You really have something going if you can take someone like me and turn me into an artist, well, a beginning artist anyway! But that’s way ahead of where I was. Thanks again Nils! – R.M. (Tacoma)

The class was well organized and you took us along step-by-step. – Mary J. (Redmond)

I liked the opportunity to learn the basics in a non threatening environment. (unsigned)

I was looking around for Seattle drawing classes, and  found yours in the Experimental College catalog, then checked out the Classesandworkshops.com web page…  I have to tell you that I’m honestly amazed. I couldn’t draw anything before the class. The first drawing on the first day was a revelation – it actually looked like the object it was supposed to be! The successive classes were also very helpful.  I’ll be back for another class in the fall. – Shel K., Seattle

For more Seattle drawing classes, see the Art Classes in Seattle page.

 

 
 

 

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


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
A ONE NIGHT WONDER CLASS
Thursday Nov. 21, 6 pm-8:30 pm
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Tuition: $55 + $10 registration fee
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6

"In this fun one day workshop, you'll learn how to draw in one, two and three point perspective! Add depth and realism to your artwork..."

 

DRAWING IN DEPTH! (1 POINT, 2 POINT AND 3 POINT PERSPECTIVE)

  • A ONE-NIGHT WONDER ART CLASS FROM REKINDLE!
  • All one night wonder classes have FREE art materials.
  • Questions? Scroll down this page.
  • Ready to sign up? Click the button!

  • A fun and helpful introduction to drawing in DEPTH AND PERSPECTIVE.
  • A great follow-up to our DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class.
  • To sign up now, use the button below.

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Class 17465: Drawing in Perspective
A ONE NIGHT WONDER CLASS
Thursday Nov. 21, 6 pm-8:30 pm
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Tuition: $55 + $10 registration fee
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6

"In this fun one day workshop, you'll learn how to draw in one, two and three point perspective! Add depth and realism to your artwork..."

 


Perspective is meant to make drawing easier, not harder. In this fun, focused, STEP BY STEP class, you’ll learn:

  • How to add DEPTH AND REALISM to your drawings and doodles
  • How to make some objects in your drawings look close to the viewer, and make others look further away
  • All about vanishing points, horizon lines, and more
  • How to use FREEHAND PERSPECTIVE to make every drawing look more real.
  • How to draw in ONE POINT, TWO POINT, and THREE POINT perspective
  • How to draw buildings, cityscapes, trees, mountains, and other landscape elements in perspective, using a fun and easy method. 
  • Instructor: Nils Osmar

BELOW: Building in one point perspective. Medium: Acrylics. Copyright Nils Osmar 2018

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Below: Mailbox in two point perspective. Copyright Nils Osmar 2016, 2018.

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ART CLASS DATES!

  • Find ART CLASSES by COLOR: 🟩 🟩 🟩

↓↓↓↓↓ NEXT FOUR MONTHS ↓↓↓↓↓


UPCOMING CLASSES: OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY


STARTING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

  • Most classes meet on the University of Washington campus.

MEETS ON 11/21: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


STARTS ON 11/23: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP


STARTS ON 11/23: FILMMAKING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 102


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 103


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 104


STARTS ON 11/30: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


STARTS ON 12/2: WRITING SCIENCE FICTION


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 102


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 103

 

 

 

 

“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.

  • This class has free art materials. Nothing to bring or buy. 
  • Ready to sign up? See info below:

Class Dates and Times – How to Sign Up

  • “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” is offered several times a year.  To see sections open for enrollment, scroll down.
  • To enroll now, pick a section and click the SIGN ME UP button

NOV-DEC 2019 CLASS – THREE WEEK CLASS

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Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners
3 meetings. Saturdays 10 am-12 pm.
Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Open to ages 15 and older. Most students are adults.
This class has FREE art materials. Nothing to bring or buy.
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 5

"Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this enjoyable introductory class will help..."

JANUARY 2020 – FOUR WEEK CLASS

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Class #163697-10-24 - Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Four meetings: Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 4-Jan. 18, 2020
This course has FREE art materials, provided by instructor
Tuition: $199 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"Anyone can draw - this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory class will help..."

 


You’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, and how to add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional. You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and get off to a good start.  

This class has FREE ART MATERIALS

  • You do not have to buy or bring any materials.
  • The instructor will bring several types of drawing paper, two drawing pencils, and an eraser for you to use and take home with you, at no cost.
  • They are yours to use during the class and to KEEP after the class ends. 

About the Instructor:  Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s, and has taught both accredited and non-accredited classes in Seattle for over twenty years, through the University of Washington’s Exp. College,  Antioch University’s Heritage Institute, Shoreline Community College, and Classesandworkshops.com.  His visual art classes and workshops include art classes, drawing classes, painting classes and more.  More information

Nils has worked as a fine and commercial artist, and done book and magazine illustration, design, book covers and interiors. His artwork has been internationally published.


Student comments

What students are saying…


I was the redhead who drove in every week from Tacoma. It was worth it. You really have something going if you can take someone like me and turn me into an artist, well, a beginning artist anyway! But that’s way ahead of where I was. Thanks again Nils! – R.M. (Tacoma)

The class was well organized and you took us along step-by-step. – Mary J. (Redmond)

I liked the opportunity to learn the basics in a non threatening environment. (unsigned; comment submitted online)

Nils, Just wanted to let you know that I completed my application to the Game Animation Certificate program, and as of a week ago received notice of my acceptance. One of my portfolio pieces was a charcoal figure based upon one of the exercises from class – and of course, I’d never touched charcoal before meeting you. Thanks again for all the tips and encouragement! Your classes really helped polish my skills and boost my confidence a great deal. — J.C. (Seattle)

I loved Lonni’s class. She gave us room to experiment but also gave us lots of helpful information. – Beth G. (Seattle)

Your teaching style was a pleasure to learn by and I enjoyed your class very much.. – Ruth B. (Seattle)

Thanks for taking some time before the class to help me figure out which class I should take. You weren’t just trying to “sell” me a class, you helped me find the one that would be a good next step for me. – M.J. (Seattle)

The (Perspective Drawing) class was great. Something clicked about halfway through the course. I feel like I really understand it now. – Dave A. (Kent)

I took Drawing Faces and Portraits two weeks ago. I was honestly amazed. I had never drawn people before. I’ll be back for more classes in the future. – Theresa C. (Bothell)

 


Looking for fun, affordable art classes in Seattle?  Checking out what the local art schools and training programs have to offer? Rekindle School is an art school, acting school, writing school, and film school, all rolled into one.  

Our classes are fun, provide hands-on instruction and training in a classroom environment, and won’t break the bank.  You can take a class just for fun or work toward a certificate in drawing and illustration. 


Class Dates and Times – How to Sign Up

  • “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” is offered several times a year.  To see sections open for enrollment, scroll down.
  • To enroll now, pick a section and click the SIGN ME UP button

NOV-DEC 2019 CLASS – THREE WEEK CLASS

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Class #111351: Drawing for Absolute Beginners
3 meetings. Saturdays 10 am-12 pm.
Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Open to ages 15 and older. Most students are adults.
This class has FREE art materials. Nothing to bring or buy.
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 5

"Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this enjoyable introductory class will help..."

JANUARY 2020 – FOUR WEEK CLASS

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Class #163697-10-24 - Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Four meetings: Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 4-Jan. 18, 2020
This course has FREE art materials, provided by instructor
Tuition: $199 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"Anyone can draw - this means you! Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this fun and easy introductory class will help..."

 


UPCOMING CLASSES: OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY


STARTING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

  • Most classes meet on the University of Washington campus.

MEETS ON 11/21: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


STARTS ON 11/23: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP


STARTS ON 11/23: FILMMAKING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 102


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 103


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 104


STARTS ON 11/30: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


STARTS ON 12/2: WRITING SCIENCE FICTION


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 102


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 103

 

SEATTLE ART CLASSES

  • Looking for classes in drawingpaintingcollagecartooning, colored pencil, and more?  Rekindle School offers over a fun collection of ART CLASSES every quarter. All of them are open to beginners.
  • For class dates, times, course descriptions, and how to sign up, click the titles on the menu below.

 

STARTING IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

  • Most classes meet on the University of Washington campus.

MEETS ON 11/21: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


STARTS ON 11/23: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP


STARTS ON 11/23: FILMMAKING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 101


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 102


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 103


STARTS ON 11/24: ACTING 104


STARTS ON 11/30: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


STARTS ON 12/2: WRITING SCIENCE FICTION


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 102


STARTS ON 12/14: VOICEOVER 103

STARTING IN JANUARY 2020

  • This is a PARTIAL LIST of January 2020 classes.
  • More classes will be listed as they are scheduled by the instructors.
  • If the title is a LIVE LINK, you can sign up at any time.

STARTS ON JAN. 4: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


STARTS ON JAN. 4: CHARACTER ACTING

  • In this class, you’ll learn how to create a range of different character types, then choose four of them to perfect.
  • Sat. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 4-Jan. 25, 2020
  • OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • MORE INFORMATION – SIGN UP NOW

STARTS ON JAN. 4: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

  • Get some on-camera acting practice, and learn how to modify your performance when being filmed.
  • Four Saturdays. Jan. 4-Jan. 25, 2020. 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • MORE INFORMATION – SIGN UP NOW
STARTS ON JAN. 5: ACTING 101

  • Learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class!
  • Sundays 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 5-Jan. 26, 2020
  • OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • MORE INFORMATION – SIGN UP NOW

STARTS ON JAN. 5: ACTING 102

  • For students who have completed Acting 101 and would like to keep learning
  • Sundays 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 5-Jan. 26, 2020
  • OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • MORE INFORMATION – SIGN UP NOW

STARTS ON JAN. 5: ACTING 103


STARTS ON JAN. 5: ACTING 104


STARTS ON JAN. 5: VOICEOVER 101

  • Sundays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 5-Jan. 26, 2020
  • WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON

STARTS ON JAN. 5: ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS


STARTS ON JAN. 5: OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS


STARTS ON JAN. 6: STAND-UP COMEDY

  • Three class meetings, then a performance in a comedy club!
  • Mondays 7 pm-10 pm. Jan. 6-Jan. 27, 2020
  • Showtime! Graduation Show: Jan. 27
  • MORE INFORMATION – SIGN UP NOW

STARTS ON JAN. 8: ACTING 101


STARTS ON JAN. 9: SCREENWRITING 101


MEETS ON JAN. 14: DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS


MEETS ON JAN. 21: FIGURE DRAWING


MEETS ON JAN. 28: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

  • A 1-NIGHT WONDER CLASS!
  • Meets on Tuesday January 28 – 6pm-8pm
  • WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON

STARTING IN FEBRUARY 2020

  • This is a PARTIAL LIST of February 2020 classes.
  • Courses are listed by START DATE.
  • More classes will be listed as they are scheduled by the instructors.
  • If the title is a LIVE LINK, you can sign up at any time.

STARTS FEB. 1: CARTOONING INTENSIVE


STARTS FEB. 1: VOICEOVER 101

  • Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Feb. 1-Feb. 22
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 1: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS

  • Saturday 1 pm.-3 p.m. Feb. 1-Feb. 22
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 1: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP

  • Saturday 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 1-Feb. 22
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 1: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

  • Saturday 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 1-Feb. 22
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 2: ACTING 101

  • Sunday Feb. 2-Feb. 23. 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 2: ACTING 102

  • Sunday Feb. 2-Feb. 23. 3 pm-5 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 2: ACTING 103

  • Sunday Feb. 2-Feb. 23. 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 2: ACTING 104

  • Sunday Feb. 2-Feb. 23. 10 am-12 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 2: VOICEOVER 102

  • Sunday Feb. 2-Feb. 23. 10 am-12 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 5: ACTING 102

  • Wed. Feb. 5-Feb. 26. 6 pm-8 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 6: SCREENWRITING 102


STARTS FEB. 5: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

  • Anyone can draw – this means you!
  • Tuesdays, 6 pm-8 pm Feb. 5-Feb. 17, 2020
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 23: SINGING FOR BEGINNERS

  • Sundays 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15. 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Will open for enrollment soon

STARTS FEB. 23: MOVING TO THE MUSIC


STARTS FEB. 23: CHORAL SINGING FOR BEGINNERS

  • Sundays 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15. 3 PM-5 PM
  • Will open for enrollment soon

MEETS FEB. 29: FILMMAKING 101:
MAKING HIGH-QUALITY MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET

  • Saturday 2/29 only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Will open for enrollment soon

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED CLASSES


DRAWING CLASSES – Short Course Descriptions!

  • For a quick OVERVIEW of our current and upcoming drawing classes, scroll down!
  • For more information, including dates and times, student comments, and information about the instructor(s), click the course titles!

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 as the class moves along. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY

A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class. You could spend your life trying to figure out drawing – or learn some basics that’ll make it a hundred times easier, in this class. Come join us to doodle, draw, have fun, and learn the basics of drawing in a day. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


COLORED PENCIL

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 Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING FACES

In this fun, information-filled Seattle drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces; how to draw folks from different countries and cultures; how to draw facial angles and expressions; how to draw the features: ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths; how to catch a resemblance when drawing from a photo or life; how to draw hair – and much more!  You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


FIGURE DRAWING

In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before. Plus: how to draw hands and feet, how to show the figure in action, and how to draw both male and female figures. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Goes great with our DRAWING FACES class. Seattle: UW campus  


DRAWING IN INK

In this class you’ll learn to use brush-pens, inking brushes, felt tip pens and nib pens to create striking high-contrast images. You’ll learn how to do feathering, hatching, cross-hatching, and more. Offered every other quarter. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

In this Perspective drawing 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 or paintings, and create a sense of depth and spatial reality. Easy, step-by-step instruction that anyone can learn and benefit form, even if you are brand new to perspective. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


PAINTING CLASSES – Short Course Descriptions!

ACRYLIC PAINTING for BEGINNERS

In this fun introductory class, 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 start with a loose sketch or idea, and turn it into a lovely painting you can take home with you or give to a friend; and more. You’ll have fun, get comfortable working with acrylics, and you’ll learn techniques you can practice to develop your painting skills further in the future. Seattle: UW campus 


COLORED PENCIL DRAWING for BEGINNERS

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 for Beginners workshop is a good place to start. (This class usually meets at Artist and Craftsman Supply store, in the University District in Seattle)


OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

In this class, students will learn how to work with water-miscible oil paints, using an easy step-by-step method that will have you falling in love with oils. (Water-miscible paints clean up with water, so you don’t need turpentine or dangerous chemicals.) You’ll learn how to paint some simple and easy shapes; how to mix and blend colors; how to paint some simple objects and make them look three-dimensional; and more. Plus: an easy approach for painting trees, mountains, and flowers. Seattle: UW campus 


WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

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.  Seattle: UW campus 

CARTOONING CLASSES: Short Course Descriptions

CARTOONING 101

Looking for a fun introductory class in cartooning? In this class, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. Whether you’re interested in drawing “gag” panels, greeting cards, humorous illustrations, comic books or newspaper strips, or just exploring a fun and easy new art form to take a break from it all, this class will get you off to a good start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus  


COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION

In this class, open to everyone, students will start out by learning how to draw realistically proportioned adult human figures in a simplified comic book style, then learn how to show them in action. We’ll practice drawing, shading and inking the figure and moving it around on the page.  You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class.  Seattle: UW campus  

 

OTHER ARTS AND CRAFTS – Short course descriptions

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE

“Mixed Media Collage”is a great class for accomplished artists to unlock their creativity, and a wonderful introduction for beginning collage students as well. There is absolutely no experience required! No drawing skills needed at all!  No expensive tools to buy! Collage is a perfect way to get your creative feet wet. Note: There is a small materials fee payable to the instructor. 


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 Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start. You can bring your own drawing materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit in class. Seattle: UW campus