FUN, AFFORDABLE CLASSES!

Seattle Art Classes — Seattle Acting Classes — and More!


Starting in JANUARY 2019


Starts Saturday 1/5:


DRAWING 101

(Drawing for Absolute Beginners)

Class 163697: 
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
Jan. 2019: Sat. 10 am-12 pm. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Minimum: 5. Max: 16. Enrolled so far: 14

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


Starts Saturday 1/5:


CARTOONING 101

Class #17493 - Cartooning 101 - Jan. 2019 class -
1/5, 1/12, 1/19 - 12:30pm-2:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Max.: 12. Enrolled so far: 6

"Learn how to create your own characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before..."


Starts Saturday 1/5:


AUDITIONING

Class #17407: Auditioning 101 - 3 meetings:
Saturdays 3 pm-5:30 pm - 1/5, 1/12 and 1/19
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Min.: 5. Max: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"Where to find auditions in the Seattle area, and how to increase your odds of actually getting cast..."


Starts Saturday 1/5:


VOICEOVER 101

Class 161425: VOICEOVER 101 -
Saturdays 10 am-12 noon: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 18. So far: 2

"Voice acting is the art of doing voiceover work in TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, video games and more..."


Starts Saturday 1/5:


ACCENTS FOR ACTORS

CLASS 162288: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
Saturdays 1pm-3pm, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"A fun class for actors who would like to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects..."


Starts Sunday 1/6:


ACTING 104

Class 102938: Acting 104: Acting With Emotion -
Sun. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"In this class, our emphasis is on exploring emotion with a focus on widening the range of emotions that students can feel and express..."


Starts Sunday 1/6:


ACTING 101

Class 54085: Acting 101: Sun. 12:30 pm-2:30pm
Four meetings: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 12/27
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Max.: 20. Enrolled so for: 8

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."


Starts Sunday 1/6:ACTING 102

Class 19285: ACTING 102: Sundays 10am-12pm
Jan. 2019 class: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"The next step for students who have completed Acting 101 and would like to continue learning..."


Starts Sunday 1/6:


ACTING 103

Class 177348: ACTING 103 - 3pm-5pm
Sundays, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20 and 1/27
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2

"Learn how to listen and respond to your scene partner, get out of your own head, and find a more genuine approach to the character you’re portraying..."


Starts on Sunday 1/6:


VOICEOVER 102

Class 165914: VOICEOVER 102 -
Sundays 10am-12 pm: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"For the students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class and would like to keep learning and practicing..."


Starts on Sunday 1/6:


VOICEOVER 103

Class 172333: Voiceover 103 - Sunday class
1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 - 1pm-3pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Minimum: 3. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 1


Starts on Tuesday 1/8:


DRAWING FACES

Class 28575: Drawing Faces - Winter 2019 dates:
Tuesdays 1/8/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, 6pm-8pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $125 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


Starts on Wednesday 1/9:


WRITING SHORT STORIES

Class 17524: Writing Short Stories
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:15pm
Four meetings: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"Learn about the elements of writing, get practice writing short stories, and get feedback and helpful suggestions as the class moves along..."


Starts on Wednesday 1/9:


ACTING 101

Class 17383: Acting 101 - Wednesdays
6:30pm-8:30pm - 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 4

"In this fun four-week class, you'll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class..."


Starts on Wednesday 1/9:


MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP

Class 99951 - MONOLOGUE CLASS -
Wed. 6pm-8 pm, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Max: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


Starts on Wednesday 1/9:


STAND UP COMEDY


Starts on 1/12:


ACRYLIC PAINTING


Starts on 1/12:


WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Class # 162979: Watercolor - January 2019 class:
3 Saturdays: 1/12, 1/19 and 1/26, 1:30 pm-4 pm
Instructor: Lonni Flowers. Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 6


Starts on 1/14:


SCREENWRITING 101

Class 17534: Screenwriting 101: Jan. 2019:
Mondays 6pm-8pm, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Where: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 7


Meets on Sunday 1/20:


IMPROV 101

Class 31137: Improv 101: A fun 1-Day Workshop
Sunday 1/20 only, 11 am-3:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle branch
Minimum: 6. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."


Starts on 1/26:


DRAWING 102

Class 179586: Drawing 102: Winter 2019 dates:  3 meetings: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9. Saturdays, 10 am-12 noon
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus


Starts on 1/26:


MAKING MOVIES ON A BUDGET

Class #17506: Making Movies on a Micro Budget -
Winter 2019: Sat. 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 - 12:30pm-2:30pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 10

"This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, give you a good understanding of the basic elements of independent filmmaking, and get you off to a good start."


Starts on 1/26:


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

Class 17396: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays, 3pm-5pm 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16
Last 2 meetings may go as late as 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

"Want to star in a movie while learning how films are made? And get some good material for your actor reel? Here’s your chance..."


Meets on 1/27:


IMPROV 102

Class 31583: Improv 102: A fun 1-Day Workshop:
Sunday 1/27 only, 11 am-3:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle branch
Minimum: 6. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 0


Starts on 1/29:


FIGURE DRAWING

Class #29581: Figure Drawing - Three meetings:
1/29/19, 2/5/19, 2/12/19 - Tuesdays, 6 pm-8 pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

 


ABOUT OUR CLASSES!

Looking for enjoyable, affordable Classes and workshops in Seattle?  

Rekindle School offers dozens of classes in subjects including drawing, painting, writing, acting, filmmaking, stand-up comedyvoiceover, small business marketing, and more. 

Our classes are not-for-credit, meaning that the focus is on learning and having fun (not on tests or grades). To start exploring our class offerings, scroll down or click here!

NOTE: Rekindle School is part of the same “business umbrella” as the Seattle Experimental College. (We handle all of their registrations.) So you can find most of the same classes on their website, as on ours. Most of our classes are for adults, but some are also open to kids and teens.


YOU CAN FIND CLASSES BY MONTH…

 

GOT A QUESTION?

What is Rekindle School? 

  • We’re an independent educational program in Seattle.
  • We offer fun, affordable classes.
  • We’re a Seattle art school, Seattle acting school, and Seattle film school, all rolled into one.

What’s your guiding philosophy?

  • Our philosophy is that being anyone can learn to write, draw, act, sing, or express themselves creatively in other ways.
  • Training is more important than “talent.”
  • When you take classes, you may find a talent for something you’ve never tried before.
  • As we go through life, people can lose touch with their creativity for a while. But it can be rekindled. We’re here to help.

Where do your classes meet? 

  • Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
  • Others meet at community centers around the city.
  • We are hoping to add some classes on the East Side soon.

How long have you been in operation?

  • Since 2002.
  • We started out offering a handful of classes, then added more classes as our program grew.

Do you offer certificates of completion?

  • Yes, in some subjects. Please read this page.

What’s different about Rekindle School, from other Seattle schools? 

  • Most schools have a gap of several weeks each quarter during which enrollments are not accepted.
  • When we set our program, we did away with that gap.
  • On the day after a class or workshop begins each quarter, registration becomes active for the same class or workshop for the following quarter.
  • This means that when you see a class, you can usually sign up right away. You don’t have to wait weeks for another opportunity to enroll.

How do I sign up? 

  • Just click the “Sign Me Up” link and follow the prompts!
  • You can pay by credit/debit card or Paypal.

Can kids sign up, or are the classes just for adults? 

  • Most classes are for adults, and most of our students are over 18.
  • Some teachers do allow younger students, but you should check first.
  • Just email rekindleschool@gmail.com 

Do you have gift certificates?

Where are your classes held? 

  • Most are on the University of Washington campus (Seattle branch)
  • Others meet in community centers around Seattle.
  • When you sign up, you’ll receive an email with driving and parking directions.
  • Learn more

I’m a teacher, and would like to propose a class. How can I do so? 

What  is your policy on withdrawals, refunds and cancelations? 

Do you offer team building workshops (or morale workshops) for businesses? 

Do you offer certificates of completion?

  • Yes, in some subject areas. Please read this page

Is Rekindle School a part of the Seattle Experimental College? 

  • We’re affiliated with them.
  • The two schools are part of the same “business umbrella.”
  • We handle enrollments for the Seattle Experimental College. For more info see this page.

Other questions?

Looking for a class? Let us know!

We’d love to hear from you:  Who you are, what sorts of classes you’re searching for or interested in.  Feel free to drop us an email with any questions, thoughts or requests for new courses.

See you in class!

WRITE YOUR NOVEL

Sign up now  using the link below

Class #17526
WRITE YOUR NOVEL
Seattle: University of Washington
Dates and times have not yet been scheduled for this class. If you'd like to be notified when they are, please email us at rekindleschool@gmail.com

Sign Me Up!

Thinking about writing a novel? Or have one underway, and looking for a boost to move it toward completion?  In this Seattle novel writing class, we’ll look at character, plot andstory structure, and do some in-class writing exercises to get you rolling. Plus, you’ll learn how to use a traditional story structure with roots in myth and legend, to solve common story structure problems and bring your novel into focus.

Students will have the opportunity to share their writings in class and get feedback from the instructors and others. You’ll also learn about how to approach publishers, copyrighting your novel and more.  Whether you’re in the early planning stages of writing a novel, or have been thinking about one for a while and need a boost to get it moving again, this class will help.  More Seattle Writing Classes

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NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

Sign up now  using the link below

Class #17526
WRITE YOUR NOVEL
Seattle: University of Washington
Dates and times have not yet been scheduled for this class. If you'd like to be notified when they are, please email us at rekindleschool@gmail.com

Sign Me Up!


Thinking about writing a novel? Or have one underway, and looking for a boost to move it toward completion?  In this Seattle novel writing class, we’ll look at character, plot andstudents writin111story structure, and do some in-class writing exercises to get you rolling. Plus, you’ll learn how to use a traditional story structure with roots in myth and legend, to solve common story structure problems and bring your novel into focus.

Students will have the opportunity to share their writings in class and get feedback from the instructors and others. You’ll also learn about how to approach publishers, copyrighting your novel and more.  Whether you’re in the early planning stages of writing a novel, or have been thinking about one for a while and need a boost to get it moving again, this class will help.  More Seattle Writing Classes


HANDS WRITING SMALLABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nils Osmar has taught writing for fifteen years. His first book, The Hungry Time, was published in 1996, and was featured on public radio and Alaska Reader.  It is available on Amazon.com


Hi, Nils:

You may not remember me, but a few years ago I took my first-ever creative writing class with you… The class had such a profound impact on me that I immediately applied to graduate programs to pursue a Master’s Degree in creative writing. I was fortunate to be accepted to a wonderful school in Los Angeles, and recently graduated with distinction. I have also completed my first novel, and many times throughout the writing/editing process, I would sometimes hear your voice in my head saying, “Show, don’t tell,” and, “Watch for excessive modifiers.” 

I also teach English now, and I’ve realized how meaningful it can be to hear from students who have valued your instruction. To that end, I want to thank you for giving me my first “push” and encouraging me to continue doing what I love. I plan to move back to Seattle in the coming months, and I hope I’ll run into you sometime so I can thank you in person.

I hope you’re continuing to teach and to inspire. 

Sincerely,
Kristen B.


Want to thank you again for a great class.  Your low key way of teaching is informative but not overwhelming.  I am looking forward to working on my novel.

Smooth sailing to you..

S. Allbright


 

 

 

WRITING FICTION and SHORT STORIES

Sign up now  using the link below:

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Class 17524: Writing Short Stories
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:15pm
Four meetings: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"Learn about the elements of writing, get practice writing short stories, and get feedback and helpful suggestions as the class moves along..."


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, strategies for getting published, and ways to make money as a writer.   The focus in the class is on developing our skills and learning to let the process happen easily and spontaneously. 

“Writing Fiction and Short Stories” is open to everyone; you don’t have to be already be proficient in writing, to sign up.  (If an enrollee is under 18, please contact us first to make sure the class is a good “fit” for the student)

writing-class-seattle-pics-1024x317“I liked the combination of handouts, presentation, discussion, and reading student writing for feedback. The combination of all of these separate tools helped reinforce concepts and make each two hour session productive and varied. Nils makes the classroom comfortable for people at all levels.” – J.F., Bellevue (scroll down for more student comments)


STUDENT COMMENTS ABOUT THIS CLASS

What a wonderful experience your writing class is!  I was amazed at what I was able to produce in this short time, and I feel much more confident about what makes an interesting short story.  The tone you set for the class was so constructive and instructive that you brought out the best in all of us. Thank you so much for this enriching class! – Marianne N., Seattle

Hi, Nils: You may not remember me, but a few years ago I took my first-ever creative writing class with you …. The class had such a profound impact on me that I immediately applied to graduate programs to pursue a Master’s Degree in creative writing. I was fortunate to be accepted to a wonderful school in Los Angeles, and recently graduated with distinction. I have also completed my first novel, and many times throughout the writing/editing process, I would sometimes hear your voice in my head saying, “Show, don’t tell,” and, “Watch for excessive modifiers.” 

I also teach English now, and I’ve realized how meaningful it can be to hear from students who have valued your instruction. To that end, I want to thank you for giving me my first “push” and encouraging me to continue doing what I love. I plan to move back to Seattle in the coming months, and I hope I’ll run into you sometime so I can thank you in person. I hope you’re continuing to teach and to inspire.  Sincerely, K. Bashaw

Thanks again for the writing class this quarter. I found your comments on my stories, and other students’ stories, helpful and to the point. You said what you thought, but without trashing anybody. I also appreciated being able to hear other students’ comments on what I’d written. – Megan C. (Edmonds)

I liked the format, and the chance to things aloud…. hearing my own stories was an eye-opener. Just hearing them, I could tell when they were working or where the cuts needed to be. It was also great having a chance to get so much feedback. – Bill K. (Seattle)

I spent two years not writing and getting ragged about it. I have to say that during your class I started writing and I’ve been writing my b_lls off ever since. It worked for me totally. – Andy J. (Seattle)

I loved your class. – J.L., Seattle

Thanks for a fun and interesting class. I appreciate how you value each student for their individual voice and style, and how you encourage and bring out the best in each of us. I always learn new and effective ways to look at things when I take one of your classes… – Barb B. (Bellevue)

Thanks for an excellent class. The exercises were enjoyable. It was a pleasure to be in such a creative group.- Marylin H. (Bellevue)

I took it because I was “stuck” in journaling, and wanted to shake myself loose and open up my writing abilities and inclinations in some new directions. Your suggestions and comments were great. I’m unstuck. Thank you!!!! I’ll be back in the fall to take the class again. – Marie L., Lake Forest Park

I found this class to be both fun and educational thanks to both Nils and everyone in the class. -M.L, Seattle

Suzie and I had lunch together today and we were commenting on how much we appreciated the gracious and respectful manner in which you taught the class. We both feel SO thankful to have ‘happened’ to have chosen your writing class, and we want to say THANKS NILS! The group you’ve birthed and created has lots of energy! (We’ve formed a writing group and are) plan to meet every 2 weeks. – M.C., Seattle


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nils Osmar has written stories, articles, stageplays and screenplays. He has been teaching writing for fifteen years. He has written and published poems, magazine articles, short stories, stage plays and screenplays. His short story collection, The Hungry Time, was published in 1996, and was featured on public radio and Alaska Reader.  It is available on Amazon.com

MATERIALS
Just bring a pad and pen (or, it’s fine to bring a laptop for in-class writing if you prefer).

To view all of our writing classes, click to visit our Seattle Writing Classes page

Categories for this class: Seattle Writing Classes, Creative Writing Classes

 

SEATTLE WRITING CLASSES

Looking for fun, affordable writing classes in Seattle?

We offer classes in Short Story Writing, Novel Writing, Screenwriting, Science Fiction Writing, and more.

All of our writing classes meet on the Seattle branch of the University of Washington campus. They’re non-credit courses for the general community, open to everyone. That means that the focus is on having fun and learning, not on grades or tests. 


WRITING CLASSES – Short descriptions

SCREENWRITING 101

In this class, students will learn how screenplays are written, then get some practice in writing them. You’ll have a chance to write “minute movies” (just a page long), short screenplays (a few pages long), and scenes from full length movies. There will also be opportunities (for those who want to) to share your writing with the class and get some feedback. Seattle: UW campus 


WRITING FICTION AND SHORT STORIES

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. Seattle: UW campus 


WRITING SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY

In this class, we’ll focus on writing (short) science fiction and fantasy, paying special attention to what makes stories seem real and believable even when the characters and locale are exotic or unreal. Topics for the writing prompts will include time travel, alien invasions, robots, wizards and warriors, space travel, and other SF and fantasy themes. Students have opportunities to share their writings and get feedback from others in the class.  Whether you’re an established SF writer or a novice, come join us and have fun writing. Seattle: UW campus 


WRITE YOUR NOVEL

Thinking about writing a novel? Or have one underway, and looking for a boost to move it toward completion?  In this Seattle novel writing class, we’ll look at character, plot and story structure, and do some in-class writing exercises to get you rolling. Plus, you’ll learn how to use a traditional story structure with roots in myth and legend, to solve common story structure problems and bring your novel into focus. Seattle: UW campus 



WRITING FICTION AND SHORT STORIES

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. 

Sign up now  using the link below:

Class 17524: Writing Short Stories
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:15pm
Four meetings: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"Learn about the elements of writing, get practice writing short stories, and get feedback and helpful suggestions as the class moves along..."


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Dozens of fun, affordable classes in the arts!

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  • Our classes meet in Seattle, on the University of Washington campus and other locations.

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Our philosophy

Our philosophy is that being creative is a natural part of life. Anyone can learn to write, draw, act, sing, or express themselves creatively in other ways. Training is more important than “talent” — and when you take classes, you may find a talent for something you’ve never tried before.  If you’d like to have fun and start learning a new skill, we’re here to help.

Class locations

Class locations include the University of Washington campus, Lake City Community Center, PNC, Greenwood Center, and more.

Fun, focused classes

Some of our classes have several meetings; others are one day workshops.  Many introductory classes, such as Acting 101, have follow-up classes (such as Acting 102, Acting 103, Let’s Make a Movie) that students are free to take if they would like to keep learning.

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You can always sign up!

Most schools have a gap of several weeks each quarter during which enrollments are not processed. For example, when spring classes end for the quarter (in most schools), it may be a month or two before summer class dates become open for enrollment. When we designed our program, we did away with that gap.

This means that on the day after a class starts each quarter, registration becomes active for the same class for the following quarter. (If the spring session of “Widgets for Wabbits” begins on June 1, the summer session of “Widgets for Wabbits” opens up for enrollment on June 2) (literally the next day).
This means that you don’t have to wait weeks for the next round of enrollments to begin. You can sign up any time, for any of our Seattle classes.  Early enrollment is recommended, because most classes fill up. 

Classes and workshops in ACTINGARTS & CRAFTSFILMMAKINGIMPROV and COMEDY • MAKE-UP • MUSIC & SINGINGPHOTOGRAPHYSOFTWAREWRITING and more!  For a FULL LIST of classes, CLICK HERE.

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SEATTLE ACTING CLASS COMMENTS

“…I wanted to say thank you for your help and guidance in the early stages of my acting career. It has been a great journey that started in your beginning acting class. I am happy to report that I just met a very awesome goal. I will be a day actor in the TV series Grimm this week. It was your coaching that set and codified the foundation that helped get me where I am today. Thank you so much for your help.   If you would like to, please feel free to share my story with your other students and on the website.

…I want to thank you for inspiring me to follow me dreams. I left Washington. I am down in California. I have started a television production company and I auditioned for a Harley Davidson Commercial yesterday as an actor. Everything is moving at light speed…and in a positive direction. It all started with you in that classroom at the U of W. – Robert C., Hollywood

Best wishes and with my sincerest gratitude, Joey Coverson”

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SEATTLE FILM CLASS COMMENTS

…I just want to thank you for the (crash course in filmmaking) classes. I never learned so much over a short period of time and remembered it. You wasted no time on the non-essentials.

I greatly appreciate the fact that you were very receptive to everyone’s questions. Your experience, dedication, and passion for film making made this a fantastic learning experience for me.

I want you to know that taking this class has truly made a difference for me. I lost the fear to shoot and produce films. It has given me the knowledge and skills I was seeking and the confidence I need to step into film making.

I have to tell you — you are an incredible teacher! I cannot thank you ENOUGH!  I’ll definitely recommend this class to all my friends. Thanks so much for the highly engaging and inspiring class. – J. Vega

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SEATTLE ART CLASS COMMENTS

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)

SEATTLE SOFTWARE CLASS COMMENTS

“I have enjoyed your class. You have been providing great direction for what to look for in SEO and things that you can do to improve anyone’s rankings…. I liked the presentation style, very good information.” – Jim Hopper, Seattle

“The exercise you did using one of your own websites as an example, and showing how the right changes could raise it in the search engine results, was really helpful.” – E.W., Tacoma.

For more comments and reviews about our Seattle classes, see the individual class pages.   See also: More info and reviews


Certificates of Completion

CERTIFICATE111You can take classes just for fun, or earn Certificates of Completion in several subject areas.  (Working for a certificate is a great way to organize your studies in a given subject area.) We offer certificates of completion in:


 

Seattle classes open for enrollment:

ACTING CLASSES

  1. Acting 101
  2. Acting 102
  3. Acting Workshop
  4. Acting for the Camera
  5. Accents and Dialects for Actors 
  6. Auditioning
  7. Improv 101 
  8. Let’s Make a Movie!
  9. Monologue Workshop 
  10. Stand-Up Comedy
  11. Voiceover 101 Tuesday class 
  12. Voiceover 101 Saturday class 
  13. Voiceover 102 Saturday class 
  14. Voiceover 102 Tuesday class 

ART CLASSES

  1. Acrylic Painting 
  2. Caricature (Humorous Portraits)
  3. Cartooning 1-day workshop
  4. Cartooning 3-week class
  5. Colored Pencil Drawing
  6. Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels 
  7. Drawing for Absolute Beginners
  8. Drawing in Pen, Brush and Ink
  9. Calligraphy
  10. How to Draw People
  11. Learn to Draw in a Day 
  12. Learn to Draw in a Day 
  13. Mixed Media Collage 
  14. Oil Painting   
  15. Palette Knife Painting 
  16. Perspective Drawing 
  17. Watercolor Painting
  18. Painting Landscapes in Watercolor

FILM CLASSES

  1. Crash Course in Filmmaking 
  2. Let’s Make a Movie! 
  3. Screenwriting 101

MUSIC CLASSES

  1. Singing for beginners 

SOFTWARE CLASSES

  1. Photoshop 
  2. SEO: Search Engine Optimization
  3. Sketchup
  4. Video Editing in Premiere Pro
  5. WordPress 

WRITING CLASSES

  1. Screenwriting 101
  2. Writing From Your Life 
  3. Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy  
  4. Writing Short Stories 
  5. Writing Your Novel 

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