Today’s FEATURED CLASSES

We have almost sixty classes starting soon…. here are some you may enjoy:

ACCENTS & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 102

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 -
Sundays 1 pm- 3 pm. 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

 

 

ACTING 104

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

ACTING 104 is one of our foundational acting classes, building on the techniques and approaches students learned in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (Acting with Emotion).  The focus is on learning to listen and respond, finding a genuine connection with your characters, and bringing more realism and believability to your performances. It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. 

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

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Class 110130: ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP Sundays 4pm-6pm - Jan. 2019 dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays
Maximum: 12 students. Enrolled so far: 0

 

AUDITIONING 101

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions in the Seattle area
  • How to identify roles that would be good for YOU to audition for (and roles to avoid)
  • How to increase your odds of actually getting cast
  • How to prepare for an audition
  • The six things you should always bring to every audition
  • Audition etiquette: how to make a good, not bad, first impression
  • How to identify your type and age range (and why both matter)
  • The differences between stage auditions and camera auditions
  • How to find the “good” acting agencies, and avoid the scams
  • How to get professional-quality headshots taken at an affordable price
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • How to do cold reads (sight reads)
  • You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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17407 / AUDITIONING 1-DAY WORKSHOP

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Class #17407: Auditioning 101 -
Sat. 11/24 - 10 am-3:30 pm (1 day workshop)
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Min.: 5. Max: 15. Enrolled so far: 3

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

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. 

We’ll start out by drawing some simplified figures based on shapes such as easy-to-draw shapes such as ovals and cylinders; learn about the proportions; then learn how to add shading and details to make our figures look realistic and three-dimensional.  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 art materials, or buy an inexpensive materials kit.  More info about the kit

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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

 

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. 

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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..."


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IMPROV 101

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

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 Fundamentals

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Class 31137: Improv 101 -
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..."

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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. 

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Class 18473 - Mixed Media Collage - Saturday November 17, 10:30am-4 pm
Inst: Lonni Flowers - Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
Minimum: 3. Maximum: 12. Signed up so far: 3

NOTE: Some have asked if this course will be happening (due to having a low enrollment quarter). We spoke with the instructor, and she confirmed that it is a definite GO


ACCENTS & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 101

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? 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.

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.  –  About the instructor

Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program. 


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CLASS 162288: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
Sundays 1pm-3pm, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 3. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 5

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


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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.

Colored pencils are the cleanest, most portable medium you can find.  There’s no paint to spill, no dust, no smudging or smearing, and no drying time. Unlike paints, there’s no need for water or other solvents.

You can carry colored pencils with you, take them anywhere, and if you see something you’d like to draw, pop them out and sketch or “paint” a lovely color image of it wherever you are.

In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help.

About the materials:

An inexpensive materials kit for this class will be available for purchase in the first class.  You can buy the materials right in the store where the class is held; you don’t pay us, you just buy them at the counter at the store. 

Images at right: Working in colored pencil on a softly colored paper, the instructor starts with a sketch in pencil; starts sketching in the white areas; then begins layering in the other colors, blending carefully, to create this lovely portrait of a dog. This is one of the approaches you’ll learn in this class. © Lonni Flowers 2018.

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Class 21910 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sun. 12/9 10:30-4 pm. A fun 1-day workshop!
Tuition $110 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Minimum: 4. Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 4


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ACTING 104: ACTING WITH EMOTION

CLASS DESCRIPTION:


In ACTING 104 (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 Fundamentals.

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CLASS 102938|ACTING 104 – SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER:

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Class 102938: Acting 104: Emotion -
11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 - 7pm-9pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

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

 

FILMMAKING – MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET

  • Interested in making your own documentaries, commercials, independent shorts or feature films, and wanting them to be as good as possible, but have a limited budget?
  • Have questions about lighting, audio, camcorders, or how to choose the best editing software?
  • This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, clear up the confusion, and get you off to a good start.
  • You’ll learn how to make high-quality movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners.
  • You’ll learn money-saving methods that will move you forward toward your goals, without spending a penny more than you need to.
  • All levels are welcome.
  • Many people take this class along with Let’s Make a  Movie
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Class #17506: Making Movies on a Micro Budget -
Sat. 12:30pm-2:30pm. 11/17, 11/24, and 12/1
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."


 

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.