Today’s FEATURED CLASSES

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

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING ⟾ meets on Saturday, July 21

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 class for beginners is a good place to start.

In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from visuals created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help. Most students find it a fun, relaxing way to learn this interesting medium. Oh, and, the class is held in an art supply store. So you can bring your own materials, or buy the ones recommended by the instructor while you’re in the store.

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Class #21910 - Colored Pencil
COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Tuition: $99 + $10 registration fee
July 21, Saturday, 10:30M to 4:30pm
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
(University District in Seattle)


ACTING 101 ⟾ Tuesday class – starts on June 26th

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

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Class #17383 - ACTING 101
JUNE/JULY CLASS - MEETS ON TUESDAYS
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: 18. Spaces open: 9


WRITING SHORT STORIES ⟾ Wednesday class – starts 6/27

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


AUDITIONING 101: AUDITIONS, HEADSHOTS, REELS AND RESUMES – SUNDAY CLASS ⟾ starts TODAY – 8/25

In this information-packed workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions 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 film your own audition
  • 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 film and audition, then put it online
  • How to tell which “auditions” are scams, and which are legit
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • You’ll also learn an easy and effective way of doing cold reads, and learn the etiquette or auditioning. 

As the class moves along, we’ll do practice exercises and warm-ups to make more comfortable with the auditioning process, and you’ll get honest feedback about how to improve. The instructor has directed for stage and film for over twenty years.  His movies have played in international film festivals. NOTE: You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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Class #17407: Auditioning 101
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Four meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


FILMMAKING 101 ⟾ meets Saturday June 17

Want to learn the basics of independent filmmaking, so you can go out and start making your own movies with confidence? Want to learn the basics of lighting, and how to record high quality audio, so your film will seem more professional? 

This Seattle filmmaking class will teach you the essentials, at a tuition you can afford.  You’ll learn about cameras and camcorders, DSLRs, lights, audio, shot lists, storyboards, lighting setups, and more. Many people take this class along with Let’s Make a  Movie

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Class #17506: Filmmaking 101
"Crash Course in Filmmaking"
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Please note corrected date:
Saturday June 16, 10am-5pm
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left:10


 

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

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


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


ACTING 104 ⟾ next class will be scheduled soon

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 104
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 10 am-12 pm
Four meetings: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 or older.
Prerequisite: Acting 101 or a similar class
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 12
This class has free parking.


ACTING FOR THE CAMERA ⟾ starts 6/21 ▬ Thursdays

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

Please note: If you’re new to acting, you should take Beginning Acting before taking this class.

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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


VOICEOVER 101 ⟾ Tuesday class – starts 6/26

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


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

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Class #54085: JUNE/JULY CLASS
ACTING 101 - SUNDAY CLASS
Instructor: Nils Osmar
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


MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE ⟾ meets on Sat. 8/4

“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. Please see class page for more information.

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Mixed Media Collage
Tuition: $99 + $10 registration fee
Please note date correction:
Saturday August 4, 10:30am-4:30pm
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK ⟾ Wednesday class – starts June 6th

Seattle art classes, Drawing in Ink, ink bottle image 1In 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. You’ll also learn how to use an inexpensive watercolor brush that produces clean, beautiful fluid lines just like those of a sable brush (but costs much less). 

Class #171959:
Drawing in Pen, Brush and Ink
Tuition: $120 +$10 registration fee
Wednesdays, 6:15 pm-8:15 pm
Three meetings: June 6, 13 and 20
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces open: 10

 

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FIGURE DRAWING ⟾ Tuesday class – starts June 5th

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. 

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, you’re welcome in this class. Beginners will learn some basics that will help you get off to a good start. Experienced artists have also told us they find this class helpful, to bring their figure drawing into better focus.

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. Many people take this class along with “Drawing Faces and Portraits”, which goes into much more detail about drawing the human head.

NOTE: This class does not involve drawing from a live model; we have other classes that teach that skill. This class is about developing a good understanding that lets you draw male and female figures well even when no model is present.

MATERIALS: 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 for Beginners

Tuition: $120 + $10 registration fee
Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm
Three meetings: 6/5, 6/12, and 6/19
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 8. Spaces left: 5


VOICEOVER 102 ⟾ Sunday class – starts on 6/24

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



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.