Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com!

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Fun, affordable Seattle classes in the Arts! 

  • Now in our 12th year of offering fun, affordable Seattle Classes in the Arts.  
  • We are now accepting enrollments for both Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 classes.

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Classesandworkshops.com is an independent educational program. 

We were established in 2002. 

We offer fun, affordable noncredit classes in drawing and painting, writing, acting, music, filmmaking and other subjects.

Most of our classes are held on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.  Many of them are co-sponsored by the U.W.’s Experimental College.

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CLASSES IN SEATTLE

• Find classes by TITLE
• Find classes by START DATE
• Find classes by INSTRUCTOR

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F.A.Q

Are these online classes?
Or held in a classroom?

They are in-person classes, held in classrooms in the greater Seattle area. We are hoping to add several online courses in the future. Workin’ on it

Are your classes for adults or kids? 

Our Seattle classes are open to everyone 18 or older. We don’t (yet) have classes specifically for younger folks, but may in the future.

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Note: Though they’re aimed at adults, some classes also work for younger students. If a student is under 18, and is interested in a course, please contact us before enrolling to make sure the class is a good match for his or her needs.

How can I find out if a class has openings?  

If a class fills, it will be marked FULL, and the registration links will be deactivated. If the links work and you are able to sign up, it means there are still openings.

When will I receive a confirmation?  

You should receive two confirmations by email within five minutes of signing up.  One will be a record of your payment, the other will have driving directions and parking information.

If you don’t see both emails, please check your spam folder.  If they’re not there, please contact us so we can resend them.

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Are your classes accredited? 

No, they’re non-credit courses for personal enrichment. This means the focus is on having fun and learning a new skill, rather than on tests and grades. 

CO-SPONSORED CLASSES

Some of  your classes are “co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s Experimental College.“*  What does this mean? 

If a class is co-sponsored, it means that you can sign up for it through our website or through the Experimental College. 

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Are there advantages to signing up through Classesandworkshops.com? 

Yes, there are several:

  1. Our registration fees are lower.
  2. You can sign up sooner, since the classes open up for enrollment several weeks earlier on our site. This means you are more likely to get into the class.
  3. We’ve streamlined our registration system to make it simpler and faster to sign up. If you sign up through the Experimental College, you’ll pay one fee to the school when you enroll and another fee to the teacher.  If you sign up through us, there is just one fee.
  4. Some classes are only available through our program.
  5. In sum, it’s faster and easier to sign up through our program, and will save you money.

* The Experimental College is a non-credit program of the University of Washington, run by the ASUW.


 CLASSES IN SEATTLE

• Find classes by TITLE
• Find classes by START DATE
• Find classes by INSTRUCTOR

 

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Most schools have a gap of several weeks each quarter, during which enrollments are not processed.

For example, when spring classes fill up (in most schools), it may be a month or two before summer classes are listed.

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.

For example: if the spring session of “Widgets for Wabbits” begins on June 15th, the summer session of “Widgets for Wabbits” opens up for enrollment on June 16th (literally the next day). 

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So 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 classes.  

Early enrollment is recommended, because most classes fill up. 

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student-comments

BEGINNING ACTING: 

…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


CRASH COURSE IN FILMMAKING 

…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.

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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.

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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


DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES: 

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)

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION 

“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 student comments and reviews, see the individual class pages.

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WINTER 2015 CLASSES:

Open for enrollment:

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Starting in January:


STARTS ON JANUARY 24

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
SATURDAY 1/24, 1/31 AND 2/7

10 A.M.-12 NOON (three meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 24

VOICEOVER ACTING
SATURDAY 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 and 2/21

10 A.M.-12 NOON (five meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 24

CRASH COURSE IN FILMMAKING 
SATURDAY 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 and 2/21
1 P.M.-3 P.M. (five meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 24

LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
SATURDAY 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 and 2/21
3:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M. (five meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 25

CARTOONING
SUNDAY 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
10 A.M.-12 NOON (three meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 25

ACRYLIC PAINTING (5 WEEK CLASS)
SUNDAY 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
3:30 PM-5:30 PM (five meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 25

DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK
SUNDAY 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
3 P.M.-5 P.M. (three meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 25

BEGINNING ACTING (ACTING 101) – SUNDAY CLASS
SUNDAY 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
6 PM-8:30 PM (four meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 26

WRITING FICTION AND SHORT STORIES
MONDAY 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 AND 3/2
(no class on 2/16 due to the holiday)
7:30 PM -9:30 P.M. (five meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 26

START WRITING YOUR NOVEL
MONDAYS 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23 AND 3/2

(no class on 2/16 due to the holiday)
5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. (five meetings)


START DATE: JANUARY 26

SONGWRITING “101
MONDAYS  1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23 (no class on 2/16)
7-9 P:15 PM (FOUR MEETINGS)


STARTS ON JANUARY 26

FUN AND FANCY CALLIGRAPHY WITH POINTED PENS
MONDAY 1/26, 2/2 and 2/9
7-9 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 27

DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS

TUESDAY 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.  (three meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 27

FIGURE DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
TUESDAY 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
7:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.  (three meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 27

SINGING FOR BEGINNERS

TUESDAY 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
7-9 PM (FIVE MEETINGS)


STARTS ON JANUARY 27

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS
TUESDAY 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
7-9 PM (FIVE MEETINGS)


STARTS ON JANUARY 28

BEGINNING ACTING(ACTING 101) – WED.NIGHT CLASS
WED.  1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (four meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 29

START WRITING YOUR SCREENPLAY
THURS.  1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19, 2/26
7:30-9:30 p.m. (five meetings)


STARTS ON JANUARY 29

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
THURS. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12
5:30-7:30 p.m. (three meetings)


STARTS ON THURSDAY JANUARY 29
ACTING FOR TEENAGERS

THURS. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 AND 2/26
4 P.M.- 6 P.M (five meetings)


Starting in February and March:


STARTS ON FEBRUARY 3
STAND-UP COMEDY

TUESDAYS, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24
7-9:30 PM – four meetings


STARTS ON FEBRUARY 3
WORDPRESS FOR BEGINNERS

TUESDAYS, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24
7-9 PM – four meetings


STARTS ON FEBRUARY 3
WEB SERIES 101: CREATING A KILLER WEB SERIES!
TUESDAYS, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24
7-9 PM – four meetings


STARTS ON FEB. 7

PAINTING PORTRAITS IN OILS
SATURDAY 2/7-3/7


SATURDAY, 2/7

MAKING JEWELRY FROM POLYMER CLAY
10:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


STARTS ON FEB. 7

IMPROV FOR BEGINNERS
SAT. FEB. 7, 13, 21 and 28 (4 meetings)
Times:11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


STARTS ON FEB. 11

SEO: Search Engine Optimization
WEDNESDAYS 2/11, 2/18 and 2/25

7-9:30 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON FEB. 11

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
WEDNESDAYS 2/11, 2/18 and 2/25

7-9 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON FEB. 12

PREMIERE PRO (VIDEO EDITING)
THURSDAYS 2/12, 2/19 AND 2/26

7-930 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON FEB 13

LEARN PHOTOSHOP IN THREE WEEKS
FRIDAYS, 2/13, 2/20 AND 2/27

7 PM-9 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON FEB. 14

WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
SATURDAY 2/14: 1 MEETING

10 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


MEETS ON SUNDAY 2/15

OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
SUNDAY 2/15: 1 MEETING
10 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


STARTS ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15

DRAWING COMIC STRIPS, COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
SUNDAYS 2/15, 2/22 and 3/1
10 PM-12 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15

SUNDAYS 2/15, 2/22 and 3/1
12:30 PM-2:30 PM (three meetings)
PERSPECTIVE DRAWING


STARTS ON TUESDAY FEB. 17

TUESDAY 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 and 3/10
7 PM-9:30 PM (four meetings)
ACTING 103 – “THE NEXT STEP”


STARTS ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22

SUN. 2/22, 3/1, 3/8 and 3/15
6 PM-8 PM (four meetings)
ACTING 102 (INTERMEDIATE_ – SUNDAY CLASS


STARTS ON WEDNESDAY FEB. 25

WED. 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18
7-9:30 PM (four meetings)
ACTING 102 (INTERMEDIATE) WED. CLASS


MEETS ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28

SATURDAY FEB. 28
10 A.M.-4:30 P.M. (1 MEETING)
Learn to Draw in a Day


MEETS ON FEBRUARY 28

SATURDAY FEB. 28
10 A.M.-4 P.M. (1 MEETING)
CROWDFUNDING FOR FILMMAKERS AND OTHERS


MEETS ON SATURDAY MARCH 7

SATURDAY MARCH 7
Acrylic Painting – One day workshop
10 A.M-4:30 PM (1 MEETING)


MEETS ON SUNDAY MARCH 8

SUNDAY MARCH 8
10 A.M-5 PM (1 MEETING)
LIGHTING TIPS AND TRICK FOR FILMMAKERS


MEETS ON SATURDAY MARCH 14

SATURDAY 3/14
ACRYLIC PAINTING 201: INTERMEDIATE
10 A.M.-4 P.M.


MEETS ON SUNDAY MARCH 15

SUNDAY 3/15
AUDITIONING 101: AUDITIONS, HEADSHOTS, RESUMES AND ACTOR REELS
10 A.M.-4 P.M.


STARTS ON SUNDAY MARCH 22

SUNDAYS 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12
5 PM-7:30 PM (four meetings)
ACTING 103 – “THE NEXT STEP”


STARTS ON SATURDAY 3/21

SATURDAY 3/21 AND SUNDAY 3/22
ACTION MOVIE WEEKEND WORKSHOP
10 A.M-4 P.M BOTH DAYS 


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Thanks for dropping by our website! 

We’d love to hear from you:  Who you are, what kind of art you’re doing or thinking about doing, what sorts of classes you’re searching for or interested in. If there’s a class we don’t offer that you’d like to see in the future, please let us know.

Feel free to drop us an email with any questions or thoughts. See you in class! 

- Nils Osmar, Director