Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com!
- Dozens of fun, affordable classes!
- Held in Seattle on the University of Washington campus
- Now enrolling for FALL 2015 and WINTER 2016 classes
- Questions? Check out our FAQ!
About Our Program!
Classesandworkshops.com is an independent educational program located in Seattle. We were established in 2002. Our classes are noncredit, meaning that the focus is on having fun and learning, not tests or grades. Most of our students are adults, but some classes are also open to kids.
All of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle (… except for one! The Stand-Up Comedy class meets at North Seattle College and has its last meeting at a comedy club). Many of our courses are co-sponsored by the ASUW (Associated Students University of Washington) Experimental College.
We offer dozens of fun, affordable classes in drawing and painting, writing, acting, cartooning, calligraphy, singing, guitar playing, WordPress, filmmaking, Photoshop, photography, film and stage makeup, and more. To see all of our Seattle classes, click here.
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.
Fun, focused classes
Some of our classes have several meetings; others are one day workshops. Either way, our focus is on giving students a concise and solid introduction to a subject. Many introductory classes, such as Acting 101, have follow-up classes (such as Acting 102, Acting 103, Let’s Make a Movie) that students can take, if they would like to keep learning.
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).
SEATTLE ACTING CLASSES:
…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
SEATTLE FILM CLASSES:
…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
SEATTLE ART CLASSES: Drawing for absolute beginners
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 CLASSES: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
“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
Painting is fun! In this beginning Acrylic Painting class, you’ll learn how to mix and blend acrylics, use brushes, and paint some simple objects and landscapes. Even if you don’t know an artist’s brush from a toothbrush, you’ll have fun and get off to a good start. You can take this course as a one-day workshop or a three=week class:
Thinking about writing a novel? Get off to a good start in this class! We’ll look at character, plot and story structure, and do some in-class writing exercises to get you rolling.
Spend the day painting and exploring the wonders of watercolor! Watercolor Workshop is a pleasant and relaxing exploratory class for anyone who has admired this elegant and accessible medium. The instructor will move around the room as students paint, helping them individually with their paintings. Beginners welcome.
In this fun, step-by-step introduction to figure drawing, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy method, even when you don’t have a model to look at. You’ll learn about shading, muscles, hands, feet, drawing male and female figures, and how to show the figure in action. Plus: drawing heads, faces and portraits! Total beginners welcome!
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