Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com!

Summer and Fall classes are open for enrollment!


Find classes in Seattle


About our program

  • Classesandworkshops.com is an independent educational program. 
  • We were established in 2002.
  • We offer dozens of fun, affordable classes in the arts.
  • Topics include drawing and painting, writing, acting, filmmaking, Photoshop, WordPress, Music, and more.
  • Many of our classes are co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s Experimental College, and meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.


  • Our classes are non-credit, so the focus is on learning, not tests or grades.  You can take classes just for fun, or earn a Certificate of Completion in several subject areas. 
  • Classesandworkshops.com is a division of 123classes.com. 
  • If paying be credit card, charges will appear on your statement as “123Classes.”


Classes open for enrollment:


 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 begin (in most schools), it may be a month or two before summer class dates or 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.

For example:  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 classes.  Early enrollment is recommended, because most classes fill up.  



 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.


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. 


What’s New!



Classes starting soon


  1. Meets Sun. 8/2: FX MAKE-UP
  3. Starts Tues. 8/4: CALLIGRAPHY
  4. Starts Tues. 8/4: COLORED PENCIL
  5. Starts Thurs, 8/6: SCREENWRITING 102
  7. Starts Sun. 8/9: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
  8. Meets Sun. 8/9: PAINTING PORTRAITS
  9. Starts Sun. 8/9: ACTING 102
  10. Starts Wed. 8/12: ACTING 102
  11. Meets Sat. 8/15: PHOTOGRAPHY
  12. Meets Sun. 8/16: MAKE A LIFE MASK
  13. Meets Sat. 8/22 ACRYLIC PAINTING 101
  14. Meets Sat. 8/29 AUDITIONING 101
  15. Starts on 9/9: ACTING 103 (THE NEXT STEP)
  16. Starts on 9/20:ACTING 103 (THE NEXT STEP)

Sign up for FALL!

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Student Comments!


…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



…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


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)


“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.


“Are you guys part of the Experimental College?”

One question we get frequently is: “Some of  your classes are “co-sponsored by the Experimental College.  What does this mean?”

The Experimental College is a non-credit program of the University of Washington (ASUW).  If a class is co-sponsored, it means that you can sign up for it through our website or through the EC’s website.

So is Classesandworkshops is a part of the U.W. or the E.C.?
No, we they are totally separate programs.  We just both advertise and accept enrollments for some of the same classes. This helps the classes reach more people than they would if they were only listed on one website.


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 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.

Some classes are only available through our program.


In sum, it’s faster and easier to sign up through our program, and will save you money.

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Let us know what you’re looking for!

We’d love to hear from you:  Who you are, 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


Sneak peek at future class dates!

Like planning ahead? We list our classes online as soon as they’re scheduled, even before enrollments open, to help people plan. For a “sneak peak” at our FALL 2015 classes, CLICK HERE!


Certificates of Completion!


We offer Certificates of Completion in several subjects: