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- Classesandworkshops.com is an independent school located in Seattle, Washington.
- We were established in 2002.
- We have over fifteen instructors offering dozens of classes, including drawing and painting, writing, acting, filmmaking, cartooning, calligraphy, WordPress, Photoshop, film and stage makeup, and more.
- Class locations include the University of Washington campus, Lake City Community Center, PNC, Greenwood Center, and more. Find classes by title – start date – location
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.
Most of our students are adults, but some classes are also open to kids.
Fun, focused classes
Some of our classes have several meetings; others are one day workshops. Many introductory classes, such as Acting 101, have follow-up classes (such as Acting 102, Acting 103, Let’s Make a Movie) that students are free to 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 CLASS COMMENTS
“…I wanted to say thank you for your help and guidance in the early stages of my acting career. It has been a great journey that started in your beginning acting class. I am happy to report that I just met a very awesome goal. I will be a day actor in the TV series Grimm this week. It was your coaching that set and codified the foundation that helped get me where I am today. Thank you so much for your help. If you would like to, please feel free to share my story with your other students and on the website.
…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
Best wishes and with my sincerest gratitude, Joey Coverson”
SEATTLE FILM CLASS COMMENTS
…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 CLASS COMMENTS
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 CLASS COMMENTS
“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
Certificates of Completion
You can take classes just for fun, or earn Certificates of Completion in several subject areas. (Working for a certificate is a great way to organize your studies in a given subject area.) We offer certificates of completion in:
- Acting fundamentals
- Drawing fundamentals
- Cartooning fundamentals
- Filmmaking fundamentals
- Painting fundamentals
- Writing fundamentals
- Make-Up FX for Filmmakers
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