Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com

1343Fun, affordable Seattle

Classes in the Arts!
Fall Qtr. 2014

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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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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.

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.  

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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.

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  1. ACTING CLASSES
  2. ARTS & CRAFTS
  3. CARTOONING CLASSES
  4. DRAWING CLASSES
  5. FILMMAKING
  6. PHOTOGRAPHY
  7. LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSES
  8. MUSIC CLASSES
  9. PAINTING CLASSES
  10. SOFTWARE CLASSES
  11. WRITING CLASSES
  12. ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
 

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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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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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STARTING SOON:

STARTS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 25:

Saturday 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Let’s Make a Movie


STARTS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 25:

Saturday 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Crash Course in Filmmaking


STARTS ON MONDAY OCTOBER 27:
Monday 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Writing Short Stories


STARTS ON MONDAY OCTOBER 27:
Mondays 
10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Photography for Beginners


STARTING IN NOV. and DEC.


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 3:
Mondays 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
WordPress


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 4:
Tuesdays 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 12/2

(No class during Thanksgiving week)
Times:7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
IMPROV 101


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 5:
Wednesdays 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Search Engine Optimization


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 5:
Wednesdays 11/05, 11/12, 11/19
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Fun and Fancy Calligraphy


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 6:
Thursdays 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Video Editing using Premiere Pro


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 8:
Saturdays 11/8, 11/15, 11/22
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Learn Photoshop in 3 weeks


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 8:
Saturdays 11/8 only
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Making Jewelry from Polymer Clay


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 9:
Sunday 11/9 only
Mixed Media Collage sec. 2


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 16:
Sundays 11/16, 11/23, 11/30
10 a.m.-12 noon
Colored Pencil Drawing


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 16:
Sundays 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7  
Beginning Acting sec. 3


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 16:
Sundays 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7
2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (Four meetings)
Intermediate Acting Sunday section


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 16:
Sundays 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7 
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (four meetings)
Acting 103, sec. 1


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 18:
Tues. 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Writing Novels


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 19:
Wednesdays 11/19-12/10
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Four meetings)
Intermediate Acting Wed. section


STARTS ON NOVEMBER 29:
Saturday 11/29 only
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learn to Draw in a Day


STARTS ON DECEMBER 6:
Saturday 12/6 only
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Acrylic Painting 1-day workshop


STARTS ON DECEMBER 13:
Saturday 12/13 only
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Auditioning Workshop

 

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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