Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com!

Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com!

penicl2Now in our 13th year of offering fun, affordable classes and workshops in the greater Seattle area. We offer over fifty “classes in the arts,” including drawing and painting, writing, acting, filmmaking, calligraphy, collage, beauty and FX makeup, and dozens more.  Now registering for Winter and Spring 2015. Click on the links below or the ones in the upper menu to start exploring our course offerings!

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About our program

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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.  
  • Classesandworkshops.com is a division of 123classes.com

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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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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.

Does this mean that your program is a branch of the Experimental College?
No, they are totally separate programs. We’re not part of them and they’re not part of us.  We just both advertise some of the same classes.


 CLASSES IN SEATTLE

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

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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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CLASSES IN SEATTLE

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

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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

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Winter 2015 Classes

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STARTS ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 2

SKETCH-UP FOR BEGINNERS
TUESDAYS, 2/2-3/9
7-9:30 PM – five meetings


STARTS ON  TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3
STAND-UP
COMEDY
THIS CLASS IS FULL
TUESDAYS, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24
7-9:30 PM – four meetings


STARTS ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3

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


STARTS ON SATURDAY FEB. 7

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


MEETS ON SATURDAY FEB. 7

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


STARTS ON SATURDAY FEB. 7

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


STARTS ON WED. FEB. 11

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

7-9:30 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON WED, FEB. 11

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

7-9 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON THURSDAY FEB. 12

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

7-930 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON FRIDAY FEB 13

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

7 PM-9 PM (three meetings)


STARTS ON SATURDAY 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 TUESDAY FEB. 17

PAINTING WITH OIL PASTELS
THIS CLASS IS FULL
TUES. 2/17 AND THURS. 2/19
7 PM-10 PM (two meetings)


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


STARTS ON FRIDAY MARCH 6

Fridays March 6, 13, 20 and 27
7 PM-9 PM (4 MEETINGS)
BEGINNING ACTING FRIDAY CLASS


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 SAT. 3/28
ACTION MOVIE 
10 A.M-5 P.M BOTH DAYS 


SPRING 2015 CLASSES

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STARTS ON APRIL 14

DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS

APRIL 14 AND APRIL 21 (TWO MEETINGS)
TUESDAYS 7-9:30 PM.


STARTS ON APRIL 15

BEGINNING ACTING
(ACTING 101) WED. NIGHT CLASS

APRIL 13, 22, 29 AND MAY 6 (FOUR MEETINGS)
WEDNESDAYS 7 PM-9:30 PM


STARTS APRIL 17

LEARN PHOTOSHOP (FRIDAY CLASS)
FRIDAYS, 4/17, 4/24 AND 5/1

7 PM.-9 P.M. (THREE MEETINGS)


MEETS ON APRIL 18

DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK
1-DAY WORKSHOP

SATURDAY APRIL 18 ONLY
10 A.M.-5 P.M. (1 MEETING)


STARTS ON APRIL 19

MAKE-UP FX FOR FILMMAKERS 101:
BLOOD AND BRUISE EFFECTS

4/19, 4/26 AND 5/3 (THREE MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS, 10 A.M.-3 P.M.


STARTS ON APRIL 19

CARTOONING 101

4/19, 4/25, 5/2 (THREE MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS 10 A.M.-12 NOON


STARTS ON APRIL 19

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
4/19, 4/25, 5/2 (THREE MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS 12:30 PM-2:30 PM


STARTS ON APRIL 19

STORYBOARDING 101
4/19, 4/25, 5/2 (THREE MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS 3 PM-5:30 PM


STARTS ON SUNDAY APRIL 19

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (SUNDAY SECTION)
APRIL 19, APRIL 26, MAY 3
SUNDAYS, 3 PM-5 PM (THREE MEETINGS)


 STARTS ON APRIL 19

BEGINNING ACTING
(ACTING 101) SUNDAY NIGHT CLASS

4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 (FOUR MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS, 6 PM-8:30 P.M.


STARTS ON MONDAY APRIL 20

SKETCHUP FOR BEGINNERS
April 20-May 18 (Five meetings)
Mondays, 7 pm-9 pm


STARTS ON APRIL 20

START WRITING YOUR NOVEL

APRIL 20, APRIL 27, MAY 4, MAY 11, MAY 18 
MONDAYS 5:30-7:30 PM (FIVE MEETINGS)


STARTS ON APRIL 20

WRITING FICTION AND SHORT STORIES
APRIL 20, APRIL 27, MAY 4, MAY 11, MAY 18 
MONDAYS 7:30-9:30 PM (FIVE MEETINGS)


STARTS ON APRIL 23

SCREENWRITING 101:
START WRITING YOUR SCREENPLAY

4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 (FIVE MEETINGS)
THURSDAYS, 7 PM – 9 PM


STARTS ON APRIL 23

VOICEOVER ACTING 
(THURSDAY. CLASS)

April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21
THURSDAYS, 7 PM – 9 PM


STARTS ON APRIL 25

VOICEOVER ACTING 
(SATURDAY CLASS)

April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23
Saturdays 10 A.M.-12 noon (five meetings)


STARTS ON APRIL 25

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 (FIVE MEETINGS)
SATURDAYS 10 A.M.-12 NOON


STARTS ON APRIL 25

CRASH COURSE IN FILMMAKING 

4/25, 5/2, 5/9. 5/16, 5/23 (FIVE MEETINGS)
SATURDAYS 1 P.M.-3 P.M.


STARTS ON APRIL 25

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS

April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23
SATURDAYS 1 P.M.-3 P.M.


STARTS ON APRIL 25

LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

4/25, 5/2, 5/9. 5/16, 5/23 (FIVE MEETINGS)
SATURDAYS 3:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M.


STARTS ON APRIL 28

FIGURE DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
(WITHOUT A MODEL)

4/28 AND 5/5 (TWO MEETINGS)
TUESDAYS, 7 PM-9:30 PM


STARTS ON MAY 5

SINGING FOR BEGINNERS
(Tuesday night class)

Tuesdays May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2
7 p.m.-9 p.m. (five meetings)


STARTS ON MAY 6

FUN AND FANCY CALLIGRAPHY
WITH POINTED PENS

Wednesdays May 6, 13, and 20
7 p.m.-9 p.m. (three meetings)


STARTS ON MAY 8

BEGINNING ACTING (FRIDAY NIGHT CLASS)
5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 (FOUR MEETINGS)
FRIDAYS, 6 PM-8:30 PM


STARTS ON MAY 9

SINGING FOR BEGINNERS 
(SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLASS)

May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 
Saturdays, 1 PM-3 PM (five meetings)


MEETS ON MAY 10

DRAWING COMICS, CARTOON STRIPS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
5/10 ONLY (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
SUNDAYS, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.


STARTS ON MAY 10

MAKEUP FX FOR FILMMAKERS 102
LEVEL TWO: CHARACTERS AND OLD AGE
5/10, 5/17 AND 5/24 (THREE MEETINGS)

SUNDAYS, 10 A.M.-3 P.M.


STARTS ON MAY 12

FIGURE DRAWING FROM A LIVE MODEL

5/12 AND 5/19 (TWO MEETINGS)
TUESDAYS, 7 PM-9:30 PM


STARTS ON MAY 13

INTERMEDIATE ACTING (WED. CLASS)
5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 (FOUR MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS, 7 PM-9:30 PM


MEETS ON MAY 17

ACRYLIC PAINTING 101 
(ACRYLICS FOR BEGINNERS)

MAY 17 ONLY (ONE-DAY WORKSHOP)
SATURDAYS, 9 A.M.-5 PM


STARTS ON MAY 17

INTERMEDIATE ACTING (SUNDAY CLASS)
5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 (FOUR MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS, 6 P.M.-8:30 P.M


MEETS ON MAY 24

ACRYLIC PAINTING 102 (THE NEXT STEP)
MAY 24 ONLY (ONE MEETING)
SUNDAY 10 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


STARTS ON MONDAY, MAY 26

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
MAY 26, JUNE 2 and JUNE 9
MONDAYS, 7-9:30 PM (THREE MEETINGS)


STARTS ON MAY 28

STAND UP COMEDY
May 28, 5, 12 and 19
TUESDAYS 7 PM-9:30 PM


STARTS ON MAY 30

LIGHTING FOR FILMMAKERS 1-DAY WORKSHOP
MAY 30 ONLY (ONE MEETING)
SATURDAY, 10 A.M.-5 P.M


MEETS ON MAY 31

LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
MAY 31 ONLY (ONE MEETING)
SUNDAY 10 A.M.-4:30 P.M. 


MEETS ON MAY 31

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
MAY 31 ONLY (ONE MEETING)
SUNDAY 10 A.M.-4:30 P.M. 


STARTS ON MAY 31

MAKEUP FOR FILMMAKERS (ADVANCED)
5/31, 6/7 AND 6/14 (THREE MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS, 10 A.M.-3 P.M. 


STARTS ON JUNE 5

INTERMEDIATE ACTING FRIDAY CLASS
6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 (FOUR MEETINGS)
FRIDAYS, 6 PM.-8:30 P.M.


MEETS ON SATURDAY JUNE 6

CARTOONING 1-DAY WORKSHOP
JUNE 6 ONLY (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
SUNDAY 10 A.M.-5 P.M. (ONE MEETING)


MEETS ON SUNDAY JUNE 7
OIL PASTEL DRAWING
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UNE 7 ONLY (1 DAY WORKSHOP)
SUNDAY 10 A.M.-5 P.M


MEETS ON SUNDAY JUNE 7

AUDITIONING 101
JUNE 7 ONLY (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
SATURDAY, 10 A.M.-4 P.M.


STARTS ON WED. JUNE 10

ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP
JUNE 10, 17 AND 24  (THREE MEETINGS)
WEDNESDAYS, 7 PM-10 PM 


STARTS ON SUNDAY JUNE 14

ACTING 103: THE NEXT STEP
JUNE 14, 21, 28  (THREE MEETINGS)
SUNDAYS, 6-9 PM