Welcome to Classesandworkshops.com!
About our program
- Classesandworkshops.com is an independent educational program, established in 2002.
- Our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.*
- Our classes are noncredit, meaning that the focus is on having fun and learning, not tests or grades.
- Many of our courses are cosponsored by the ASUW Experimental College.
- Questions? Please visit About our program – FAQ!
- For a FULL LIST OF CLASSES, scroll down or Click here.
* The Stand-Up Comedy class meets at North Seattle College. All the rest of our classes are on the UW campus.
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.
Short, 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 have follow up classes students can take, if they would like to keep learning. We’ve found that short, focused classes can often cover more ground and be more helpful to students.
Dozens of fun, affordable classes in Seattle!
For a full list of classes, CLICK HERE.
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).
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 Seattle classes. Early enrollment is recommended, because most classes fill up.
SEATTLE ACTING CLASSES: Beginning Acting, Acting 102
…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: Crash course in Filmmaking, Let’s Make a Movie
…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.
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
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. Feel free to drop us an email with any questions, thoughts or requests for new courses. See you in class!
The classes below are open for enrollment:
- Acting 101: Beginning Acting
- Acting 102: Intermediate
- Acting 103: The Next Step
- Acting for the Camera
- Auditioning workshop
- Accents and Dialects
- Voiceover Acting 101
- Let’s Make a Movie!
- Putting on a Play
- Workshopping Your Monologue
- Stand-Up Comedy
- Improv 101
- Improv 102
- Drawing for Beginners
- Learn to Draw in a Day
- Drawing in Ink
- How to Draw People
- Perspective Drawing
- Colored Pencil Drawing
- Acrylic Painting
- Watercolor Painting
- Oil Painting for beginners
- Painting Portraits
- Painting with Oil Pastels
- Let’s Make a Movie
- Crash Course in Filmmaking
- Video Editing in Adobe Premiere
- Start Writing Your Screenplay
- Lighting for Filmmakers
- Crowdfunding for filmmakers and others
MAKE-UP for FILMMAKERS
- BEAUTY AND GLAMOUR MAKEUP
- CRASH COURSE 1: Make a Life Mask!
- CRASH COURSE 2: Cuts, Burns, and Bruises!
- CRASH COURSE 4: Aliens, Monsters and Zombies!
- WordPress for Beginners
- Adobe Photoshop
- Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
- SEO: Search Engine Optimization
Questions? Please visit our FAQ!