Seattle Art Classes
- Fun, affordable acting classes! Courses include drawing, painting, cartooning, collage, calligraphy, life mask making, and more. To view open classes, scroll down.
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Painting is fun! In this beginning Acrylic Painting class, you’ll learn how to mix and blend acrylics, use brushes, and paint some simple objects and landscapes. Even if you don’t know an artist’s brush from a toothbrush, you’ll have fun and get off to a good start. More info ➩ DATES AND TIMES – Sign up now!
Caricatures are not the same thing as cartoons. They are humorous portraits of real people. A caricature can be defined as a portrait with an exclamation point! It captures the likeness of the subject while exaggerating their features. This fun and easy Seattle caricature class is designed for artists of all skill levels who want to try something new and fun. More information ➩ DATES AND TIMES – Sign up now!
Looking for a fun, step-by-step introductory Seattle cartooning class? In this enjoyable class, aimed at beginners, you’ll learn how to create your own cartoon characters and show them in action, even if you’ve never drawn before. You’ll learn how to draw cartoon faces and figures; how to draw human and animal characters & more. MORE INFORMATION ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW
In this class students will learn how to draw simplified human figures in a comic book style, and show them in action. Plus: page layout and design, and how to tell stories effectively with images. MORE INFO ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW!
Anyone can draw… this means you! In this enjoyable class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together. MORE INFORMATION ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW
Whether you doodle and draw just for fun, or draw or paint professionally, knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three-dimensional. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, and also learn about atmospheric perspective to enhance the realism in your drawings, paintings or doodles. MORE INFORMATION ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW
Colored pencils are clean, fun, and portable. In this fun three week Seattle class, you’ll learn how to draw and “paint” using high quality pencils, and mix and blend them to create beautiful, vibrant drawings. MORE INFORMATION ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW
In this enjoyable Seattle calligraphy class, we’ll explore the elegant art of pointed pen calligraphy. You’ll learn how to create beautiful letterforms using pointed pens with sharp, flexible nibs. A great class for beginners who have never picked up a calligraphy pen, and for everyone who would like to perfect the art of calligraphy. More information ➩ DATES AND TIMES – sign up now!
In this fun, step-by-step class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy method, even when you don’t have a model to look at. You’ll learn about shading, muscles, hands, feet, drawing male and female figures, heads, faces, hands and feet, and how to show the figure in action. MORE INFORMATION ➩ DATES AND TIMES ➩ SIGN UP NOW!
“LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY” is a one-day version of our popular “drawing for absolute beginners” class. Come join us to have fun, spend the day drawing, and learn the basics of drawing in a day! Note: If you are looking for a longer version of this class, see Drawing for Absolute Beginners. MORE INFORMATION ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW!
Explore your creative side! In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn photo transfer techniques and ways to work with magazine images or xeroxed and laser printed photos of your own. You’ll learn how to take assorted weights and kinds of papers to make a great collage. Learn simple ways to create interesting textures and patterns using rubber stamps, acrylics, gel mediums, household spackle and other art supplies. MORE INFO ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW
In this enjoyable one-day workshop, you’ll learn how to paint with oils in a series of helpful exercises. We’ll learn how oils work and how to use them, explore a variety of brush strokes and blending techniques, and finish by painting some easy still lifes and landscapes. ➩ More info ➩ DATES AND TIMES – Sign up now!
Looking for an opportunity to try palette knife painting? In this easy step-by-step Seattle workshop, you’ll use water-miscible oils to create vibrant and beautiful landscapes. We’ll explore knife strokes and color mixing with oils, mixing on the palette versus on the canvas, the uses of color contrasts and blending, creating simplicity and complexity, and more. MORE INFO ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW
Life masks are fun and easy to make, and make wonderful gifts, mementos and works of art. In this intensive one-day workshop, you’ll learn a safe, and easy way to make one. The instructor, Seth Wolfson, has worked for PBS, Universal Studios, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Wax Figure Shop, and others. MORE INFO ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW!
Spend the day painting and exploring the wonders of watercolor! Watercolor Workshop is a pleasant and relaxing exploratory class for anyone who has admired this elegant and accessible medium. The instructor will move around the room as students paint, helping them individually with their paintings. Beginners welcome. MORE INFO ➩ DATES AND TIMES – SIGN UP NOW!