Fun, Affordable Seattle Classes and Workshops

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Rekindle your passion for fun with our Seattle Acting Classes

Rekindle School was established in 2002. We offer fun, affordable Seattle classes and workshops in Acting, Filmmaking, Voice Over, Drawing, Stand-Up Comedy, Screenwriting and more. Our acting, comedy and filmmaking classes are co-sponsored by Seattle Acting Institute.

Course locations include Phinney Neighborhood Center (in North Seattle), the University of Washington campus (Seattle branch), and several Seattle comedy clubs. We also have some online classes. You can work toward a certificate or take our Seattle acting classes just for fun.

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Acting 101

Acting 101 Seattle Class

Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In our enjoyable Seattle acting classes, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class. We’ll do warm­-ups and theater games, improv and scene…

Acting 102

Acting 102

In this Seattle acting class, we’ll continue improving our foundation acting skills, with an eye on what directors call script analysis and scene study. We’ll perform scenes from short scripts, focusing on the elements that actors need to be aware…

Acting 103

Acting 103

In this Seattle acting class you’ll learn how to create a range of different character types, then choose four of them to polish and perfect. Every movie has two “lead” actors, but they also usually have dozens of character parts —…

Acting 104

Acting 104

In this Seattle acting class, we‘ll do exercises designed to help students expand their emotional range, i.e., their ability to able to feel and express a wide range of emotions (when acting in films or on stage). The emotional side…

Acting 105

Acting 105

ACTING 105: PHYSICAL ACTING Acting 105 is a new four-week class for students who’ve completed Acting 101-104 and would like to continue learning and practicing while developing their skills to the next level. Our focus will be on physical acting…

Acting 106

Acting 106

Acting 106 is a follow-up class for people who’s taken 105 and would like to continue learning and improving. Our focus in these four weeks will be on moving acting to a more genuine and spontaneous level. There’s a saying…

Acting Fundamentals Certificate

Acting Fundamentals Certificate

We offer certificates in Acting Fundamentals, Comedy Fundamentals and Voiceover Fundamentals. Working toward a certificate is a great way of organizing your studies while making sure you’ve learned about the essentials of the subject you’re interested in. To earn the…

Auditioning 101 – How to Audition and Get the Part

Auditioning 101 – How to Audition and Get the Part

Acting is fun – auditioning is the next step. In this four week workshop, we’ll do practice exercises and warm-ups to make students more comfortable with the auditioning process, and students will get honest feedback about how to improve. You’ll…

Cartooning – An Easy Introduction

Cartooning – An Easy Introduction

Looking for a fun introductory cartooning class in Seattle? Topics covered in this workshop include: How to draw cartoon faces and figures How to create your own characters – and show them in action How to draw facial expressions How to…

Drawing for Absolute Beginners

Drawing for Absolute Beginners

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, affordable Seattle drawing class, aimed at total beginners, you’ll learn all of the basics using an easy step-by-step method. We’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train…

Figure Drawing – Step by Step

Figure Drawing – Step by Step

In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before.  We’ll start out by drawing some simplified figures based on shapes such as easy-to-draw shapes such…

Filmmaking 101: How to Make Movies and Videos

Filmmaking 101: How to Make Movies and Videos

Interested in making your own independent movies and videos – but not sure how to approach it? In this Seattle filmmaking class you’ll learn how to make high-quality videos and movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners. Cameras, camcorders…

How to Draw Faces

How to Draw Faces

In this fun, information-filled Seattle drawing class, you’ll learn an easy, guided method of drawing faces and portraits, and how to get a better resemblance to the person you’re drawing. In-class exercises include: Drawing faces from imagination Drawing faces from…

Improv 101

Improv 101

In this Seattle improv class, we’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisational acting, i.e, acting without scripts. Exercises include “present time”, listening and responding,  “Yes!”, “Yes, and!”, “Emotional fruit salad”, free association, and creating short scenes and characters. We’ll begin with…

Improv 102

Improv 102

In this class, designed to follow after Acting Intensive 2, we’ll continue to explore improvisational acting, both as a theatrical art form in itself and a way of deepening our understanding of the characters and situations we’re exploring in scripted…

Let’s Make a Movie

Let’s Make a Movie

In this Seattle acting class, now in its 23rd year, we’ll create a short movie, working together as a group.  Taking this class is a fun way to learn some key things about filmmaking ––– get some acting practice and…

Painting for Beginners

Painting for Beginners

Looking for a painting class that’s fun and easy, step-by-step, and designed for absolute and complete beginners?  In this class, you’ll learn how to and blend colors; which brushes to use, and how to use them how to paint simple objects;…

Professional Actor Headshots

Professional Actor Headshots

Having a professional actor headshot is a prerequisite for successful auditioning. Your headshot is your calling card. Casting directors use headshots as a way of keeping track of who has auditioned, and to help them decide whether an actor has the…

Screenwriting 101

Write and sell screenplays Screenwriting 101

In this Seattle screenwriting class, you’ll learn how screenplays are written, practice writing some short scenes and complete (short) scripts, and have a chance to workshop and get helpful feedback on your writings. Topics include: The steps most screenwriters go…

Screenwriting 102

Screenwriting 102

Please note: We have combined the Screenwriting 102 class with Screenwriting 101. This class is open to students who have taken Nils Osmar’s Screenwriting 101 class, or who have the instructor’s permission. In it, each student will be working to…

Singing 101

Singing 101

Do you sing along to the radio when your favorite song starts playing? Have you been caught singing in the shower? Are you an actor or dancer who wants to try your hand at musical theatre but need a little help…

Stand-Up Comedy 101

Stand-Up Comedy 101

Looking for a comedy class in Seattle? Our Stand-Up Comedy class is a great place to start. NOTE: This class meets in a venue where alcohol is sold, so enrollment is limited to students 21 and older. This fun intensive…

Stand-Up Comedy 201

Stand-Up Comedy 201

Stand-Up Comedy 201 is an intensive four week course for any comic who wants to progress their stand-up. With a focus on comedic individuality every graduate will get a personalized course based on their own unique goals.  Whether you just want…

Voice Over 101: One-Day Workshop

Voice Over 101: One-Day Workshop

Are you curious about voice over acting? Do you love animation, video games, or audiobooks? Have you wanted to pursue your passion, but weren’t sure where to start? Then this one-day workshop is for you! This 5-hour workshop condenses our…

Voice Over 102

Voice Over 102

A follow-up online Voice Over class  for students who have completed Sean’s Voiceover 101 course through Rekindle School.  This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Voice Over Acting Certificate. Students can take this class repeatedly as they…

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