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About Our Program

Rekindle School was established in 2002. (Now celebrating our 21st year!) We offer fun, affordable classes, workshops and webinars in Acting, Filmmaking, Voice Over, Drawing, Painting, Singing, Screenwriting and more. Our acting and performing classes are cosponsored by Seattle Acting Institute.

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



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Class size is limited. Most classes fill, so we recommend early registration to secure your spot.

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 as a Career

Acting as a Career

Thinking or daydreaming about pursuing acting as a career – or even a serious hobby? Wondering about auditions, headshots, actor reels, getting an agent, and how it all works? In this class, you’ll get a good overview of how to…

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…

Acting in a 48 Hour Movie

Acting in a 48 Hour Movie

In this Seattle acting class, students will do a bunch of fun acting exercises, then act in a short movie – then kick back and watch our film along with some other shorts in a crowded Seattle theater! This class…

Drawing 101: The Basics

Drawing 101: The Basics

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step Seattle drawing 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 as a unit,…

Drawing 102: Faces

Drawing 102: 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…

Drawing 103: Figure Drawing Without a Model

Drawing 103: Figure Drawing Without a Model

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…

Drawing Cartoons and Comics

Drawing Cartoons and Comics

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…

Filmmaking Fundamentals

Filmmaking Fundamentals

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

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 Horror Movie

Let’s Make a Horror Movie

In this Seattle acting class, we’ll do a bunch of fun acting exercises, then students will act in a short horror movie – then kick back and watch our film along with some other shorts in a crowded Seattle theater!…

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 Absolute Beginners

Painting for Absolute 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

This class is open to students who have taken Nils Osmar’s Screenwriting 101 class, or who have the instructor’s permission. Students who complete both classes will receive a Certificate in Screenwriting Fundamentals. 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

Voice Over 101

Looking for an online Seattle Voice Over class for beginners taught by an established professional voice actor?  In this helpful introductory class, you’ll learn about the real world of voice acting (in commercials, games and animation) including how to have…

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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