Classes Open for Enrollment

NOTE: Clicking on the links below will take you to the REKINDLE SCHOOL website.

Rekindle School currently handles all Experimental College enrollments.


Drawing Classes

  1. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – SATURDAY CLASS
    Anyone can draw! Learn how in this fun four-week workshop.
  2. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – WEEKNIGHT CLASS
    Anyone can draw! Learn how in this fun four-week workshop.
  3. LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY 
    A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class
  4. HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE
    In this class, you’ll learn an easy method of drawing the human body, including faces, figures, hands and feet.
  5. DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE
    Perspective is meant to make drawing easier, not harder. You’ll learn secrets of one, two and three point perspective in this class.
  6. DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS
    Learn how to blend and layer colors to create beautiful effects.
  7. DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK
    How to draw striking high-contrast images in jet-black india ink
 

 

 

ACTING – classes and workshops in Seattle:

 
  1. ACTING 101: SUNDAY CLASS
  2. ACTING 101: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

ACTING 102 CLASS: A follow up for students who have finished Acting 101 and would like to learn more. 

  1. ACTING 102: SUNDAY CLASS
  2. ACTING 102: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

OTHER ACTING CLASSES:

  1. ACTING WITH EMOTION: In this class we’ll explore emotions, and levels of expressing them in scenes. 
  2. ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: Learn the difference between stage and camera acting, and get practice in both.
  3. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE: In this class we’ll make a short independent movie. A great way for actors to get material for their reels.
  4. AUDITIONING 101: Learn where to find auditions, how to know your “type,” and how to have the best chance of landing a role.
  5. IMPROV FOR BEGINNERS: Improv is fun! No scripts, just creating scenes with your scene partner out of the blue.
  6. STAND-UP COMEDY: Three practice sessions — then you’ll give a live performance on stage! 
  7. ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE
 

 

 

 

Class locations

Some Seattle Experimental College classes meet on the University of Washington campus. Others classes meet in Phinney Neighborhood Center, Greenwood Senior Center, and other community centers around greater Seattle area.  To start exploring our classes, please click here. 

Classes open for enrollment

Drawing Classes

  1. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – SATURDAY CLASS
    Anyone can draw! Learn how in this fun four-week workshop.
  2. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – WEEKNIGHT CLASS
    Anyone can draw! Learn how in this fun four-week workshop.
  3. LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY 
    A one-day version of our popular “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class
  4. HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE
    In this class, you’ll learn an easy method of drawing the human body, including faces, figures, hands and feet.
  5. DRAWING IN PERSPECTIVE
    Perspective is meant to make drawing easier, not harder. You’ll learn secrets of one, two and three point perspective in this class.
  6. DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS
    Learn how to blend and layer colors to create beautiful effects.
  7. DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK
    How to draw striking high-contrast images in jet-black india ink
 

 

 

ACTING – classes and workshops in Seattle:

 
  1. ACTING 101: SUNDAY CLASS
  2. ACTING 101: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

ACTING 102 CLASS: A follow up for students who have finished Acting 101 and would like to learn more. 

  1. ACTING 102: SUNDAY CLASS
  2. ACTING 102: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

OTHER ACTING CLASSES:

  1. ACTING WITH EMOTION: In this class we’ll explore emotions, and levels of expressing them in scenes. 
  2. ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: Learn the difference between stage and camera acting, and get practice in both.
  3. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE: In this class we’ll make a short independent movie. A great way for actors to get material for their reels.
  4. AUDITIONING 101: Learn where to find auditions, how to know your “type,” and how to have the best chance of landing a role.
  5. IMPROV FOR BEGINNERS: Improv is fun! No scripts, just creating scenes with your scene partner out of the blue.
  6. STAND-UP COMEDY: Three practice sessions — then you’ll give a live performance on stage! 
  7. ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE
 

 

 

 
 

WRITING CLASSES 

  1. WRITING FICTION AND SHORT STORIES  
  2. SCREENWRITING 101 
  3. WRITING SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
  4. COMING SOON: WRITING FROM YOUR LIFE

OTHER SEATTLE CLASSES

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Frequently asked questions!

“Where do your classes meet?”

More than half of them meet on the University of Washington campus (Seattle branch). Others meet in Phinney Neighborhood Center, Greenwood Senior Center, and other community centers around the greater Seattle area.  

“Is your program a part of the University of Washington?”

No. Some classes do meet on the U.W. campus. But we have always been a separate, independent school. 

“What’s your connection with Rekindle School?”

We’re part of the same “business umbrella as Rekindle School. They handle our enrollments. If you click on a link for more information, you’ll be taken to their website to sign up. You can see the same classes on our website, or on theirs.

“Are you affiliated with the Experimental Colleges in other cities?” 

Since the Experimental College movement took hold back in the 1960s, there have been Experimental Colleges in many different cities in the United States, including Seattle. Most follow a similar philosophy (offering affordable non-credit classes without tests or grades).  But each Experimental College, including ours, is independent.  There’s no business or other affiliation between them.

Wasn’t there another Experimental College in Seattle, years ago?

Yes. Seattle’s first Experimental College was established back in 1968. When it closed, our program was set up. We’re proud to follow in the same Experimental College tradition, and continue offering many of the classes that were offered by the original E.C.

“Will you be adding more classes in the future?” 

We’ve added several new classes over the past few years, and plan to add more in the future. If you’re a teacher interested in proposing a class, feel free to contact us.

We’d be happy to take a look at your course and consider including it. See teaching through our program.

ACTING – classes and workshops in Seattle:

 
  1. ACTING 101: SUNDAY CLASS
  2. ACTING 101: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

ACTING 102 CLASS: A follow up for students who have finished Acting 101 and would like to learn more. 

  1. ACTING 102: SUNDAY CLASS
  2. ACTING 102: WEEKNIGHT CLASS

OTHER ACTING CLASSES:

  1. ACTING WITH EMOTION: In this class we’ll explore emotions, and levels of expressing them in scenes. 
  2. ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: Learn the difference between stage and camera acting, and get practice in both.
  3. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE: In this class we’ll make a short independent movie. A great way for actors to get material for their reels.
  4. AUDITIONING 101: Learn where to find auditions, how to know your “type,” and how to have the best chance of landing a role.
  5. IMPROV FOR BEGINNERS: Improv is fun! No scripts, just creating scenes with your scene partner out of the blue.
  6. STAND-UP COMEDY: Three practice sessions — then you’ll give a live performance on stage! 
  7. ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE