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Unleash your inner artist with a wide range of drawing classes in Seattle! From beginner to advanced, you'll learn essential techniques, explore different mediums, and gain the confidence to create stunning works of art.

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Botanical Print-Making Workshop

UW Botanic Gardens @ 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Discover the art of mixed-media printmaking with a focus on botanical elements. Experiment with plant textures and patterns to craft personalized artworks in this hands-on class. Utilize natural materials like leaves and flowers to create stunning botanical prints inspired by the surrounding flora.

(13) All levels 18 and older
$50
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Springtime Botanical Collage - Art Workshop

UW Botanic Gardens @ 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Unleash your creativity with a hands-on botanical art experience surrounded by the vibrant beauty of nature. Dive into the world of collage-making using a variety of botanical materials to create stunning artwork that captures the essence of the season. Join us for an enriching workshop that combines art, nature, and inspiration in a unique setting.

(13) All levels 18 and older
$57
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Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Master the traditional classical medium of drawing with charcoal in this online course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone, with valuable tips and tricks from the instructor. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and commercial or book illustrators.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Online Drawing with Graphite 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of graphite drawing in this engaging course that teaches the fundamentals of measuring, shading, and creating dimensions. Perfect for beginners and those returning to art, students will develop their skills while honing their hand-to-eye coordination. Unleash your creativity and bring your drawings to life in this unique online class.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Online Gray Colored Pencil 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Learn to create stunning gray-scale works of art using colored pencils in this unique course. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and discover techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. Perfect for colored pencil enthusiasts who prefer working in tone rather than color.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Online Drawing with Graphite 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your drawing skills to the next level with an intermediate online drawing class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your measuring, sketching, and shading skills with challenging subject matter. Explore still-life set-ups, tinted paper, and larger formats for a more advanced drawing experience.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Essential Drawing Course for Beginners

Prima Materia Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the essential drawing techniques that will help you create realistic and convincing artwork. Join the live online classes every Tuesday at Prima Materia Institute and learn how to draw portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and more using various mediums. Develop your skills and receive expert feedback for a well-rounded beginner artist experience.

(3) Beginner 15 and older
$525

12 sessions

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Online Pen and Ink 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the power of the pen as you delve into the intricate art of Pen and Ink. Unlock your creativity and learn the techniques needed to create stunning black-and-white illustrations. Perfect for aspiring illustrators and those seeking to enhance their artistic skills.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Fear-Free Beginners Drawing: All Levels

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your inner artist in this inspiring drawing class at The Art Studio NY. Learn to express yourself through drawing in a fear-free and non-judgmental environment, guided by expert instructors. No experience is necessary - all levels are welcome!

(634) All levels 18 and older
$149

5 sessions

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Drawing with Pastel

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Unlock the vibrant world of soft pastels in this online course. Discover color theory and enhance your drawing skills as you explore classic still-lifes, figures, and photographs. Receive individual feedback and guidance from instructor Eva Nikolova along the way.

(1071) Beginner 18 and older
$330

6 sessions

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Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your inner artist and discover the joy of drawing in this inspiring and non-judgmental beginner drawing class. Learn a variety of techniques, from charcoal and pencil use to shading and composition, as you create and finish many drawings to feel proud of. Join our supportive art community and experience the lasting health benefits of drawing!

(634) All levels 18 and older
$125

4 sessions

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Cartooning for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Unlock your creativity and learn the art of cartoon design and graphic novels at 92nd Street Y. From mastering anatomy to applying ink, this course will guide you through the essentials of cartooning, helping you bring your imagination to life on the page. Don't miss the chance to build your vocabulary as a cartoonist.

(1071) Beginner 18 and older
$230

5 sessions

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Drawing for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Discover the art of drawing with expert guidance at 92nd Street Y. This course provides a solid foundation in the basics of drawing, from lines and shapes to shadow and perspective. Perfect for beginners and intermediate-level students seeking to develop their drawing skills.

(1071) Beginner 18 and older
$270

6 sessions

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Figure and Portrait Drawing Combined

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Explore the art of capturing the human form and face with precision and depth in this immersive drawing course. Master the intricacies of anatomy and bring your figures and portraits to life using a variety of drawing mediums. Join a community of artists online as you work with live models and engage in class discussions and demonstrations.

(1071) All levels 18 and older
$350

6 sessions

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Colored Pencils (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Take your colored pencil skills to new heights and create dimensional drawings that come to life! Refine your technique and artistic voice in this intermediate/advanced course at the esteemed 92nd Street Y. Prerequisite: Colored Pencil for Beginners. A supplies list will be available.

(1071) Intermediate 18 and older
$330

6 sessions

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Drink & Draw Online

The Gallery Girls

Socialize and sketch with fellow artists online, capturing the essence of a lively costumed model session. Stay connected while honing your skills with poses ranging from quick to extended durations. Get ready to elevate your artistry from the comfort of your own space!

(86) All levels 21 and older
$12.16
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+122 pts
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Colored Pencils for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Discover the surprising versatility of colored pencils in this beginner-friendly course at 92nd Street Y. Learn how to create vibrant drawings from life with nuance, depth, and expression using basic techniques for blending and shading. Unleash your artistic potential with this perfect medium for the home studio.

(1071) Beginner 18 and older
$285

5 sessions

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+2850 pts
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Portrait Drawing: Black & White to Color Pencil

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Unleash your artistic expression and master the human form with this dynamic online course that takes you from graphite to vibrant colored pencils. Join us for an immersive experience in portrait drawing that will sharpen your skills in capturing the essence of the human face.

(1071) All levels 18 and older
$350

7 sessions

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+3500 pts
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Fear-Free Drawing: Beginner's Portrait & Figure Drawing

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your artistic potential with an online art class. Join our skilled instructors as they guide you through the basics of portrait and figure drawing, helping you conquer your fears and create stunning art from the comfort of your own home. Materials not included.

(634) Beginner 18 and older
$219

6 sessions

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+2190 pts
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Figure and Nature Drawing and Painting

Evanston Art Center

Hone your drawing and painting skills with a focus on figures and nature in this comprehensive class. Explore various techniques, from gesture drawing to anatomical studies, under expert guidance. Engage in critiques and choose between drawing and painting mediums to develop a well-rounded artistic practice.

(83) All levels 18 and older
$575

12 sessions

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+5750 pts
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Reviews for Drawing Classes in Seattle

Drawing Classes in Seattle are rated 4.5 stars based on 1,910 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Colored Pencils for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 2/13/2024
    Loved the class! This was my first colored pencil class so I really wasn’t familiar with how to approach making an image using colored pencils. I learned a lot about layering colors, blending, and about color theory. It was great!
  • Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

    Reviewed by Patricia W. on 2/11/2024
    Love the teacher. Great explanations of basics.
  • Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

    Reviewed by Romain G. on 11/22/2023
    Very useful class for someone with no experience like me. The teacher was really nice and patient!
  • Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

    Anonymous review on 6/25/2023
    Terrific teacher! Fun and interesting.
  • Botanical Print-Making Workshop

    Anonymous review on 5/11/2023
    Perfect class. Offered just the right amount of instruction and information in order to play around with the concepts and walk away with the ability to do more on your own. The space was airy and spacious. Also appreciated that materials were included. Thank you!
  • Cartooning for Beginners

    Reviewed by Rachel H. on 8/23/2021
    Josh is an incredibly skilled and supportive instructor. Would take another class with him in a heartbeat!
  • Drawing with Pastel

    Reviewed by Aldona J. on 5/12/2021
    I learned so much in this class. Melanie is terrific.
  • Drawing with Pastel

    Reviewed by Carmela M. on 5/12/2021
    What a great class with a wonderful talented and supportive instructor!
  • Drawing with Pastel

    Reviewed by Linda K. on 3/7/2021
    Great teacher
  • Cartooning for Beginners

    Reviewed by Mabel A. on 8/31/2020
    I had a great experience. I thought that Josh did a wonderful job with a limited amount of time. I learned so much in just a few weeks. He inspired me to continue engaging in illustration.

Discover the Best Drawing Classes in Seattle

Drawing is one of the most diverse skills on the market and can be used in many different careers. For instance, you could use drawing to become a painter, an interior designer, cartoonist, billboard artist, and even a web layout professional. Thankfully, Seattle has many in-person and online courses that you can use to master this skill. Choosing the best option for your needs will vary based on your experience level and interests in art.

Why You Should Learn Drawing in Seattle

When you learn to draw in Seattle, you open yourself up to new career opportunities. For instance, you could begin a career as a fine artist and make an average of $49,960 every year. Even if you already have a successful job, you could earn $24.20 per hour on average as a side hustle if you’re interested in producing and selling attractive art. 

Learning to draw will also provide emotional health benefits, such as decreasing your anxiety and depression symptoms. Many people draw to express their inner thoughts and overcome difficult emotional barriers. If you’re someone who wants a new creative skill that they can use to relax at the end of a hard day, consider attending drawing classes in Seattle.

In-Person Drawing Classes in Seattle

If you’re interested in learning how to draw, in-person classes might be an excellent option to consider. These courses include many benefits, such as hands-on training with a professor who can help you learn more advanced techniques. These programs also usually include your learning materials, which can cut down on your class costs. 

Thankfully, Seattle has multiple options to consider. Read through each of the suggestions below to find one that suits your needs. These in-person drawing classes should provide you with the help you want to find a course that fits in well with your interests. Note: they may include beginner, intermediate, and advanced learning options. 

Springtime Botanical Collage

Springtime Botanical Collage is a UW Botanic Gardens course on 41st Street that teaches you how to draw beautiful botanical artwork, such as plants, trees, and shrubs. You’ll work with a hands-on professor in a gorgeous outdoor environment while producing new drawings. All learning materials are covered in your course fees, including pencils and paper.

Beginning Drawing 

Beginning Drawing is a Pratt Fine Arts program on Main Street that teaches you basic drawing methods. You’ll learn how to create lines and shapes and combine them into attractive artwork. You’ll also practice shading and coloring techniques, as well as learn how to crosshatch your designs to give them more depth and texture.

Rendering SketchUp With Podium 

Rendering SketchUp With Podium is a See3D class on 106th Street that covers Podium, a software rendering and drawing program. This inexpensive software lets you create in-depth artwork and will help you better utilize your drawing skills. Covered subjects include how to start up Podium, use its various drawing tools, and various techniques for maximizing its usage.

Botanical Print-Making Workshop 

Botanical Print-Making Workshop is a UW Botanic Gardens program on 41st Street that covers creating unique art pieces out of flowers, leaves, and other botanical items. You’ll learn various print-making techniques, such as inking your drawings and carefully printing them onto paper. In this way, you can create beautiful and unique art to share with others.

Intermediate Drawing

Intermediate Drawing is a Pratt Fine Arts Center class that expands on their beginner-level course. You’ll build on techniques learned in that program and cover more difficult drawing and designing topics, such as properly shading your art. Each class teaches about 10-12 people with a live professor who can provide you with tips, suggestions, and even extra materials.

The Drawing Experience Part 1

The Drawing Experience Part 1 is a Cole Art Studio course on 5th Avenue in Edmonds, near Seattle. It introduces you to basic artistic techniques and starts by analyzing your current skill level. Then, the professor will provide you with helpful techniques and learning methods that can improve your art and ensure you produce better and more effective results.

Virtual Drawing Classes 

If the in-person programs mentioned above don’t appeal to you, don’t worry: online drawing classes may work well for you. These courses provide many benefits, such as a broader available classes and the ability to attend anywhere you want. As a result, you could take your computer with you on vacation and still practice your drawing skills while avoiding Seattle traffic.

Downsides of virtual courses include having to buy your own materials and getting less personal time with your professor. That said, you typically need little more than a sketchbook and pencils to start, meaning you won’t be spending much anyway. Furthermore, you could do a video meeting with your professor outside of class, if they allow it. Here are a few learning options for you. 

Online Drawing With Charcoal 101

Online Drawing With Charcoal 101 is a Pastimes for a Lifetime course that teaches up to six people how to draw with charcoal. You’ll learn basic tips for creating detailed artwork, as well as shading and texturing your work. When done, you can use these skills for fun or to craft detailed artwork for a career or as a side hustle. 

Online Drawing 

Online Drawing is a New York School of Arts class that teaches up to 10 people how to draw during its three-hour period. You’ll learn how to sketch, texture, shade, and finish your artwork, as well as practice proper perspective techniques. When you’re finished, you should feel comfortable hanging your artwork up for friends or family members to see. 

Drawing With Pastel 

Drawing With Pastel is a 92nd Street Y program that covers pastel drawing techniques. You’ll learn how to use pastels in unique ways, including producing depth using darker and lighter colors. This course also prepares you for basic illustration careers, including how to create 3D artwork on a two-dimensional plane.

Private Group Drawing Classes in Seattle

Do you want to set up a fun teamwork-work building event for your employees but aren’t sure which option is best for you? Seriously consider drawing classes for private groups in Seattle. These courses can provide many unique benefits. For example, they’re a great way for designers to touch up their abilities, including employees in professional ad firms. 

Virtual Group Drawing & Sketching Class teaches up to 255-people how to sketch lines, shapes, and textures to produce attractive drawings. Similarly, Virtual Cartooning & Doocling Workshop can teach your whole work team how to draw cute and funny cartoon characters and backgrounds. Both courses include a live, online professor who helps with each lesson.

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