CLASSES

I started teaching way back in 1979.

In those days, I was working as a comic book illustrator, and also doing some painting. So I started out teaching classes in drawing and painting, cartooning and comic book illustration. I added other classes as the years went by.

As the years passed, I became involved in acting, writing and directing stage plays, then writing and directing movies, and added classes in those topics. 

My classes and workshops are co-sponsored by Rekindle School and the Seattle Experimental College. Most of them meet on the University of Washington campus, but some meet in community centers around Seattle. For a list of my upcoming classes, please scroll down.


  1. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – SATURDAY CLASS
    Anyone can draw! Learn how in this fun four-week workshop.

  2. LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY 
    A one-day version of the “Drawing for Absolute Beginners” class
  3. HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE
    In this class, you’ll learn an easy method of drawing the human body, including faces, figures, hands and feet.
  4. 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.
  5. DRAWING IN PEN, BRUSH AND INK
    How to draw striking high-contrast images in jet-black india ink
  6. ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS: Acrylics are fun! Learn how to mix and blend colors, and paint simple landscapes in this four-week introductory class.
  7. CARTOONING 101: A fun, four week introduction to drawing humorous cartoon characters
  8. CARTOONING – 1 DAY WORKSHOP: A one-day version of our popular Cartooning 101 class
  9. DRAWING COMICS and GRAPHIC NOVELS: How to draw comic books, lay out pages, and tell stories visually
  10. ACTING – classes and workshops in Seattle:  
  11. ACTING 101: SUNDAY CLASS
  12. ACTING 102: INTERMEDIATE ACTING
  13. ACTING WITH EMOTION: In this class we’ll explore emotions, and levels of expressing them in scenes. 
  14. ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: Learn the difference between stage and camera acting, and get practice in both.
  15. 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.
  16. AUDITIONING 101: Learn where to find auditions, how to know your “type,” and how to have the best chance of landing a role.  
  17. WRITING FICTION AND SHORT STORIES  
  18. SCREENWRITING 101 
  19. WRITING SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY