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Isaac W.
Bothell, Washington
Increase your comprehensive understanding of drawing with lessons from an expert.
The ability to capture an image on paper—whether it’s something you see with your eye or with your imagination—is among the most powerful communication and expression tools humans possess. We’ve done it for thousands of years and its scientific benefits to the brain are just starting to be recognized. We’ll explore basic techniques like sketching, outlining, shading, perspective, and tool use. We’ll apply those to enriching your experience in everyday life and sharing your personal viewpoint on the world. Whether you’re capturing a bird in flight, a cartoon character from TV, a fantastical creature from your dreams, or detailed renderings of your dream house, my 30 years of experience and training will elevate you to the next level of proficiency and sensitivity.
About Isaac W.

CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then make unexpected connections to build something together. TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED Over Zoom I use a three-camera system so you can see me face-to-face like an in-person lesson, with two cameras focused on my hands and whiteboard space so you're seeing things from my perspective. This helps us communicate and accelerates your learning. PERSONAL AND FUN Learning, to me, is a wildly creative process. It feels suspiciously like goofing off when we absorb information faster than we expected. It's my job to help you play, to get you over your hurdles, to explain and demonstrate things in a way that makes sense TO YOU (not just to me), and to help you have fun. EXPERIENCED I hold degrees from Cornish College of the Arts and University of Washington. I've taught at the university level, taught private lessons for individuals and classes for children and adults for twenty years, and created playfulness-based educational and skill-building programs over Zoom for individuals and households. I can’t wait to meet you.

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Isaac W.
Bothell, Washington
Increase your comprehensive understanding of drawing with lessons from an expert.
The ability to capture an image on paper—whether it’s something you see with your eye or with your imagination—is among the most powerful communication and expression tools humans possess. We’ve done it for thousands of years and its scientific benefits to the brain are just starting to be recognized. We’ll explore basic techniques like sketching, outlining, shading, perspective, and tool use. We’ll apply those to enriching your experience in everyday life and sharing your personal viewpoint on the world. Whether you’re capturing a bird in flight, a cartoon character from TV, a fantastical creature from your dreams, or detailed renderings of your dream house, my 30 years of experience and training will elevate you to the next level of proficiency and sensitivity.
About Isaac W.

CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then make unexpected connections to build something together. TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED Over Zoom I use a three-camera system so you can see me face-to-face like an in-person lesson, with two cameras focused on my hands and whiteboard space so you're seeing things from my perspective. This helps us communicate and accelerates your learning. PERSONAL AND FUN Learning, to me, is a wildly creative process. It feels suspiciously like goofing off when we absorb information faster than we expected. It's my job to help you play, to get you over your hurdles, to explain and demonstrate things in a way that makes sense TO YOU (not just to me), and to help you have fun. EXPERIENCED I hold degrees from Cornish College of the Arts and University of Washington. I've taught at the university level, taught private lessons for individuals and classes for children and adults for twenty years, and created playfulness-based educational and skill-building programs over Zoom for individuals and households. I can’t wait to meet you.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1996

Education

Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

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Teacher's Studio

Isaac helped to distinguish the difference between creating art and copying which tapped a different side of drawing for me. Had a good session on training on seeing the tones of shades.

Posted Jan 10, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Isaac was great and very patiently explained everything I needed to do to get started on my guitar.

Posted Nov 7, 2021
Founder, Partnerships & Experience Design
Nov 2020 - Present
Path To Playfulness
Play-based wellness organization educating and equipping participants to biohack their life through play. Co-designed content for 30-Day Challenge “Everyday Superpower: Biohacking Your Life Through Play” including videos on applied playfulness theory and multimodal, interdisciplinary play activities. Co-developed online Guided Play Experiences for individuals and households to develop participants’ playful mindset toward emotional, mental, physical, and relational health.
Private Instructor
Sep 2001 - Present
Isaac Music
Personalized lessons in singing/voice, piano, guitar, percussion, songwriting/arranging, ear training, applied music theory, and performance technique. Youth and adult lessons, individual and group. Additional areas of instruction: acting, audition technique, creative writing, drawing/sketching, design thinking/iteration.
Founder, Partnerships & Experience Design
Mar 2020 - Sep 2020
Recess Your Stress
Online stress relief program training households during pandemic through original Attuned Play method. Designed wellness program, coach training curriculum, and business structure around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for marginalized families and to provide jobs for underemployed professionals. Secured 16 key partnerships and recruited three co-founders. Developed original program, method, and theory alongside thought leaders Gwen Gordon and Cas Holman, taking it to proof-of-concept and market testing phase.
Music Director/Instructor
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE
Principal music director for local production of Disney's Beauty & The Beast Jr. utilizing playfulness-based instruction techniques including imaginative embodiment and physical technique alongside traditional choral and Broadway vocal technique. Developed and directed performance-based musical theatre classes for 8–10 year olds and 11–13 year olds with 15 participants. Integrated student-led learning, acting technique, performance skills, with solo and group performance emphases.
Instructor
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
Tacoma Community College
Pioneered non-traditional dialect acquisition program for 30+ Internationally Educated Nurses using playfulness-based training techniques including original games, imagination/embodiment, physical technique, and visual/linguistic structures.
Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design
Sep 2016 - Aug 2019
University of Washington
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Original Works (Writing/Directing)
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Cornish College of the Arts
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Drawing
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
31st Ave SE
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$70
75 minutes
$115
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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