About the Instructor
Hello, I’m Nils Osmar. I've made my living for the past several decades working in the visual, written and performing arts.
“…I wanted to say thank you for your help and guidance in the early stages of my acting career. It has been a great journey that started in your beginning acting class. I am happy to report that I just met a very awesome goal. I will be a day actor in the TV series Grimm this week.
It was your coaching that set and codified the foundation that helped get me where I am today. Thank you so much for your help. If you would like to, please feel free to share my story with your other students and on the website. Best wishes and with my sincerest gratitude, Joey Coverson”
…I just want to thank you for the (crash course in filmmaking) classes. I never learned so much over a short period of time and remembered it. You wasted no time on the non-essentials. I greatly appreciate the fact that you were very receptive to everyone’s questions.
Your experience, dedication, and passion for film making made this a fantastic learning experience for me. – J. Vega
Thanks for taking some time before the class to help me figure out which class I should take. You weren’t just trying to “sell” me a class, you helped me find the one that would be a good next step for me. – M.J. (Seattle)
Nils, Just wanted to let you know that I completed my application to the Game Animation Certificate program, and as of a week ago received notice of my acceptance. One of my portfolio pieces was a charcoal figure based upon one of the exercises from (the Drawing for Absolute Beginners) class – and of course, I’d never touched charcoal before meeting you. Thanks again for all the tips and encouragement! Your classes really helped polish my skills and boost my confidence a great deal. — J.C. (Seattle)
Your teaching style was a pleasure to learn by and I enjoyed your class very much.. – Ruth B. (Seattle)
Time at ExCo:
Drawing, painting, writing, acting, filmmaking