1406 nw 53rd St
Seattle wa 98107
206 390 3122
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Luminous Works

Live, in-person, hands-on classes for
creative individuals & groups

Digital, Web & Mobile Publishing Photo & Video Workflows Adobe Software

choose from list at left or our calendar page

Why Choose Us?

Take it again! Within 12 months of any class that is still offered in that time, just get in touch and let us know when you want to audit. If there's a seat available, it's yours. Please read the full details
All of our computers can run your operating system of choice. No need to undo years of muscle memory.
Since we strictly limit class size, you will not be just another head to count, but rather a learner with whom we're communicating and for whom we're customizing our content. Do you see the picture of our classroom? That's it. One of those cozy seats is for you.
Constantly updated and never canned. No mass-produced workbooks geared for the lowest common denominator. Instead, each class exercise is evaluated and tweaked to be effective and often fun.
We teach Adobe Creative software, but also classes in photographic workflows, and several on "the basics" to get you started in web or desktop publishing. Our luxuriously small class sizes allow us adapt a course on the fly to accommodate that day's attendees. We teach people, not workstations.
From the lighting to the full kitchen; from your choice of operating system to the expansive deck for catching your breath, you'll feel right at home while you learn. Students even ask us where they can buy our chairs! And we're easily accessible from anywhere in the Seattle region.
Luminous Works classes focusing on Adobe software are taught by Adobe Certified Instructors; those who've both mastered the applications they teach, passing rigorous exams to prove it, and who demonstrate their teaching skills by becoming Certified Technical Trainers. They're also graded by you after every class.
We've all encountered experts who can't impart their knowledge. That isn't the case here.

New Classes:

Introduction to JavaScript
Make your HTML and CSS more engaging and dynamic with animation and interactivity. This class is great preparation for our jQuery Essentials
jQuery Essentials
Make coding in Javascript much faster and easier with the most popular Javascript library in the world.

Featured Classes:

Desktop Publishing Overview
A very good place to start
Graphic Design Overview
learn the rules
worth breaking
HTML and CSS Overview
not just for the web anymore

Coming Soon:

What would you like to learn?Let us know! More coding classes? More design classes? Those are a couple things we're planning. What else should we be thinking about?

Those Who've Chosen Us

Your classroom is so refreshing just in terms of layout, design, and comfort. I have been to places like █████ that feel like you are in a jail cell. This felt luxurious, I appreciated the nice surroundings and artwork very much! :)
HTML and CSS student

We're honored & grateful to the many who have learned with us.
Here are just a few:

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Are you heading to AdobeMAX! in LA next month?

Sharpen your visual storytelling skills with Luminous Works instructor Jason Hoppe’s 90-minute session on designing charts and infographics in Illustrator CC.

Bummed that you can’t go? Sign up to attend a day-long Creating Skillful Information Graphics Using Illustrator class at Luminous Works on October 23!

Steve's latest book is getting great press!

Review in Rangefinder: Light Reading: On Taming Photoshop by Jim Cornfield


Required Skill Classes
Web and Mobile Classes
Photography and Video Classes
Design Classes and Other Skills
WordPress Classes
Adobe Premiere Pro Classes
Adobe InDesign Classes
Adobe Photoshop Classes
Adobe Lightroom Classes
Adobe Illustrator Classes
Adobe Dreamweaver Classes
Adobe Acrobat Classes
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