Frequently Asked Questions
1. When does the class start and end?
March 4-April 15, 2012
2. What is the cost of the course and how do I pay?
The class costs $89 USD (early bird special $75 USD if you sign up before Feburary 15th). You will be paying through PayPal. Login if you have an account or Select the “Send Money Online” option. The money will go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Currency will be automatically converted into USD. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.
3. I’ve never taken an art class before and I don’t consider myself “creative”. Is this class for me?
Absolutely! This class is meant to help explore your creativity. You do not need any previous experience or “talent” – just the willingness to provide time for yourself to try new things and have fun.
4. How will the course work?
The course is divided into six weekly assignments. On Sunday evening, the course for the following week will be posted in a safe, private, password protected online environment. Each week will include that week’s assignment, photos, quotes, and general inspiration. Participants can ask questions and comment by emailing Megan at email@example.com. You will have a week to finish each assignment. By Sunday, (or sooner) participants will post their work for the week in a private flickr group for other members of the class to see, if participants feel comfortable sharing.
5. What materials will I need?
• A computer and an email address
• A scanner and/or camera for uploading projects to the class flickr account
• A Flickr account (free and easy to set up)
• A journal
• Paper in various sizes
• Paintbrushes in various sizes
• Colored pencils, graphite pencils, crayons and/or oil pastels (you can pick up art supplies inexpensively at Michael’s, Walmart, the Dollar Store, etc.)
• Tempura paint (also called poster paint) in a variety of colors, and/or acrylic paints
6. Do I have to check into the class at specific times?
No. There is no specific schedule or time when you need to check in. Each assignment will be posted on Sunday evenings, but you can access it when time permits. We hope you will log on frequently to see updates, but we understand this is not always possible.
7. What if I don’t complete an assignment?
There is no pressure to complete assignments, but we ask that you would try your best. You will get the most out of the course if you complete the assignments.
8. Will other people see my assignments?
We encourage you to post your assignments to the class Flickr account, which will be private, and only accessible by class participants. Sharing your work is an important part of the class experience, but it is not required. Share what you feel comfortable sharing. We strive to create a safe, positive class environment. We will not allow critical comments made by other class members.
9. Will I get direct feedback from the instructor?
Because this class is about process, not product, feedback about the actual work you post will not be given. (such as, “That is a beautiful flower. You really have talent.”) What you WILL get is encouragement and tips on how to continue working to breakthrough. I will be logging into the course environment and flickr group to look at work and provide encouragement there.