About Online Workshops
When you buy an online workshop you will receive an email order confirmation and an email with a link to the supply list. You will not hear from me again until about a week before the workshop begins, at which time I send an e-mail inviting you to join the group blog. Included are the Blogger Tutorial and the Blog Rules. In that week you can introduce yourself on the blog, and get comfortable with the process of posting and commenting.
On each class day, you will receive an e-mail from me with a link to download the lesson. I will post an introduction to the lesson and the video (where applicable) on the blog. There will always be a link to the blog in the e-mail. I keep the blog open for at least two weeks after the end of class, longer if there is still posting and commenting. Before closing the blog I send an e-mail with links to all the videos so you have them for future reference.
The pdf lesson IS the lesson. Videos posted on the blog are supplementary. Read the pdf first, then watch the video.
All workshops are one class per week, unless otherwise specified.
You are free to work on the project at your own pace, on your own schedule. You don’t have to be at your computer at a specific time on a particular day. You do it when you have the time. All of the lessons are yours to keep and you can print them to work from, though they are under my copyright. Share them as you would a book – the print-outs, not the digital files – but do not claim them as your own property (i.e. don’t teach a class from them).
There are no special requirements other than you need to have Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader installed on your computer as the lesson documents are distributed as pdf files which require the Reader program to open them.
I will create and administer a group blog for each workshop, where you can post your work and comments. You can ask questions of me or other students, and get feedback. Only those in the workshop will have access to this blog.
A high-speed connection to the internet is recommended. Downloading the files over a dial up connection might prove difficult if not impossible.
It is your responsibility to have basic computer skills, though I will assist you with any difficulties you have in using the blog.
Class Refund Policy: Please read the class descriptions carefully, and e-mail me with any questions you have. Once you buy it, it’s yours. If something dire comes up such that you won’t be able to participate, you will still have all the pdf files, and you can ALWAYS get feedback from me via e-mail.
I occasionally use examples of student work in my marketing materials. I present these anonymously. If you have any objections, please let me know ahead of time.