THE WAY OF TRANSITION
Q: When will we get the lessons and pdfs?
A: Every Monday new lessons will be shared with you. You'll get an email reminder with a link to our private course website.
Q: How long can I access the course materials?
A: You can download and save all the pdfs as soon as they're available (and there will be a pdf ebook of all prompts available at the end of the course). The course will be available to you as long as Unfold Classroom exists.
Q: How is the course set up?
A: The course is set up in 6 weekly lessons -- At the beginning of each week you'll receive an email with a link to the course private website. Within each week's lesson there'll be a recorded video from me, written content, 2-3 art journaling prompts and worksheets, AND a live Zoom conference call link (90 minutes) for you to connect with others in the community, talk about the week's theme and what came up in your art making, and more. In addition, our private Facebook group will be open 24/7 for you to share your pages, ask questions, and converse.
Q: When will the Zoom calls take place?
A: At the beginning of the course I'll take a poll of students and we'll find a couple times that work for most people. Then, we'll vary the call times between those times.
Q: What if I can't make a Zoom call?
A: All Zoom calls will be recorded and then posted to the group on Facebook and on our website. You'll be able to access the recording within 24 hours of the call.
Q: How much time should I allot for each lesson?
A: That is completely up to you as an individual. You'll want to spend time watching the weekly videos (which will vary in length from 10-30 minutes), reading the material, and then responding to the prompts through art journaling. Plus...90 min weekly for our Zoom calls. You don't have to do all the prompts, but you can! And as for how much time you spend on an art journal page, well, there are no rules!
Q: Is there a specific time-frame in which I should do the work?
A: I recommend blocking some time off weekly if you want to do this as part of the live community. However, since you will be able to access the information any time that works for you even after the course ends, you can do the work as it works for you.
Q: Why is there a Facebook group?
A: Inside the Facebook group is where we'll be able to connect on a daily basis, talking about the prompts, the videos, and sharing our work. Each person will have a personal "easel" where they'll be able to post photos of their pages and where others can comment. It's a great way to build and feel part of a community, which is an intrinsic part of this course! Connection!
Q: Do I have to have a Facebook account?
A: I recommend it, but it's not required. If you don't want to be on Facebook proper, you can sign in just to our group and not wander the rest of the site. Or, you can skip the Facebook community, but that is where a lot of conversation, sharing and connection will happen, so again, I recommend it.
Q: What do I need to do to get the most out of the course?
A: A computer and internet access, a Zoom account, a Facebook account, and art supplies.
Q: I've never art journaled before but this really speaks to me. Can I do this?
A: You certainly can, but I recommend that you take my intro course, Start Art Journaling!, simultaneously. That way you'll get superb guidance on how to approach the page, journaling techniques and more foundational pieces plus lots of great technique tutorials, as well. And, Start Art Journaling! is on sale this month, so take advantage of that discount when you sign up!
Q: I don't own any art supplies. Can I do this?
A: As part of this program you'll receive a full list of supplies that can easily be purchased either online or in your local arts and crafts store. Even better, many of the supplies you'll need are found at home.
Q: What if I get stuck in the middle of making a page?
A: The Facebook group is a great place to post images and ask for guidance. You can also shoot me an email and we can talk! It's not uncommon to feel stuck. It's all part of the creative process!
Q: Can I share the course website and login information with my friends?
A: No. I have worked very hard to give you a beautiful and inspiring course full of content. I would love to have your friends join us the proper way by registering. Thank you for honoring this request. I also promise to respect you by honoring the time and money you have spent for the course by giving you a beautiful finished product.
Q: What if I'm not happy with the course? Can I get a refund?
A: Because of the digital nature of this course, once it has begun there will be no refunds. You may cancel up to the day before the course starts for a 50% refund of your fees or 100% credit towards another course or offering.