Frequently asked questions
Are these art or writing instruction classes?
Yes, and No. We use art materials and techniques as discovery tools in many of the classes. As an example, we may use some guided writing, images, symbolic creation, meditation or visualization, even basic book binding as it relates to the theme of our course. I will demonstrate some techniques related to our processes, but these are not art or writing classes. The bigger goal is exploration, healing, finding a language to ourselves. Wholeness, liberation, deep presence and understanding. It's not therapy, and it can be therapeutic. It can also be enjoyable and build skills, even if you may not think of yourself as creative or artsy. * If they SAY they are a technique class, then they are. For example, I will be offering a class in "Writing Vows for Sacred Events." This is clear what it is.
Is this welcoming to all experience levels of art and writing or no art and writing skills?
YUP! Absolutely. If you are published, or have never written a word, if you are a professional level artist, this may actually be even as much of a stretching time for you as someone who considers themselves unable to draw a stick figure. We are in a land of inner language and community. It's a quest. There is something here for all of us. I know it. I created it to be that way. No one left behind, no one slowed down. It's a rich dish we are sharing.
If the classes are pre-recorded, can I reach you if I have questions?
You betcha. I am available and engaged. I will be easily accessible for any course that is or isn't live. Me, not my assistants. I'm ready to support you on your course. Everyone will be interpreting the materials in their own way at their own pace. Send me an email if you have a question, need support, want to schedule a private session to work through the content or what it brings up for you. Of course, let me know if there are technical issues. I am not techy, and this is not a platform I have built (but I chose one with great tech support) and I will do my best to make sure you have what you need. I did design each course, so I have the content, right? Community spaces are available also, for ongoing connections if you would like them with those who have taken a class. That's really nice for some people, to have those forums.
Do classes expire? What's included?
From any device, any time at your convenience. Resume exactly where you left off. No limits on the number of times you can view video lessons. If a course is accessible for a limited time, it will be clear on enrollment. If it is "lifetime" and I decide to retire a course for some reason, then you will be notified with ample time to save the material. Courses will have a variety of tools, video, mp3, pdf, whatever is needed for that course, whcih may vary. Sound good? This is what I appreciate in an online course, so I look at it like I'm in your shoes. That being said, set aside intentional time in your days, maybe the same time each day, you decide when, to engage with the material. This is something you chose for yourself after all. See what's inside there for you. :) It will be calling you as it waits.
What supplies will we need?
Materials will be listed BEFORE sign up so it is clear. That is something that I look for in the many classes I have enrolled in, so I will be sure you have access. Always feel you can ask me questions. I will be adding to a list on my Amazon page and other shop sites like Blick or wherever I think the best deals are, for supplies I like using to complement our classes and projects. That's found in a link called Supplies, under Shop. Of course, USE WHAT YOU HAVE and LIKE. Please. This is about process not product. There's nothing we are doing that is SO fancy that it needs exactly what I have. If I get a particular result from something that is important, I'll tell you why I use it. If you get a result you love using something else, please share it with us. oh yeh. Please. yummy.