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STEP BY STEP ACRYLIC ONLINE ART CLASSES FOR ALL!
I am now a week into my offering of free and low cost live online art classes for those who are 5 years to adult. My first attempts were using Zoom which was a lot of fun because I could interact live with students. A highlight for me was connecting with students from B.C., Abernathy, Qu’Appelle and more. Seeing and hearing their immediate responce to the class was so enjoyable. One family of 6 huddled around a cell phone in at their kitchen table in rural Sask. as we all created together. They really liked the immediate affirmation of the thumbs up and high five emojis and showing me what they created via video.
Why am I switching to a new format then? Well there were a number of technological challenges on both sides of the camera and I was finding it quite the learning curve for some students. It meant downloading a new application, minding and safe guarding their link. On my part I liked that I could use my laptop to have students see me while, my cell captured my demonstration. The problem was my sleep mode on my cell could not be adjusted for more than 10 minutes so I had to continually turn it back on.
I am now going to use a Facebook live video format within a private event! I believe my students will benefit in the following ways:
- They will not have to download and navigate a new app. Most are already familiar with Facebook lives.
- They will be able to participate live, asking questions through commenting in the live. This is especially helpful if they are not available when the class is scheduled to go live.
- They will also have opportunity to replay the video up to a week after the video first goes live.
- And they will be able to replay the video and follow along with me completing the projects at their own pace.
To join the low cost classes please visit my site at http://www.nikkisportraits.com/Shop-Now.html and click “art instruction” on the left menu to view all available dates. An email link to the private event will be sent to you. Please register a minimum of 1 hour prior to when the class is to start to allow for this or up to a week after to view the replay. To access free classes just subscribe at tiny.cc/cl7plz a minimum of 1 hour prior to the class starting or up to one week after to view the replay and a link will be emailed to you!
See you online!