Classes—FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Roz Wound Up Classes

What does “lifetime access” mean?

Roz at a recent Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out.
The term “lifetime access” currently has no clearly defined meaning when applied to online classes. Is it the lifetime of the company? The teacher? The student?

So what does “lifetime access” mean for classes with Roz Wound Up?

I want to make the materials available to you for as long as I possibly can. You have extended access to the classroom and videos so that you can review the material at any time after the class ends.

In the event that I ever decide to stop online teaching, you will be alerted immediately of the date when the platform will close.”

Why are some of Roz Wound Up Classes less expensive than others?

Class prices are based on a number of factors. The length of a class and my level of involvement are the key factors. To make the distinctions clear I have labeled my classes “live” or “self-guided.”

Access for both class types is lifetime access (as defined above).

A “live” class has a designated starting date and specified end date; during that time the entire class participates on the same schedule. I am actively involved during the “live” portion of the class. This may be through daily or weekly presence in the classroom depending on the subject. My involvement will be specified for each live class.

For example: The Simple Round Back Spine Class is a month-long live class. Registration information states that I will be present in class every day answering questions for the first month of that class. At the end of that time you will continue to have lifetime access to the classroom and all the materials, however, I will not visit class on a daily basis. You still have the ability to ask questions.

I encourage students who are signing up for a “live” class to make sure that they will be able to participate during the live portion of the class. This allows students to obtain maximum benefit because they will be inspired by fellow students and receive real-time feedback from me.

A “self-guided” class is one that students can register for and start at any time, working at their own pace. I monitor the class on a less frequent basis. After the first offering of the class I create an FAQ. I find this document answers most student questions, but every class includes a section where students with remaining questions can post a question for me.

In both types of class students can post and interact with other students indefinitely.

Can I share my class membership with friends?

Your class fee is for your participation only. You are welcome to share your classroom link with individuals living in your household—your children, partner, resident in-law. However, because of the level of teacher feedback provided, only the registered student will be able to post work for teacher feedback.

Please do not share your link with people outside your household as it limits my ability to continue to offer quality online classes.

Which Web browsers and operating systems do I need in order to participate in Roz Wound Up Classes?

Browsers: Please use the latest version (or the one before that) of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or a modern mobile browser such as Mobile Safari.

Operating Systems: Please use the latest two versions of Windows or Mac.

Note: Roz Wound Up Classes are presented on the Ruzuku teaching platform, which allows me to offer features I feel enhance the classroom and learning experience, including live webinars (in some classes). To participate in Ruzuku video webinars, which use WebRTC technology, browsers functioning with operating systems that support WebRTC should be used. The iPhone iOS does not currently support WebRTC technology. 

Why do some of your classes have very specific materials lists?

My goal as a teacher is not only to teach a skill but to give you the background understanding that will allow you to explore your creativity independently once you’ve completed the class.

In bookbinding and techniques classes it is essential that everyone work with the same materials so that should you run into difficulties I can diagnose them online. I’m not able to look over your shoulder as I can during an in-person class.

The investment in the essential supplies allows the student to experience success, create reproducible results, and build creative momentum as their skills increase.

For classes with required materials I have carefully selected the minimum of materials needed to keep costs down. When possible I suggest substitutions.

What skill level do Roz Wound Up Classes aim at?

I have worked with students of all ages and skill levels in my in-person and online classes. For my online classes I ask that students are 18 years or older (some drawing classes deal with life drawing—the practice of sketching nudes).

If any prerequisite skills or knowledge are needed I specify that in the class description.

I have found that my classes appeal to students across the skill spectrum because I am clear, and thorough, in my instructions, and I provide a background context for the information I present. But at the same time I lay out ways in which the more advanced students can engage and push themselves. This ensures that the classroom materials will continue to have value to the students when they review those lectures, demonstrations, and materials at a later date.

My classroom is a supportive, positive, and challenging environment. I respect that you are spending your time and money to show up, and I will push you to grow.

What if I don’t live in the Central Time Zone?

Lessons post either as a block of lessons that opens when you register or on a schedule. You will be able to work on a lesson as soon as it posts—and any time thereafter.

The only instance your time zone location may matter is when I do a live webinar. There’s no possible way to find a time that works for everyone in all time zones. In classes where there are live webinars I tend to offer them on weekends (morning to midday) and weeknight evenings

Students who are unable attend the live broadcast have the option of sending questions to me before the scheduled start time.

Once the broadcast is completed the Ruzuku platform crunches the video. The video appears in the classroom within 2 to 24 hours after the end of the broadcast. The videos remain part of the permanent class materials and can be reviewed at any time after that.

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