A Little Housekeeping on the Blog and My Mailing ListJuly 10, 2015
If you look in the left-hand column of the blog near the top, you'll see the gull from my blog header in a box labeled "Classes with Roz." If you click on that it will take you to the current/upcoming class I'm teaching.
Just below that image there is a sign up form for my mailing list. You can choose which list you would like to be on.
I'm writing about this today because I thought the "subscribe" feature I'd worked out a couple months ago would work as a mailing list, but for reasons I can't seem to work out it isn't.
If you subscribed to this blog thinking that would get you class updates too, I'm sorry, I didn't realize how it all worked. But the good news is, if you sign up for the class list and you were on any other list I ever had and salvaged, you will get only one notice, because the mail program I'm using weeds out duplicates.
So if you would like to sign up for my class mailing list to be notified when new classes are coming up, please take a moment to fill in that short form. You can choose to be on the bookbinding class list, or a list for all classes.
I hope you'll consider signing up. I have a bunch of classes that will be coming up in the next 18 months or so.
My first online bookbinding course was this past May. I wrote about my experience teaching binding online on the Artists Journal Workshop blog.
On July 24 I start "Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public."
I'm very excited about this class. It grew out of my in-person Drawing Practice classes, and it deals with five things I believe are critical in developing one's drawing skills for live subjects—daily practice, habit building, understanding fundamentals so well you can improvise, actually getting out in public, and dealing with one's internal critic. There are new lessons every Tuesday and Friday through August 22. (Students have access to the videos and course materials for a year.)
Each lesson includes several videos which are a combination of information and demonstration (including drawing demos made at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair and Como Zoo). There are also written resources with each lesson. And of course daily homework—students should expect to put in a minimum of 30 minutes a day sketching.
During the first month of class I'll be on hand daily to answer student questions to keep them on track with that daily sketching, because we are after all building a habit as one of our goals. Also during the July and August there will be two live webinars when I will respond to questions the students write in, and discuss extra topics that have risen up in my mind while looking at the student work.
It's going to be a lot of fun. My hope is that any local students will also cap the class off by getting out to the Minnesota State Fair—the ultimate sketching live subjects in person event. The Fair begins on August 27.