Classes—FAQ-2020

Frequently Asked Questions for Roz Wound Up Classes

What Access Do I Get When I Register?

Roz at a recent Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out.

Students will always have at least one year of classroom access from the starting date of their class.

Currently I anticipate closing my teaching platform on December 31, 2021.  

If sufficient funds come in during 2020 to fund the platform an additional year students will be notified of future extensions.  

All students will have access as long as I can keep the platform running without additional loss. I will attempt to give all students a 3 month heads up as to final closure, but notice may be shorter than that. 

Students will always have at least one year of access from the start of their class (which is the first day of class, not the day they register).

What Types of Classes does Roz Wound Up Offer?

Join Any Time  Classes

I’ve created a couple different types of class. The first is the join-any-time class. I have two of these.

By Design: The Intentional Page

I wanted everyone to learn design fundamentals so I wouldn’t have to spend valuable class time in other classes going over the same concepts. Because of this I created— By Design: The Intentional Page.

This is a self-guided class with over 30 lessons and 7 hours of video. Join it any time simply by clicking on the link. I have priced it at $39.00 so that it will fit in most budgets. Read more about the class at the link.

The Simple Pamphlet Book 

I believe everyone should learn how to make a pamphlet so I have created a FREE “The Simple Pamphlet Book” class.

Use that link to join the class at any time. In detailed lessons I’ll introduce you to the supplies and techniques you need to make not only a simply pamphlet, but the Japanese Double Pamphlet. Class includes a detailed explanation and demonstration of tearing paper. These are skills you’ll need for ANY bookbinding project. 

Scheduled Classes

These classes begin and end on a scheduled date. I do this because, while I’m not in the classroom every day, I do answer students’ questions and I schedule live webinars to work with each class. 

Scheduled classes create a concentrated learning time for students to ensure the best results when acquiring new skills. They can post classwork in the gallery section for discussion with their classmates, working towards shared goals.

Also having these classes scheduled allows me to organize my work flow so I am able to respond when a student sends in a question, and I am able to produce the webinars. 

Currently I offer the following scheduled classes—They are listed on the class schedule with links to their registration pages where you will find more details:

Sewn-on-the-spine Journal (a book binding class)

Simple Round Back Spine (a book binding class)

Textures (a mixed media class on creating textures for visual journaling and art)

Drawing Practice: Drawing Live Subjects in Public (an immersive month long drawing class that teaches you fundamentals and helps you build a daily drawing habit while silencing your internal critic.)  

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, only the registered student will be able to post work, participate in classroom discussions, and submit questions for Roz.

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 and iPad iOS does not currently support WebRTC technology. You will not be able to watch webinars live on either the iPhone or iPad, but you will be able to view the recorded webinar on either of those devices. All classroom videos work on either of those devices.

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 are fed to students 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 class materials and can be reviewed at any time after that.

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