Developing online classes has been one of my biggest challenges in the last year. I had to learn new programs and develop some ‘tech’ skills. I so missed my computer wiz son for help. However, they do have to grow up and go away, get jobs and lives. I actually took an online class on how to develop an online class….
I developed a series for beginners or the ‘new to art’. I already teach a ‘for beginners’ class at the University for the Education faculty so I am using a lot of what I developed for them as the basis of this series. I started with watercolour. I love watercolour and a lot of people do too. These are simple, easy lessons that any beginner can do. I added a couple of acrylic and collage. These are all meant for beginners. I also have two advanced courses; one on mixed media and another on ‘how to teach an art workshop’.
Developing them was a steep learning curve and I have enjoyed the process (sometimes). The first videos look very amateurish to me now and I almost want to redo them. Almost is the key word. This whole process occurred over 7 months and I put most of them out lately. I kept fine tuning and fine tuning until I got advice from another online instructor. He said; Get them out there! Then I did…..that was another learning curve…..
If you want to get started, time is what you need. It will take more time than you think to get everything done. If I had a bit of advice to give, it would be to take your own online class on how to develop an online class. I followed mine step by step and it worked.
Here is an image from my new series on chalk pastels. To find this series go to: Udemy.com or Skillshare.com. In the search feature, put my name in and you should be able to find the class.