Next post I promise to share images of my wonderful holiday in Portugal followed by a super two day private class in Lisbon.
for now though I’m very excited to announce that the second six week intensive online eco printing workshop launched today! If you’re interested in joining me or learning more please click this link to see what it’s all about. In response to many of the questions I’ve been asked over the last month or so below are some FAQ with answers that I hope will be helpful.
‘Eco printing, an intensive foundation for successful results’ Winter 2016
FAQ and answers
How does this online eco printing workshop differ from a hands on experience in a classroom?
Online workshops are to eco printing what slow food is to the culinary world! Over an extended period of time participants will get the opportunity to engage with me (and fellow students) to discover techniques, tips and processing methods which will form the basis of all their eco printing into the future. Everyone will get an equal opportunity to ask as many or as few questions as they like and students may complete the assignments as and when they have the time to do so.
Who is this workshop particularly aimed at?
This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in learning the methods I use to achieve consistent and substantive prints on protein based fabric (silk, wool etc.) using a selection of local or easy to find natural vegetation. These prints will be achieved without the use of traditional powdered mordants and done in as simple and environmentally friendly a way as possible. It is an extremely cost effective way to participate in a workshop and very well suited to people who may not have the time to travel or attend workshops in person.
Is this workshop suitable for both beginners and/or improving and experienced eco printers?
Absolutely! This workshop will empower the total beginner to have confidence in the process and be able to repeat their results when working by themselves. There should also be plenty of ‘ah ha’ moments for the more experienced eco printer too!
How is the workshop content delivered?
The workshop content is primarily delivered through a series of written modules, each module is like a chapter in a conventional book and the text may be downloaded as a PDF and printed for future reference if wanted. That’s where the similarities to a book end though! In addition to written text and images modules 4 to 6 contain video footage which clearly demonstrates specific tips and techniques. Each week discussion prompts are initiated by me relevant to the particular topics covered in the module. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, post pictures and learn much in the way they would in a classroom situation but a big difference is the length of time in which it will be possible for us to engage with each other. Internet connections allowing, I will also answer questions via a live video webinar once we are several modules into the workshop.
How long will participants have access to class content?
Class content will be available for a total of 6 months from the start date of the workshop.
Is there ongoing daily support from Nicola?
Definitely! I’m available to answer all of your questions relating to the class content as the weeks progress, daily via the Ruzuku platform for the first 12 weeks and then as frequently as I can for the full 6 months that the content is online.
What other way may participants engage with each other and with Nicola?
I have set up a private Facebook group for all the participants in this session of the workshop. This has been a very popular forum for the first batch of workshop participants and access to this group will be indefinitely!
What happens if I am not very confident using a computer? Will I be able to follow along with the class?
Ruzuku is pretty simple to navigate, if you can write an email or open a website I think that you will have no problems with the course. However, in order to ease everyone into the class gradually I’ll release a short module on Monday 31st October with tips to help guide you through the workshop. This way we can all be confident that it will be as stress free as possible for everyone concerned, I’ll be very happy to help anyone who needs a bit of extra support. From Friday 4th November a new module will be released each week.
When and how do participants get notification that a new module is available for them to view?
Once we’ve got underway participants will receive an email every Friday morning letting them know that the new module is available to view.
Is it possible to view class content on a tablet or mobile device?
Yes, tablets and mobile devices work well with Ruzuku.
How much does this workshop cost?
This 6 week class costs a total of $220 or €200.
How do I pay for the workshop?
When you visit the enrolment page and sign up for the workshop you will be given two options for payment, both will be processed via PayPal. US dollars is the default choice for payment but if you would prefer to be billed in Euros select that option and I will invoice you immediately. Please note, your class place is not confirmed until you have paid the invoice in full. Thanks!