We tailor the classes to the student. This is based on requests made by the parent to emphasize particular areas of a subject in the classes or a student’s particular interest. Each set of classes also requires preparation which includes updating the material so that it is always relevant. This creates an individualized learning experience for each of our students or for a small group of students.
The workshops are held weekly for four consecutive weeks and are available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays.
We use Zoom for the online classes and Basecamp to communicate and share work. Basecamp is a great way to communicate, sharing documents, links to relevant information, PowerPoints and drawings. We receive an email as soon as a student or parent submits a question, drawing or document.
How to sign-up
Please contact me, Dora Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will discuss with you your student’s topic of interest, and the days and times that are convenient for your family.
Individual Online Workshops
The sessions are made up of four hours total of time online with a teacher. This amount of time allows us to present the subject to the student, work with them as they sketch their ideas, draw their plans to scale and provide the student time to gain model-making skills.
The fee for the four one-hour sessions for one student is $175 USD or the equivalent amount in all other currencies. The fee can be paid electronically through TransferWise or Western Union. Information on how to make a transfer will be provided.
For a group class with two to six students the fee is $125 or the equivalent in all other currencies.
For students who are applying to a design school or school of architecture and require a portfolio, we offer four one-hour weekly sessions online to help the student develop a portfolio.
The fee for the online classes is $175 USD or the equivalent in all other currencies.
The materials needed for the online workshops are:
- Drawing paper. This can be newsprint, copy paper or other paper that is easy to obtain.
- Graph/grid paper with 1/4″ squares or similar in centimeters.
- Pencil and eraser
- Cardboard: This can be cardboard cut from boxes or other material that is paper but has a stiffness and easy to cut with scissors.
- Poster board or thicker paper such as paper the thickness of index cards, cereal boxes or postcards.
- Measuring tape
- Clear tape
Materials that are nice to have but not necessary:
- Color pencils and markers.
- Color paper
- String and wire
- Modeling clay
- Bamboo skewers
- Fabric scraps for the model
- Empty paper towel and toilet paper tubes for the model
- Any other materials that you come across that can be used for a model from paper egg crates to pieces of screen, fabric or clear plastic. (Parents: As we work on the models, the students will look for items around the house that can be used. This does not need to be a big expense. It’s best for students to think about what can be creatively used or re-used.)
For additional information, please contact me, Dora Taylor, at Dora.Taylor@icloud.com.