I hope and trust you and your family and friends are all well and safe.
Our whole community is now being put to the test and with the right reactions and intentions we can move safely forward, albeit in a temporarily confined manner.
This moment may have been coming for some time but still we had hoped the ACT could avoid this test and disruption. Some will say we are lucky to have gotten so far, so far…
While all of us are now facing a raft of collective and personal work/life variations, the current take-away for studioMAP is that all classes are temporarily paused.
If the Lockdown continues beyond 7 days (Thursday 19 August) then we intend to operate remotely via Zoom classes.
The conference call technologies via Zoom will enable us to stay connected, learning and enjoying our painting, drawing and illustration classes via home or remote screen learning.
Much was learnt from last year’s lockdown and Zoom process.
The proposed temporary plan is to schedule weekly – 50 x minutes live Zoom sessions to replace our normal weekly studio classes.
These class times will reflect the usual start times you are already used to.
Your usual start times will be used as our Zoom start times and continue for 50 minutes.
All students / families will be sent a Zoom class schedule and relevant codes to login – unless otherwise choosing not to participate in our studioMAP online sessions. If you choose not to participate, please let us know asap.
The aim for the Temporary Lockdown Zoom Classes will be to work on specific art techniques with lessons that will demonstrate and expand each student’s skills and inspire more off-line projects.
Through your screen, the studio will look the same with your teacher addressing the Zoom sessions with some additional technologies to assist the process of the Zoom studio. Were still negotiating with staff – as to who will lead and or assist in the Zoom sessions.
Participants will only require basic materials – Pencils / paper / eraser / sharpener or pens / markers / drawing pads etc.
If and when the initial Lockdown continues beyond 19 Aug
Online ZOOM classes will commence from Aug 20 – emails codes will be sent from Thursday 19 Aug
The class program schedule would be along theses lines:
Sessions entry codes pre-sent via email
1. participants log in
3. Introduction to the day’s lesson
4. Technical Demonstrations and Q n A
5. Group and individual participation
6. Completion and session summing up
7.Suggested/optional offline homework
Participants technical equipment requirements
Good/reliable PC or laptop or tablet and a good and strong internet connection
good lighting / your Zoom connection code (pre-sent from studioMAP)
So if we are to enter a longer and protracted Lockdown, I hope you can join us for the temporary Covid – Lockdown / studioMAP online sessions and we all try to make the new challenge – a creative, positive and productive time.
Please feel free to contact me anytime if you require.
studioMAP Phone – 0438 003 492
stay well, safe and creative.