How does an online course work?  The courses are structured for new lessons to be added at 1 or 2-week intervals depending upon the subject.  You will have time to complete the lesson.  Students will chat and share their progress on a private Facebook page.  Kathy Hays will conduct30-minute live broadcast as a means of supporting student skills and helping them advance.

What type of media is used for this course?  The courses consist of text lessons, photos, and videos. The videos will be in 5 - 10 minute segments to give detailed information as a skill reinforcement in this work-a-long format. The text and photos will be in .pdf form and available for printing and future reference. The video is not downloadable.

How long are the courses?  Each course runs 4 to 16 weeks, depending upon course selected. The course content is available for an additional 2 months following the last lesson delivered. This will allow everyone the full opportunity to practice the assignments.

What is a weekly webinar meeting with the instructor?  This is a wonderful learning format!  While students are working on their assignments, they will post photos or express their concerns on a private Facebook page. Kathy will gather that information, then present further information.  This live feedback is an incredible way of learning - just as if you were in a live workshop.  This interactive format helps a student achieve success.
What if I can’t attend the webinar at the designated time?  This is not a problem, we all have busy lives. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded for you to view at any time.  Don't feel like you are missing out.

What are the benefits of an online course?   1) you use your studio and your equipment.  Having your own space set aside for you concentration is important 2) you use your plants, not some plants you only wish you had.  3)  you are able to ask questions and get instructor feedback, a very important element to learning.  4) no travel expense.  Airfare, hotel, car rental, meals make attending a workshop a difficult and added expense.  You arrive stressed and perhaps having some of your equipment removed from luggage only to need replacing. 5) Having a private group to interact is what builds your support group.

How are to courses delivered?   At the beginning of each course, a schedule is included.  This schedule will have the dates for each new lesson and webinar.  A reminder for the lessons or webinar will be on the Facebook page.  This work-a-long format is a great way to get positive results and valuable feedback.

How do we interact with our classmates?  There is a Facebook page set up for your course.  There you will post pictures of your progress and chat with others attending the workshop.  This a great supportive community!

How does a webinar work?  Each week you will be reminded of a day and time when the webinar will take place. Kathy will provide the name of host company and how it works once you are enrolled. Then at the set time, you will join the meeting.  It is a very easy format to use and follow, so don't be shy.

What type of software for the webinar?  There is no software to purchase, just download the app. As a student, you will be given a link and instructions on how to set up the webinar. A very easy format!

What equipment do I need for the courses?  Here is a link to view some very basic equipment needed. Once you enroll in the course, you will be given more detailed equipment needs and fabric amounts.

What type of fabrics will I need to purchase?  For beginning Eco Printing you will use silk fabrics.  As your skills grow, the fabric selection will expand to cotton and linen.  For the natural dye course, you will use silks, cotton, and linen.

Do I need special software to view the course?  No, not at all. First, you will create an account with user name and password.  Second, you will enroll in a course.  Third, you will receive an email from Kathy with information about the necessary supplies and equipment the course. Once the course is open, you will have access to the online platform at any time.