To sign-in to the class each week, click the following link (works on PC, Mac, iOs, or Android):
If you haven’t used Zoom before you will have to download the app and create an account. This is an easy process.
Or, you can use iPhone one-tap :
US:+16465588656,,223125302# or +16699006833,,223125302#
Or to join by Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US:+1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 223 125 302
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/co0UeTZ8N
Because this is an interactive class, please sign in using the link so we can see you via webcam.
If you are having issues with connection, or the feed is choppy, we recommend waiting for a moment, temporarily turning off your video, or signing out and logging back in again. If your internet stops working altogether, you can dial in via telephone.
Please try to sign in 5-10 minutes early so that you have time to settle in.
For class, wear clean, comfortable clothes, with shoulders covered.
In the upcoming months, we will be learning, laughing, drawing, and growing together. The drawings we will do are very simple, but please do not underestimate the subtle yet profound shifts that can occur as the result of making icons. Give yourself quiet time after class and during each week to integrate what you’ve learned.
If you have to miss a class, there will be video recordings, which will be sent out within 48 hours of the class along with homework exercises. You should always attend the live class where possible, even if you aren’t caught up or are behind on homework.
The exercises are a combination of review and personal practice exercises. For this course, we are looking for an honest effort to engage rather than proficiency or “the right answer”. All assignments that demonstrate sincere and dedicated effort will earn passing marks.
Successful completion of this course requires handing in all assignments. You will have access to all the course videos and assignments for one year. This course is a required prerequisite for ALL intermediate and advanced Living Sanskrit courses, so try to set aside time to do your practice assignments!
All you need for the first class is a red pen and a few sheets of paper. But you’ll need the following materials and tools for most classes. Links are provided only as examples. Please patronize your local office or art supply store.
1) Computer with webcam and microphone
2) Stable web connection
3) A smartphone or digital camera to take and send us pictures.
4) Quiet room with plenty of light
5) A steady table for drawing during classes.
6) Paper –lots of it. At least 50 sheets of plain white paper. A pad of basic drawing paper is also great. It doesn’t need to be large; 9×12 or smaller is fine. A ream of typewriter paper and a clipboard will also work. You will need the paper to lay flat while you draw, so most bound journals will NOT work.
10) Compass: This is a tool to help you make accurate circles. It has two arms connected by a hinge, with a needle on one arm to hold the center, and a pencil lead on the other arm for drawing the circle radius.
11) Ruler: Any standard ruler of approximately 12 inches (30 CM) or more will do. 18 inches is ideal.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, concerns, or experiences you would like to share.