Important Notices – Edges

Course Refresher June 2020


The Edges Course Refresher is a suggested timetable to revisit the lessons in four weeks starting on Monday 1 June. I won’t be sending out emails or creating new material this time (there are already some fun bonus videos in the course from 2019) so it’s simply a matter of going through the lessons based on the schedule.



Lesson 1 – week starting Monday 01 June

Lesson 2 – week starting Monday 08 June

Lesson 3 – week starting Monday 15 June

Lesson 4 – week starting Monday 22 June


The month of June is also when Marc Taro Holmes hosts his 30×30 Direct Watercolour challenge and as it ties so nicely into many of the concepts in the Edges course, I’ve added a special gallery into the classroom here so that you can share your direct watercolour sketches. I always join in the challenge you can see my 30×30 work and thoughts here

Update April 2020 – Important Notice regarding Outdoor Sketching

Given the current circumstances restricting going outdoors please sketch from photos or from your window in replacement of outdoor sketching exercises. If you sketch from a photo please just note this in your sketch description when you upload to the relevant gallery. Please comply with your local government advice with regards to going outdoors.



New Features to the Edges Classroom


1. Assignment Galleries in each lesson
Instead of posting to Flickr you will now be able to post your sketches into a dedicated gallery for the lesson homework. This will make it much easier to see and comment on other people’s work for the same assignment.


2. A takeaway/comment section in each lesson
This is a place to share your thoughts after doing the assignments – what ‘clicked’ for you or what you struggled with.


3. Bonus Material section in each lesson
This is a place where I will add new content over time – eg. extra PDF articles or new video demonstrations.


4. Discussion Forum
A place for introductions, connecting with other people and all general art conversations. This is the place for you to chat amongst yourself.


5. Breakthrough Gallery
A dedicated gallery to celebrate any breakthrough moments you have as a result of using the concepts in the course. Find out more about Breakthrough Moments here.


6. New lesson numbering system
In order to allow for the additional sections (items 1-3 above) all lessons will be re-numbered. The indoor and outdoor assignments have been split into separate parts to make it easier to spend two weeks on each lesson.This will change your progress bar – the percentage completion will go down – but it will not affect any lessons that you have ticked complete. Any lesson that you have already completed will remain so.


This image shows explains the changes, and what your lesson progress will look now with all the extra sections.


7. Individual Profile Pages
This is a place for you to share a little about yourself and include links to any places that you currently share your artwork online. If you make any friends during the class it’s great to keep in touch. You can get to these by clicking on anyone’s name in the comment section of forum. To edit your personal profile go to My Account – My Profile.