Foundations Run-Through FAQ

What will happen during the Run-through?
The Run-through is simply a suggested timetable for working through the lessons starting on Wednesday each week in 2019.


Lesson 1 – Wednesday 02 Jan

Lesson 2 – Wednesday 09 Jan

Lesson 3 – Wednesday 16 Jan

Lesson 4 – Wednesday 23 Jan

Lesson 5 – Wednesday 30 Jan

Lesson 6 – Wednesday 06 Feb

Lesson 7 – Wednesday 13 Feb

Lesson 8 – Wednesday 20 Feb

Lesson 9 – Wednesday 27 Feb

Lesson 10 – Wednesday 06 Mar

Lesson 11 – Wednesday 13 Mar

Lesson 12 – Wednesday 20 Mar


During the scheduled week for each lesson I will be in the classroom at some point each day (Monday – Saturday) looking at the work uploaded, answering questions and if necessary updating the feedback section. Please note: I will not be commenting on individual homework.

I will be adding a few new features within the classroom:

  • a question section in each lesson so that you can more easily ask me questions related to the lessons.
  • additional examples (in PDF handout form) from my Foundations Friday series of articles on my blog
  • an additional homework gallery for ongoing work so that people who are re-doing the course can post extra sketches which use the concepts from the lesson


Can I participate even though I am in a different time zone to Sydney, Australia?
Yes! There is no live component, so you can log into the classroom at any time to view the lessons, ask questions and/or upload your work.

Is there anything I need to do before the Run-through starts?
The only requirement is to have have your supplies ready (refer to materials list here).


 I prefer to work at my own pace, can I do that?
Yes, of course! This timetable is totally optional and you can work through the lessons whenever it suits you.
Please note: During the Run-through period my focus for each week will be answering questions and looking at work for the specified Lesson. If you ask questions about other lessons I will attempt to respond to them within 2-3 days.


What happens after the Run-through finishes?
If you get behind during the 12 week period of the Run-through, you can finish off the lessons at any time.
The classroom will become quieter but I expect that there will always be some people working through the lessons at any time. And yes, you have lifetime access so you can come back to the lessons whenever you want.
After mid-March I will be keeping a general eye on the classroom on an ongoing basis but will not be as active as I have a new course to plan.

To find out more and enroll Foundations Course

I have already enrolled…


How do I find my course?
If you haven’t visited the site for a little while you might be wondering how to find Foundations.
It’s easy – simply go to My Courses you will be prompted to log in.

You will see Foundations in either your active courses

or in your completed courses!
If you would like to reset your progress, please email us and we will do this for you.
If you were part of the first 2014 version of the course, you can transfer to the new classroom for free.

Simply go to My Courses and then click on the Foundations 14 icon at the bottom of the My Courses page. You will then be given the instructions as to how to join the latest Foundations classroom. I really hope that you will join us!

I hope you will join us!
If it works with your schedule, I hope you will join us for this Run-through. I’m really excited about it!
This is a one-off special event to celebrate the new year and I know will it generate a lot of buzz and inspiration for anyone who posts and interacts in the classroom.