Foundations Run-through 2020 – FAQ

What will happen during the Run-through?

The Run-through is simply a suggested timetable for working through the lessons starting on Wednesday 07 October 2020.


Lesson 1 – Wednesday 07 October

Lesson 2 – Wednesday 14 October

Lesson 3 – Wednesday 21 October

Lesson 4 – Wednesday 28 October

Lesson 5 – Wednesday 04 November

Lesson 6 – Wednesday 11 November

Lesson 7 – Wednesday18 November

Lesson 8 – Wednesday 25 November

Lesson 9 – Wednesday 02 December

Lesson 10 – Wednesday 09 December

Lesson 11 – Wednesday 16 December

Lesson 12 – Wednesday 23 December



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.

Can I participate even though I am in a different time zone to Sydney, Australia?

Yes! You can log into the classroom at any time to view the lessons, ask questions and/or upload your work.


There will be 3 featured themes for the YouTube livestreams. Each theme will have 2 livestreams in alternating time slots to accommodate people in all time zones. Although the theme for the timezones (eg livestream 1 and 2) will be the same, the demonstration will be different and the students live questions will be different. The livestreams will also be available for replay in the classroom after the event.


Livestream Schedule

Theme: Edges, shapes and volumes  (Lesson 1 – 4)

Livestream 1: Tuesday 27 October 8pm Sydney time

Livestream 2: Wednesday 28 October 9am Sydney time

Theme: Setup and balancing line and colour (Lesson 5 – 8)

Livestream 3: Tuesday 24 November 8pm Sydney time

Livestream 4: Wednesday 25 November 9am Sydney time

Theme: Sketching on location essentials (Lesson 9 – 12)

Livestream 5: Tuesday 15 December 8pm Sydney time

Livestream 6: Wednesday 16 December 9am Sydney time

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.



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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. Just email us using the the contact form and we will transfer you to the new classroom.


I hope you will join us!

If it works with your schedule, I hope you will join us for this Run-through. I know it will it generate a lot of buzz and inspiration for anyone who posts and interacts in the classroom.