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APW Online Evening Class

Evening Class students this will be your workspace where you can find class timings and their corresponding zoom links.

Spring Break Boot Camp

Spring Break Boot Camp students this will be your workspace where you can find class timings and their corresponding zoom links.

Session I - Group A

Session I - Group A students this will be your workspace where you can find class timings and their corresponding zoom links.

Session I - Group B

Session I - Group B students this will be your workspace where you can find class timings and their corresponding zoom links.

Session I - Group C

Session I - Group C students this will be your workspace where you can find class timings and their corresponding zoom links.

Session I - Group D

Session I - Group D students this will be your workspace where you can find class timings and their corresponding zoom links.

Your APW Online Workspace 

Find out what you need and how to set it up at home.  Your instructor will review your workspace with you and your APW classmates at an orientation session before classes begin.

APW Online Tech Requirements, Supply List and FAQ

APW Online Supply List

Spring/Summer Boot Camps Supply List

APW Kit available at Gwartzman’s Art Supplies

Click here for APW Kit

 

What is a typical day of APW Online classes?
Each 6 hour day of has two 3 hour classes: Life Drawing – drawing the human figure and Drawing for Animation – drawing objects, learning perspective, drawing characters, storyboards and animation. Lunch is a 1-hour break.

How interactive are APW Online classes?
The instructor will see your drawings as you draw and make suggestions as you progress through each drawing exercise. The TA will also watch your progress and make helpful suggestions in real-time during class. In addition to this routine of interaction with instructors, you can ask your own questions at the conclusion of each day of classes.

What kind of internet connection do I need?
Make sure that you have: a good High-Speed internet connection: Recommended Upload speed – 13 Mps Minimum Upload speed – 2.75 Mps Recommended Download speed – 5Mps Minimum download speed – 1Mps. This kind of connection allows us to see your drawings as you draw them and offer advice as you go. This is not a “just watch a video” kind of online course. It’s our full comprehensive program that revolves around student/instructor interaction

What video settings are best for my phone?
Full HD is the best – 1080p. Note — 4K video requires too much bandwidth and is not supported by Zoom.

Is a headset a good idea?
Wearing a headset will help you hear what the instructor is saying to you and other students during class.

Is there an orientation session before classes begin?
Yes. You will be notified re date and time. The APW Online Orientation Session is an opportunity to meet the instructors and other students and review all of the tech requirements. Time will be given to road-testing your set-up in a class environment.

What computer specs are best?
Because you will be looking at your computer screen each day of classes bigger is definitely better when it comes to your screen. Your computer screen size should be 15” – 17 or higher” Minimum screen size – 13”.
Minimum Monitor res. – 1920 X 1080. If you use a laptop plan on having it powered up for the start of each day of classes. Same goes for your phone.

What about lighting?
Your drawing board should be well lit from both sides. Sitting near the indirect light from a window is fine. Be aware that sharp and/or dark shadows on your paper will make it difficult for the instructor to see your drawings.

Where can I find the Smart Phone Mounting Arm?
You can order this phone mounting arm on Amazon.

A slightly more elaborate second option is this phone holder that mounts on this suspension arm.

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Pre-session Homework

APW Online Course Preparation 1APW Online Course Preparation 2 

 Box Drawing Excercise – Click Here

Life Drawing Exercises / Suggested Book List – Click Here

Book

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Sharon J. Butler – Click here

Blog Posts

Is it possible to really learn how to draw online

Is it possible to really learn how to draw online – part 2

 

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