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2017 Fall Semester Class Pass

Purchase all six courses bundled together in one class pass and get 25% off the cumulative total! Includes curriculum and workshop for all 6 courses, including bonus material, access to our private Facebook group, and homework assignments.


ELICITING SUPPORT

Many of us have experienced this to one degree or another, but for those who have really struggled with this idea, this will hit very close to home. This semester's course in Eliciting Support will walk you though the struggle of being in a relationship or having friends and family who don't support you or struggle to do so in your pursuit of a creative career. We'll be looking at communication cues and practices and the laws of reciprocity when working on getting your significant other or family on board with your creative business.

THE ART OF SAYING NO

Learning how to say NO to potential business, clients, family, friends and even yourself will help you build a stronger and more successful creative business.

This course is a great companion to the Creative Process, Branding and Pricing courses in knowing who you are as a business owner, where you're going, and how to get there.

Saying no to potential work and clients seems like a backwards way to grow your business, we know! But in this course we'll get into how valuable it truly is and how to use it in your favor to better target your ideal clients, create more time in your work day, only get the work you want, and stay sane through all of it.

We will also explore the delicate and necessary art of "spin" aka the best ways to say no.

PAPER + PRINTING FLOW CHART

Commercial printing, whether you outsource or print in-house, is never as easy as just hitting Ctrl+P. Learn the ins and outs, save yourself time, money and sanity as we walk you through choosing the correct design + paper + printing method for yourself and your clients from the start. If you've ever struggled to finish a project on time due to printing snafus, last minute design changes based on printing methods, or struggled to reconcile your client's vision with your printing capabilities, this is the course for you!

In addition to the nitty gritty of actual printing, we'll also be looking at helping your clients make their paper/printing decisions correctly through education, correct presentation and bringing in some "spin" that we'll learn in the Art of Saying No.

CREATIVE: DIGITIZING CALLIGRAPHY AND ARTWORK

Do you have awesome artwork or calligraphy skills on paper and no idea how to translate that to the computer? Digitizing your work is the first step in translating your beautiful artwork from paper to pixel. We'll be starting at the beginning and walking you through scanning, editing and using calligraphy and artwork in your layouts and designs. This will be a beginner to intermediate course.

Although instruction will be using specific examples and methods in the Adobe Creative Suite (specifically, Photoshop), we do not require you to purchase Photoshop in order to take the course. The same principles could be applied to other photo-editing software, including free alternatives like GIMP, or take advantage of the free trial from Adobe to see if Photoshop is for you.

CREATIVE: RIBBON + FABRIC

We love spools of dreamy hand-dyed silk ribbon from other creatives as much as anyone. Trust me, we have boxes on boxes of ribbons in the office! But sometimes you just need a few pieces for a small project, or perhaps you just can't quite find the right color to match your project. Maybe the price is too high for you and your client, or you just love fabric and would love to know how to dye it yourself.

No matter the reason, this course will teach you the basics of sourcing, dyeing, and using fabric in your creative pursuits. We'll look at everything including how to tear fabric down to ribbons, dye fabric to match specific projects, and use fabric for large scale lettering and painting projects.

As a bonus, we'll also touch on how to price fabric-related projects, using principles we discussed in Pricing I and II.

CREATIVE: LINE BOTANICALS

Botanical sketches are traditionally very detailed and precise. These make for beautiful drawings and paintings, and we absolutely love them!

This course, on the other hand, will explore a more whimsical interpretation of line botanicals. We'll be learning how to loosen up a bit and create botanicals with loose movement, imprecisions. I'll walk you through how to embrace imperfections in your piece and stylize your botanical drawings.

For this course, we'll use both pen and brush to explore this style so you can see how it can apply to many different mediums.


Your Instructor


Victoria Rothwell
Victoria Rothwell

Courses Included with Purchase



Eliciting Support
Victoria Rothwell
$85
The Art of Saying No
Using the word NO to build your business
Victoria Rothwell
$85
Creative: Line Botanicals
Victoria Rothwell
$75
Paper + Printing Flowchart
Victoria Rothwell
$85
Creative: Ribbon Making + Fabric Dyeing
Everything you need to know about using fabric in creative projects
Victoria Rothwell
$75
Digitizing Calligraphy + Artwork
Victoria & Karen
$85

Original Price: $490


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Prep school is designed to allow you to design your own curriculum so you can work at your own pace. Every semester we release successive courses to help you move your creative business forward.

With that in mind, courses are released at the beginning of every Fall or Spring semester, but you can register, start and finish any released course at your own pace.

During the launch semester for each set of new classes, we will be offering extra perks to students who not only sign up during launch but complete their coursework within that semester.
How long do I have access to the course?
All Prep School courses are available for lifetime access! We understand that life happens and you may not always be in a place to take full advantage of a course when you first sign up. Work through your class on the first day, come back months later for a refresher... either way, all class materials will be here for you.

In addition, once you register for a course, you'll have access to the private Facebook group and school-wide live streams!
Are these courses available for the launch semester perks?
Yes! All six of these courses are brand new for Semester III and because of that, we will be offering some awesome perks to students who complete the entire course by November 16, 2017.
Why do these perks exist?
Here at Prep School, we really believe in not just taking the money to invest in ourselves and our businesses, but also taking the time to follow through on a monetary investment and actually take the classes we purchase.

With this in mind, we offer some super awesome perks for students who complete their coursework in a timely manner. If something happens and you can’t quite swing finishing the lessons within the time frame of the semester, no worries, you’ll still get access to the awesome courses, the Facebook group, and school-wide live streams.

Sweet.

However! Students who complete their courses by November 16, two months into the semester, will get some perks.
Tell me more about the launch semester perks you mentioned.
No. 1 - Our eyes on your work

Anyone who posts theirs on our private Facebook group during the semester will get direct feedback and support from the DHPS team.

No. 2 - Special access

Students who have completed their courses in time will get to participate in a Live Q&A session just for them! Less students in the Q&A means more time to go in-depth into your questions and issues with specific examples so we can really work through and try to find solutions. Prior to the Q&A, you’ll get the chance to send in your specific questions to make sure we answer everything for you!

You might ask, how is this different from our regular school-wide live sessions? We like to use those as a chance to make announcements, discuss the school, and get to hang out with you, our awesome students! In comparison, these sessions will focus on problem-solving and us being there to help you specifically.

No. 3 - Even special-er access!

Finally, finishing your classes by November 16 will automatically enter you into a random drawing for a 45 minute one-on-one mentor session with Victoria to ask or discuss anything you would like. Seriously, anything! Three lucky students will be chosen at random, and we’ll get the mentoring on the books for January.
There are six courses in this class pass, does that mean I have to complete all six to qualify for the Q&As + random drawing?
If you're buying the class pass, you're probably an awesome perpetual student committed to investing in your creative and business education--sweet!

Of course, we hope you'll complete all six classes before the end of the semester so you can take advantage of homework help and start applying your knowledge to your work as soon as possible!

However, if for whatever reason you don't manage to complete every course before November 16, we'll still let you qualify for the Q&A and random drawing as long as you have finished at least one class completely.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days after your purchase and we will give you a full refund.

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