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05-31-2004, 12:13 PM
I am a new member to WC and I have a question regarding an at home study course. Is anyone familiar with Thomson Education Direct? They have a Learn at home at your own pace type of art course which includes everything from lessons on most all aspects of art, materials and access to instructors should you have questions etc.. Included in the price of their course.
I was interested in this course as I work a full time 9-5 job (and many times more hours than that) and find that the local university only teaches art courses during the daytime hours. I will eventually quit my job and go back and get my degree in art, but unfortionately, I am not in a financial position to do this at this moment and thought this might work for me until I can get my finances in order to go back to school.
The url is www.edudirect-usa.com.
Can anyone give me any heads-up on this program??
Thank you to all who reply.
06-02-2004, 06:58 PM
I guess no one has heard of this program. If anyone is interested to know how this program works let me know, as I signed up for it today. I will be happy to share whatever my experience is in taking this art course.
06-05-2004, 07:39 PM
No I have never heard of it. Good luck to you and keep us posted on your ongoing learning. I am part of another home course study and really like it.
06-05-2004, 08:30 PM
I've never heard about it, but let us know how you like it.
06-08-2004, 12:45 PM
I registered by phone for the course on Wednesday of last week (June 2nd). Today I received an email telling me that they have mailed the first lessons yesterday, so I should receive them in a few days. It seems that they were pretty quick in getting me registered and mailing the first lesson.
Several years ago, I took a Photography course from them, Then it was called "International Correspondence Schools", and I was content with the course. That is why I decided to take the Artist course with them, even though no one else seems to know about it.
Will be glad to update everyone when I receive the materials and what my thoughts are about it as I go.
07-03-2004, 11:15 AM
Hi Consuelo. I am doing the last lesson of that course here in Australia. This is a good course I dont have any complain, but if I have to be honest. The best school I found is Wet Canvas, spending a lot of time here looking the works from all sort of artists in all levels and the comments and advise given for the more experienced ones are helpping to a great improvement in my work
07-04-2004, 07:58 PM
Thanks for your reply. I started this course around the 10 of June. I am currently on my fourth lesson on Perspective. Did you find that they did not send all of the items one would need to complete the exercises and had to go buy some of them? I was just wondering as the perspective exercises, which I know one does not submit but helps to workd through them, require pencils from 6H-6B but in my shipment I only got three pencils a 2B, HB & B. Just wondering.
Congratulations on completing the course. :clap: Of course you are right on about WC being a wonderful resouce. I have learned quite a bit since starting to explore this site.
Best wishes in your creative endeavours.
07-10-2004, 07:45 PM
Did you find that they did not send all of the items one would need to complete the exercises and had to go buy some of them?
I just started the course myself a couple of weeks ago, and I'm not as far as you are yet, but I've noticed that. Like in the first course, Two-Dimensional Design, since nothing came with the book, I was under the impression that I would really be observing. Imagine my surprise when I found out there were exercises that needed to be done with materials. I know that these exercises are really supplementary and I don't have to send them back in, but still... I'm still enjoying the course so far, though.
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