Information about attending classes using Zoom.

Insight School of Art currently streams three classes online each week, allowing students to directly work from the model in the studio (Tuesday 1pm and Wednesday 7.15: Life Drawing and Thursdays 7.15: Portraiture).

Students with a Zoom Pass will have access to each pose, as well as demonstrations and hear the general instructions given by the class teacher. Individual critique during life drawing classes is only offered to students in the studio.

You will receive your Zoom invite and password approximately 48 hours before the first class. The same invite can be used for all 36 sessions until the term ends.

You will need to download Zoom in advance. If you are new to Zoom, please practice before your first class. Youtube has answers to most Zoom questions.

Please keep your Zoom invite information safe and do not share it with anyone else.

Please make sure your Zoom name matches the name you used when registering or we may not be able to allow access until we have established who you are. You can change your Zoom name quite easily by finding the Rename option.

It is forbidden to photograph, film or record the Zoom screen in any way.

Having accessed the class, you will be in the waiting room until the start of the class. A member of staff will let you in and you will be greeted by your teacher.

We recommend that you have your camera on so that your teacher can see and interact with you.

The bigger the screen you use, the better your experience will be.

Zoom students should be prepared with painting and drawing equipment and space to make work. Painting students will find a starter list of materials on the FAQ page.

We usually 'spotlight' models, so they fill your screen. Sometimes, for some longer poses, particularly when we offer a choice of two camera view, we will not use the spotlight function so that you can 'pin' one view. Please make sure you know how to pin a view on your devise.

Your teacher and students in the class may be able to see Zoom students on a big screen in the studio.

We will usually mute Zoom students at the start of the lesson to avoid background noise and distraction. Unmute yourself if you need to speak with your teacher, except during life classes when you will need to use the chat function to communicate with your teacher's assistant.

Zoom painting and drawing classes are a shared learning experience. Please be considerate and courteous to staff and other students at all times. Inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in access to future sessions being denied.

During life drawing classes, your teacher may select a small number of students to show their work during each session. If you would like to have your work considered, please hold your work up in front of your camera. Your teacher will try to select different students each session.