Information about attending classes using Zoom.

Insight School of Art currently offers a Zoom painting class for adults (Thursday mornings) and a Zoom Pass to access the three weekly classes to work from a model (Tuesday 1pm and Wednesday 7.15: Life Drawing and Thursdays 7.15: Portraiture).

Students taking part in our Thursday morning painting class will closely follow the structure of our studio based painting classes classes. Click on the green class title links for more information.

Students with a Zoom Pass, taking part in life drawing or portraiture over Zoom 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 is only available to students attending the class in the studio.

You will receive your Zoom invite and password before the start of the term. The same invite can be used for each session until the term ends. When booking one-off classes you will receive a Zoom invite before the start of your class. In all cases, if you haven't received your invite 48 hours in advance, please contact the school straight away.

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 the experience you will have.

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 recommend that you have your screen on Gallery Mode so that you can see others in your session. We will often Spotlight your teacher when they are talking to the whole class and demonstrating, as well as sharing images by artists and other students. We usually Spotlight the model in life drawing too.

Sometimes, for some longer poses in life drawing, we will not use the spotlight function so that you can pin one of two camera views on offer. 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 and your teacher will share work made in the studio with students on Zoom.

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 will 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.