During the last six months I have produced a server of online painting workshops with my wife, Erin Lee Gafill. These workshops include video demonstrations, written exercise descriptions, and unlimited feedback in a private Facebook group. Participants have beenencouraged to give one another support in the group, and the process has created a supportive learning environment.
We have attracted dozens of students to these $150, 8-week workshops, mostly through email outreach using constant contact, and radio sponsorship on our local NPR affiliate. Response and feedback have been tremendous. My goal is to develop a new web presence, www.passionofpainting.com, and draw significant participation from a broader pool of users.