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Reply #30 on: January 19, 2014, 09:02:35 PM
I believe that Nolan moved it to You Tube to handle the large class load for the FREE classes.  You should be fine for the replays and paid classes.

 :thankyou: Dennis for the upcoming pastel classes-a bit worried about painting vertically...a new skill to be learned for sure!
 :thankyou: Nolan for the beautiful studio-really a nice surprise.

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Reply #31 on: January 19, 2014, 09:03:47 PM
Thank you Dennis for a very informative class.

I only have one question. I could not work out how to comment during the live class. I could see everyone's comments but was not able to make any comments myself.

I would appreciate any suggestions before the next class.

Thanks again.
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Reply #32 on: January 19, 2014, 09:04:08 PM
I was in the class.  Loved it!   :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan!!!

I saw everyone's chat entries but couldn't put in my 2 cents worth, probably wasn't worth that much anyway!   :2funny:

I had perfect video and sound and it was great to see such a large class, lots of folks I haven't met and welcomed,

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Reply #33 on: January 19, 2014, 09:09:33 PM
Well.... I did get in for about 5 minutes!  :heeha: At the end!!!  :2funny:
I hope this isn't going to be an ongoing problem for me....assuming I find internet!  :2funny: :2funny: We are hoping to be underway by week's end.   :boat:
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Reply #34 on: January 19, 2014, 09:11:33 PM
No problems over here, great quality and I've heard some very nice tips about soft pastels already; thank you very much Dennis and Nolan.

(I loved those vases with flowers in your new, beautiful studio!)


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Reply #35 on: January 19, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
Really enjoyed your introduction class Dennis.  This is all new to me, however,  you have peaked my interest.  Looking forward to the next lesson.  Thank you for today.  This also was my first " live class ".  It's really cool !! 


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Reply #36 on: January 19, 2014, 09:24:57 PM
Dorothy - to access the comment feed and be able to contribute, I had to sign into google. If you don't have a google account you should set one up (it's free) before next class. :)
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Reply #37 on: January 19, 2014, 09:27:40 PM
Excellent start to your pastel course thank you very much Dennis and Nolan I also could not place a comment online any help would be very appreciated. Ray
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Reply #38 on: January 19, 2014, 09:48:32 PM
 :thankyou: Tania that explains why I kept on getting a message to sign in to Google.   :blush:
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Reply #39 on: January 20, 2014, 01:41:19 AM
Hi Dennis
I'm sorry I missed your Intro to Pastels webinar (5-7am Melbourne time).  :( I just didn't hear my wake-up alarm go off.  Hopefully next time.

I bought my first set of pastels many years ago, but I've yet to learn how to use them properly. So I'm interested in finding out how to.

Thanks for the free webinars.  :thankyou:


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Reply #40 on: January 20, 2014, 07:22:03 AM
Thank you Dennis and Nolan for a very informative class.I did manage to log in but was unable to join in the chat box.


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Reply #41 on: January 20, 2014, 09:15:57 AM
this was the first time we had to sign into Google to be able to chat on the live cam.  Not happy with that as I really didn't want any more accounts.   :nono:

We obviously get many more people than normal attending the free classes than the paid, so running them directly off our Youtube channel serves two purposes:
1) We save on bandwidth costs
2) The purpose of the free classes is also so that we can be seen by as wide an audience as possible to help us grow the business. By running the classes directly off our Youtube channel, we dramatically increase our exposure.

You do not need a Youtube account to watch the free classes, so you can safely do that anonymously. You do however need a Youtube / Google+ account to use the Youtube chat box, but if you are trying to view anon, then you won't be posting anything anyway, so it doesn't matter.

To be perfectly honest, there is no way to do anything online that an agency like the NSA cannot see, whether you are on our website or on Youtube, Skype, email etc. I think the last thing the NSA is worried about is whether you are watching art classes on Youtube.

All our free classes will be run through our Youtube channel. The paid classes will run through our own system

If you don't want a google account, you don't take a google account, you still can watch the free online classes, you just cannot chat on you tube, but therefore we have those forum threats so you can ask your questions after class.

I really had no time to chat, since I wanted to listen to all the information Dennis gave, I could have done, I have a google account, but I had no time to do so and most of the chat wasn't about soft pastels.   ;)
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Reply #42 on: January 20, 2014, 11:27:33 AM
Don't mean to be disrespectful, but this class was free and a great asset to many. Don't think it is right to complain about something like signing up to Google just to chat.   ???
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Reply #43 on: January 20, 2014, 11:55:03 AM
I agree with you Maryna. ;) :flowers:

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Reply #44 on: January 20, 2014, 04:18:50 PM
Love the sound and picture quality of the new studio.  Saw the pretty pots.

Thanks, Dennis, Nolan, and your team for all you do to make our learning experience the best it can be.  Having the option to view on YouTube is a great plus!!

I should have stayed with the pastel lesson instead of watching the Patriots lose their chance to play in the SuperBowl. >:(



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