What if I miss a lab? The lab lesson and materials will be available after each session online.
What if a lab is full before I can sign up? Because this is a new program I'm starting with 20 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the Labs are super popular I'll add space. If you miss a session you can access the lesson video and materials online afterwards.
Can I work on other projects during the Open Lab days If you've already completed your project and no other students need my help with theirs, sure! Bring any questions you like but keep in mind that I'm a Mac/iPhone/iPad gal and my knowledge is focused on the systems and apps used on that platform.
Live Website Webinars
What if I miss a Webinar? The Webinar presentations will be available afterwards on video.
What if a Webinar is full before I can sign up? Webinars have 50 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you miss a session you can view the video online afterwards.
Web Labs vs Live Webinars
What's the difference between the Web Labs and the Webinars? The Web Labs are hands-on projects where we work together. The Webinars are live online presentations.
Which is best for me? If you live in San Diego, come to a Lab! They will be super fun and give you a chance to do the work as you go. If you don't live nearby and really just want a better understanding of the overall topics, the Webinars provide a TON of information in a slides+lecture format.
Why do you teach the same things you sell? Isn't that "giving it away"?
Firstly, yes! But there will always be people who can't or don't want to do-it-themselves. I don't change my car's oil or sew my own clothes. There is still plenty of opportunity to do full-service website and graphic design.
Secondly, In 1997 I took a computer class to help with my typing speed. While waiting for the end of class one day I discovered the rudimentary drawing tools in Word and drew a little dog. The sharp-eyed teacher noticed it and suggested that I might belong in the graphic design classes more than the office class. The next day I made my way to the Mac Lab at San Diego Continuing Education and literally discovered my passion. Even though I had to sheepishly ask a fellow student how to turn on the first Power Mac I'd ever seen, I fell in love with the world of design. Since then I can honestly say that every day I learn something. I am always researching and trying new things either to fulfill a client request or solve a problem of my own. These courses are the product of that ongoing research. One of my favorite things is helping people learn how to work with their websites and I get a lot of satisfaction when I'm able to help someone - especially an older user - do something they've previously struggled with. While I see a lot of people burn out in this work, I've been going strong since 2005 and the only "secret" I can share is that learning is exciting. The more I teach, the more I learn and the more fun I have.
The word dharma and has many meanings. In Buddhism it is often used as "teaching" so Pixel Dharma is the dream I have of combining my enjoyment of learning with the joy I find in teaching. It is my humble attempt to pay it forward and give thanks to the many, MANY people who have helped me along the way - starting with the wise instructor who first turned me on to Photoshop in 1997.