Online Study

Online Study has been an integral aspect of the SFSS curriculum since 2011. It offers students substantive content while they benefit from freedom of location. Local students have been attracted to the flexibility that the online environment provides. Long-distance students from Israel, China, Taiwan, South Africa as well as both coasts of the U.S., contribute diversity and depth to the online program.

Spring 2024

Independent Study: Drawing, Painting, Photography, or Mixed Media
A one-on-one online study working directly with the instructor on subjects significant to the student and his/her work. Goals include clarifying intent, concept development, achieving cohesion, and ensuring depth in the work. Structured as an eight or ten week course, online independent study can focus on beginning, ongoing or finalizing projects.
Dates: On-going: 8 or 10-week study to be determined by instructor based on student goals.
Levels: All levels of experience
Media: Painting, Photography, Mixed Media, Photomontage, Pastel, Drawing, or other two-dimensional mediums
Tuition: $1250/10-weeks or $1000/8-weeks. Tuition is payable in two installments.
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How does SFSS online study work?

SFSS online courses are comprised of weekly modules with user-friendly forums for discussion and posting work. The online platform is a secure site, and students are provided 24/7 access via their private username/password login. Instructions on accessing the site, making comments and uploading work are provided. Technical help is available if needed.

Technical Requirements

Technical requirements for SFSS online study include a personal computer, laptop, or tablet with a browser capable of accessing the SFSS online site via the Internet. A laptop or personal computer is preferred but not required if your tablet offers you full access to the SFSS online-study platform. For convenience, some students use their phones to check activity in the course.