Hues & Shades Art Classes
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do these courses function?

Every course has a set of face-to-face classes, on-line exercises and assignments. On registering for a course the exercises and assignments are activated one at a time. Students are expected to complete an exercise and assignment and upload a photo / scanned image of the art work for critique by the tutor. The next exercise / assignment becomes available immediately after an exercise / assignment is submitted. After completion of a prescribed set of exercices & assignments the student can schedule a face-to-face session with the tutor.
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2. Is it mandatory to attend the face-to-face classes?

Yes, it is mandatory to attend the face-to-face classes with the tutor. A face-to-face class can be scheduled with the tutor after completion of a prescribed set of exercises / assignments as per the course plan. The next exercise in the course plan will be activated only after the student attends the face-to-face session.
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3. How is the courseware sent?

The courseware is published on-line the moment a student completes the on-line registration. Exercises and assignments are published one at a time after each exercise / assignment is submitted or a face-to-face class is completed.
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4. Can I start a course now?

Yes, you can start a course at any time. To start a course contact the tutor directly by wrting to admin@huesnshades.com
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5. Are your courses accredited?

No, none of our courses are accredited. The Art Class is also not accredited. All courses and their content have been designed by the tutor.
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6. How do I submit the exercises and assignments?

All exercises and assignments are submitted on-line via features in the on-line application. You can also download and use an android application in your smart phone to upload your exercise and assignments to the on-line application. The tutor reviews these submissions and provides written comments which can be viewed by the student in the on-line application. The student can also show the hard copies of the art work to the tutor during the face-to-face classes.
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7. How do I get an appointment for the face-to-face classes?

You can view the available appointment times in the on-line application once an appointment is activated in your course plan. You are free to chose from the available times and set up an appointment with the tutor for a face-to-face class.
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8. What happens if I cannot complete a course within the prescribed time?

All courses have a prescribed time within which it is desirable to complete the course. However, for every course there is also an additional prescribed grace period to complete the course. If you are unable to complete the course even after the grace period an additional fees amounting to 20% of the course fees will be charged for an extension of six months if you wish to continue in the course. You may avail of a maximum of three such extensions.
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9. Are there any exams?

No, there are no exams in any course. However students are required to complete an assignment at the end of every topic in a course and submit it via the on-line application. It is not possible to skip the assignments as the course plan does not progress until an assignment that is due is submitted.
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10. Do the courses have a timetable for studies and the submission of assignments?

Every course has a course plan consisting of a sequence to topics, exercises, assignments and face-to-face classes. Courses do not have a time tables but a recommended duration in which it is desirable to complete the course. Students can pace themselves at their convenience to complete a course within the recommended duration. Additional grace time is also provided to complete a course if required.
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11. Do you give a certificate after completion of a course?

Yes, we provide a citation to students who complete all the requirements of a course. The citation is signed by the tutor. Please note that none of the courses are accredited.
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12. How do I receive comments on my submissions?

The tutor will provide written comments for every submission made by the student in the on-line application. The feedback is also provided via the on-line application. Additionally, the student can review the actual drawings with the tutor during the face-to-face classes and receive more feedback.
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13. Are these courses available for children?

As these courses assume a certain degree of familiarity with working on computers and since they only have a limited face-to-face interaction with the tutor they may not be suitable for children under the age of 14 years. The format of these courses are more suited to adults who would like to learn art at their own convenience and pace. For children the regular face-to-face classes are more suitable. You can get details about these regular face-to-face classes by writing to the tutor at admin@huesnshades.com
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14. Are these courses available to students outside Bangalore?

The structure of the courses require periodic face-to-face classes to be completed at various stages of a course. Since it may not be possible for students outside Bangalore to attend these face-to-face classes it is preferred that only students in Bangalore and those who are willing to attend the face-to-face classes enrol for these classes.
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15. How long does it take for my tutor to comment on my submissions?

Though in most cases the tutor will try and comment on your submissions within a day it may in some instances take up to three days to comment on your submissions. You will receive a notification email at your registered e-mail id every time the tutor comments on a submission. On receiving the e-mail notification you can log in to the on-line application to view the comments.
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16. How do I receive help and guidance from the tutor if I get stuck while doing an assignment?

The on-line application allows you to submit a query to your tutor. Queries can be submitted for a particular exercise / assignment or can be generic in nature. Your tutor will try and respond to these queries within a day in most cases. All exercises and assignments also allow you to make two types of submissions, multiple optional draft submissions and a final submission. You can use the draft submissions along with your notes for the draft submissions as a means to get your queries on the exercise / assignment answered.
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17. What happens in the face-to-face classes?

The face-to-face classes are used by the tutor to teach the student various techniques on the topic being covered. The tutor also gets a chance to see the actual hard copy drawings of the student and provide additional comments over and above what was provided through the on-line application. In these classes the student gets a chance to ask questions and get hands-on guidance from the tutor. Apart from the instructions contained in the on-line course material these face-to-face classes are the main vehicle of instruction to the student.
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18. Are the face-to-face sessions conducted in groups or individually?

The face-to-face sessions are conducted in small groups of up to 5 students each. The group size on a given day could be smaller depending on how many students have taken an appointment with the tutor on the day.
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19. If I start the course and decide that it is not suitable for me will the fees paid be refunded?

The fees for all the courses can be paid in installments as indicated in the Course Prices page. The student may also pay the entire course fees upfront as a single one time payment. Within three weeks from the day of commencement of the course, if the student is not satisfied with the course the student can ask for a refund of the fees paid. The balance fees paid by the student after deducting Rs. 500/- for administrative charges will be refunded. The course commences from the day the student is provided the registration code for the course irrespective of when the student actually starts the course by accessing the course in the on-line application.
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20. Can I enroll for more than one course at the same time?

Yes, while you can enroll for more than one course at the same time, or enroll for new a course before the previous course is complete, it is advised that you take one course at a time and enroll for a new course only after you have completed the currently enrolled course.
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21. Do all students enrolled for a course get exactly the same course ware?

The structure of a course is the same for all the enrolled students but for changes that might occur from time to time as the course ware is updated or improved with time. However, the actual content of the course could vary from student to student. Though there is a standard template including content for each course the tutor has a flexibility in the on-line application to change the content for any student based on the progress made by the student. This ensures that the tutor is able to adapt the course content to suit the specific needs of individual students. We do not believe in "one-size fits all" and this is an unique feature of these art classes.
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22. How do I register for a course?

To register for a course please send an email to the id admin@huesnshades.com with your contact details including your contact number and we will get back to you and guide you through the process.
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For queries drop a note to admin@huesnshades.com