Marquetry School #14: Home School success!

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 11-02-2019 05:31 AM 1198 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first student has just finished his level one interactive video course and it was a big success. He received over three hours of video instruction and sent me ten videos of his work for critique. We communicated on messenger several times a day. It really was just like he was here.

I actually think that it is a better course for the student than being here. When I have students in class I can be a little laid back with the instruction sessions because if I forget something, they are right there and I can tell them. In the videos the students aren’t there so I do a better job of covering everything the first time. And then there is the bonus that they have the videos to go back to, not just their memories.

At a range of a few thousand miles Matt was able to achieve the same results that my “in shop” students have and he enjoyed it enough that I just sent him the materials package for level two.

Here are some pictures of the class.


Thanks for looking in,


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 11-02-2019 05:39 AM

This is great Paul I never could imagine being able to teach remotely but seeing your post the proof is in the pudding, great teaching job Paul and Matt obviously Matt is a great student.


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#2 posted 11-02-2019 10:48 AM

Great work by the students…taught by the master!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-02-2019 12:26 PM

Great job in teaching this art. I enjoy seeing how they do this.

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#4 posted 11-02-2019 02:45 PM

Totally awesome Paul!!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#5 posted 11-02-2019 03:41 PM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 11-02-2019 03:56 PM


-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#7 posted 11-02-2019 07:39 PM

Allright! Glad technology is making a huge difference with your Courses…

Sounds GREAT!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 11-02-2019 10:35 PM

Well done Paul and Congratulations Matt!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#9 posted 11-03-2019 02:15 AM

Awesome idea! Well done!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#10 posted 11-03-2019 06:22 AM

Where there’s a will there’s a way and there’s Paul. Who said old guys can’t do video….LOL! Congratulations to you both on completing the journey!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 11-03-2019 10:37 AM

A great start for your video classes Paul. I was very well impressed with Matt’s results and also with how well organized his tools are judging by the wall in the background of the photo.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 11-11-2019 12:26 AM

Thats sooo cool and makes the modern world make more sence.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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