Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans on a case-by-case basis via PayPal or Venmo (not Eventbrite). Email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com for details with “Payment Plan” in the subject line.
Do you offer discounts?
Some classes have group discounts. If a class has a group discount, the price on Eventbrite will show as a range (e.g. $230 - $250). When you click on Register Now, you will be able to see the individual rate and the group rate. We also offer limited-time discount codes at events we love like Nerd Nite and Me Mer Mo Mondays, so join us there!
Why should I take a class instead of learning from YouTube or a book?
In-person classes offer the opportunity to meet like-minded people. dadageek classes are taught by talented artist who have been working in their medium for years. As working artists, they are a great source of inspiration and they offer a wealth of knowledge gained through personal experience. In other words—you’ll meet cool people! And you’ll get a chance to exhibit your work at the student showcase.
What the difference between dadageek classes and workshops?
Full classes meet 7 times and are structured to help a student complete a self-directed project. Full classes teach foundational skills that students can use to create more projects. Workshops are meet either 3 or 4 times. The projects are more structured and are meant to serve more as an introduction to the skill set.
I have questions about a class. How do I contact the instructor?
If you’ve read the description on dadageek.com (it has more info than the Eventbrite listing) and you still need to know more to make a decision, email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com, and we can put in contact with the instructor. You can also post a question on the Facebook event page for the class.
I won’t be able to attend one of the scheduled class sessions, should I still take the class?
In most cases, you can miss one class and catch up. If you are interested in a class, email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com, and we can put in contact with the instructor to work out a make up plan.
I’m unsure what a class is about. How can I find out more?
If you’ve read the description on dadageek.com (it is more comprehensive than the Eventbrite listing) and you still need to know more to make a decision, email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
Are students required to show work at the student showcase?
The student showcase is 100% optional. But many students take the opportunity to share their projects at the showcase, and overwhelmingly report that it’s a fun and exciting experience :)
Who are your instructors?
Our instructors are working artist and educators with a passion for their craft and for teaching others. To learn more about the instructor for any given class go to the class listing on dadageek.com and click on the About the Instructor tab.
How large are the classes?
Classes have a maximum of 14 students. The average class size is between 9 and 12 students. We make sure that each student can get lots of one-on-one attention from the instructor.
I’m on the waitlist for a class. What are my chances of getting in?
It depends. If a student drops the class, we will contact the 1st person on the waitlist. So your chances are dependent on how long the waitlist is and when you signed up. If you want to find out more about your specific waitlist status, email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com and put “Waitlist” in the subject line.
What classes will you be offering in the future?
Our class offerings for 2018 will be posted on the website soon. We are always looking for new topics and instructors. Have a class you’d love to see us offer? Email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com, and we’ll see what we can do! Put “New Class Request” in the subject line.
Does dadageek offer classes for teens/kids?
Most of our students are adults. However, mature teens 16 years and older can register for dadageek classes. No special accommodations will be made.
Do you offer Intermediate and Advanced classes?
Most of our classes are for beginners. However, we will be introducing more Intermediate and Advanced classes in 2018 and 2019. If you are interested in a class, email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com, and we’ll see what we can do! Put “Intermediate/Advanced Class” in the subject line.
Do you offer scholarships?
We reserve limited spots each quarter based on a combination of financial need and artistic merit. If you are interested in applying, please email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com and put “Scholarship” in the subject line.
Are you hiring instructors?
We are always looking for great instructors! If you have some teaching experience and/or are a practicing artist working in creative coding or expressive tech, email us at TheTeam@dadageek.com and let’s talk! Put “Interested in Teaching” in the subject line.