frequently asked questions
The Practice Corner will have four videos per month, one per week.
All videos are pre-recorded with a new video released each week. Watch at your convenience up until they expire.
Practice Corner is a monthly membership program designed to be worked at a guided weekly pace. You have access to the current month's materials as part of your subscription, however we do not sell previous or future curriculum.
You can contact the Practice Corner at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high volume of email and time zone differences, please allow 2-3 business days to respond, longer over holidays or times of peak activity.
We may link you back to the Forums if the answer has been previously covered there.
Personal and exercise reviews-
Frankie and Kathy are the administrators of the Project Corner. Amy is a frequent visitor but the program is run day-to-day by Frankie with Kathy serving as technical backup. Keep in mind that the Practice Corner is not a project-based program. The focus is on the physical act of practicing not completing a coloring project.
There are a lot of variables that determine what level you color at. While we enjoy looking at your coloring samples and reading your personal story, it doesn't tell us what your skills truly are. For instance, if you have followed a tutorial closely, we may be seeing your amazing talent for following tutorials rather than your artistic instincts and hand dexterity.
We suggest reading the guide here to better estimate your skill & comfort level. You can also post photos of your work in the General Forum for member input. Our students know exactly how it feels to start fresh and they’re an excellent resource.
Note: our Forum moderators have been instructed NOT to offer skill evaluations. You must make the decision based upon honest self-reflection and the checkpoints listed in our guide.
The good news is that the Practice Corner is for everyone regardless the level of your coloring skills. Each month there will be a basic level coloring image, as well as a challenge image for the intermediate or advanced colorist that wants to push themselves beyond the technique of the month.
No drawing skills are required. Membership includes access to digital stamps and exercise guides.
The Gallery section and the Forums are there for your benefit but you are not obligated to participate.
We do not offer feedback via email. If you want project evaluation, you must share your project photo in the appropriate forum area.
Due to the digital nature of the Practice Corner and the learning aids, we can not offer free samples or refunds.
You can easily unsubscribe which will prevent further subscription charges.
Due to the digital nature of the Livestream and the learning aids, we can not offer refunds. You can easily unsubscribe which will prevent further subscription charges.
Regular practice is encouraged but every student works on their own timeline. However, feedback on the monthly exercises will only occur during the month it is released.
Feel free to share your class exercise photos online but please indicate that it is a VanillaArts.com, Practice Corner class assignment rather than your own original artwork. Linking directly to https://www.vanillaarts.com is always appreciated.
Note: Taking credit for class assignments as original artwork is self-defeating. You will always know that it wasn’t your idea, design, drawing, color palette, or technique selection. But here’s the other problem, when people see you make amazing art, they expect you to always make amazing art. So, when you finally put out your own original artwork and the new work looks radically different than the more professional looking class projects, it will be obvious that you lied by omission. It’s much better to say from the beginning that “this is a class project and I’m still learning.” Then friends and family can celebrate your hard work and growth!
You may not sell finished or unfinished Vanilla Arts class projects. Amy Shulke and Kathy Fernandez-Sierra of VanillaArts.com hold all rights to the line drawing, the concept, and the intellectual materials used to produce your class assignment.
We do not advise entering Vanilla Arts projects into contests, shows, or exhibits. Most events have strict rules against submitting kits, tutorial projects, and class assignments. They want original artwork. If the rules do not prevent assignment submissions, then limited permission to show is granted when:
- any Vanilla logo must be clearly present in your finished artwork
- you must clearly indicate on the submission form that this was a VanillaArts.com Practice Corner project
- any descriptive cards next to the artwork must indicate “Line drawing by VanillaArts.com"
We do not provide watermarking service, nor do we recommend that you watermark your project assignments. The Forum is private paid membership and the images are not displayed in high resolution formats. Your assignment is unlikely to be stolen. It's more important that we see your coloring clearly so that we can provide you the best support possible.
The Practice Corner is a class with a full lesson and demonstration. Unlike other online businesses, the Practice Corner is not a free advertisement which hopes to funnel you into making a greater purchase or investment. Our Practice Corner IS the investment.
Your Vanilla Arts account gives you access to a larger part of the VanillaArts.com website and your Practice Corner subscription pays for your monthly access and the printable learning aids.
The Practice Corner is a library of exercises. You are paying for access, not ownership.
To keep the subscription fee low and to make it fair to the people who have been faithfully subscribed from the beginning, we limit the number of exercises available.
Practice Corner is a subscription to a rotating library of practice materials. You are not purchasing permanent access, only a membership.
When a practice topic expires, you will no longer have access to those materials.
Practice Corner is a subscription to a library, not a forever access class purchase.
You must be enrolled to access the Vanilla Practice Corner library. When your subscription or membership ends, so does your access.
Monthly Practice Corner recordings and class packs are available to current subscribers for two months.
We rotate the library archives on a first-in first-out basis. There will always be two months of classes available in the archives at all times. We remove the oldest content to make room for the new practice materials, usually the first day of the month.
At this time, the Practice Corner and the Workshops are housed on two different websites. We are working now to consolidate everything onto one site. Please be patient, this is one of our top priorities!
Sure! But please understand that you lose ALL access to all Practice Corner videos, learning aids, and the Practice Corner Forum areas when your membership runs out.
Billing automatically occurs every month on the same day of the month that you originally subscribed. It is your responsibility to unsubscribe BEFORE the start of your next billing cycle.
We’re sorry, we do not offer refunds when you fail to unsubscribe before the billing cycle repeats. We also do not pro-rate your monthly subscription if you unsubscribe mid-month.
MONTHLY SUBSCRIBERS: Your membership expires 30 days after your last payment was made. For that 30 day period, you will have full access to the entire Practice Corner area.
6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTIONS: Your membership runs for 180 days. During this period you will have full access to the entire Practice Corner area. Once your membership has expired, you will no longer have any access to any part of the Vanilla Practice Corner area. No video access, no printables, and no forum access.
Sorry, you only have access to the Vanilla Practice Corner materials while your subscription is active.
To access videos and current practice materials again, please re-subscribe.
Note: Practice materials expire on a monthly basis. When you re-subscribe, you will be given access to the current archive contents NOT the content that was available when you were a member last.
We automatically bill subscribers on the anniversary day of their initial subscription.
Example: If you joined on the 12th, you will be billed each month on the 12th. For those joining on the 31st, you will be billed on the 30th.
Don't worry! You are paying for a full month's access (30 - 31 days). You will not be billed again until this date next month.
No. We keep the subscription price reasonable and consistent by controlling content rather than offering discounts.
Click here to be taken to the unsubscribe page and follow the directions.
Due to the digital nature of the class materials, we can not offer refunds.
We also do not pro-rate your monthly subscription when you unsubscribe mid-month.
Please visit the Vanilla Shop to purchase gift certificates of all types!
We accept major credit cards as well as PayPal. We do not accept personal checks or money orders by mail and we can not accept online cash transfers.
The system will put your membership into "pending" status but you will not regain access to the Vanilla Practice Corner areas until the payment has been made.
Please use your account page here Account to update or change your payment details.
The Practice Corner does not require a specific set of supplies. Please use any combination of paper and coloring mediums you might like as you explore the technique/skill of the month.
We do recommend that you use this opportunity to practice your chosen media rather than floundering between trendy products. You can not master the things you do not repeat.
What better time to experiment than when working through exercises versus a special project
All office grade printers and commercial copy machines which use heat-set toner rather than ink are safe for Copic use.
Some ink-based printers are safe but most are not. There is no spray, heat setting, or cure time that will transform unsafe printing into Copic safe printing!
For more information, discussion, and student recommendations, please log into the Practice Corner General Forums here.
No. You must be logged into your Vanilla Practice Corner account to access all class content including videos.
No. We do not allow video downloads. You must be logged into your Vanilla Practice Corner account to watch videos.
Yes, contact Lisa at email@example.com for hearing impaired options.
Click here to be taken to the log in page where you can begin the password reset process.
Vanilla Arts does not have access to your password and thus can not troubleshoot the spelling for you.
Still stuck? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide you through the reset process. Our hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern US Time.
Please go through the standard Practice Corner purchase process here. You will be prompted to enter the gift code at checkout time.
Note: your gift code is unique to you and specific to the Practice Corner. It will not work on other classes or in the Vanilla Arts Stamp Shop.
Please note: while Frankie and Kathy are Practice Corner program administrators, they can not resolve subscription, membership, payment, access, or other site related issues.
Email the Vanilla Arts Team at: email@example.com
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm United States Eastern Time.
Due to the high volume of email, please allow 2-3 business days to respond, longer over holidays or times of peak activity.
We may link you back to the Forum if the answer has been previously covered there.