Foire aux questions
Are the classes just about modelling ?
The first wave of classes are designed around growing your modelling skills, but as we grow and progress we will be inviting guest tutors to create projects for your teacher to share with you.
We have some exciting idea's for you to play and experiment with in future classes and it is always way more fun in a group, with everyone bringing different idea's to the table.
How do I find a teacher ?
Firstly visit the interactive map, follow the button above the FAQs
If there isn't a teacher in your area, you can sign up to another teacher and be part of their 'virtual' group - we aim to keep local members together, so that when teaching can take place face to face they are able to do that as a group.
We also have a timetable of the Skills Support Sessions our teachers are running, what days and times each month, this might help if you have other commitments and need to find a teacher to fit in with your life.
If you are not sure and would still like to join us, contact Rhu and she will put you in touch with one of the teachers.
Can I dip in and out of classes
Cake Minds has been formed from the Monthly Modeller classes design, run by Rhu since 2012, which are about committing to ongoing classes rather than dipping in and out.
This is still the case for face to face classes, however, you are free to pick and choose what classes you take online, when you want and with who you would like - we would like to encourage you to follow the Cake Minds programme if you can where you will build on your skills over a course of projects
We would still like you to commit to our online virtal coffee chats, the benefits are boundless and offer a great escape from the every day craziness we find ourselves in.
Cake Minds has been formed to benefit everyone, our students know they have a regular meeting to enjoy, create and meet new friends (take a look at what our students have to say)
For teachers running regular classes with regular students allows them to build on local communities and provide a support network.
What do I need to bring to the class ?
An apple for the teacher !!
No seriously, no apples required. We ask that you bring your own tools, workmat and box to take home your project - some packaging might be a good idea for transportation.
If you are taking an online class we are keen that you get into the habit of having all your tools, materials and equipment ready
We believe it is better for you to learn how to use your own tools and become confident in using different tools for a variety of uses, many of them are very multifunctional. If you don't have a certain tool it is likely that the teacher will be able to suggest an alternative that you do have
Basic Tool Kit for Students
Workboard - non-stick board is recommended with a non-slip mat underneath
Rolling pin - small
or set of PME tools
FMM scriber tool
ball tool - both small and general size
knife or palette knife
How do I pay ?
Payments are made directly between you and your teacher.
Your monthly membership subscription is paid to your own teacher and then any subsequent online classes are paid to the relevant teacher hosting that class
What if I can't make a class ?
Please inform your teacher as soon as you can, however, as with all paid courses, we would expect that you will pay for your missed face to face class.
Payment for online classes is upfront and non-refundable - the payment is between you and the teacher hosting the class, therefore you would not necessarily be able to transfer to another teacher hosting the same class - however, if the original host teacher is running that class again they may, if space allows, be happy for you to transfer to that class.