Iguana Art Academy

Getting Started…

Welcome to Iguana Art Academy! We’re glad you’re here.

Now that you are registered, let’s get started! This page should help you find your way around the school. Browse the categories below for quick answers. No luck? Contact us via the form below or email support@iguanaacademy.com and we’ll take care of you.

Again, we’re glad you’ve joined the fun here at Iguana!

Now that you’re registered as an Iguana student, follow these steps to get rolling:

  1. Set up your personal profile. Hover over your name/username in the upper right-hand corner to view a dropdown menu. Browse the options there, including “Edit my profile” and “Settings”. It’s all pretty intuitive- add whatever you want classmates to know about you, add an avatar (profile image), etc.

Getting Started FAQs

I just purchased a course. Now what?

Congratulations and welcome to Iguana Art Academy! We’re glad you’re here to learn with us.

Once you’ve completed registering and purchasing your course, check your email inbox for confirmation and a link to login in to your Student Dashboard. You’ll see the login link in the upper right-hand corner of the website, iguanaacademy.com.

Setting up your personal profile

Once you are registered with Iguana, you have your personal profile. Here you can create your own avatar and personalize your public identity. Though only other registered Iguana students can interact with you, use discretion in what you share in any online environment.*

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To view your profile, just hover over your name in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage to open up a profile dropdown menu, then click on “View profile”. Once your profile page opens, you can fill in the form to complete your profile, update your profile image, and more.

*We take online safety seriously; therefore Iguana Art Academy will never share or distribute your personal information with anyone. 

Can I see a list of course lessons and dates?

Because our courses repeat on a regular basis, and sometimes overlap, it would be confusing to list the lesson dates for each on a calendar. However, you can easily view a list of all the lessons in your course from your Student Dashboard. Lessons are released every 7 days, making it easy to figure lesson dates if you know your course start date.

Click on your name at the top of any webpage > then select COURSES from the dropdown menu > select your course > select CURRICULUM to view a list of your course’s lessons. See screenshots below.

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Help! I do not see my lesson or the assignment material!

A few causes for this no-show:

  1. Chances are you are early for the show. :)  Lesson and lesson material are dispersed on Mondays. Check back and you should find what you’re looking for.
  2. Make sure you are logged in to your account.
  3. Refresh your browser to clear the cache (stored webpages, settings)
  4. Check if you have Adobe Flash Player installed in your browser. Automatic detection and easy download here.
  5. Lastly, it could be a tech issue on our side. If you’re not early, you’re logged in correctly, and you’ve refreshed your browser, please contact us and we’ll find out what’s causing this malarkey! Oh, and please accept our apology for the inconvenience.

Tips for watching lesson videos

Watching the lesson video is simple with the navigation tools. Lessons are available 24/7, and you will appreciate the ability to view demonstrations one step at a time:

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Where is the Student Resources page?

You can find the Student Resources page via the menu at the top of every page under Resources > Student Resources and by clicking here.

Course FAQs

Do courses require a textbook?

Some courses may have a textbook, but most do not. If the instructor does make use of a textbook, you’ll find it listed in the supply list that comes with each course.

How do students receive feedback on their assignments?

Students receive feedback through each lesson’s IAG (Iguana Assignment Gallery) or the lesson forum. Assignments that require responses to questions are handled in a discussion forum unique to each lesson and course, private to the students in that course.

Image-based assignments are handled in the IAG, also accessible only to students in that course (level, age group). The IAG is a great way for students to view classmates work and share comments and feedback. Click IAG screenshot for a larger view.

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What age groups are your courses for?

Iguana Art Academy courses are suitable for Middle School, High School, and Adult students. Interaction among students is integral to making learning fun, we organize our courses so that you learn with your peers. This facilitates an environment that is fun, engaging, and safe.  Be sure to select the appropriate age group for you or your student when registering for a course.

What about course materials or supply lists?

Every course has a supply list; on each course’s listing page, just click on “Materials” in the course info box to view. You will appreciate that supplies are kept at a minimum to keep costs down. Some lists have links to online vendors, some of whom will have your course’s supplies already organized and ready for you to order (how easy is that?!). You can print out your list and shop locally or online. :)     >Click to view courses

Will you please explain the Feedback options?

Our courses offer up to four feedback options: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. For more details, go to Feedback Options.

Other than Bronze, not all Feedback options are available for every course at all times.

Can my child earn high school credit for Iguana courses?

Yes, high school credits can be earned for courses taken here at Iguana Art Academy! Find details and additional resources on our High School Credit page.

When can I watch the next lesson?

Lessons are released weekly on Mondays, and are available for students to watch 24/7 after that  whenever they choose to login.
No doubt some of you will complete your assignments early and be eager to get started on the next lesson. Patience, my dear Watson! The weekly lesson format helps keep the entire class in sync so as to make the most of feedback for assignments. Everyone in your classroom is working on the same assignment!
Students can review previous lessons anytime during the length of the course, but forthcoming lessons will be available on upcoming Mondays, one week at a time.

Can I see a list of course lessons and dates?

Because our courses repeat on a regular basis, and sometimes overlap, it would be confusing to list the lesson dates for each on a calendar. However, you can easily view a list of all the lessons in your course from your Student Dashboard. Lessons are released every 7 days, making it easy to figure lesson dates if you know your course start date.

Click on your name at the top of any webpage > then select COURSES from the dropdown menu > select your course > select CURRICULUM to view a list of your course’s lessons. See screenshots below.

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Is there a course syllabus?

You can find the syllabus on the course description page under the tab “Curriculum”.  Start at the Courses page to select a course and read its description, view the syllabus, and more.

 

Does IAA have any religious or political affiliations?

Iguana Art Academy is not affiliated with any religion or political association, nor does the school discriminate for any reason, including race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion/religious worldview, disability, gender, political view, citizen status, or artistic ability.

We do organize students in groups per three age groups for the purpose of safety, maturity compatibility, and privacy. Students are to register per their age group: Middle School (grades 6-8), High School (grades 9-12), and Adult (college/career/adult).

Some instructors may instinctively teach such that their personal worldview is evident, but in no way do any instructors at Iguana Art Academy pass judgement on any person for their personal views, and reciprocates respect for others’ worldviews. Instructors who teach from a specific worldview are noted in their course descriptions.

If ever you come across discrimination of any kind from instructor, Iguana staff, or students, please contact us immediately so we may address it promptly.

Are the courses online or onsite?

All courses are online and available 24/7. We do offer onsite workshops (ArtShops) which you can read about here.

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