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Frequently asked questions

How are Courses organized?


Yum City University, or YCU, is the institution of higher learning within Yum City and houses all our courses. Each course has a "textbook" that contains all the lessons, both text and video based. There is also a surrounding "classroom" where students can post their homework, get feedback and ask any questions. It is like facebook, with posts and comments on posts, but we are able to categorize the Feed into separate topics for weekly assignments, a topic for recorded zoom calls, etc.




What is included in the City Center membership?


We have 5 main buildings lining the city center main square. Yum City Management maintains The Library and The Museum, adding new art inspiration and art-making information, on a regular basis. The Gallery and The Cafe are buildings for our residents to do the talking. Posting work, commenting on work, asking questions, sharing ideas and sparking discussions. Office of the Mayor is where all the latest announcements are to be found.




Is it hard to learn to navigate within Yum City?


New software is always a challenge, but we try to get you up and running with the basics quickly. In The Pavilion, we recommend your first stop is The Concierge Desk. Here you will find all the onboarding instructions to learn about what is available in YC and how to get there. For instruction on the fundamentals of really interacting in YC, we have a free course known Yum City Driving School. This course is a collection of quick videos that teach you the basics.




Do you have live calls in Yum City?


Yes! Nurturing a rich community is one of our main priorities at YC and group calls are the best mixer we have found. Our monthly Art Parties are a great opportunity for residents to talk to each other and share with us what they are doing, in their studios or in their lives. We gather from our own studios and just chat as we work, free form. Yum City is outfitted with an Events tab where you can see all upcoming calls, RSVP for those calls, and grab the Zoom link to jump on.




How do you keep Yum City from getting too big?


We are very committed to making sure Yum City is a kept to a size where you can get to know your fellow artists and follow each other's growth in your work. As our population grows we have the capability on our platform to create Neighborhoods, smaller groups with their own local meeting places. You will never be anonymous in Yum City, if you do not want to be. We believe we all have alot ot share and alot to gain from doing our work in community.




Does Yum City have self-guided Courses?


Yes. While the teacher-led immersive courses are the richest way to learn, you have to wait for them to be offered. Many people want that info now! For those people, we have developed self study versions of our two master courses: abstract composition, and kickstart - developing a consistant studio practice. During the academic year 2021-22, we will broaden our course offerings to include introductory courses and specialized short courses, many of them self-directed and available on demand.




Do you have to be a collage artist to get the benefit of Yum City?


Not at all. We have many painters and mixed media artists in Yum City. Our common aim is that we like abstraction and the visual problems that abstraction presents. I personally just love the collage process as a way of constructing my work, but whatever materials you use are welcome here.




How is Yum City Organized?


Membership to Yum City is free. Just fill out your profile and you are wisked to our basic level membership area called The Pavilion. From there our offerings branch into two areas: Communities and Courses. Within Communities, you will find our flagship City Center community which, for a modest monthly fee gives you access to The Museum, The Library, The Gallery and The Cafe. All courses are found at Yum City University and are offered a la carte. You do not need to be a City Center member to attend the University.