- NOT EVEN CLOSE TO A COURSE: SHAME ON SANDRA ANGELO AND NORTH LIGHT!!! Review by CIGDEM
I am a physician and artist living in Turkey. While working towards my BFA degree, I purchased Sandra Angelo's "Color Theory Made Really Easy" home study course from North Light in October 2012. I had it sent to a relative living in the States. My first disappointment was to learn from him that one of the course books was missing in the delivered package and I had to ask for it to be sent separately. I didn't have the chance to see the actual course before, because my relative could only bring them to my country this summer. I was absolutely shocked to see that the so called "course" consists of books that are not only very short (less than 30 pages each, with large print fit for school children), but contain only elementary school level knowledge and instructions, with LOTS of advertisements of other Sandra Angelo products on every page!!! In fact, the so called course seems to be geared more toward selling further products than teaching anything. The DVD is 30 minutes and also very simple in content. As such, this course does NOT even come close to explaining the secrets of Old Masters as it boasts to do, but could only be of use to elementary school children, and NOT the brighter ones. Ms Angelo seems to have been in such a hurry to launch this inferior product on customers that she keeps mentioning "compliments" and "complimentary colors" to describe "complementary" colours. What a lack of intellectual effort as well as respect for prospective buyers! I feel abused and mistreated not only by Ms Angelo but by North Light as well. I wrote to North Light Customer Service explaining how disappointed I was in this not-even-close-to-being-a-course product and NORTH LIGHT CUSTOMER SERVICE DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO REPLY TO MY REQUEST FOR A REFUND. This course should NOT be advertised as a course teaching Old Master secrets; it could only be considered an Introductory Course to Colour and I sincerely think it is worth less than 30 USD in its current state. I paid 170.85 USD (157 + 13.85 for S&H) for this simplistic and utterly useless-for-adults-so-called-course (!!!) and the product is nothing but a reminder of how I was mistreated by Ms Angelo and North Light. So, no "compliments" to either; please look elsewhere to learn about "complementary" colours. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A COURSE.
Professor Cigdem Gokce, MD, MRCP(UK), BFA
(Posted on 9/9/13)