Hi Everyone, not able to list currently because I’m working on a wedding invite I can’t reveal (frustrating), 4 different Lino blocks, with some lovely typesetting & a lot of printing!!!
@thedotterypotter & @carolinefrodsham - My son & I FaceTime - often we’ll do it whilst we’re both washing up or doing other stuff - it’s a virtual hang-out, I find it far better than phonecalls - It softened the blow a bit when he first left home…
@SueTrevor - I agree with everyone’s comments re:courses. I love your work, it’s beautiful.
Do you want to use your materials? What about providing similar materials & @paperchainsandbeads is right - provide cheaper tools that you’re happy to be expendable. I used to teach 6 hour courses. I’d break the day up with a short morning & afternoon breaks & a ½ hr(ish) lunch. It’s good to have something relatively easy to make, that you can be flexible with, i.e. keep simple for less able, expand for more able. If they’re textile artists already I’m guessing they’ll have transferable skills. Map your day to a basic plan that you can steer back to, particularly if you get more able learners with lots of questions who might dig to deeply into your hard-learned tricks-of-your-trade.
Cost-wise I do this: multiply your hourly rate by 6 hours & divide by number of learners + materials per learner, plus venue (if you have to hire one), it’s a good starting point & tweak for learner-affordability/your-earning. The more learners you have the better rate per learner BUT the more learners you have the harder it is for you. Don’t forget, you can use your more able learners to help your less able, where necessary if you’re in too much demand - it’s good for their learning. Don’t worry about people ‘expecting an experienced tutor’ - ALL Teacher’s/Tutors have to start somewhere - even trained teacher’s & you really do learn on the job, & in the beginning it’s a scary-ol’ They’re-Gonna-Find-Me-Out business. You know your subject, they want to know from you! Good luck!
Can you tell I was a teacher! …I’ll stop… - bit of a stream of consciousness - back to the mammoth wedding-invite mega-print-a-thon!
Here’s my card good for Mother’s Day!