Have you envied your artist friends who post photos of creative workshops they’re teaching in Santa Fe or Hawaii or Mexico and wondered how they got so lucky? Or envied those artists who are holding virtual classes from their own studios? If you’ve thought, “I’d love to do that but I wouldn’t know where to begin” or “I haven’t got the credentials to teach art,”
Well, it isn’t about luck OR credentials.
Since I was a child, I knew I wanted to teach art although I made a huge life-circle back to teaching. But I know that many of you haven’t ever facilitated workshops or classes and are just beginning to get the itch to share what you know and love.
Maybe you’re not really sure if you’re “qualified” to teach or how you would go about organizing classes or how to get people to enroll in your workshops.
One benefit artists gain from teaching workshops is the added income. If you want to earn more than you are from selling your art, facilitating classes sure beats a job-job to supplement your bankroll.
But money isn’t the only reason to teach.
Besides getting to hang out with other creatives, facilitating classes expands your exposure in the art community, gives you the opportunity to show (and sell) more of your own work and can bring you invitations to teach at other events and participate in open studios.
What if you love to go to workshops and take classes but don’t really feel called to teach?
One of the best ways I know to get to take lots of courses is to bring artists together to create your own gatherings or retreats and it isn’t really difficult to do. Find out how you can learn from some of the most brilliant and in-demand teachers in the arts HERE. Today the Inspiring Teachers Course is open for registration.Lets Connect