Q1. How long are workshops?
Workshops can vary in length based on the needs of the planned projects and the ages. When proposing a workshop, it is important to consider the necessary amount of instructional time you will need to give your students a meaningful experience or project, while also keeping them engaged. Below are lengths of previous workshops and the time they took place, feel free to propose your own:
- 1.5 hours (6:00pm-7:30pm)
- 3.5 hours (10:00am-2:00pm with 30 minute lunch)
- 5 hours (10:00am-4:00pm with 1-hour lunch)
- Full 8 hours (Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm with 1-hour lunch)
Q2. What are the recommended ages?
The age group of a class decides so much about the structure and lesson planning. Please note that we allow ages 16+ to enroll in our adult classes. Below are a few recommended age groups that classes have followed so far. Many workshops are open to a mixed group of ages (e.g. Adults/Kids 12+). You may propose an entirely new age range.
- Pre-school: ages 3-5
- Lower Elementary: ages 5-10
- Upper Elementary: ages 8-12
- Middle/high school: ages 11-15
- Adult: ages 16+
Q3. Does my workshop have to be on a Saturday?
The art center is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays. The majority of our workshops will occur on the weekend as our classrooms are often booked up with six-week courses during the week-days. Saturdays offer many prospective students the time to commit to workshops that are longer in length (3+ hours). Certain times of the year may allow for workshops to be scheduled during the week day such as when we have no weekly courses.
For deep dive workshops (8 hours of instruction) we have the multi-day model of Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm with the same set of students. This multi-day model can also work if your particular medium/project needs time to dry or set.
Q4. How are supplies handled?
When possible, we like to try and use the art supplies that we already have on hand first (e.g. acrylic paints, paint brushes, paper etc.). Any additional or specialty supplies will be ordered through Dick Blick or amazon as needed. Generally speaking, Arts@302 will provide all or most supplies for children’s classes. Students in adult classes will be expected to purchase some or all supplies for their classes.
In your proposal, please list ALL supplies that you will need (including the no-brainers) and be as specific as you can, including web links when necessary. Executive Director, Jennifer Deal, will be your contact for handling supplies.