I want to teach

Want to teach an art workshop Up North?

Inspiration Alcona is always interested in qualified art teachers of adults for several years into the future. The most likely event we might hire you for would be our annual Alcona Arts Retreat, held the Thursday through Sunday after Labor Day. You may apply at any time. Arrangements to teach are usually made more than a year in advance.

We look especially for established artists who sell their work regularly, love teaching and have significant experience with adults of all skill levels. We are interested in any art form for which a great lesson can fit into our three-day format.

Previously we have held classes in, for example, plein air painting, basic watercolor, acrylics, experimental watercolor, art journaling, portraits, quilting, photography, jewelry-making, and printmaking. We'd love to offer something new, but we also know that many students want to learn about the standards. Proposals for either type of class are welcome.

In most cases, our classes are limited to 12 students. The weekend begins with a mixer at which you will meet your students and give any preliminary instructions. Classes are nominally 9-noon and 1:30-4:30 both Friday and Saturday, plus a 9-1 session on Sunday. Teachers may adjust the hours as appropriate.

We are currently paying $1,000 for a class of eight students or more (almost all classes) plus a private room at the Lost Lake Woods Club lodge and all meals during the weekend.

Initial application is easy. Just send your name and contact information, a summary of your teaching experience, several images of your artistic work (a reference to a website is fine) and a few lines about the class you'd like to lead. Use email or snail mail, as you like.

Email: info@InspirationAlcona.org
Snail Mail: Inspiration Alcona, PO Box 506, Lincoln, MI 48742
Questions: Use email as above or call 989-736-3000.
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