Seeking Instructors.

  • Dates of 2022 Virtual Gatherings
    • April 2-3                  (proposal due to AKS: 12/2/21)
    • June 25-26              (proposal due to AKS: 2/25/21)
    • November 5-6         (proposal due to AKS: 7/5/21)
  • AKS offers three types of workshops:
    • Option 1: Live format: which may include pre-recorded videos. Unlimited number of registrants. Questions via Zoom chat. Length of class is 2 hours and an additional 30-minute preparation session if needed.
    • Option 2: Hands-on 2 sessions workshop
      • Will consist of 2 two-hour sessions for a total of 4 hours of teaching. Sessions will be spread out over one or more weekend(s) to give interactive students time to work on the assignment. Will include an additional 30-minute preparation session if needed.
      • This workshop will have two types of students:
        • Interactive attendees will work alongside the instructor and receive live feedback. (Max 20)
        • Viewing attendees will only have access to the recordings after the class (Unlimited)
      • Option 3: Hands-on 3 sessions workshop
        • Will consist of 3 two-hour sessions for a total of 6 hours of teaching. Sessions will be spread out over one or more weekend(s) to give interactive students time to work on the assignment. Will include an additional 30-minute preparation session if needed.
        • This workshop will have two types of students:
          • Interactive attendees will work alongside the instructor and receive live feedback. (Max 20)
          • Viewing attendees will only have access to the recordings after the class (Unlimited)
        • All classes will be recorded. Recordings will be available to VG attendees who registered for that class for 2 months following the class. Recordings will only be accessed through the AKS website and will not be downloadable or shareable.
        • Distribution of any content pertaining to a class (such as instructions, designs, videos, etc.) will be through the AKS website and only available to registered attendees.

Instructor Compensation

  • Compensation will be based on the number of sessions and number/type of students.  A $500 honorarium is guaranteed in case a workshop has a very low turnout.  This honorarium is not in addition to the per-student compensation shown below.
Compensation Examples Option 1: Live Format Options 2/3: Hands on Workshops
All attendees (unlimited) $27 per student
Interactive attendees (max 20) $27 per student per session
Viewing attendees (unlimited) $9 per student per session
  • These examples use a benchmark of 50 students which is a conservative enrollment estimate based on previous Virtual Gatherings

Option 1 – Live Format

50 students x $27 per student

Total: $1,350

Option 2 – Hands On, 2 sessions

20 interactive students x 2 sessions, $27 per student per session = $1,080

30 viewing students x 2 sessions, $9 per student per session = $540

Total: $1,620

Option 3 – Hands On, 3 sessions

20 interactive students x 3 sessions, $27 per student per session = $1,620

30 viewing students x 3 sessions, $9 per student per session = $810

Total: $2,430

AKS Expectations:

  • We encourage multiple proposals.
  • New and unpublished projects will receive greater consideration.
  • Workshops that develop new skills or build/expand current skills will receive greater consideration.
  • AKS will work with potential instructors to determine the best type of workshop for the proposed class.
  • AKS will promote Virtual Gatherings. Instructors are also expected to promote their class.
  • Whether or not kits are available from the instructor, all materials must be easily sourced by attendees.

Deadlines

  • Proposal submissions must be 4 months prior to the event selected.
  • AKS will notify prospective instructors at least 3 months before the event.
  • Once AKS accepts a proposal, the instructor will be contacted and provided with a contract which will include a schedule for final submission of class deliverables.

Photo guidelines:

  • Photograph your artwork on a neutral background, preferably white. If your piece is white or very pale, photograph on a middle-value gray background.
  • Digital images should not be cropped too closely, leave at least 1/2 inch of the background visible.
  • If necessary, artwork can be photographed from different angles and closeup shots are encouraged. Up to five photos can be submitted for each entry.
  • Digital image specifications: jpeg, maximum 2 MB, square cropped preferred – photo will be sized after submission.

AKS respects the intellectual property and copyright protections of the instructors. We notify attendees that they are prohibited from distributing materials, copying videos, teaching, or profiting from commercial use related to taking an AKS class. Instructors may add their own copyright notice.

Workshop Proposal Application