Instructor Application

If you are interested in teaching a class for the Macoupin Art Collective, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page, and we will get back to you to work out the details.

We generally pay our instructors an hourly rate of $20 per hour of instruction, plus a half-hour of preparation time per class session. If an instructor comes in to The MAC to prepare for a class that does not require pre-registration, and no students show up for the class, we will pay the instructor for one hour to compensate them for travel and preparation time.
We pay our instructors this way, rather than per student, so that we can maintain a consistent pricing structure. As such, we require a certain number of students per class to remain profitable, and we expect instructors to assist us in promoting their classes.
If this doesn't work for you, please feel free to start a conversation in the 'Other Notes' section of the instructor application form, and we'll see if we can work something out. But remember, we are a budding nonprofit community organization dedicated to arts and crafts education (especially for kids in our community... and yes... we're shamelessly trying to tug at your heartstrings a little bit), and we can use all the help we can get!

Name *
Phone *
clay, drawing, fibers, painting, photography, stained glass, woodworking, etc.
Give a brief description (2-3 sentences) of the proposed class, as it would appear on our website or in marketing material. Please include the finished product that students will take home after the class, the tools and materials students will learn to use, an overview of skills that students will learn, and the major steps that students will go through to create the finished product.
Please provide an estimated cost per student, and list all tools and materials that we may need to obtain for the course. Be sure to make a distinction between essential tools that students can take home at the end of the class, and consumable materials or optional specialized tools that can stay at The MAC for students to share during the class. We prefer to buy tools and materials in bulk to save on our costs and provide students a lower price than if they purchased these materials on their own. However, we ask that you use ‘list price’ or ‘retail price’ when figuring per-student costs. If possible, provide links to retailer websites as reference to help us purchase these materials.
Please give us several options to help us work your class into our existing schedule.
Provide a brief description of your teaching and artistic experience, as it would appear in the course description on our website or in marketing material.
If you have a professional website or Facebook page for your business, please provide a link here. A website is not required, but if you cannot provide one, be prepared to provide a portfolio or samples of your work before being considered as an instructor.
If you require any special accommodations, or there are details for the proposed class that did not fit into any of the above fields, please list them here.