How to Teach an Art or Craft Class ~ Session 1

January 14, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
2905 E. Skyline Drive; Suite 262
Tucson, AZ 85718
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How to Teach an Art or Craft Class
Tuesdays, January 14 and January 21  (two-session class) 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Instructor, Andrea Edmundson; www.AndreaEdmundson.ART;  [email protected]

This class qualifies participants for one CEU (continuing education unit) from the University of Arizona at the cost of $25. Please contact the instructor Dr. Andrea Edmundson ([email protected]) for details and the CEU application form.

$125.00 per person
Minimum # of students: 2, Maximum # of students: 6

Not all artists are good instructors! To be an effective art or craft instructor, you need to hone your adult education skills. In this class, you learn how to design skills-based classes using learning objectives. Based on those objectives, you will design activities - and sequence them - to ensure that students learn what you intended! In addition, you will write a clear class description, create a syllabus or realistic agenda, and generate handouts. 

Too many students do not return to classes because they didn't learn what they expected to learn, or the instructors were ill-prepared and could not manage different skill levels. If you want to teach, this is a great place to start. If you already teach, this class can help you make modifications or simply refresh your approach.

The class is two 2-hour sessions, plus post-class individual feedback:
Session 1
What not to do as an art or crafts instructor
Create a course goal and learning objectives for a specific audience (age, experience level, etc.)
Design learning activities that help students achieve learning objectives while having fun
Sequencing and timing your activities

Create a draft lesson plan for review and revision in Session 2.

Session 2
Review and revise draft lesson plans
Write a course description, syllabus/agenda, and plan handouts
Next steps – practicing and making adjustments as needed (timing, activities, etc.)
Self-help strategies – checklists, prep, slow/fast learners, memory tricks, etc.

Post-Class Feedback (Optional)
The instructor will provide feedback on your final lesson plan or observe you teaching class.

The price for the class includes materials, and students leave with a finished product. All tools necessary are provided. Classes are held at the SAAG Gallery at La Encantada.  We are located next to Tommy Bahama near the restaurants.  Visit us at

Class Policy
All classes that do not have the minimum number of participants by one week prior to class will be cancelled. It is difficult for teachers to order supplies and prepare for classes at the last minute.

No refunds for classes one week prior to class date.
You must be able to provide a receipt of payment to the teacher

SAAG Workshop manager: Marnie Ehlers: 52O-39O-6627 or email [email protected]


$125.00 Class Fee/Member ~ How to Teach Session 1 - January 2020

$125.00 Class Fee/Guest ~ How to Teach Session 1 - January 2020