Thursday, September 2, 2010
Teaching Clay Class
Actually, this bearish economy made the decision for me as we do need to pay our bills. Wether I have 2 students or 40 students in a class, I walk away with my little bit of income from the class which is dependant on an hourly teaching rate as I have always been hired on a part time basis. When teaching at an art center or college the class of course gets cancelled with only 2 students and this has been happening often as people are not signing up for art classes like they use to. Well guess what, If I have two students coming to my studio I don't need to cancel. Thus, I am able to offer smaller classes and make a better hourly rate with just a third student in the class. The smaller classes have been fabulous for numerous obvious and not so obvious reasons. These reasons might make it onto another blog post.
Part time teaching is financially quite difficult as the cost of living in the United States is very high. Part time work often means minimal benefits if any and definitely no health benefits. The educational system would crumble without part-time or adjunct faculty.
The students are stopping by tonight to pick up the many wonderful objects they made. The kiln is still cooling but I should be able to see inside in a few hours. Such anticipation! I choose these drinking cups to post today as the students have encouraged me to make several new cups for the studio.
Concept to Creation
Keep Making Pots!
Posted by Theresa Yondo at 9:02 AM