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Teach @ MS

  • Teach or Present a workshop at Maker Station

    If you would like to teach a class or hold a workshop at Maker Station, please look at the points below and make contact with MS staff, we will help you structure and promote it, but we need this info from you:

    Please read each question description carefully to be sure that your responses contain the required information. Cover these points for each class/workshop you want to propose.

    The first half of the list covers the basic proposal and logistical details, the second collects material for the registration page and promotional materials for the class.

    If you have any questions or concerns before then, contact the staff at Maker Station.

  • Personal information

  • If you can upload a photo of yourself.
  • Logistics

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  • List the number of hours of each session as well as how many sessions. Please also note if sessions are sequential, or if they can be taken individually.
    Please let us know what days of the week and times of day you’re available to teach this class. Make sure to include specific date guidelines since your class may be considered more than a month after being proposed.
  • MS instructors generally charge between R50 and R300 per student hour separate from materials cost, depending on the experience of the instructor, demand for the class, complexity of the class and level at which it is thought. Instructors get 70% of all Instructors rate, that doesn’t go to cover the cost of materials, overheads etc. Price per Class: Instructor rate + materials + overheads (from MS) + marketing / number of students = Hourly Rate per student
  • How many students can you accommodate - please indicate minimum and maximum? (to be confirmed with MS as certain spaces only allow limited number of people.)
  • Drop files here or
    If you can, upload a photo/s of an example of the final product of the class. If you prefer you can also email it to az.oc.noitatsrekamnull@gnikoob . If the class does not have a 3-dimensional final product, then try to find a good photo to represent the subject matter.
  • Promotional

  • (Long Form) Please include a paragraph or two for describing your course to prospective students, for listing on the registration page. Make it clear what the scope of the class is (generally what it will cover), who it’s intended for, and why people should be excited to take it. Be sure to use full sentences and describe the class in such a way that it sounds appealing to your intended audience!
  • (Short Form) This is a 1-2 sentence condensed version of the above, for listings on our website and print materials.
  • Who is this class designed for? (Youth / Adults / Families / Beginner / Intermediate/ Advanced/ All Levels, artists looking for engineering skills, vice versa, all of the above, etc.)
  • Provide a list of the skills or outcomes that students should expect to leave the class with. That might be a list of tools students will learn to operate, processes like project management or brand development, and any concrete outcomes like “10 completed screen-printed greeting cards of your own design”
  • Please describe briefly below how you plan on organizing your material (per session for multi-session classes, or per section for 1-day workshops.
  • Please include any necessary prior courses or knowledge (examples: “Must have already taken basic Wood Station safety at Maker Station” or “Students should have some prior milling experience.”). If there are no prerequisites, list “None.”
  • List any materials that will be provided, their total cost, and whether that cost is included in the registration fee or if students should bring a check/cash with them to pay you directly on the first day of class.
  • List anything students should bring with them. That could be payment for the materials fee, materials that they are expected to provide, specific clothing appropriate for the class activity, ideas, etc. If students need to purchase any materials on their own, list items needed plus estimated costs and, if applicable, locations where students can purchase them.
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