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Interested in Teaching a Class?

If you are excited about making something, you should teach a workshop on it. there's nothing better than a few eager learners to get you to dive back into that project you always wanted to try. 

You don’t have to be an expert to teach a workshop either.Your personal know-how and enthusiasm for making is as good of credential as any.

If you want to teach a workshop Here’s how to get started :

1. Contact our Executive Director, Duncan MacLeod, and work out times and dates for your workshop (minimum of six weeks of advanced notice is generally preferred)
2. Create a Bill of Materials (B.O.M.) for the workshop. We will help you find the right price point for the workshop. Be sure to include :

    • All materials + 20% (people go through things faster than you think)
    • Personal safety equipment and cleanup supplies
    • Tools that YMS does not have
    • Shop supplies (i.e. wood glue, saw blades, thread)
3. Have a discussion with Duncan about compensation.  Yes, you can get paid to teach a workshop!  Final workshop pricing will take into account materials cost, instructor fees, as well as a small YMS user fee per workshop participant.

4. Set a schedule and create ads - we can help post workshops online and get the word out to our member base but we encourage you to do your own advertising as well. Who might be excited about your workshop? Where can you find them? We can help you along the way but if this is your passion, you probably know more about who will take your workshop than we do.

5. Check in with us a couple of days before your workshop is set to begin to make sure that everything is in order.  You will be able to view registration counts online right up until the day of the workshop, so you can make sure you have enough supplies and that your work area is set up the way you need it.

6. Execute! - Don’t be afraid to explore and discover alongside your attendees. Curiosity is the mother of invention.

7. Report Back - We want to hear how it went. How many people showed up? Did you get their contact info so you can follow up? Is there a time where those who want to keep meeting can do so?  We'd love to debrief with you so we can work with you on improving wherever we can!

Workshops are a great way to make friends, find common interests, explore something new, and create a buzz around the work you love to do. If you have an idea for a workshop let us know! Contact our Executive Director, Duncan MacLeod, at info@yakimamakerspace.org.

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