Northwind Art seeks Virtual Art Instructors

Thank for for your interest in teaching at Northwind Art. Our classes and workshops are taught by a diverse and skilled group of 50+ instructors annually. We invite online lecture, class, and workshop proposals on a rolling basis. We seek to create a schedule that is balanced by medium, content, level, timing, and prospective audience. Northwind Art provides Zoom Pro hosting for our online classes. We have an online studio assistant who can be present during your class to change camera views and provide light technical help for you and your students. We provide administrative support and transaction processing for online classes, so our teaching artists need only focus on their teaching. This includes all student inquiries and communications ahead of the class. To promote and fill upcoming classes, we feature them in our bi-weekly newsletter that goes out to over 2,000 subscribers. We also post on community calendars and share through social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) every single day to thousands of followers.

  • If the class or workshop has been offered successfully in the past (minimum enrollment met or exceeded), a new proposal is not necessary. E-mail the Education Director at and we will work together on scheduling. Approved classes and workshops will be scheduled on a first-proposed basis.

  • If a class has been offered in the past and cancelled due to low or no enrollment (based on most recent offering), a new proposal is encouraged, but not required. The Program Committee will, however, expect a rationale for offering it again. For example, you have a group of participants ready to sign up; you have established stronger and more effective avenues for marketing and promoting your class; you have restructured the class. E-mail the Education Director at and the class/workshop will be included in the evaluation cycle. Approved classes and workshops will be scheduled on a first-proposed basis.

  • If you are a new, current or past instructor proposing a new class, please use online form below and e-mail your proposal to the Education Director at: Approved classes and workshops will be scheduled on a first-proposed basis.


Your online program proposal will include:

  • Complete responses to the proposal questions below

  • 3-4 high resolution jpeg or png images that represent what participants will create or learn during the course of your program

  • 1 professionally-rendered head-shot jpeg or png (optional, but preferred)

  • Links or addresses to your professional/artist website and/or social media accounts

Contact Information

  • Name:

  • Email address:

  • Mailing Address:

  • Phone Number:

  • How can registered students reach you? Email or phone; Email only

Program Information

  • Name of Class/Workshop:

  • Class format and time length (select from the following):

  • Adult or Youth Workshop (1 session @ 1 – 2.5 hours or 2 – 5 weekly or successive days of sessions @ 1 – 2.5 hours each)

  • Any of the above can be offered with limited spots for students to have a private conversation or critique via Zoom between or after session(s) for an additional fee. Would you like to include this option for class participants? If so, how many would you offer?

  • Days and times you are available to teach, four weeks or more from time of proposal submission.

  • Tell us the ‘story’ of this class in 200 words or fewer, as if speaking directly to a student. Please address: What will the student learn and experience? What materials and processes will be used? At the end of class, what will the student have learned and what will they take home? Are there prerequisites or are all levels welcome? If this is a youth class or workshop, specify age/grade levels. This text will be the basis of the program description used on our registration platform/website.

  • Why are you qualified to teach this class? Please describe your experience teaching this subject/medium and/or previous arts instruction experiences.

  • Required Supplies Please provide a complete, specific list of supplies/materials that students should have at home while attending your online class. If none are needed or if it’s the students’ choice, please explain/specify.

  • Your proposed start date for the class, 4 weeks or more from date of application.

  • Your bio Please include a biographical or artist statement, not to exceed 100 words. This will be included on our website.

  • Public social media connections, including website, artist Facebook page, artist Instagram account, gallery website

Thank you for your interest in teaching at Northwind Art!

Link to opportunity page here.