Share your skills and passion with others in the community. We are currently accepting class proposals for classes to be held across the Cape. If you have a skill that you love and a passion for teaching, we would love to help you share it. We will help you put together your curriculum, find a venue, set up ticketing, and get the word out to the community.
As the teacher, you take home 50% of the class sales after accounting for expenses such as supplies and venue. The other 50% helps cover insurance and promotional costs, as well as being put back into Cape Cod Makers to develop more great programming.
Q: Do I need to be an experienced teacher?
A: No, you don’t need to have teaching experience, but you should be prepared to clearly explain and demonstrate your course material. We want instructors who are both knowledgeable and passionate about a subject, who can inspire students and work patiently with beginners.
Q: Are courses available only to Cape Cod Makers members?
A: No, anyone in the community can attend courses.
Q: Do I get paid?
A: Yes. The course fee is split 50/50 between the instructor and Cape Cod Makers after expenses.
Q: Who supplies the materials?
A: In general, the instructor needs to source and supply the materials for each student. Or, the students need to know to bring their own materials.
Q: Can Cape Cod Makers supply computers?
A: No. At this time we do not have enough computers for a whole class to use. Add “laptop” to your prerequisites if it is required.
Q: What’s the maximum number of students for a course?
A: For a lecture-style class, we recommend a maximum of 12 people. If you are teaching a hands-on class, 6 to 8 people may be best. Remember that beginners will need lots of guidance, so it’s better to underestimate the number of people you can teach in a single class.
Q: Can I set a minimum number of students in the course?
A: Yes. Setting up a course is a lot of work, so please consider the minimum number of students you’re willing to teach. If this threshold isn’t reached 3 days ahead of your course date, the course will be closed and refunds will be sent to any enrolled students.
Q: Should I advertise my course?
A: Yes! Cape Cod Makers will post your class on our website and promote it in our marketing materials, but we encourage you to get the word out, as well. Your enthusiasm for your craft will sell students more quickly than reading any ad!