The goal of Sur Place workshops is to teach students concrete skills that can advance their own art & media practices, or use to get paid contracts or jobs.
A workshop can be quite specific (e.g. shoot & edit portrait photography) or more general (e.g. short fiction writing). Propose a workshop in an area you have expertise in and passion for.
The small class size (4-8 participants) means that students get a lot of individual feedback. Through out workshops, we aim to break isolation and connect students with a wider community of local creatives.
We're looking for teachers who can:
- Facilitate feedback
Students will want to hear your feedback on their work, as the 'expert,' but part of the teacher's job is facilitating peer feedback as well.
- Personalize the material
We ask participants about their projects & dreams and share that information with the teachers prior to the workshops. This is a reference point for teachers to really connect students with the workshop material.
- Foster a inclusive space
Successful workshops have catered to people who are coming from different starting points - we want to meet students where they’re at.
- Break up a bigger project into parts
The foundation of Sur Place workshops is to give students a hands-on experience and concrete project to get started on.