Any tips on teaching painting in your own apartment.

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  1. Castlepaloma profile image75
    Castlepalomaposted 13 years ago

    I have been an artist/sculptor for 35 years. I want to try teaching classes from my apartment. It’s on the forth floor, its fair size, good lighting and a beautiful local community.
    Anyone have some good tips or guidelines

    1. shafiqahmed profile image41
      shafiqahmedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Your teaching skills should be strong enough to teach different types of students, and your apartment should be spacious. Do not enroll too many students.

  2. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Put a real Bio up here and people will take you more seriously! smile

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't see them traveling all the way to Vancouver BC to take a class.
      Give it a try anyways.

      Professional artist for 35 years and have a wide range of business and Artistic skills in multi medium from teaching to fine arts.

      I had been teaching sand sculpture at Ottawa school of arts and several shopping malls. Gave workshops and lesson on beaches around the world 

      Ran international sand sculpture contest events, sculptured displays for Family adventure Snow playgrounds, Theme parks, Museums, Festivals and Films Worldwide

      Awarded 25 times at the World Sand Sculpture Championship within BC Canada including 165 international artist Awards and 21 Natural structure World Records

      Some Clients Museum of Civilization, Walt Disney, MGM, CNE, PNE, Ontario Place , IBM, and Multi media and other events world wide

      1. Marisa Wright profile image86
        Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I think what Pearldiver is saying is - complete your HubPages profile with your biography (as you've given it here).

        You may be surprised how many people from Vancouver read HubPages.  There are people from all over the world reading this site.   I'm from Australia.

        If you want to teach from your apartment, you need to set aside a room which you use just for teaching - preferably one where they don't have to traipse through your whole apartment to get to it. You'll need to consider how you're going to handle toilet facilities, whether you allow them to use the kitchen for coffee-making, etc.  It can be more invasive than you think to teach someone in your own home!

        1. Castlepaloma profile image75
          Castlepalomaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Working on it.

          Thanks for the tip.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image75
            Castlepalomaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I must say this whole forum is open minded and managed well.

            1. Fareehaarif profile image55
              Fareehaarifposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              Just take a start with simple steps like a small child when child try to teach writing in the early days of getting education on the copy pencil. Then gradually and slowly you will be able to paint your painting. 
              In my point of view we are own good teacher.

  3. Hestia DeVoto profile image60
    Hestia DeVotoposted 13 years ago

    I used to know a man who gave a monthly figure drawing class at his house.  He would get models to pose and everything.  I think one of the reasons this worked for him was that he kept two adjoining rooms in his house almost totally empty so that he could use them for a photography studio (what he did for work) or for things like the drawing class. 

    He never had to move stuff out of the way or worry about his possessions.  Those spaces were ready 24/7 for art.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I will check more into that idea.


  4. livewithrichard profile image72
    livewithrichardposted 13 years ago

    I think the first thing you should do is check with your city zoning department to make sure that running a business from your apartment is permissible.  If it is then you need to work on getting the proper permits so everything is legal.

    If it's not permissible then planning to work from your apartment is just a waste of time.  Look into leasing some space at your public library or other studio space.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea too

      1. Castlepaloma profile image75
        Castlepalomaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I just started Living in Vancouver BC just in the summer and early fall.

        Any one know, is that a good season to teach drawing and sculptor.

        Teaching in Belize the other dates.

  5. tritrain profile image69
    tritrainposted 13 years ago


    Make sure you do everything that you can to stay safe, including teaching only when your spouse or others are there.  Meet the student in a public place for the first time.  Make sure to share your schedule with others.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Do you mean?
      For the first time with every student have a place to meet, like a coffee shop. Lay out simple rules, schedule, material supplies (charge if necessary)

      Then go to the apartment together, start lessons.
      Works for me, budget and all,
      In this day in age, dose that seem professional enough


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