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
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.