ONLINE PRINTMAKING INSTRUCTORS at Manhattan Graphics Center
Summer & Fall Term, July – December 2020
Submissions will be accepted from June 15 – August 15
Manhattan Graphics Center is accepting proposals for intermediate to advanced online distance learning coursework for adult learners in subjects related to printmaking and professional development for artists. Coursework can be either synchronous or asynchronous. Preferred subject are: sophisticated, new, or unusual printmaking techniques; professional career-management skills; print theory, critical race theory, queer theory, women’s studies, and printmaking history. Courses should not require students to have access to a press or harsh chemicals.
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS:
The course should not be publicly available online through another public print shop’s online course offerings.
Instructors must be experienced in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level.
A graduate degree is preferred.
Experience with online instruction is a plus.
Coursework should relate to printmaking or art practice in a way that deepens the skills and knowledge of an adult, practicing artist.
Instructors must have a computer, web camera, and a high-speed internet connection.
Instructors will prepare pre-recorded demonstrations, slide shows, and other supplemental materials for the online platform. For synchronous courses, these will be shared and discussed in real time via Zoom meetings. Students will be able to interact in real time with the instructor.
For asynchronous courses, the instructor must be willing to provide 2 separate times for office hours throughout the week throughout the course.
Instructors must have pre-existing skills with developing video content or digital presentations (slide shows). MGC is not able to provide training or guidance on these matters.
MGC will provide instructors with a temporary Zoom license. Only one Zoom license can be assigned per email, so if you already have a Zoom account associated with one email address, you will need to provide another email address for the purpose of teaching via MGC.
We can offer brief training sessions with delivering the prepared content on the Zoom platform, if needed.
For synchronous courses, instructors will be paid $40 per instructional teaching hour.
For asynchronous courses, instructors will split proceeds with MGC 50%/50%. Please note that pricing for these classes will be lower per instruction hour for the student than that for the synchronous courses.
For studio courses, please consider that our adult learners may have difficulty obtaining materials. We anticipate that most students will have limited or no access to a press or harsh chemicals. Many are working from home with limited supplies and equipment. If supplies are needed, we request that a complete list with vetted sources is provided at least one month in advance of the start of class.
For theory courses, if there will be a required reading list, please provide at least 3 weeks in advance.
Each course will have an online discussion section in our online member forum “Isolation Art Club” that will allow students and instructors to connect between classes.
Asynchronous courses should be 30-45 minutes per session, with 4-10 sessions.
For Synchronous courses:
Classes will be limited to 6 – 10 students
Sessions will be to 1- 1.5 hours each, 1-2 times per week.
We aim to keep classes to a maximum of 6 sessions.
A minimum enrollment of 3-4 students will be required to run the course