Instructor Proposals

GCCA instructors include both working artists and professional educators. We are looking for artists doing interesting work who are also excellent teachers. Our instructors possess a willingness to communicate technique and process, strong technical skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to teach classes that are open to a range of skill levels, from intermediate to advanced.

GCCA offers seven sessions per year:

Winter Session I: January 9 ­- February 10, 2023
Winter Session II:
February 20 ­- March 24, 2023
Spring Session:
April 10 – May 12, 2023
Summer Session I:
 June 5 – July 7, 2023
Summer Session II:  July 17 – August 18, 2023

Fall Session I:  September 11 – October 13, 2023
Fall Session II:  October 23 – November 24, 2023

Interested in teaching an art class at GCCA?

Instructors are contract employees paid based on an hourly rate for the time they spend in the classroom. GCCA offers seven sessions per year (class sessions listed below). Within each session, we offer multiple class formats. Our shortest workshops require just a one-day commitment, and our longest classes run for five weeks.

To be considered for a teaching position at GCCA, submit a proposal through the web form below (proposal deadlines for each session are listed below). The proposal form lets us learn more about you and your practice and asks for a simple course proposal. Successful course proposals complement but don’t compete with what’s already on our schedule. We don’t always have room to bring on new instructors, but we always enjoy meeting new artists, and at the very least, we’ll keep your proposal on file. Once submitted, we will review your proposal and contact you if we need more information or would like to discuss your proposal further. Contact Program Director, Javy Pagan at if you have any questions about the instructor proposal process or GCCA instructors.

Deadline for Spring 2023 Class Session Instructor Proposals:  January 26, 2023

Deadline for Summer 2023 Class Session Instructor Proposals: March 23, 2023

Deadline for Fall 2023 Class Sessions Instructor Proposals:  June 22, 2023

Deadline for Winter 2024 Class Sessions Instructor Proposals: October 19, 2023

Instructor Requirements

To be considered for a teaching position at GCCA in educational programming, please submit the following information:

  • Resume or CV including relevant teaching experience

  • Artist Bio

  • A brief (one paragraph) description of the class or workshop content including media, theme, approach to instruction, and ideal age & skill level of students

  • Duration of class/workshop (five weeks, one day workshop, or two-day workshop) – Preferred class day and time (9:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1 pm – 4 pm, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm) or preferred workshop day and time (10 am – 4 pm, 9 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 7 pm)

  • Supply list for students and any special requirements

  • 2-3 high-resolution digital images of your current artwork

  • 2-3 high-resolution digital images of student work

  • Promotional tools including how you will notify your contacts and promote your class