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 4 sessions per year:

Winter Session: January 9 ­- March 23, 2024
Spring Session:
April 1 – June 16, 2024
Summer Session:
 June 24 – September 8, 2024 
Fall Session:  September 16 – December 15, 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 four 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 2024 Class Session Instructor Proposals:  February 23, 2024

Deadline for Summer 2024 Class Session Instructor Proposals: May 24, 2024

Deadline for Fall 2024 Class Sessions Instructor Proposals:  August 11, 2024

Deadline for Winter 2025 Class Sessions Instructor Proposals:  November 15, 2024

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