Call for Teaching Artists and Class Proposals

 In Education

Thank you for your interest in PFAC! Artists interested in teaching at PFAC are encouraged to submit a proposal and credentials. All proposals will be thoughtfully considered. PFAC is an accredited Art Center from the American Alliance of Museums, as such our programs are required to meet high educational standards. We offer educational programming for children in Pre-K through adults.

PFAC has two clay studios, two additional studios that can be used for a wide-variety of media as well as a Dark Room Studio. We offer Beginning level, Intermediate level, and Advanced level (Specific Skill or Project Intensive classes). Our Sessions run for 10 weeks. We also are interested in shorter one-day or weekend workshops and fun short-term offerings.

Class Session and Proposal Deadlines: Studio Art School Fall session runs September-December. Proposals are due by July 18Please indicate your availability to teach Tuesday –Sunday in the am and pm. PFAC is open to the public from 10-5 pm Tuesday – Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday. Classes run during PFAC’s regular hours and until 8:30 pm Tuesday – Thursday. 


Please include the following in your proposal:

  • Class Title
  • Instructor Name
  • Date and Time
  • Maximum Enrollment
  • Short description- including what curriculum or skills will be covered
  • Short instructor bio
  • Materials needed
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Resume- 5 examples of current work or link to your website
  • 3 References

We will be interviewing all potential instructors prior to hiring for the Fall Session. Once we accept and publish a class, you are expected to prepare for the class and teach it as proposed.

Minimum Enrollment: Classes must meet minimum enrollment to make. Please spread the word about your class you are teaching to help us make this happen. Minimum enrollment is generally half of the maximum enrollment.


We need materials list 4 weeks prior to class. We email students with a list of any and all materials to buy above and beyond what is included in the price of the class.

Students fill out class evaluations for every class, which we use to determine future course offerings.


Teaching Artists are paid an hourly rate as a contractor based on experience. We only pay instructors for contact time.

Interested in teaching at PFAC, please email PFAC’s Education Director, or Executive Director,  or mail to 101 Museum Drive Newport News, Virginia 23606 with the required information.

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