This page is a resource for WAS-H Teachers
Section I: Education Contacts
Section II: Education Calendar
Section III: New Class Proposals
Section IV: Requesting Payment
Section V. Teacher Responsibilities
Section VI: Tuition Schedule
Section VII: Padlet Instructions
Please have students clean their tables, straighten their chairs and leave the classroom as clean or better than they found it!
I. Education Contacts
In Person Classes: Education@WaterColorHouston.org
Virtual Classes: Virtual@WaterColorHouston.org
To get a Student List: Admin@WaterColorHouston.org
To get paid: President@WaterColorHouston.org &
Cheryl Evans, In Person Classes
Susan Giannantonio, Virtual Classes
Laura Mossman, WAS-H Admin
Karen Stopnicki, President
Janet Traylor, Treasurer
II. Quarterly Education Calendar
III. New Class Proposals
How to propose a new class
1. Fill out the Class Proposal Form.
2. Attach pictures (of paintings/samples that will be taught) to the Form. This will be used in the class listing on the WAS-H website.
3. If the class is in person at WAS-H, email your submission form to: Education@WaterColorHouston.org
If the class is VIRTUAL, email your form to: Virtual@WaterColorHouston.org
Typically, we announce new classes quarterly; however, if we have a gap, classes may be added during the quarter.
Sample Class Proposal Form
WAS-H 2022-Winter Class Proposal.docx
IV. Requesting Payment
How to get paid for your class
Once your class ends
1. Fill out a Teacher Payment Form - Revised 2023.xlsx
2. Save as a PDF FILE to your hard drive.
3. Attach your PDF file to an email.
4. Attach a copy of the student attendee list to the same email.
Sample Student Attendee List.pdf (You can get this list from email@example.com if you don't already have it.)
5. Enter the Subject line of your email in this format:
Teachers Payment – Your Name – Class Name - Class Month and Year
ex: Teachers Payment - Laura Mossman - Paint Pouring - May 2023
6. Forward your email to:
President@watercolorhouston.org (approves) and copy Washtr@watercolorhouston.org (ensures the check is created/mailed)
You should receive payment for your class in approximately 14 days.
This email should be sent for each class. (If you have two classes, send the president two emails, one for each class.
V. Teachers Responsibilities
Day of Class
Teachers may request to have a monitor for their class. Monitors will perform many of the duties listed under Teacher's Responsibilities. Ultimately, the teacher is still responsible but a monitor will assist.
Monitors pay 1/2 the price of the tuition for that class/workshop, as a way to compensate them for the duties they will perform before, during and after the class. This does not apply to "Major Workshops."
To become a monitor, students must first attend and pass a "Monitor Class". This class is usually taught by the Education Director and is only taught a few times a year.
Teachers may request specific monitors and teachers are expected to provide feedback on how well their monitors performed.
If there are multiple monitors asking to monitor a class, the Education Director and teacher decide together which person will monitor the class. Monitors may have to take turns so that others get a chance to monitor.
1. Arrive early to set up your supplies.
2. Unlock both external gates before class.
3. Check classroom Exit Alcove to ensure nothing is impacting the ability to EXIT.
4. Admit students at front door if class begins outside gallery hours.
5. Make coffee: 2 scoops coffee\full pot of water.
6. Set up AV equipment for teacher.
7. Lower blinds so students can see TVs
Start of Class
1. Take attendance
2. Class announcements:
3. Assist teacher as needed.
1. AV Equipment
2. Tell students
VI. Tuition Fee Schedule
VII. PADLET - A resource for teachers
Teachers have an option to use Padlet. This is an online place for teachers and students to post/share their work and to have online discussions. If the teacher selects this option, we will include a paragraph, like the one on the left to list a link to the padlet page designated for that class.
There is also a link to instructions on how to use Padlet for first time users.