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:

Virtual Classes:

To get a Student List:

To get paid: &

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:

If the class is VIRTUAL, email your form to:

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 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: (approves) and copy (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

Before Class
  • Creating student communications before the class to include a list of required supplies needed for the class and any pre-class instruction/homework.
  • Submitting those instructions to who will forward to students.
Day of Class

  • Unlocking/locking outside gates before/after each class.
  • Making coffee, if needed.
  • Setting up the classroom at the start and end of each day
  • Operating the AV equipment, projection camera, microphones, if needed.
  • Reminding students to clean their tables before leaving.
  • Emptying garbage after the class.


  • Familiarizing participants with safety exits, and classroom-comportment protocols
  • Maintaining order and enforcing student's adherence to safety
  • Ensure students clean up and return the room to an orderly state.

Monitor Duties 

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.

Before Class

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:

    • Introductions
    • Silence phones & take calls outside
    • Point out restrooms, kitchen, fire exits.
    • Coffee
    • Reminders: leave a clean table.

3.  Assist teacher as needed.

    • Help with AV
    • Water

After Class

1. AV Equipment

  • Shut down via ipad
  • Place remotes on top of AV.
  • Store Microphones (turn off)

2. Tell students

    • Clean tables
    • Take home leftover food
    • Return tables/chairs as appropriate
3.  Turn off Coffee Pot(s) & unplug.
    • Tidy kitchen area if needed
4.  Finish Closing
    • Empty trash
    • Relock the outside gates
    • Turn off lights. Lower shades
    • Make sure the front door is locked

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.

Additional event information

Teacher contact: (teacher's email goes here)

Padlet is an online bulletin board that teachers can use to share reference photos and for posting student paintings for discussion. Here is the link for your class’s Padlet:

Here are instructions for using Padlet:

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