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Teaching Artists Class Submission Guidelines

The Oak Park Art League is looking for professional, responsible and reliable teaching artists and art educators with at least 3 years teaching experience for part-time contract positions at our non-profit visual arts organization. Proposals are now being accepted for both five week class sessions and workshops.

  • The content and subject of the class(es) you propose is open but will be accepted at the discretion of the Executive Director.
  • If your proposal is accepted we will need a short teacher bio and image of headshot to add to the Instructor page on the OPAL website
  • Commission split for teaching fees is as follows: 60/40% with the teaching artist retains the higher percentage.
  • OPAL retains the right to charge a $30 background or police check for any teaching artist at any time.
  • All OPAL education policies apply to all teaching artists.

In addition to class details (below), please include the following in your emailed proposal: An updated resume or CV (links) that includes relevant teaching experience, a link to your website or online photos of your work or teaching experience.



  • Class title
  • Your name
  • Target age group
  • Day preference
  • Time or duration of class
  • Description of class or workshop (copy-ready/65 words or less)
  • Minimum & maximum number of students you will accommodate
  • Supply list
  • Proposed price per student
  • Promo image(s) of work made in the class