Instruction at IFL

If you would like share your knowledge and instruct interested members at Idea Fab Labs, this is the place to start.

  • Please read through the About Instruction page.
  • Please read each question and description carefully to be sure that your responses contain the required information.
  • Fill out one form for each class or workshop you want to propose.

The first half of the form covers the basic proposal and logistical details, the second collects material for the registration page and promotional materials for the class.

We highly recommend drafting the answers to these questions in a separate document you can save for future reference or in case anything goes wrong while you’re submitting this form.

You’ll be contacted by Ginger, the Class Coordinator, after you submit your class proposal. If you have any questions or concerns before then, contact santacruz@ideafablabs.com.

About Instruction

Instruct at Idea Fab Labs

sign up to teach a class or workshop at the labs.
  • This will be used in promotional and informational materials.
  • For example: a quiet room, a projector, the availability of certain tools, student-purchased consumables, specific tool training, etc.
  • List the number of hours of each session as well as how many sessions. Please also note if sessions are sequential, or if they can be taken individually.
  • Please let us know what days of the week and times of day you're available to teach this class. Make sure to include specific date guidelines since your class may be considered more than a month after being proposed.
  • Please enter a value between 10 and 30.
    Choose a dollar amount $10 and $30 per student-hour (not including materials cost), based on the experience of the instructor and demand for the class. Instructors receive 50% of all class income that doesn't go to cover the cost of materials.
  • If there is no materials cost, please enter 0.
  • The least number of students for which you would run this class.
  • The largest number of students the class can handle
  • If software is required to be downloaded by the student, is it available at no charge (free trial, opensource, etc)? If it is not free, how much is it?
  • Please include a paragraph or two for describing your course to prospective students, for listing on the registration page. Make it clear what the scope of the class is (generally what it will cover), who it's intended for, and why people should be excited to take it. Be sure to use full sentences and describe the class in such a way that it sounds appealing to your intended audience!
  • This is a 1-2 sentence condensed version of the above, for listings on our website and print materials.
  • Drop files here or
    If you can, include a photo of promotional photo. If you have a photo but have issues, email it to santacruz@ideafablabs.com
  • Drop files here or
    If you can, include photo of an example of the final product of the class. If you have an issue please email santacruz@ideafablabs.com. If the class does not have a 3-dimensional final product, then try to find a good photo to represent the subject matter.
  • If you can, include the url of a photo of an example of the final product of the class. If you have a photo in file format, email it to alicia@ideafablabs.com. If the class does not have a 3-dimensional final product, then try to find a good photo to represent the subject matter.
  • Who is this class designed for? Youth / Adults / Families? Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / All Levels? Artists looking for engineering skills, vice versa, all of the above, etc.
  • Provide a list of the skills or outcomes that students should expect to leave the class with. That might be a list of tools students will learn to operate, processes like project management or brand development, and any concrete outcomes like "10 completed screen-printed greeting cards of your own design".
  • Please provide, point by point, the subjects to be covered in this course. This is a contract between you and the students attending the course and will be required to be printed out and delivered to each student at the beginning of the course.
  • Please include any necessary prior courses or knowledge (examples: "Must have already taken basic wood shop safety at IFL" or "Students should have some prior milling experience."). If there are no prerequisites, list "None."
  • List any materials that will be provided, their total cost, and whether that cost is included in the registration fee or if students should bring a check/cash with them to pay you directly on the first day of class.
  • List anything students should bring with them. That could be payment for the materials fee, materials that they are expected to provide, specific clothing appropriate for the class activity, ideas, etc. If students need to purchase any materials on their own, list items needed plus estimated costs and, if applicable, locations where students can purchase them.
  • If you can, include the url of a photo of yourself. If you have a photo but have issues, email it to santacruz@ideafablabs.com
  • Please give us a brief bio to be used as part of our course descriptions, with an emphasis on skills and experience immediately relevant to the content of this class.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.