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 Teaching Guidelines 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 a Class Coordinator after you submit your class proposal. If you have any questions or concerns before then, contact us.

Teaching Arrangement

Instruct at Idea Fab Labs

sign up to teach a class or workshop at the labs.

  • Tell us about yourself. Why are you interested in teaching this class? What do you hope to gain by sharing your knowledge? Bonus points: Share a fun fact about yourself. 🙂
  • 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. (Optional) Leave a URL to a personal website or @'s to social media accounts that would help students get a better picture of your work.
  • Max. file size: 64 MB.
    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
  • This will be used in promotional and informational materials.
  • 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.
  • Classes should be stand alone, and can be up to 4 hours.
  • 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."
  • What do you need from us to make this class happen? For example: a quiet room, a projector, the availability of certain tools, IFL specific materials.
  • Please make a comprehensive list of all the materials needed to complete the project. If no materials are needed, please write "none".
  • List any tools that will not be provided and will need to be brought to class by each student. If no tools are needed, please write "none".
  • If there is no materials cost, please enter 0.
  • Please enter a number from 10 to 30.
    Instructors receive 50% of all class income that doesn't go to cover the cost of materials. If the class costs $80, and materials per student costs $20, expect to walk away with $30 profit. *Please factor in materials cost per student in your calculation.
  • The least number of students for which you would run this class.
  • The largest number of students the class can handle
  • The youngest age for students.
  • List anything students should bring with them. This can include specific clothing appropriate for the class, a notebook, water or a snack etc. If none, please write "none".
  • Please choose some dates that are at least 5 weeks out from the date you submit this form.
  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 64 MB.
      If you can, include a flyer with the date and time of your class. You will not have this information definitively until we all agree on the time and date, so please estimate for now. We will require a completed copy before uploading your event onto the website. If you have a photo but have issues, email it to santacruz@ideafablabs.com
    • Drop files here or
      Max. file size: 64 MB.
        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.
      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.