The spring semester of Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC) begins the week of September 11th, 2017. If the weather cooperates and in-services, holidays, and breaks are not scheduled on the day of your CFAC class, the semester should finish by the week before Thanksgiving.
CFAC instructors are requested to attend a fall Instructor’s Meeting, Saturday, August 12th, 10:00am-11:00am, at Clifton Center, room 205. The meeting will offer light refreshments and an opportunity for instructors to meet each other and pull together final details for your classes. Your attendance is very important, please remember that you will be paid for attending. The meeting starts promptly at 10:00am, so please try to arrive a few minutes early.
The below form serves as acceptance of a contract to teach a Children’s Fine Art Class (CFAC) for the Louisville Visual Art and acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined on the Faculty Checklist/Instructors Expectations listed below. Please make a copy of this contract letter for your records.
If you are a new CFAC teacher, please send a digital copy of your bio and a headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
Teachers Expectations, Policies, & Procedures
Teachers for CFAC classes must be either a professional artist and/or a certified art educator. Each may be observed on-site at least one time during the semester by a member of the Children’s Fine Art Classes Educational Curriculum Committee or an LVA staff educator. All Teachers in the Children’s Fine Art Classes program will be independent contractors who are engaged on a semester-by-semester basis, and LVA reserves the right to cancel any CFAC class prior to the start of the semester term for any reason.
To be eligible to teach CFAC, or LVA’s Open Doors program, teachers must consent to a mandatory confidential background check conducted by the Louisville Metro Police Department. The LVA reserves the right to update this records check at any time without notice to the individual, so long as the individual is a contract employees teaching in either the LVA CFAC program, or Open Doors. All personnel records will be kept confidential. By completing the following form you are consenting to this background check.
CFAC and Academy Teachers will be paid at a rate of $35 per hour for 2 hours of class plus prep time per week for a total of $700 per semester.
Expectations of Faculty
Faculty members will be expected to:
- Attend 1 general teachers’ meeting during the semester for which they will be compensated at the rate of $50. Those driving over 15 miles to reach these meetings may request mileage compensation based on the mileage from their home school to LVA @ Clifton Center on the rate of $.50 per mile
- Keep accurate classroom records including attendance and other statistics
- Provide at least one “Success Story” or “Human Interest Story” per semester about CFAC students that may be used in LVA promotional materials, grants, and for fund raising purposes
- Summarize the lessons executed over the semester in the form of a syllabus for The Academy and as a list for CFAC.
- Be an enthusiastic ambassador for Louisville Visual Art that makes the Children’s Fine Art Classes program possible.
- Academy (tuition-based high school teachers) will receive an $100 stipend for out of class research into university programs that might suit their students interests and needs, gallery exhibitions that would interest their students, etc. We want to ensure all Academy teachers are responding to the individual needs of their class and this stipend makes that possible.
Policies & Procedures
- Registration: Only properly registered students are allowed to attend CFAC classes. You will be notified of registered students by mail, email, and/or phone by start of classes. If a non-registered student tries to attend class, please ask the child to leave and request that the parents contact Jackie.
- Attendance: Please email Jackie after your first class if registered students do not attend so that she may add students if there is a waiting list for your site.
- Discipline: Behavior problems are not usually a concern and are unacceptable. If problems do arise, please first talk with the student; next step if unimproved is to contact the parent to attempt to resolve the issue. Please use email for this so that we have a record— you will need to copy email@example.com on the email so we are aware. If that is not successful, you should notify Jackie. She will call the student’s parents and school to inform them that the child will be asked not to return to class.
- Snow Policy: If the schools in your CFAC district are closed, CFAC classes will not meet. Saturday instructors have the option of notifying their students Friday evening to cancel a Saturday class. Please copy Jackie on the email you send out so that she is up to date if a parent calls to ask about class status.
- Exhibition: At the end of each semester, each student is asked to donate one painting or drawing to Louisville Visual Art for use in the annual spring CFAC exhibition. This is one the stipulations parents agree to by signing the consent form during registration.
- If a student has not completed the semester because of attendance or has unfinished artwork, you do not have to turn in a painting or drawing for that student. It will be your responsibility to explain to the student why their artwork will not be included in the spring CFAC exhibition. You will be asked for a list of these students at the end of the semester on the end of semester form.
- At the end of the semester all artwork must be delivered to Jackie Pallesen, Louisville Visual Art 1538 Lytle St, Louisville, KY 40203. Artwork must be typically be matted, wrapped and labeled at the time of delivery— this year we will be labeling artwork, but it will not be matted,
- Semester Report: The semester report includes the supply list, the “human interest/success story”, list of students not included in the exhibition (due to lack of attendance or artwork completion), as well as a summary of lessons executed over the semester. This will be submitted through the end of semester form.
- Paycheck: You will receive your check at the time that you turn in all student artwork and semester reports.
We highly recommend that you send a letter home to students on your first day of class explaining these policies, and offering a phone number and email address where you may be reached. It will help you immensely on a snow day.