So I’ve really been focused on work lately. I started teaching painting for Grumbacher. For those of you not familiar with the company they make art supplies, mostly paint and brushes but evidently they now are a conglomerate and own other art supply manufacturing companies as well.
It’s a pretty good deal on the surface, I make my own schedule and get 90% of tuition fee and I get free paint and supplies from them as long as I’m teaching classes.
The downside is that when only one person signs up for a class, the pay isn’t stellar considering that I have to plan the lesson and do a significant amount of painting beforehand. I also found out after the fact that I have to market the class to get students. Seriously folks, if I was any good at marketing I would be living the good life doing covers for Time and Simon & Schuster. I have also discovered that they might require me to do “free classes” where there is no tuition fee, you know, to promote the classes. I have not been instructed to do this as of yet but considering that I normally get paid a portion of the tuition and there is no tuition for free classes, I bet you can see where I’m going with this.
There are other issues with this job that I won’t go into but right now I’m feeling a little put out about it. It’s a part time job, never meant to be anything but a way to put a little extra cash in my pocket but still I hate feeling taken advantage of and I’m felling that a little, just around the edges but yeah.
This was my first “still life” demo, lesson.