Apply to Teach

If you’re interested in becoming an instructor, please read our FAQs and fill out our proposal form. We are taking proposals on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email info@playasummerlake.org or call 541-943-3983.

FAQs 

When do Master Classes take place at PLAYA? Classes are held once a month from April to November. We prefer to schedule classes on the first weekend of every month but offer alternative dates to accommodate some schedules.

How long does each class last?  Our workshops run from one to four days, all the days of the week. The typical length is two to three days; most workshops run from 10 am to 4 pm. (Daily workshop schedule varies at the discretion of the instructor and can include earlier field starts, evening instruction, or other options.)

Where will I stay when I’m teaching? All teachers stay in PLAYA’s Wildcat cabin unless there is another cabin available. Wildcat is a townhouse just north of the Commons building. It has a multi-use studio and access to wifi.

How are instructors paid for teaching at PLAYA? Yes. Payment is split 35% to the instructor, 65% to PLAYA. Instructors may also trade in part or whole for personal retreat if space allows.

May I bring my partner, friend, pet, or child? Talk to us about it. PLAYA accommodates Service Animals only.

May I bring an assistant or team teachers? We welcome team teaching, but the payment remains 65/35.

How do meals work?  Breakfast and lunches are on your own. We offer dinner arrangements with our chef that depends on her availability and the length of the class.

What type of space will I teach my workshop in? The rooms in the Commons building will serve as our main hall for teaching. We do have the Sandhill printmaking and Avocet multi-use studio available.

What is expected of me? Once you are on-site, you are responsible for the class and participants. Staff are available during regular business hours and in case of emergencies.

What happens if the classes don’t fill?  You are paid based on the number of students who attend. 

What is your minimum class size?  Expect in unusual cases, our minimum class size is six.