Brenda Beeley on sun 18 dec 05
I sponsored workshops at my studio for 3 years and had wonderful
presenters--we were all thrilled, excited and satisfied with the
experience and teaching. The one time I wasn't satisfied I had all the
students write evaluations of the workshop and sent it on to the teacher
and asked that she write up her techniques to clear up the clay
confusion she caused at the workshop.
Once, I hired a teacher, who thru the grapevine I heard turned up drunk,
late and ill-prepared at other workshops..........famous or not.........I told
him forget it. Could be the same guy!!!
If you take a workshop and it doesn't feel right, don't be shy, speak up,
tell the presenter and the facility that something aint right.
Sounds like it might be a blessing if the drunk teacher got called on his
ClaySpace...somewhere in space
Chris Campbell said on fri 16 dec 05...........
>The trouble with workshop presenters
>showing up hung over at noon, not bothering
>to teach, having affairs, ignoring students is
that the trickle down effect leads directly to
the facility ... no matter how famous the potters
are or think they are ... the arts center suffers.
There is one famous place I will never go back
to because they turned a blind eye to this type
of 'student abuse' because the teacher was so
famous ... no one wanted to call the artist on his
awful behavior ... they made us feel that we were
the problem ... not the 'god' of clay ...
I guess they were worried he would get angry and
never return?? Did not give a hoot whether the
people who actually paid money would be happy.
I wasted two weeks of my life and
too much money to ever trust them again.
Chris Campbell - in North Carolina - There are many workshops
where the teachers are monitored no matter how famous they are
... someone from admin' drops' by to say hello several times ...
those are my kind of places!
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Eleanor on sat 17 dec 05
> I guess they were worried he would get angry and
> never return?? Did not give a hoot whether the
> people who actually paid money would be happy.
> I wasted two weeks of my life and
> too much money to ever trust them again.
You mean they didn't refund your tuition????
I guess I'm naive.