Call for Visual Art Instructors for Youth

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Wednesday, March 06, 2019  2:10 PMEnds:Tuesday, March 19, 2019  11:55 PM



Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is recruiting visual art instructors for its upcoming summer art camps and ongoing Art Fridays classes at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Visual artists, educators and those with a passion for teaching youth are encouraged to contact OCCA to discuss the opportunity and to receive an instructor proposal form. March 19 is next deadline for submitting proposals for the OCCA summer art camps.

“As OCCA expands the youth art opportunities at the VAC, we are also looking to expand our pool of talented visual art instructors,” says OCCA VAC director Tom Webb. 

OCCA will present three art camps during July 2019. Instructor openings are available for the July 15-18 camp (9-11-year olds) and the July 22-25 camp (12-14-year olds). Each art camp runs from 9am to 3pm with an hour instructor break for lunch. Class sizes are limited to 15 students and a lass assistant is provided. Instructors are compensated based on teaching time and curriculum development. Instructors can make proposals for the entire camp or for break-out or half-day sessions.

OCCA’s fall Art Fridays program will run from October through November, with classes geared toward 10-14 year olds. The weekly classes are held from 3:45 to 5:45pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Instructors can propose single classes or a series of classes focused around a medium or theme.

Interested instructors do not need to be licensed to teach in Lincoln County, though prior teaching experience working with youth is preferable. All OCCA instructors are required to pass a background check.

Contact OCCA VAC director Tom Webb (, 541-265-6569) to discuss these opportunities and to receive the instructor proposal form.

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