We are now taking applications for 2017 instructors and classes.
We would love to have you teaching at our show! We would like to invite you to teach at the Omaha Bead Affair April 16-17, 2016. The Omaha Bead Affair is a two-day event, featuring all kinds of beads and findings from local and regional vendors. Classes will be offered to our attendees both days in dedicated classrooms. We would like to offer classes for all skill levels as well as in a wide variety of materials. Some details to keep in mind are below: Application must be complete and postmarked accordingly. All classes will be juried. The Show Committee will schedule all classes. You must provide a picture of the finished project with application. 100% of the Class Fee is paid to the Omaha Bead Affair with Student Registration. 10% of Class Fee will be retained by the Omaha Bead Affair. 90% of the Class Fee will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class.
100% of the Kit Costs will be paid directly to the instructor at the time of the class. Instructor is responsible for all applicable sales tax.
Registration for classes will stay open and the Omaha Bead Affair will continue to promote the class until the class starts or the maximum number of students is reached. If students register the day of class, the class fee must be paid directly to the Omaha Bead Affair at the admittance table.
Out of respect for our students and attendees, we do not cancel classes after someone has registered for it. We will continue to promote the class and encourage registrations right up until the class starts.
Classes that have proven to be successful: Those with clear descriptions and nice photos of the finished product. Those that use new/modern/trendy materials, designs and/or patterns. Those that do not require a long list of tools and/or materials for the students to bring.
Description of class levels: Beginners class: Goal for this class is to introduce students who have never tried the art form previously. Thus, the class should not require the student to bring any materials, or at least very few materials. These classes are the most likely to gain drop in students on the day of the show. Intermediate class: Goal is to move students beyond the basic skills. This class attracts students that have had some previous experience with the art form. It is acceptable to expect the student to bring basic tools needed, as they have some experience. If there is a particular skill that is needed for the class, please be clear on what that is. For example, must have basic knowledge of peyote stitch, or crochet, or etc. Advanced class: Goal is to become an expert at the particular art form being taught. Students will have an intermediate level of knowledge in the art form. Please be clear on the skill sets needed. For example, someone could be advanced with Peyote stitch, but only have basic knowledge of netting. It is acceptable to expect students to have all tools needed for the class.
The Instructor Registration Form is available for download to your computer.