Clearfield City is looking for proposals for their spring community arts schedule, specifically daytime classes for younger budding artists. Artists from all over the county are encouraged to submit their ideas for classes they would like to teach.
“We’re looking for everything from drawing to watercolor,” said Holly Jarvis, arts and culture program supervisor for Clearfield City.
The city’s current program only has two classes, a four-week “Baby Picasso” class for mothers and children starting in March and a fine oils class for everyone ages 12 and up that is currently running.
“We currently have mostly adults in that class, but it’s open to all ages,” she said.
Those interested in submitting an idea should e-mail Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org for a proposal form, then schedule a time to come in and discuss the proposal. She said they’re open to all possibilities, though some may have technical details that need to be worked out.
“We would love to have a photography class, or even a video class, but the only problem is we’re not sure about equipment,” said Jarvis. “It just depends on what the students will be able to buy themselves.”
If a class proposal is accepted, the teacher will be hired by the city on a sub-contract basis, with the city getting a portion of proceeds from class admissions and the teacher getting the rest of it.
“The teacher’s percentage would be larger,” said Jarvis.
She encourages potential teachers not to be nervous about sharing their ideas.
“We haven’t received any proposals yet, but we’re hopeful,” she said.
The community arts center is located at 140 E. Center Street in Clearfield. For examples of previous classes, visit clearfieldcity.org and click on the “Programs” link under the “Community Arts” listing on the sidebar.