How does Wild Learning actually work?
When I started this adventure three and a bit years ago the plan was to create something that was a better way for creative people to teach workshops. But it had to start somewhere small, so it was mostly me with my red suitcase full of craft, art and music, setting up workshops in various venues and rooms all over town trying to find the best way to make this happen.
Fast forward to now. I have a lovely big space in town to work from and lots of teaching artists running programs!
Wild learning is designed to be a better way to teacher and a better way to access learning opportunities. The idea is to sit in the middle and bring teachers and learners together!
Teachers pay a venue use fee to work from our space. That fee gives them timetabled classroom time and facilities, inclusion in our marketing and publicity - and access to a support network of teachers where there is a sense of community.
But it's more than that, we provide training and resources around marketing and publicity, support with lesson planning and resource development, coaching to help teachers build their own practices. There are opportunities to attend gathering, contribute to community events and displays. We want teachers to be learning and growing and connecting too!
My vision was to try and take the hard, lonely slog out of being a self employed workshop leader or regular classes provider.
When you buy a ticket to a class or a workshop, the money you pay is income for a self employed teacher. Yep, each teacher runs their own small business and we are helping new people get started each term.
Wild Learning is growing small, creative businesses AND creating a supportive, learning community where artists, movers and healers are able to make a living from sharing their skills.
So Wild Learning has one roof for now but it's home to a beautiful community of self employed teaching artists who are all waiting to welcome you as a student and a friend.
Would you like to join us?
Get in touch.