2018 Instructor Application

Instructor Requirements and Agreement for 2018 ArtFusion Event in Estes Park, Colorado, October 1 - 5.

Some of the class requirements (sample sizes, tools, etc.),  are  targeted to decorative painting classes, so be sure to let us know if you have any questions.  

1. Instructors take into account that the majority of students will be flying and taking multiple classes.  Sample boards, canvas and other sample materials will not be larger than 16" x 20" in size, and you will not ask students to bring more than 3 tools total in consideration of students who may have to ship their boards/supplies home or fit into a suitcase.  Remember, many take multiple classes and those tools add up quickly.

2. You agree that you are submitting an original class and will not teach the same class prior to the ArtFusion Event, and that all samples will be new and not taught elsewhere. The newer and more exclusive the class is, the more likely it is to sell out.  If a selected class (or one resembling the Event’s course description) is taught before the event, ArtFusion reserves the right to cancel the class at its discretion.   

You also agree not to teach any classes outside of your own studio within 35 days of the event start or end date. You may teach a class at your own studio, provided it is a different class.  We want to keep ArtFusion Event unique and not be a copycat of any other industry events. 

3. You may sell products to your class students only.  If you want to sell to event attendees, you may pay for a vendor table at Expo on Wednesday, October 3.    

Fees and Payments

Instructors price their own classes. and will be paid only through Stripe or PayPal their class earnings minus 25% and transaction fee within 15 business days after the event is completed.  Any special equipment rentals or cleaning fees are the responsibility of the instructor.


ArtFusion Event reserves the right to cancel any workshop with a low enrollment  (under 12 students) by June 1, 2018. Class cancelation may also occur if instructor is deemed to not be taking an active role in promoting their own class.  We may be able to work with you to try and boost your class registration or we may decide that the class should be omitted from class offerings.  

Instructors may not cancel for any reason other than illness, personal tragedy or for low registration as explained in the paragraph above.  If instructor cancels, he/she will be responsible for all advertising fees, including boosted ads on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc., $45 - $65 per hour rate for time spent making banners, ads, photo displays, displaced students and fees incurred.  


Your application will be evaluated by an ArtFusion committee based on the following criteria:  

  • What new information (technique, product, etc.) does the workshop provide the student. 

  • Is the topic of the workshop in strong demand by event attendees?  How well priced is the workshop.

  • How long have you been teaching and what is your experience.

  • References from past students.

  • How well did you market and promote your own classes.  

  • Workshops must be new and innovative, creative and sellable.  You can put new twists on an old technique (up to a point).  An application for a workshop to be taught at the event may not be taught anywhere else prior to the event.  Changing only the workshop or sample board name does not constitute a new workshop.  Using these suggestions will encourage artists to come to the event and take your workshop.  

  • You agree classes (day classes) must end by 4pm (evening classes by 10pm) to allow students ample time to clean up and participate in other event classes, meals, activities.   You also agree that all class sample offerings will be completed by end of class.  This means don't say you will teach 10 finishes if you only really have time to teach and complete 6.  Quality over quantity!  

  • You further agree that you will have your class cleaned up and at least in the same condition as when you started, or we will take a cleaning fee from your class earnings.  You further agree that you will not allow any non-registered event attendees into your class area, nor are you allowed to "gift" class spots.  If you need an assistant one will be provided for you from the registered attendees.  You are welcome to take classes yourselves, as long as there are spaces left over from non-instructors.  In cases of a sold out class you may be asked to give up your spot in good faith in consideration of an attending student.

  • Pictures really do speak volumes . Photos should represent what the student can expect their samples to look like at the end of your workshop. If photos are not submitted by the due date, your class will be canceled. 

  • When pricing your class, remember that at Events such as this, attendees are trying to take as many classes as they can, so price accordingly.  The Event is a great way to introduce students to your style of teaching and leave them wanting to take more of your classes at your own studio.

Contact us if you need help with class description and pricing.  If you need help marketing, we have a list of marketing people that we can send to you.  "We" at ArtFusion Event can also be hired to make post for $50 including graphic.  "One" post includes Facebook group & page, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please remember that "we" are a unique not for profit event and promoting a low cost, affordable event for the masses.  You should also consider your Event class as an intro to what you can offer.  This means do not do more samples than can reasonably be finished in your class time.  This is the most often heard complaint from students of past events.

This page was provided to you by a private link.  This link, nor the contents of this page may not be shared or copied or you will not be considered for this or any future Event.  Thank you for your interest in ArtFusion Event!

Don't forget to press submit after filling out the form.

After you have filled out this form in its entirety, email two photos immediately to artfusionevent@gmail.com These photos are meant to represent class(s) you are submitting.
Name *
Phone *
Used on website and marketing.
Class Length *
Classes may start at 8 or 9am and must be completed by 4pm. Evening classes are 6pm - 10pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Two day classes are limited.
Price for class * Price per student. No material fee charges are allowed. If you are a manufacturer, please indicate below under Other.
What is the maximum number of students you will allow for your class (minimum 12, maximum 25)
Skill level *
Indicate skill level of students.
Short bio of your background and experience. This will also be added with your class description. You are welcome to list your website and/or blog.
List any major brands of products used in class and if you are a distributor.
What tools should students bring?
If you have not taught for ArtFusion Event or Faux Retreat, please list contact info for 3 past students.
Immediately after submitting this application, email 2 300 dpi size photos. The two photos sent at this time need only represent what you want to teach. If your class is chosen, your actual class photos are due April 1, 2018. Send two photos of yourself. Email photos to artfusionevent@gmail.com Subject line: Your name - instructor photos.
By typing your name and submitting the form you agree that you have read the entire page and agree to the 2018 ArtFusion Event terms outlined on this page. This form will be your legal binding contract. I appreciate your interest in ArtFusion Event and look forward to working with you.
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