Last fall I asked Twitter and Facebook followers what they were earning for their workshops. Here are some barely-edited insights.
What Artist-Instructors Are Charging for Workshops
For my first workshop with a guild I made $255 for a 7-hour one-day workshop. My second time it went up to $275. In my new proposal I’m asking $325 (for the same workshop) and this includes travel expenses up to 100 miles from my home.
I usually charge $500 a day plus travel expenses for workshops organized by others, but I will also negotiate a ‘per student’ fee sometimes. I have accepted $50 per hour when it’s an amazing setting with food, travel, and lodging included. No materials included.
I only charge $75 for a 3-hour session- a Bargain- but I want to be accessible . . . you have to buy your own canvas, but I supply paint and brushes.
I charge $99 for 2 hours of photography or Photoshop.
For “community center classes” been getting $10/hr per person.
I’ve just started the workshop gig, and right now I have a rate of $95 for a day-long workshop. That cost includes a 25 page spiral bound workbook. If I didn’t have the workbook I’d charge around $80. It’s a per-artist rate. The workshop can handle up to 14 students with a minimum of six if I’m not traveling far. If I have to travel more than an
hour or two away, then I’ll raise the minimum, depending on the travel cost.
For a two-day workshop I charge $185 plus a supply fee of $15-20. As for classes I’ve found I’m at the mercy of the art centers/leagues and guilds to what they pay anywhere from $20 to $30 per hour and that doesn’t include the set up time and clean up which could take another half hour on either end.
Depends on what I’m teaching $90-145/day and $215-235 for two-day workshops.
What Artists Are Paying for Workshops
Some people told me what they were paying for workshops and classes.
$95 per student for 7-hour workshop. Can accommodate up to 14 students.
1-on-1 : $100/hour
all-day group: $200/person limit 6 people
$30/hour encaustic study for undergrad and graduate students. Can accommodate up to 3 students in studio.
2-day encaustic workshop (6 hours studio time each day): $300. Student responsible for materials.
High-end photo workshops are in the area of $1300 for 5 days.
I average paying $100 per day + material and model fee. There is usually a minimum class size of 6 and a max of 8-10. I have taken a workshop that cost as much as $150 per day, but included lunch and model fee. Most of these are 3-4 days.
What My Workshops Cost
Incidentally, my 2-day art-marketing workshops — which are designed to help you sell more art — are also a bargain. They usually cost $125-185 and include lunch.