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Zilpa

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on: March 05, 2018, 01:15:50 AM
As some of you know, I teach young Rachel art for free as it is her parents that let me use the hall for free as my art gallery/studio. One of their friends have asked if I would teach her daughter at a price. I have no idea what to charge. These lessons will only go for 1 hour a week as these kids are only 7 years old. At this stage, I am thinking of charging around $15 per lesson, does that sound reasonable? This is a small community and, I can picture more kids wanting to join in when they hear about it. It is a scary thought, but I do likethe idea of being a mentor for a new generation of artists. I am also getting requests from adults. Now thar REALLY has me trembling in myboots.  :2funny:


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Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 02:26:45 AM
 :heeha: That's brilliant Zilpa. You will do great, you did such a fantastic job with the scratchboards.  O0


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Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 05:51:05 AM
Zilpa

So nice to hear that you are being respected for your talent. 

Like you, I have difficulty in setting a price for something.  If you feel that $15 is a fair price, then that's what you should do.  Not knowing currency values where you live makes it hard to judge.

Word of mouth advertising has done well for you.

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Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 09:53:05 PM
I can't say that $15 is reasonable or not as I have no idea what the value of your $ is where you live. I would take a look to see what others are charging and charge similar prices.  O0
Don't be scared of teaching. As long as you know a bit more than the student, they will get value for money :gl2:


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Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 09:18:45 AM
Art tutors in Sydney Aust charge from $500  to $600 for 8 to 10 x 2 hour lessons for a class of 8 to 10 people.
So I'd say your $15 is very reasonable.


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Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Val, Nolan and Bill for your encouragement. This price is only for the kids as I want to get them into art and hopefully build their confidence. Adult classes would be more depending on the medium as well. I will have to get a working with children clearance first, as per requirement here. How things have changed.


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Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 01:28:47 PM
This world is getting crazier by the minute, sadly more regulations along with it.  :(


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Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 05:48:35 PM
Zilpa, it is wonderful for you to mentor children, our children are so precious and they will remember you for all you have taught them.  I wish you every success in your endeavours.


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Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 06:35:16 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am looking forward to it. Yes Val, I agree. It is sad that we have to go through all this, but I think in the longrun it will be worth it.


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Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 01:07:00 PM
It will definitely be worth it in the end, of that I have no doubt. The knowledge and fun you will impart to all that you teach will make for the betterment and enrichment of their lives.   O0       :gl2:


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Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 04:36:04 PM
Cheers,
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Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 03:11:29 PM
Zilpa, you are going to love doing this and find it so rewarding.  :twothumbs: 

It is definintely quite challenging finding the right amount to charge for a 60 min. lesson. Nolan's advice on comparing with others is very good.
It was daunting for me, too, in another subject. Once the red-tape has been passed, you won't look back.
 :gl2: with everything.
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Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 09:11:40 PM
 :thankyou: Cathy, I have the red tape out of the way. So now to pull my finger out and get started.