Art teachers are being encouraged to sign up for the upcoming series of summer art camps and ongoing Art Fridays classes at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

Visual artists, educators and those with a passion for teaching kids are invited to contact the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts by Tuesday, March 19, to discuss the opportunity and to receive an instructor proposal form.

OCCA will present three art camps during July 2019. Instructor openings are available for the July 15 to 18 camp, serving nine to 11 year olds; and the July 22 to 25 camp, aimed at 12 to 14 year olds. Each art camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm with an hour instructor break for lunch. Class sizes are limited to 15 students and a class assistant is provided. Instructors are compensated based on teaching time and curriculum development. Instructors can make proposals for the entire camp or for break-out or half-day sessions.

OCCA’s fall Art Fridays program will run from October through November, with classes geared toward 10 to 14 year olds. The weekly classes are held from 3:45 to 5:45 pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Instructors can propose single classes or a series of classes focused around a medium or theme.

Instructors do not need to be licensed to teach in Lincoln County, though prior teaching experience working with kids is preferable. All OCCA instructors are required to pass a background check.

For more information, contract Tom Webb at or 541-265-6569.

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