How to become an Arts and Crafts Workshop Tutor

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: April 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Arts and crafts workshop tutors run classes at various levels for adults and children across a range of arts and crafts activities. Many specialise in one particular discipline, such as fine art, ceramics, jewellery making, knitting, felt making, photography or mosaics, while others are practising artists or craft makers and run workshops as a way of supplementing their income.

Some tutors organise their own classes, which are typically held at home-based studios or in rented premises, while others provide tuition as part of programmes run by established arts centres, or for larger, private sector arts and crafts workshop providers.

Retailers, such as wool shops and art and craft supplies shops, sometimes hire arts and crafts tutors to run workshops and classes, as do some associations such as the Embroiderers' Guild, photography societies and art clubs.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an arts and crafts workshop tutor. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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