SAMPLE WORKSHOP PROPOSAL
We provide this copyrighted proposal as an example of how a workshop proposal might be structured. For instructors who would like to hold workshops at the Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts, it would be useful to study the proposal below, and use as a guide. It is important to the CBJA, as we review proposals, that we have information complete enough and sufficiently well-presented so that we can make a good decision.
PROPOSAL TITLE: BEADING CALISTHENICS
INSTRUCTOR: Warren S. Feld
ADDRESS, PHONE, FAX, EMAIL:
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204
WORKSHOP SYNOSIS: Participants in this workshop will be led through a series of intellectual, cognitive, and physical exercises that seek to strengthen mind-body connections to both the technical processes, as well as the creative processes, underlying bead-work and jewelry making. From "Zen Needle Threading" to "Composition in Gray and Gray" to "5-Finger Stretchies", this 1-day workshop is non-stop fun.
WHY THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR CBJA / HOW THIS WORKSHOP FITS IN WITH THE CBJA PHILOSOPHIES AND PROGRAMS / WHAT VALUE-ADDED QUALITIES THIS WORKSHOP BRINGS TO CBJA: This workshop very much fits with the CBJA program and goals. First, it focuses on a multitude of skills, and how they are interrelated – especially in terms of mind-body connections. Second, it presents these skills within a broad, but structured framework. This workshop takes students outside the classroom setting, and through both simple and more complex exercises, leads students through tasks which link their technical sides to their creative sides.
TIME FRAME FOR WORKSHOP: This is a 1-day, approximately 8-hour workshop. There is a 1-hour break for lunch.
MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 8-12 participants
SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENT OF PARTICIPANTS: This workshop would be useful to students at all levels of skills.
TASKS TO BE COVERED:
Students will participate in a series of exercises, including the following:
zen needle threading
composition in gray and gray
head turning / turning heads
two-needle race up the ladder
daisy stitch expansion
aren’t you glad you used orange
speaking with beads
the weaver’s knot
waxing the thread
bricking to the left, bricking to the right
MATERIALS NEEDED (SUPPLY LIST) OR PRE-WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
1 tube each of Japanese 11/0 seed beads in gray, 3 different colors of orange, black, white, any other 4 colors
1 tube each of Japanese 8/0 seed beads in gray or silver, black, white, orange, any other 4 colors
1 tube each of Japanese 6/0 seed beads in gray or silver, black, white, orange, any other 4 colors
5 gray-scale colors of delicas or 15/0 seed beads
Nymo D thread in black
Size 10 English beading needles
beading dishes or trays
any kind of graph paper
work surface or pad
MATERIALS TO BE PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS AT WORKSHOP:
Written instructions for each exercise.
Workshop Fee, Honorarium:
Total Amount: $500.00
Covers: (please specify Services Time, plus any materials costs):
Materials (please list with amount to be reimbursed):
Written Instruction Notebook $10.00 per participant
Travel, Lodging, Meals:
I require one round trip coach air flight ticket and accommodations for one at a location convenient to the classroom one night prior to the class.
I require reimbursement for all meals during my stay in Nashville.
OR, You May Be Reimbursed According to these CBJA reimbursement standards:
mileage rate:_________ 40.5 cents per mile [n/a, see above]
per diem rate:_________ $35.00/day [n/a, see above]
CBJA expected to provide:
Equipment, Special Display Aids:
An easel. A chalk board or dry eraser board to write
on, and chalk/dry marker pens and erasers to use.
Handouts, Supplies, Materials: none
Room Set-Up preferences: Ideally, I like to
work in the round or in a U-shape, but I can adapt to the limitations of
the room. I will need a 4-foot table behind me to lay my props and supplies on.
Seating/spatial requirements for
participants: Participants will need slightly more than an average amount
of space. They will need to work at a table or desk.
Any special lighting requirements, such as whether room needs to be dark at any time:
I won’t need to vary the light in the room.
Invoice Deadline: To be paid at conclusion of workshop.
Please attach or forward the following (at least 8-12 weeks prior to scheduled date):
2. photos or images of the project(s) to be completed
3. physical sample of project to be completed (to be returned at conclusion of workshop)
4. list of recommended readings (if pertinent)