I agree! Maybe we could create a program where DMS members could vet an instructor, and then sponsor that instructor by putting classes on the calendar for them. This way the initial investment from the instructor isn’t too high. We might even get some teachers to join after teaching.
Same for me! Like you, I understand that wood doesn’t grow on trees ( ) so I wouldn’t have a problem paying for a class that used wood. Especially if I knew I was going to learn from an expert.
I meant that if someone asked they might get a soft sell on membership instead of “We would love to host your class, here’s how to get your class approved.”
The “Teach” page at dallasmakerspace.org has a little information, but the way I read it doesn’t explicitly say that non-members can teach.
Even if it did say that, if an outsider wanted to get sponsored by a member there’s no sanctioned way to make that happen.
I think it could be as simple as the potential instructor sending an e-mail about the class they wish to teach.
That would be followed up by someone in PR, who would need to either meet with the instructor, or put them in touch with a committee chair who could verify that person’s skills. Not sure of the details, but there should be more indication that we welcome outside instructors.