Botanical art teachers have been asking me for my advice in recent days about things they need to think about when planning for future courses / workshops / tuition for students of botanical art and illustration.
This post follows on from my previous posts about:
BELOW is a summary of the advice I have offered and have to offer about:
[Today's planned post about selected artists re Plantae 2020 is taking longer than anticipated - hence this replacement!]
The one thing that is certain is that the virus is not going away any time soon.
All that is happening right now is that the reproduction rate is being cut - but a very small percentage of the community has been infected and the virus is still in the community.
Other than that we know that:
I doubt if any sensible person would book and attend courses unless you can demonstrate in an explicit way what you are doing to keep people safe.
Overall, I think most botanical art teachers need to consider that special arrangements may need to prevail for a year or more. It could be longer - but we just don't know at this stage.
Remember there's going to be a major recession.
People will probably be risk averse when it comes to travel alongside other people
It's also difficult to know what to suggest but here goes......
RIGHT NOW - Things to think about
If you live in a country which now allows people from different households to gather outside, I suggest you consider sketching workshops out of doors - dressing appropriately for the weather.
Otherwise start thinking about:
You may find my page about e-commerce for artists to be helpful - there are a lot of regulations in the UK! I'm happy to be pointed in the direction of relevant regulations in your country! :)
I hope you find the checklists above to be useful. Please don't hesitate to suggest what other factors you think are important.
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