I started giving workshops in the North of England in 2013. Initially a friend organised them, he paid me a fee for a 10AM to 4PM workshop (£250) for maximum 20 people.
Workshop participants were enthusiastic, they went home and told their friends and family about it. I shared photos on social media and soon I was asked to do more and more workshops. Within six months, I had done workshops in the US, Morocco and elsewhere in the UK.
I love to make people see this design heritage with new eyes. This is what motivates me every time to present with enthusiasm and dynamism. I enjoy it as much as (hopefully) participants do.
Nowadays I get more requests than I can say yes to, especially from outside the UK. And this is where you can play a role. You can be the local SIGD teacher in, for example, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Jeddah, Pittsburgh or Paris. There’s a big market out there to explore and develop!
Be A Teacher of Islamic Geometric Design
Make money doing what you love!
Give workshops to schools, to artists, to art lovers. Everyone loves Islamic geometric design and many people all over the world want to learn more about it. Now you can discover this market in your city and your country.
Set Your Own Pace
Have your profile and contact details listed here. Be part of a worldwide group of teachers at the School of Islamic Geometric Design
Interested? Send an email and you’ll be notified when the course goes live: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be Your Own Boss!
You’re in charge of how much time and effort you devote to giving Islamic geometric design workshops. You can fit it around your daily life commitments. You can start small, let word-of-mouth grow your business or you can be more pro-active and approach schools, cultural centres, etc. It’s up to you!
If you can be enthusiastic and make complex things simple, if you can make people see things in a new way and stimulate them to keep learning about Islamic geometric design, you’ll build a reputation that will allow you to do more workshops and make more money.
Be an educational entrepreneur!
There’s no limit to how you can grow your activities giving workshops. The more energy you invest, the more opportunities will come your way.
What You Get:
– A detailed, in-depth online course with over 25 tutorials. It will tell you everything you need to know to:
a) be a confident and engaging teacher
b) be a resourceful and effective educational entrepreneur
– Listing of your profile and contact details on the School of Islamic Geometric Design website for one year*
– One-on-one sessions with me while you study to become an accredited teacher
– Access to a teachers-only website as soon as you start, until one year after you successfully complete your course. It offers tips, relevant information, new tutorials that will enable you to keep developing, and the facility to ask me for help and advice. It will offer opportunities for you to connect with your fellow teachers around the world and share experiences.
*Your course payment gives you access for one year to the teachers-only website. If you successfully complete the course, your profile and details will be listed for one year. After one year, you can subscribe to:
a)keep getting access and
b) to remain accredited and stay listed on the SIGD website.