Tutors have a limited time to impart their knowledge at a workshop. As responsible members of an organisation we need to be conscious of extending appropriate courtesies to the tutor as well as to our fellow participants when attending a workshop. Please observe the following guidelines when applying for and attending a workshop:
- Be aware of the felt skill levels required to participate in the workshop. Although you want to learn, unless it is a beginner’s class, adequate experience is required appropriate to each class. If a description of an advertised workshop specifies it is for “experienced felters” you should not apply if you are inexperienced. If you are unsure whether your skill level is appropriate please check with the tutor before applying.
- Arrive early enough so that you can get yourself properly set up, including organising materials on your table. If a class is stated to start at 9.30am the doors open at 9.00am and you should try to arrive shortly after that time.
- Make sure you have the materials and equipment as shown on the workshop materials list.
- Listen to the tutor without unnecessary interruption (turn phones off or if you have to take a call please remove yourself from the room).
- If you are unsure of the process, ask at the end of the demonstration or talk, or when the tutor allows time for discussion or questions.
- Try the things you are there to learn! Come with an open mind.
- Ask before you photograph the tutor’s work or the work of fellow participants.
- If you find you are unable to attend the workshop let the workshop co-ordinator know immediately so that arrangements can be made for another member to take your place. Simply not turning up is not only impolite to the tutor but is unfair to others who missed out due to a restriction on numbers able to enroll in the workshop.