Women’s Advanced Tools & Techniques (WATT)
Advanced Skills and curriculum development opportunity
WATT do you want to teach, learn, and make?
Have you ever wanted to take your passion and show others how to do what you love but aren’t a trained teacher? You’re not alone.
MAKE Santa Fe has partnered with the Santa Fe Office of Economic Development to create a pilot program for women makers, artists, or craftpersons to try new techniques, hone their teaching ability, and test a curriculum for teaching their craft.
This 8 week program is called WATT. Women’s Advanced Tools & Techniques.
Push your practice and develop your idea for a class amongst your fellow students and instructors. See your process from different perspectives and refine your lesson plan in a collaborative, multidisciplinary workshop structure.
WATT will help you refine your project, develop a curriculum to teach others, and learn budgeting techniques for materials, time, and student interaction for successful workshops. Learn while teaching and receive helpful critique from your peers in a safe environment!
Each week one student will have the opportunity to develop their project in a multidisciplinary group. Over the course of the 8 week program all participants will have the ability to advance their own techniques, share new skills, and gain camaraderie among their peers.
After completing the program you can teach your new skill in a workshop at MAKE and earn income!
We successfully ran our first WATT program the summer of 2019! Stay tuned for our next session!