Miniclass Policies and Timelines

Miniclasses are held on the Thursday afternoon of the annual FTWG Conference, between 1 pm and 5 pm.  Miniclasses may be 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, or 4 hours long.  When FTWG selects the slate of miniclasses, we consider both the subject matter and the length in order to offer our attendees a diverse set of options.

Instructors are responsible for:

Protecting the workshop area and furniture from damage.

Bringing all supplies and equipment required for teaching their workshops.


Miniclass Proposals are accepted during defined times, announced annually, and only for the next upcoming Conference. We do not accept miniclass proposals for dates that are more than a year out.

Proposals for 2023 will be accepted until 11:59pm on August 15, 2022.

August 2022 – FTWG selects slate of miniclasses from the proposal

September 1, 2022 – Conference information goes live on the FTWG website

November 13, 2022 – Member registration opens

October 30, 2022 – General registration opens

February 12, 2023 – Registration closes

March 16-19, 2023 – FTWG Conference is held

Compensation and Payment

FTWG does not pay Instructors a fee for miniclasses.  You set the per student fee and the maximum number of students in your class.  FTWG collects the miniclass registration fee during registration and passes collected amounts to you in full.  FTWG pays any credit card processing fees and does not deduct them from the fees paid to you.

Instructors are responsible for collecting materials fees during the class.

If you are also teaching a Workshop, choosing to also teach a miniclass does not change any terms of your Workshop contract.  If you would have to arrive in Florida on Wednesday in order to arrive in time to teach a miniclass, FTWG does not pay for your room on Wednesday night or for any meals prior to Thursday lunch.

Proposal Process

Proposals must be submitted on the form below. Please note that as part of the application, you are required to submit a headshot and 3-5 images that represent the work which will be completed in your miniclass. FTWG has published Media Submission Guidelines, which may help you in preparing your images for submission. If you have questions about or problems with submitting images, please complete our Contact Form and FTWG’s Technology Chair will help you with that part of the process.

You are welcome to submit multiple proposals.  Each proposal must be submitted separately. When you submit a proposal, it is automatically emailed to FTWG’s VP Conference Coordinator Elect as the content of an email and as a PDF attachment.

After FTWG has selected miniclasses, you will receive an email letting you know if your miniclass was selected or not.

Proposals for 2023 will be accepted until 11:59pm on August 15, 2022.

The miniclass proposal period ended on August 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm.