Folkskills instructors are a diverse lot – they range from masters of their crafts to casual hobbyists. Some are professional teachers and some just like to share their knowledge and strengthen their communities. What ties them together is a love of collaboration, patience for all skill levels, and a passion for what they teach.
You don’t need to be an expert to teach a class through Folkskills – learning from each other is part of the fun! However, an intermediate understanding of what is being taught is expected in order for classes to be fulfilling and safe for all participants. Beyond that, just make sure you set clear expectations regarding your own level of experience and the class level you’re offering to teach.