Social Media is a great way to share creative work with online communities. Maiwa maintains an instagram feed and uses the hashtag #maiwaworkshop for workshops. Maiwa encourages both making and documenting.
In a classroom setting we ask that students observe a few simple guidelines.
Instructor presentations are the intellectual property of the instructor. Recordings and photography, where permitted by the instructor, are for personal use only, to aid in student understanding. Instructor presentations are not to be republished on social media. Please do not post a complete how-to of a technique taught by an instructor. In many cases instructors have dedicated a lifetime to specific techniques. To support this work they teach and publish. Instructors have requested that they be fully in control of the teaching environment.
All students have paid for a rich workshop experience. Please be sensitive to fellow students who may not wish to have their work or themselves photographed. Asking permission is both polite and easy, many students are happy to participate. If documenting, please don't delay instructors or fellow students.
Your work. Your creative journey. That's where the real interest lies. Sharing your workshop experience via social media can add another dimension to creative activity. At Maiwa, we'd love to hear about it. Email us the link or contact us through your media of choice.