Years Teaching: 3
Years Teaching Clay: 3
Years Working w/Clay: 4
School or Studio:
Specialties: Canework, translucent layering. Faux stones. Faux leather.
First Experience With Clay: Doing sculpting demos for my son's birthday.
Past Teaching Experiences: I've been an instructor two years in a row at the Canadian polymer clay conference in Morrisburg Ontario where my classes have been received very well. I've written and had published many tutorials for Polyform (sculpey)and on other sites, waiting to be published on paper now. I've been teaching in the Montreal area to small groups for 3 years now.
Publication Experience: Sculpey.com and claycave.com host many of my written tutorials. My work is in the Spring issue of Polymer Cafe and I'm hoping to have a project in the next one.
Teaching Level: Professional
Lesson InformationHow Far Will Travel: Montreal area
Reimbursed Expenses: Travel + time
- Private Lessons:
Class Prep Time: Depends on the class... I'm quick
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 4
- Maximum Number of Students: I've done up to 44 with assistance.
- How Far Will Travel: If my expenses are covered it's not an issue.
- Reimbursed Expenses: travel, food and lodging if it's out of town.
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 2
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Poor man's faux techniques: Using easy to obtain clay brands and colours as well as inclusions we cover coral, turquoise, jade, lapis and bone. In past classes students have brainstormed together on other possible imitations and we've completed lovely river stones. 3hours
Fantastic Floral Focals: this is an interactive class that hosts a swap at the end. We will build a complex flower cane. I will cover gradient blends, constructing a cane, proper packing of a cane and reducing. Pieces of each cane are swapped by my assistant while I go over my methods for getting the thinned most controlled slices, layering them over a background, forming the bead. Curing and finishing are also covered. 5 hours + depending on students.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"Teach what you know...and only what you know REALLY well."
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