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Jagna Birecka

Jagna Birecka

Background Information

Years Teaching:  18
Years Teaching Clay: 8
Years Working w/Clay: 25+
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties: Mixed media, mokume gane, hollow beads... pretty much everything except for caning and faux stones, bones, etc.
First Experience With Clay:  I was teaching in Belgium for some years, those were workshops at my studio as well as at some galleries that invited me.
Publication Experience:  Polymer Clay Daily, Artsy Shark, many art-oriented blogs etc.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel: Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses: Negotiable
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students: 6
Maximum Number of Students: 15
How Far Will Travel: Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses: Negotiable

Class Prep Time:  1 day
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 3
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Predictable Mokume - ways of controlling MG in order to obtained desired effects and patterns - advanced and semi-advanced students, 1 day workshop
Mixed Media Art Jewelry - 1 day workshop for semi-advanced and advanced students (can be combined with Predictable Mokume in a 2-day workshop)
Bead Making Techniques - hollow beads, molds etc. - 1 day workshop for semi-advanced students, can be combined with Predistable Mokume in a 2-day cycle
Make Yourself a Piece - 'Fun evenings' workshops for beginners letting them create a finished piece of jewelry in just a few hours.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"I respect teachers being aware of the fact that there still are things for them to learn, as they are open-minded and will progress quickly. And some things you only will learn by teaching, so go and teach, and always try to do your best."

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