Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Years Teaching: 25
Years Teaching Clay: 2
Years Working w/Clay: 10
School or Studio: Marlene's Art Studio and Gallery
Specialties: I do well with faux semi precious stones and fantasy stones. I've sold
some of my sculpture as well as a lot of Frida Kahlo jewelry and knick knacks. I embed pictures in clay - using liquid polymer clay.
First Experience With Clay: I first saw a woman work with FIMO before it was sold in this country. I was most intrigued and had to try it out when it became more available.
Past Teaching Experiences: I started with FIMO. My first jewelry looked great, but I glazed it with an oil based glaze and ended up with forever tacky jewelry. I've gotten much better since then! Now I sculpt as well as create jewelry, do-dads, teach and more.
Publication Experience: I'm Arts Editor for Bayside News. I've written for and been written about in various magazines and newspapers - but not necessarily for my work with polymer clay.
Teaching Level: Professional
- Private Lessons: No
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 3
- Maximum Number of Students: 8
- How Far Will Travel: Within Pinellas County
- Reimbursed Expenses: Clay, travel time, my time
Class Prep Time: A few days
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 2, due to my erratic schedule
Class Listings & Descriptions: I offer continuing workshops once a month
at Marlene's Art Studio and Gallery in Largo, FL. I try to work with each student in their
field of interest while presenting a generalized class. We cover introduction to clay,
faux semi-precious stones, stamping and molding, transfers and imbedding pictures, etc.,
each class building upon the last while making room for new students.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"Start with a skill, master it and share. After a while it will become second nature."
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