Years Teaching: 5
Years Teaching Clay: 5
Years Working w/Clay: 10
Specialties: I lean toward figurines and doll sculpting although I have done a little of just about every type of clay technique.
First Experience With Clay: A good friend introduced me and after that I became a polymer clay addict.
Past Teaching Experiences: I have taught both kids and adult classes. I am currently teaching at Micheals Arts and Crafts but have taught at my home as well as various groups around the area including some homeschooled kids. It has been a lot of fun and very rewarding.
Publication Experience: I have been published twice in the National Polymer Clay Guild newsletter. Articles about my Polymer Clay Story book night lights and my Trip to North Carolina to Sculpt lifesize baby dolls with Barbara Felts. I also appear in an article written by Mark Dennis in The Contemporary Doll Collector OCT/NOV 2006 Issue when I attended his Idaho class on learning to do a full body sculpt.
Teaching Level: Semi-Pro
- Private Lessons:
Class Prep Time: Depends on the project - if doll sculpting, probably at least 2 weeks advanced notice if traveling.
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 4
- Maximum Number of Students: 6
- How Far Will Travel: 30 - 60 miles
- Reimbursed Expenses: Food, gas, lodging
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 3
Class Listings & Descriptions:
Beginning Polymer clay - learning the basics of the clay and making simple projects and learning simple techniques, including simple caning, simple characters and basic bead making etc.
Advanced - moving onto more advanced techniques including covering an egg, doll making and more advanced caning etc.
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"I would say have confidence in yourself and remember that we learn as we go. So don't be afraid to take the step forward and start sharing what you know and you will find you know more than you thought. I have found over my years of teaching that there is a great satisfaction that comes with sharing your talents with others."
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