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Denise Graham

Denise Graham

Denise Graham
Pittsburgh, PA 15241


Background Information

Years Teaching:  3
Years Teaching Clay:  3
Years Working w/Clay:  7 years but 5 seriously
School or Studio:  Pat Catan's Crafts & Upper St. Clair Art League
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Experimentation, vessels, jewelry
First Experience With Clay:  My son had a class in elementary school in Sculpey. The medium was facinating to me, and it just took off with creativity.
Past Teaching Experiences:  2001 Clay Painting "Eve's Decision" won a Honorable Mention Award and 2002 "Mother America" Sculpture won 2nd place in Upper St. Clair League for the Arts Juried Spring Show
Publication Experience:  No
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  No
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  90 minutes from my home
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel & Materials
Class Prep Time:  Depends on Subject
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Beginning Polymer Clay - Starts with all the basics, safety, clay types, firing, finishing, simple canes, mokume gane.
Exploring Polymer Clay - is for students who have had some PC experience. We work on transfers, inclusions, paints, powders, more complex caning, this class is clicked up a notch.
I also do many one day project oriented workshops, 2 to 3 hours with a take home item to fire at home. Desk Set, Wacky Mirrow, Holiday Ornaments, Halloween Necklace

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Have confidence in your knowledge and abilities. Practice, plan and prepare for your instruction. Your students will become captivated in the medium, and the rest is just guiding them to find their way."

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