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Eva Buchala

Eva Buchala

Eva Buchala
Metairie, LA 70001


Background Information

Years Teaching:  12
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  3
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Miniature scenes, cameos, jewelry
First Experience With Clay:  When I was in college, I decided to give handmade gifts one year. I found some polymer clay at an art supply store and made a miniature scene for my mother and a sculpture of myself for my sister. After moving to New Orleans, I became more fully involved in working with it and started a business designing and producing polymer clay items.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I started out teaching some friends basic techniques in working with polymer clay and then began teaching classes at a local Michael's Craft store.
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, accommodations
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, accommodations
Class Prep Time:  Depends on the class
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions:  I teach a variety of classes, mainly based on the interest of the students attending. My most popular ones so far have been jewelry classes (i.e., Embellished Jewelry--using rubber stamps, texturing tools, and Pearl Ex powders to make a necklace/earrings/brooch set).

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Don't sell yourself short. You probably know more than enough to teach basic techniques. There are plenty of people, new to the medium who could benefit from the experience and knowledge you have. Teaching is very fulfilling and helping someone develop their skills and techniques in this medium is a rewarding experience."


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