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Kathy Fiete

Kathy Fiete
Fairport, NY 14450

Background Information

Years Teaching:  32
Years Teaching Clay:  15
Years Working w/Clay:  16
School or Studio:  Perinton Community Center
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Mosaics, Mokume Gane, general clay topics and children's classes
First Experience With Clay:  My sister heard about Fimo from a friend so we got some and spent some time trying it. I didn't touch it again for several years and then started using it in mixed media classes. Soon I found the clay group on Prodigy and learned everything I know from them (before there were many books or videos or conferences available)
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have logged hundreds of hours covering large animals with polymer clay (ie life sized horse and deer) and three skateboards for community public art projects. I have also taught clay to people aged 2 - late 80's.
Publication Experience:  All three of my community arts projects have been covered extensively by local newspapers and publications.
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  15 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Supplies, included in fees
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  25
How Far Will Travel:  50 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and supplies, included in fees

Class Prep Time:  2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Introduction to Polymer Clay: basic techiniques, 3-4 classes with different subject each week. Children or Adult.
Mosaics: several different mosaic techniques and projects
Seasonal Jewelry and ornaments

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"There are an overwhelming number of PC techniques out there, and though you want to try them all, you will probably learn that you enjoy one or a few more than others. So don't feel you have to conquer and master everything. Do what interests you and before you know it you will be expanding the limits of that technique."

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