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Frances White

Frances White
Katesbridge, County Down
Northern Ireland

Background Information

Years Teaching:  10
Years Teaching Clay:  8
Years Working w/Clay:  15
School or Studio:  N/A
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Polymerclay basics,simple caning,texture effects,polymerclay for mixed media.
First Experience With Clay:  I went to the first Polydays in England where I met Marie Segal and became completely facinated by the medium.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have worked with disabled artists for the last two years,watching them learn new skills and gain confidence is the best thing.Having people watch me demo at shows who are amazed by what you can do with polymerclay and ending up buying some to take home and try themselves.
Publication Experience:  Polymerclay book reviews for Polynews-British polymerclay guild magazine
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  All over Ireland
Reimbursed Expenses:  Petrol and overnight stay if required
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  As far as asked
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and overnight accommadation if required

Class Prep Time:  1 week
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  As long as required
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Polymerclay basics - bead shapes,skinner blend,jelly roll,lace cane,applying cane slices to beads,finishing and safety
Texture and polymerclay - use texture sheets ,rubber stamps along with inkpads,pearlex to create pieces with texture
Simple caning - flowercane, leaf cane,component caning
Mixed media - how touse polymerclay in mixed media pieces

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Practice, time everything, allow students plenty of time to get the hang of things, no question is stupid, try out classes on nonclaying friends."

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