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Geraldine Newfry

Geraldine Newfry

Geraldine Newfry
Chicago, IL 60647

Background Information

Years Teaching:  20
Years Teaching Clay:  5
Years Working w/Clay:  15
School or Studio:  N/A
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Polymer clay book art
First Experience With Clay:  I began working with a group of friends making beads. As time went by I covered various objects in clay and created jewelry. When I started creating books my art really took off.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have taught for my local guild, at art stores, and at the following national conventions: Bead & Button, Art & Soul, Art Continuum and ARTfiberFEST.
Publication Experience:  I have had projects and gallery spots in Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay, Kids Craft Polymer Clay, 400 Polymer Clay Designs, Artist Trading Cards, Cloth Paper Scissors and at
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  25 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Internationally
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, lodging

Class Prep Time:  One month
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Ancient Artifact coptic journal, Preserved Relic long stitch journal, Mini Book Amulet, Beloved pages in polymer, Self Exploration in liquid polymer pages....please see my website for full details.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Aspiring teachers should try their classes out on friends and then do a demo with their local guild. It's important to be organized and give good handouts."

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