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Kristin Griffis

Kristin Griffis
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Background Information

Years Teaching:  3
Years Teaching Clay:  3
Years Working w/Clay:  5
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  I love cane work - beads are my specialty.
First Experience With Clay:  I started out stringing glass beads and selling to friends and stores. Then, I noticed that a LOT of people were doing the same, so I decided to dabble with polymer clay to make original beads. It is very satisfying! (and addictive!)
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have taught at birthday parties, Red Hat Society meetings, and much more. I love turning people on to polymer clay.
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  45 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Depends on the distance
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  45 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Depends on the distance

Class Prep Time:  10 minutes
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3 or 4
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Making canes to make beads - I teach the basics and various techniques of cane work. Then, I teach how to apply the cane slices to beads for a wonderful, new effect. (all sorts of cane designs: faces, patterns, etc.)

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"You need to read as much as you can on various techniques and try them until you are comfortable enough to teach them to others. When you feel that you have them down, you are ready to be a teacher. Learn and practice as much as you can."

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