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Christine Harris

Christine Harris
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Background Information

Years Teaching:  12
Years Teaching Clay:  5
Years Working w/Clay:  10
School or Studio:  Art-Insight Studios
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Figure sculpture, healing dolls, mixed media
First Experience With Clay:  I started using polymer clay to make embellishments for my mixed media collage artwork.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Awards
Second Place for Assemblage - (2009) Charles H. Taylor Art Center Miniature Show
Third Place Mixed Media - (2008) Charles H. Taylor Art Center Miniature Show
Commission for Simon Cancer Center (2006) Morristown Memorial Hospital
Honorable Mention - (2005) Somerset Artist Association Juried Show
Award of Excellence - (2000) Icarus International Art Show
Best In Show - (2000) TAA Juried Members Show
Honorable Mention (1998) Frank Stricklin Memorial Show
Honorable Mention (1994) Art Atrium Grand Opening Show

Selected Group Exhibitions
Secrets Revealed (2006) Griffin Gallery, Madison, NJ
Harvest Hues (2006) Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
On Being a Woman (2005) Griffin Gallery, Madison, NJ
Venus Observed (2004) The Gallery, Long Valley, NJ
Transcending 3 Dimensions (2004) Myhelan Cultural Arts Center, Long Valley, NJ
Artists Network Show (2003) Myhelan Cultural Arts Center, Long Valley, NJ

Education - M.S. Art Therapy (1994) Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
B.A. Psychology and Art (1992) Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA
Publication Experience:  PolyMer Cafe Magazine; 400 Polymer Clay Designs, Lark Books
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  25 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Gas
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  12
How Far Will Travel:  East Coast
Reimbursed Expenses:  Gas, hotel

Class Prep Time:  Depends on class
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Medicine Man/Woman Workshops for children who have expereinced trauma and loss

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Share you knowledge with your friends, or a small focus group that will give you feedback on your teaching methods."

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