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Kelly Herbold

Kelly Herbold
Kirkland, WA 98034

Background Information

Years Teaching:  3
Years Teaching Clay:  3
Years Working w/Clay:  8
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  I'm definitely known for my work with foils and pearlescent powders - surface textures and treatments.
First Experience With Clay:  I've been an artist pretty much all of my life. I wanted to try working with a medium that was more dimensional. I took a class just to learn the basics and after that I was hooked! Within a couple of years I was creating and selling my work on eBay and art shows.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have had the pleasure of working alongside (and from) some of the most experienced and published polymer artists. I think my favorite experience, however, was attending several workshops under Lisa Pavelka. She was a wonderful host and I truly enjoyed meeting other artists from all over the country.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Open
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, accomodations and fuel
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Open
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, accomodations and fuel

Class Prep Time:  About an hour
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Beginning Polymer Clay: Conditioning clay, mixing colors (explaining difference of warm and cool tones), creating skinner blends and basic cane work.
Fun with Foils: Creating various effects with colored and metallic foils. Tricks to releasing foils onto the clay and utilizing textures, etc.
Bead & Jewelry Making: Utilizing foils, texture sheets, pearlescent powders and mica shift (metallic polymer clay) to create unique and dazzling beads. This class is for the more advanced polymer artists.
Dimensional multi-media art: Create artwork that literally pops off of your canvas! Using panels (wood canvases), bring a whole new dimension to your acrylic paintings. Think outside the box - build layers and texture using polymer clay in conjunction with your painted images. (Also for advanced students who have experience with painting and suface manipulation for polymer clay.)

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

" I've found that even when I'm the teacher - you can still learn from your students. Once you have a grasp on the basics - go ahead and give it a go! You'll be amazed at what you can learn from each other!"

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