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Suzanne Ivester

Suzanne Ivester

Suzanne Ivester
Knoxville, TN 37919

Background Information

Years Teaching:  6
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  5
School or Studio:  N/A
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Two-dimensional painting with polymer clay
First Experience With Clay:  I thought it would be an untimidating medium through which I could rediscover artistic creativity after many years of "real life."
Past Teaching Experiences:  Taught drawing by correspondence!!! Offer frequent demos at local guilds; taught at Capital City Polymer Clay Guild, Raleigh, NC; scheduled to teach at Clay Quest 2005, St. Mary's, GA; have had work in various juried shows & exhibits
Publication Experience:  Three articles in Polyzine,, an on-line publication
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Fuel at current prices
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  8
Maximum Number of Students:  15
How Far Will Travel:  Unlimited
Reimbursed Expenses:  Fuel or airfare, lodging

Class Prep Time:  Depends on subject
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions:  1/2-day or full-day workshop on two-dimensional painting with polymer clay (includes choice of subject, sketching, applying clay to surface, texture, curing); 1/2-day workshop on thick-cord jewelry construction (leather, buna, rubber tubing)

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"It isn't how much you know - it's how well you can explain what you know. Ask yourself: How original are my ideas, techniques? Would others enjoy these ideas and techniques as much as I do? Can I convey my enthusiasm and encourage a sense of fun and adventure?"

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