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Jeannie Havel

Jeannie Havel

Jeannie Havel
Emmitsburg, MD 21727


Background Information

Years Teaching:  10+
Years Teaching Clay:  8
Years Working w/Clay:  10+
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Working with children, older adults, special populations, and those who have never worked with clay before.
First Experience With Clay:  First saw some beads at Mangelson's in Omaha and discovered they were made by store employees. Bought a few packs, made a few beads, and have been hooked ever since.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I especially love culturally diverse groups who have never used polymer clay and probably would never have known the medium if not for our workshops. Art itself is healing and polymer clay is good medicine for the spirit.
Publication Experience:, where I am also on the Editorial Board.
Teaching Level:  Semi-pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  60 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, accomodations, per diem meals
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  6
Maximum Number of Students:  12
How Far Will Travel:  Depends on schedule
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel, accomodations, per diem meals
Class Prep Time:  Prefer 30 days, have done it in 30 minutes
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions:
"Intro to PC": For anyone who has never tried polymer clay.
"Beginner's PC": Overview of medium and methods.
"Intermediate": Builds on Beginner's PC and emphasizes personal creativity by combining learned techniques and unlimited experimentation.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"We keep learning new things about polymer clay every day. My guideline is knowing there is no such thing as wasted clay. Once you believe this, then you are ready to share your enthusiasm for this medium."

From "Elements of Polymer Clay: PC For the Artistically Challenged" -- Using the PlayDohTM extruder to create uniform PC elements. First appeared in December 2001 issue of

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