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Julie Hays

Julie Hays
Columbiaville, MI 48421

Background Information

Years Teaching:  2
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  5
School or Studio:  Lakeville Schools/art centers
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Faux surfaces, mokume gane
First Experience With Clay:  My daughter received some for her birthday. I was inspired by great tutorials on Carol Duvall show.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have taught classes for girl school troops, and for our local library. Also- given demonstrations at Lapeer Art Association Art Fairs and general meetings. I may be teaching classes at Crooked Tree Art Center(Petoskey,MI) -awaiting approval. I plan on teaching at Lapeer Art Center when it is completed in Fall of 2005.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  1 to 1 1/2 hrs
Reimbursed Expenses:  Supplies
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Flexible
Reimbursed Expenses:  Supplies

Class Prep Time:  10 days
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  4 to 5 days
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Polymer Clay 101 - overview of techniques and materials, etc.
Faux class - ivory, stone, agate etc.
Jelly roll cane necklace - (see picture)
Some simple classes too...bubble wand with decorative bead. Sometimes I teach figurine classes- cute snowmen, etc. If there is an interest I'll teach just about any technique from caning to mica shift.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Polymer clay is so fascinating and so many people are unaware of its versatility. Even if you are still learning, I think people will be interested, especially childen. I started out with teaching neighbors and through the school system. Try it out and you will learn a little from every experience. Start small and don't give up."

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