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Kathy Dudek

Kathy Dudek
Prescott, AZ 86302-3189


Background Information

Years Teaching:  28
Years Teaching Clay:  6
Years Working w/Clay:  12
School or Studio:  Public School in Ohio before Retirement
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Seasonal canes, whimsical figures
First Experience With Clay:  Self-taught, before there were any books.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Artist in the Schools -- Berea HS, Berea, OH. Workshop at Notre Dame for the Western Reserve Calligraphers Assoc.
Publication Experience:  No
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Within city
Reimbursed Expenses: 
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  6
Maximum Number of Students:  12
How Far Will Travel:  100 miles to Phoenix/suburbs
Reimbursed Expenses:  Lodging if overnight and meals
Class Prep Time:  2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Basic instruction in polymer clay: Jewelry, caning, seasonal ornaments.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Everyone starts somewhere. Before I even exhibited at a show, I built my confidence by taking items I made into the school where I taught, they sold quickly - and it mushroomed from there. If I could make clay (even before Nan Roche's New Clay) you can, too, with lots of practice. Take as many classes/workshops as you can to see what is an 'appropriate' amount of instruction in a teaching session."

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