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Karen Williams Smith

Karen Williams Smith
Oceanside, CA 92056

Background Information

Years Teaching:  6
Years Teaching Clay:  6
Years Working w/Clay:  25
School or Studio:  Home Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Figurative realistic sculpting ... and teaching anatomy
First Experience With Clay:  Started with small fairies
Past Teaching Experiences:  Shows in NYC, Japan, Russia, New Mexico, San Francisco .. and international sales
Publication Experience:  Many times in both books and magazines
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  For now I only teach in my home
Reimbursed Expenses:  Fees
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  8 for anatomy classes
How Far Will Travel:  For now I only teach in my home
Reimbursed Expenses:  Fees

Class Prep Time:  N/A
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Three day class sessions:
Class I - features of the face, heads of a man and a woman
Class II - Child's head, feet and hands of adults
Class III - torso ... of child, man & woman
Class IV - advanced whole figure

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"I think if you have a strong desire to teach ... an idea of why you want to teach ... and a clear view of what you want to teach ... go for it! You will learn the rest as you go. Live your dreams!!"

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