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Layl McDill

Layl McDill

Layl McDill
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Background Information

Years Teaching:  14
Years Teaching Clay:  7
Years Working w/Clay:  14
School or Studio:  Clay Squared to Infinity
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Millefiore and Sculpture
First Experience With Clay:  I was facinated by millefiore so when I saw a picture of the basic concept in a kids clay book I tried it and was instantly hooked.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have been self employed as an artist since 1993. I sell at Arts Festivals all over the country, on-line, and in numerous galleries.
Publication Experience:  400 Polymer Clay Designs by Lark Books, Celebrations in Polymer Clay by Sarajane Helm, PolyInformer Newsletter and Polymer Cafe... etc.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  30 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Negotiable
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  25
How Far Will Travel:  Anywhere
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel

Class Prep Time:  20 minutes
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Basic Millefiore- Learn 4 to 10 canes that look more complicated than they are - leaf, butterfly, flowers, star etc.
Advanced Millefiore- Build a 2 to 3 pound complicated cane - design of your choice.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Learn a few techniques well and try teaching them to your friends. You don't have to be an expert in everything."

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