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Linda Hess

Linda Hess
Stafford, VA 22554
USA

Email: polymercreations4u@msn.com

Background Information

Years Teaching:  25
Years Teaching Clay:  6+
Years Working w/Clay:  since 1994
School or Studio:  St Francis of Assisi/Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Angels (of all types), vases, votives, sculptural pieces, face canes, mixed-medium creations
First Experience With Clay:  I bought a pair of earrings and a necklace at a show. The artist let me pick her brain about the material, then I went home to play.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Shrinemont participant since 1999 (highly recommend this experience!)
Publication Experience: 

  • Polymer Cafe Magazine: Fall 2003, Summer & Fall 2004, Spring & Summer 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2007
  • The Rubber Stamper: Nov/Dec 2006
  • Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects: Sept/Oct 2006, July/Aug 2006, May/June 2007
  • Pack-O-Fun Christmas 2005
  • 30 Days of Crafting www.HGTV.com Nov/Dec 2005
  • Artful Ways With Polymer Clay by Dottie McMillan 2005
  • CNA magazine: Gypsy Jewelry Challenge 2004 & Home Decor Challenge 2003.
  • Adapting Quilts in Polymer Clay by SaraJane Helm & Judith Skinner 2006
  • Celebrations With Polymer Clay by SaraJane Helm 2003
  • Regular Contributor to www.pcpolyzine.com (scrapbook how-to in every issue)
  • Multiple How-to designs available on www.sculpey.com
  • To be published 2007 & 2008 in Belle Armoire, Art Doll Quarterly, Bead Unique, PolymerCafe
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Private lessons would need to come to me
Reimbursed Expenses:  Materials
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  10 (if adults), 8 (if children)
How Far Will Travel:  Flexible
Reimbursed Expenses:  Materials, gas, and lodging if necessary
Class Prep Time:  Depnds upon what I would be teaching and how many students
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  4
Class Listings & Descriptions:  When teaching a group (other than children) I find out what they would like to learn and then create a class out of it. In my current classes I teach canes, sculpture, votives, mosaics, picture frames, wall art plus much more.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Never say 'can't'...never say 'never'. Your best work will evolve from ideas that you just jump into!"





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