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Mary Jenkins

Mary Jenkins

Mary Jenkins
Orlando, FL 32801

Background Information

Years Teaching:  5
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  8
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  I enjoy the challenge of a new project and I like trying to invent new canes. I also like covering vessels and creating masks to see what new designs will awaken.
First Experience With Clay:  I've always been involved in some kind of art or craft. A friend invited me to her house to a 'clay day' and I was hooked!
Past Teaching Experiences:  My first class was 40 women from a church group ages 18 - 70. They wanted to learn how to make little angels to sell for a fundraiser. Another fun training experience was a group of 15 brownies ages ranging from 7-9.
Publication Experience:  No
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  No
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  7
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Within a day
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and lodging

Class Prep Time:  Depends on the class
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Canes (beginner and intermediate), Jewelry (pendants, pc beaded stretch bracelets, pc wire and clasp bracelets), Covered vessels, Humorous Sculptures, Covered pens, Masks

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Jump In! Get with other pc artists, see what they are doing and ask them to let you conduct a tutorial. Ask for feedback. I ask each class what they would like to see and add those suggestions to my teaching style. Take as many classes as you can. I learn something new from every class. Be a sponge!!!"

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