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Olga Poltavets

Olga Poltavets
Metairie, LA 70001

Background Information

Years Teaching: 5
Years Teaching Clay: 3
Years Working w/Clay: 6
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties: polymer clay jewelry and home decor, bead crochet necklaces
First Experience With Clay: I discovered polymer clay while talking to my customer who bought one of my hand-painted silk scarfs and wanted to have a matching scarf buckle. I went to the craft shop, bought my first two blocks of Sculpey, and on that day my polymer clay journey began! I have been playing with polymer clay for several years now. I love working with this amazing material and sharing my discoveries with others.
Past Teaching Experiences: I have taught classes in my home studio, via Skype, and online workshops.
Publication Experience: PolymerCAFE magazine
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel: Local area
Reimbursed Expenses: Negotiable
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students: 2
Maximum Number of Students: 8
How Far Will Travel: Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses: Travel costs and accommodations

Class Prep Time: Varies
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: Negotiable
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Polymer Clay For Beginners:covering tools and materials, Skinner blend, basic canes, surface techniques, Mokume Gane. Learning while completing a simple projects.
Floral Jewelry: sculpting rose, dahlia, lily, lilac, daisy, leaves, and assembling them in a corsage/pendant/necklace.
I teach a variety of classes. Students can choose any item from my gallery and learn how to make it.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"If you love to share your knowledge, then go for it! There is a student for you!"

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