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Lorraine LaLa Ortiz

Lorraine LaLa Ortiz
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Background Information

Years Teaching: 20+
Years Teaching Clay: 18
Years Working w/Clay: 29
School or Studio:  Fusion International Arts and Vox Sacramento
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Doll making and sculpting, surface design and special effects
First Experience With Clay:  Doll making and sculpting
Past Teaching Experiences:  I have taught all ages from preschool to adult. I prefer teaching techniques and allowing participants to develop their own projects and voice using the learned techniques. I can also teach project classes if that is what is requested.
Publication Experience:  My work has been featured in several books, blogs, e-zines, and magazines over the years. Some of the publications are Belle Armoire, Polymer Cafe, Masks by Sarajane Helm, 1000 ATC's C&T Publishing, Polymer clay Daily (Cynthia Tinapple blog), Crescendoh (Jenny Doh Blog), Art-e-zine, and a few more.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel: Almost anywhere
Reimbursed Expenses: Travel/lodging
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students: 20
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel/lodging

Class Prep Time:  At least 2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 4
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Fantasy Figure sculpture
Bead and Button Beginner polymer
Basic canes flowers and leaves
Beautiful botanicals- sculpting foliage and flowers for embellishments
Covered in clay: Cover anything with clay. Upcycle bottles, can's, and jars with polymer clay.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Gather a few friends together and get some practice under your belt. Volunteer at a school or girl scout group. Just do it!"

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