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Bernadette Pickering

Bernadette Pickering
Bedfordshire, sg191pq
United Kingdom
Website: N/A

Background Information

Years Teaching:  3
Years Teaching Clay:  3
Years Working w/Clay:  4.5
School or Studio:  Studio and Art Centre
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Being able to explain simply and easily the various techniques and to give confidence to the students.
First Experience With Clay:  I started when a child at school told meher aunty made beads from PC, so I bought some, borrowed a book from her and I went from there!
Past Teaching Experiences:  Encouraging the novice to be adventurous. Making jewellery for a customer with a shop in Covent Garden.
Publication Experience:  I was a runner up in a bead magazine competition.
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel: 15 miles approx.
Reimbursed Expenses: Fuel
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students: 5
Maximum Number of Students: 10
How Far Will Travel: 15 miles approx.
Reimbursed Expenses: Fuel

Class Prep Time:  30 minutes
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions: I have a Level 1, in which I teach millifiori cane, lace cane and jelly roll cane. In Level 2 I teach Skinner Blend, Ikat and 'blocking in technique' for millifiori. I also demonstrate some detailed work, such as stripes around canes and petal formation.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"The joy of polymer clay is that your imagination will develop your vision and skill, and not to be afraid of mistakes. You make them first so the your students don't!!"

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