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Anabela Romano

Anabela Romano
Maia, Porto 4475-240
Portugal
Email: anabela1963@sapo.pt
Website: www.lojamaoseart.blogspot.com

Background Information

Years Teaching:  3
Years Teaching Clay:  3
Years Working w/Clay:  7
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Millefiori canes, my mix of colors. The finish I give to my pieces. The bracelets made entirely of clay. Jewelry. I dont know - I like everything in working with clay.
First Experience With Clay:  I started out of curiosity, to try new materials.
Past Teaching Experiences:  My experience is mostly self-taught. I buy books on a regular basis and a I am a subscriber of the magazine Polymer Cafe. I wish there were more workshops in Portugal and especially in my city Porto.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Amateur

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Not much, only in my city
Reimbursed Expenses:  Material, travel and knowledge
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  3
Maximum Number of Students:  6-7
How Far Will Travel:  For a group of 6/7 students - 50/100km
Reimbursed Expenses:  Material, travel and knowledge

Class Prep Time:  I need to have at least 2 weeks to prepare a workshop for 6-7 people
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Beginners: learning the material and is properties, the basic tools, the first contact with the clay, the construction of a simple cane, construction of a piece. Introduction to the color wheel, the mixture of colors. How to bake the pieces.
Intermediate: Learning to build a cane of average difficulty, construction of a piece. Develop techniques of finishing, sanding, polishing and varnish.
Advanced: focus work on a particular piece or technique and explore its possibilities, finishing and final assembly.
In all levels of workshops I provide to the students a small file with pictures and step by step of the techniques learned, and description of material properties, tools to work with clay.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"To teach, is not just know the technique well. We need to know to contact and transmit the knowledge and love of material that we teach. Know how to interact with the students and be able to convey the desire to know more. Be aware that we are always learning."


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