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Marshelle Spafard

Marshelle Spafard
Park City, Utah 84098

Background Information

Years Teaching:  2
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  3
School or Studio:  My Studio and at other peoples homes.
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Jewelry, Sculptural Pieces, Wearable Art, Experimental Techniques, Caning, Combining Polymer with other Materials, Eco Art.
First Experience With Clay:  Taking a workshop class at Robert's Craft Store.
Past Teaching Experiences: The best part of Teaching is the joy it brings to other people.
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Any distance
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel expenses and Housing
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Maximum Number of Students: 10
How Far Will Travel: Any distance
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel expenses and Housing

Class Prep Time:  One Month would be preferred
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  The project usually determines the amount of time or the total number of classes needed for a particular event.
Class Listings & Descriptions: 

Sculptural Jewelry and Wearable art - These pieces are one of a kind but follow a basic foundation and instruction of assemblage.
Polymer Containers and Vessels - the students are taught the many ways in which clay can be incorporated and sculpted to create beautiful usable artistic objects.
Eco Art - this is a process using Polymer clay in combination with recycling things that it can be baked on and sculpted with.
Caning, Sculpture, Buttons, Floral Techniques.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Schedule a class with friends and family to get started and make it fun and simple. Pick a project you feel comfortable with and just go for it. You will learn as you work through go what you need to prepare for your class. Everything you attempt to do has a process from beginning to end and you get better with every class you teach. Not only will you be teaching and sharing knowledge of this wonderful medium but you will get great feedback from your students and the sharing process will teach you new things as well. You can't fail because it is simply a fun experience. After a few attempts you will know if teaching is your calling because it will take hold of you and you will want to do it again and again. I feel this medium is meant to be shared and it can be applied in so many ways that you can find a theme or many themes to make the classes fresh and new. The possibilities are endless. Just go for it!"

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