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Kathy Swenning

Kathy Swenning
Milford, CT 06460
USA
Email: kmbms@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.RozPetalzStudio.etsy.com

Background Information

Years Teaching:  15
Years Teaching Clay:  5
Years Working w/Clay:  18
School or Studio:  Manifest Beads Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Beads, jewlery and kids projects
First Experience With Clay:  I was introduced to polymer clay when given a book, "The New Clay" by my dad. I always loved beads and making jewelry and was itrigued with making my own from polymer clay. What a great way to be creative and save money all at once! I have been experimenting, learning and creating ever since.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I am an elementary school teacher, currently home with my children. I have been teaching classes at a local bead store as well as summer camp classes to get my "teaching fix" and play with clay all at the same time. I sell my creations online, in local stores and at local craft fairs.
Publication Experience:  365 Days of Polymer Clay
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Gas
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  3
Maximum Number of Students:  15-20 (depends on age)
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Gas

Class Prep Time:  Depends
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  Open
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Polymer Cly Bead Making - basic
Millefiori Cane Classes - all levels
Children's seasonal and theme bases projects (Focal Beads with accents)
Children's Clay Projects - all levels (camp and scout activities)

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Start small & for free! Teach a friend or family member who is willing to ask questions, and critique you fairly. You probably know more than you think!"


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