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Jane Zhao

Jane Zhao
Boca Raton, FL 33496
USA
Email: pcartsjane@yahoo.com
Website: www.janezhaoarts.com

Background Information

Years Teaching:  12
Years Teaching Clay:  4
Years Working w/Clay:  9
School or Studio:  Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Chinese Dragon, Chinese landscape scrimshaw and detailed canes. Jewelry of many descriptions.
First Experience With Clay:  I am a Chinese Landscape, one stroke and oil painter. Teaching: Chinese painting, One Stroke painting, Bob Ross oil painting... In 1998 a friend showed me some Polymer Clay beads which I admired. I then started the craft and became proficent in the art style.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I offer different classes, teaching how to make canes: leaf, flowers, butterfies, and all kids of canes. I teach 3D designs. Small items like a dog, cat... Big items like a Chinese dragon, people...almost anything.
Publication Experience:  The book "400 Polymer Clay Designs", PolymerCAFE Magazine 3 times and will be in the new issue this spring.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Anywhere
Reimbursed Expenses:  $50.00 per hour. 6 hour minimum plus expenses.
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  10
Maximum Number of Students:  20
How Far Will Travel:  Anywhere
Reimbursed Expenses:  Depends on project... .transportation, meals, lodging, incidentals. Group rates vary.

Class Prep Time:  Depends on what kind of project.
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  One week
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
1.Chinese Dragon class - Make three canes. One is a feather cane. Build a dragon body, tail, feet, head. Detail for the eyes, nose, ears, teeth, mouth... For group $200.00 per person for a two day class. Please see PolymerCAFE magazine first issue.
2. Wristwatch Class - Make a leaf cane and two flower canes (choice of rose, pansy, daisy, violet, sunflower). Use my butterfly canes. Make a watch face and 12 beads. Please see PCC Dec.2006 I received 2nd place. $160.00 per person for two days.
3.Chinese Landscape Class - Make a Faux Ivory cane. Learn to carve the clay with simple tools. $180.00 per person for two days.
4. Butterfly Cane - Make a butterfly cane. I have all different pictures for you to choose from. $160.00 per person for two days. 5. For small classes 3.5 hours will be $50.00 per person. In small classes you will learn one item at one class: a rose cane, a daisy cane, a sunflower... e-mail me if you need more information.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"I will say that I am learning everyday, I think the more you teach the more you learn. We all learn from each other and practice everyday."


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