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Connie Bennett

Connie Bennett
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Background Information

Years Teaching:  3
Years Teaching Clay:  1 1/2
Years Working w/Clay:  3
School or Studio:  Stedman School
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Jewelry items, especially faux gemstones and image transfers.
First Experience With Clay:  A friend was moving away and "bequeathed" me her pasta machine. I was hooked from the get-go!
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  60 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Mileage at $0.485 cents per mile, plus class fee
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  4
How Far Will Travel:  60 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Mileage at $0.485 cents per mile, plus class fee

Class Prep Time:  1 week
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2 (at present, weekends only)
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Basic Swirls & Beads - A beginner's guide to mixing clay colors and making their first beads
Canework, Kaleidescope & Millefiori -A beginner's guide to making canes
Textures, Stamps, Molds, Cutters - Learn how to texture your clay and cut/form it into desired shapes
Paints, Inks, Chalks, Powders - Applying color through a variety of mediums
Foils, Glitters, Powders - More on applying color through more mediums
Faux Gemstones and Inclusions - A lesson on how to make gemstones and stones with inclusions from a variety of herbs, spices, and natural mediums
Faux Wood & Ivory/Scrimshaw - more on creating faux items and embellishing them with artwork
Image Transfers - several methods of image transfers are taught in this class
Chayotant Snail - Mica Shift-More creative ideas using the specialized clays for these projects
Faux Enamel-Cloisonne - a lesson incorporating liquid clay with the regular polymer clay
Pillow Beads-Hollow Beads - a lesson in adorable pillow beads, mini-purses

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Try it with friends and relatives who are also interested in polymer clay. Give them some free classes in exchange for their critique of your classes. Learn from them as they learn from you."

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