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Dotty McMillan

Dotty McMillan

Dotty McMillan
Riverside, CA 92506

Background Information

Years Teaching:  30
Years Teaching Clay:  9
Years Working w/Clay:  14
School or Studio:  Own Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Polymer clay kaleidoscopes, lady vessels, jewelry, and beads, beads, beads.
First Experience With Clay:  We had a puppet show many years ago and I made puppet heads, hands and feet with the early white Sculpey clay.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Have had a ball teaching at Ravendsdale, Bryn Mahr, for a variety of clay guilds, Sandy Camp, and private and semi private sessions.
Publication Experience:  "Creative Ways with Polymer Clay" Book, and "Artistic Ways with Polymer Clay" Book will be out Fall or Winter of 2004
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  50 miles, however I prefer to do them in my own studio.
Reimbursed Expenses:  None
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  18
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel expenses

Class Prep Time:  2 to 4 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Kool polymer clay Kaleidoscopes:
Easy: students will learn how to complete an easy and delightful kaleildoscope made from a kit.
Intermediate: Dry-cell kaleidoscopes to enchant and delight all those who lift them to the light.
Advanced: Large wheel-based kaleidoscopes that are for the serious collectors or artists. Learn successful surface techniques for these wonderful scopes, as well as how to assemble and make them work.
Lovely Lady Vessels: 15" tall ladies that open to hold: beads, buttons, change, etc. From the misty land of imagination, these lovely ladies are fun and easy to make.
Beads `n Buttons: Learn how to create a wide variety of both using various clay techniques.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"If you love to share what you have learned, and can make your instructions clear, then go for it!"

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