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Philanie Ginsberg

Philanie Ginsberg
Stilbaai, Western Province
South Africa

Background Information

Years Teaching:  2
Years Teaching Clay:  2
Years Working w/Clay:  24
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Polymer clay tiles. I have the patience to work with beginners, disabled, mature and children
First Experience With Clay:  I started playing with my moms polymer clay. She used to make beads. I became addicted as soon as I started and has been hooked ever since!
Publication Experience:  N/A
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Negotiable
Reimbursed Expenses: Negotiable
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  8
How Far Will Travel:  Far
Reimbursed Expenses:  Accomodation, transport and my fee

Class Prep Time:  2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  2
Class Listings & Descriptions: 
Girly things- here we do basic caning and make beads, keyrings and pendants.
Bugs world- This is a good one for little hyperactive boys. I teach them to construct 4 kinds of bugs by practising fine motor skills and patience.
Mosaic for kids- how to make tiles and use it in a cool project such as a photo frame.
Beginner course for adults- teach all the basics about polymer clay, its uses, curing methods, tools, preparation.
Mosaics with polymer clay beginners- We do basic caning and construct unique polymer clay tiles. We cover basics of polymer clay briefly.
Mosaics with polymer clay 2- Cover more advanced techiniques and canes.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Book a few demonstrations with friends and family. Ask them for an honest opinion. Get experience with small groups first. Read,practice, read some more."

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