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Michele Malpica

Michele Malpica

Michele Malpica
Ruidoso, NM 88345


Background Information

Years Teaching:  14
Years Teaching Clay:  10
Years Working w/Clay:  14
School or Studio:  Studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Faces... I sculpt incredible faces
First Experience With Clay:  I began making Old World Santas and Christmas ornaments.
Past Teaching Experiences:  I received the 1993 Collector Communication Award for my Native American Sculpture, "Rising Moon and Little Fox", have received numerous awards in the Doll industry. My work is part of the White House Collection of American Artists, Numerous awards as a professional artist,and now have my own gallery in Ruidoso, NM
Publication Experience:  Doll Reader, Dolls magazine, Contemporary Doll Artist, Southwest Art, Wild West magazine - numerous articles and covers of the above magazines, also featured in an upcoming issue of New Mexico Magazine.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  Wherever I have to.
Reimbursed Expenses:  Airfare/ hotel
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  2
Maximum Number of Students:  10
How Far Will Travel:  Wherever I have to.
Reimbursed Expenses:  Airfare/ hotel
Class Prep Time:  2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  5
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Sculpting faces in polymer clay. Step by step intructions on working with the clay/ basic armatures/bodies. Focusing on Expressions,gestures and bringing the clay to life.Includes a booklet with details and photos on creating faces.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Apprentice. Help someone with a class. This is a great experience to wet your feet. By assisting in the class you can see what is expected of the instructor."


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