Riverview, FL 33569
Years Teaching: My entire adult life...home school teacher, technical school teacher, hospice nurse
Years Teaching Clay: 2
Years Working w/Clay: 5
School or Studio: Studio
Specialties: Sculptural items, using other media with polymer and helping people get comfortable with polymer. My specialty, if you ask my students is the ability to explain simply how to do something and make you feel good about succeeding.
First Experience With Clay: I loved making jewelry and wanted to make a focal bead for a necklace. It looked interesting...that was five years ago and I haven't put it down yet.
Past Teaching Experiences: Teaching at various guilds, private classes.
Publication Experience: The Polymer Arts. I'm writing a tutorial for From Polymer to Art which should be published in the next year.
Teaching Level: Semi-Pro
- Private Lessons: Yes
- How Far Will Travel: 50 miles
- Reimbursed Expenses: Included in fee
- Group Lessons: Yes
- Minimum Number of Students: 2
- Maximum Number of Students: 15
- How Far Will Travel: Wherever
- Reimbursed Expenses: Travel
Class Prep Time: I need at least two weeks notice.
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching: 2
Class Listings & Descriptions:
4 week beginners class: A basics class for newbies! Hands on with polymer clay. A six week three hour class that includes all the basics and then some. Written lesson plans, hands on with clay, projects, ideas, all you need to know about polymer to get you off to a good start! Great for young and adults. You will finish the class with at least four projects and have a great time also.
Small Canvas: thinking in relief. This class covers making a decorative canvas using polymer, paint, alcohol inks, found objects, molds and stamps etc. And deals with texture and design.
Dragonfly Window Hanger: construction, two canes, and putting all together and with several variations. This can be a one long day class, but could really be two days with all the extras!
Decorating your Holiday Table: Includes making a centerpiece for your table, candle holders to match and wine glass charms. Includes...how to cover glass with clay, making a strong connection, and using stamps, acrylic paint and other fun stuff!
Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:
"You already know what a new person doesn't know. The motto in nursing was always...see one, do one, teach one. Teaching from experience includes that level of confidence . Confidence comes from within...usually due to a love of what you are doing. So, love it first, teach it second. Don't do it for the money...do it for the love of passing on to another your particular insights to polymer."
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