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Julia Sherman

Julia Sherman
New Market, TN 37820

Background Information

Years Teaching:  21
Years Teaching Clay:  12
Years Working w/Clay:  20
School or Studio:  Colleges, continuing education, home studio
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Doll making, doll reproduction, puppets
First Experience With Clay:  I wanted to make a bunraku puppet from polymer since wood was not available to me.
Past Teaching Experiences:  25 years published craft writer for a variety of magazines. Each year I enter fairs and competitions and come back wth no less than second in any doll medicum.
Publication Experience:  Doll World, Doll Castle News, books
Teaching Level:  Semi-Pro

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  60 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Standard fee included in lesson
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  5
Maximum Number of Students:  30
How Far Will Travel:  60 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Each class has a percentage compensation built-in.

Class Prep Time:  2 weeks
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Museum Replication Classes: creating from images and hands on those items from museums that are not available to the public to handle.
Recreation of Antiquities: self explanatory
Marionette and Puppet Creation: self explanatory
Polymer Mosaics Tiles: self explanatory
Peg Wooden: queene Ann/Charlotte dolls

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Go for it. Learn all you can, become fairly proficient, create a nice portfolio, get yourself published, and then start a class at the local college or community center and pass on what you know. You'll learn some stuff, too."

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