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Theresa Caracappa

Theresa Caracappa
Rumson, NJ 07760


Background Information

Years Teaching:  25
Years Teaching Clay:  10
Years Working w/Clay:  12
School or Studio:  Brookdale Community College and Thompson Park Craft Center
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  My specialty is making the workshop an easy place to understand what you can do with this wonderful material.
First Experience With Clay:  Trying to make buttons after seeing article on polymer clay in FiberArts. Taking a 8 week course in Polymer Clay taught by Amy Zinman.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Teaching polymer clay classes at the community college for the past 8 years and at the county craft center for 6. I am one of the founding members of the New Jersey Polymer Clay Guild. I have served as Co. President, Tresurer and Membership chair. We are a teaching Guild and I have taught many different aspects of this medium to members.
Publication Experience:  No
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  No
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  8
Maximum Number of Students:  12
How Far Will Travel:  45min drive time
Reimbursed Expenses:  None
Class Prep Time:  -
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  One all day workshop
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Ornament class (this workshop is for holiday ornaments), Introduction to Polymer Clay, Next-Step-Mixing Media, and Faux (introducing students to what a "copycat" this clay can be).

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Start by sharing what you know with a small group...thats the beginning!"

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