Testimonials about Carolyn's Classes
"I had a great time at yesterday's class. Not only did I learn how to make the beads, I learned a lot about the supplies we were using, and I really liked hearing why we were doing one thing and why we should not do another thing. I came out of the class with beads AND knowledge! You were a great teacher. You kept things going, and there was never a dull moment. Thanks, Carolyn! I can't wait to do it again!" - Terri, St. Charles
"I really enjoyed Carolyn's Polymer Clay Bead class. Before the class started at Hobby Lobby, Carolyn took time to help me find the supplies I needed. She was very knowledgeable about the products we were using & gave good safety tips. Carolyn made clay beads along with us so we could actually see 'how to'. Carolyn gave us an outline of the different steps were going to take to complete the project. She was patient & open to questions. I'm looking forward to the second part of this project--making a bracelet with the clay beads." - Chris, St. Peters
"I enjoyed this class very much. I was searching for a personal and hands on way to help pollinators. This class accomplished this for me. The lesson plan was well written out and easy to follow. The instructor Carolyn was very knowledgeable about the project. There is a lot of creativity built into this project. There are many colors to choose from as well as many stencil choices. The atmosphere was warm, friendly, and creative. I would recommend this class to others." - Tomma
"Loved both the class (Jewelry Basics) and the teacher! We made a bracelet and a necklace, and I felt that I learned at a lot of great techniques. I also LOVE my new jewelry. The teacher was also very friendly and helpful. I definitely plan on taking more classes with her in the future." - Nikki
About the Instructor
Carolyn can't remember a time when she was not involved in arts and crafts in some fashion. She has over 10 years experience designing
rubber stamps and selling them in her online shop. She has written numerous craft lesson plans, taught crafts privately and volunteer taught art and craft workshops at the former Open Door Art Studio, serving clients with mental illness and disabilities. Her education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and
among her professional experiences are 15 years as a graphic and web designer. She has exhibited in many arts and crafts shows.
Carolyn is also the editor of and a contributor to a gardening e-newsletter.
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