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
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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