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Instructor: Marnie Ehlers
Marnie Ehlers is a Tucson, Arizona based jewelry artist. She has been teaching jewelry making classes for over 15 years including classes at Metal Clay by the Bay, an international conference, the JOGS Gem and Mineral Show, the International Precious Metal Clay Guild conference and was a finalist in the 2016 International Bead Dreams contest, Metal Clay category. Her work is featured in Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, the PMC guild Annual, Designs of Metal Clay Jewelry calendars. She is a certified artist with both Rio Grande and PMC Connection in Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay certified with Art Clay World, Inc. Marnie is a graduate of the California Institute of Jewelry Training in Carmichael, California. She has worked with jewelers in Spokane, Washington, the Azores Islands, Portugal, and Sacramento, California. She worked as a bench jeweler before moving to Tucson, AZ and opening Good Muse Designs jewelry studio. Her passion is helping others to discover their own creative voice by teaching jewelry making and metal clay classes. Her work is currently featured at the Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery at La Encantada, Tucson, AZ “I believe learning should be relaxing, fun and easy and that students learn in a variety of ways. My joy as a teacher is to help you create your vision in metal” – Marnie Ehlers

Dates/Times: February 6-February 7, from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $150 » workshop fee $200, if registering after January 5 2020- kit fee $150 kit fee

This two day course is designed to teach students interested in becoming PMC instructors how to hold successful workshops, develop projects and curricula, and to certify students in the Camp PMC Certification Program. Students will learn the fundamental skills of instruction while working through a real world project.

Some of the topics addressed will be tutorials, lesson plans, time management, holding attention, pricing, motivational speaking. Practice sessions are also included.

Finally, students will create their own metal clay project and tutorial based on the guidelines addressed in class. Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive a certificate of completion from Sawtooth School for Visual Art and a 10% discount on PMC clays at Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. The designation of PMC instructor will be awarded and students will be eligible to purchase the CAMP PMC CERTIFICATION COURSE 101 curriculum and begin certifying other students.
The kit fee is $150 and will consist of 50 grams of PMC 3 to be used in the project, instructor booklet, consumables, as well as the use of classroom supplies and tools including equipment such as kiln, dehydrator, tumbler.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Students should bring an optivisor or magnifiers. And wear closed toed shoes. A battery powered lamp, and an apron could be helpful as well. Also, those who desire to use additional materials in their project such as stones, embeddables, syringe, etc. are encouraged to bring them to class.

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