Silvie Waals

Sylvie-waalsI’m a self taught adventurous instructor with many hours of teaching lapidary and metal clay jewelry. Because of my love for stones, and especially Ethiopian Opals, I started teaching lapidary in 2007. I received my teaching certification with Art Clay World in 2008. That was the perfect way to make jewelry, set stones, and teach others how to do the same. I am now enjoying a career of teaching and designing original, one-of-a-kind jewelry.
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Anne Walker

Anne Walker Painting Classes at ArtCenter Manatee

Anne Walker studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and with several artists in New England and Florida. Anne has painted all her life but took it up seriously after moving to Florida when her sense of color was reawakened. Every day she is inspired to capture and explore the use of color. She believes finding your passion drives creativity and the ability to celebrate your unique self. She loves to help students understand the basics of painting, demystify the mediums and find the joy of experimentation. She presently teaches at Art Center Manatee and Sun City Center and shows her works at Little Swamp Gallery in Village of the Arts, Bradenton.


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Colleen White

Colleen White Jewelry Classes at ArtCenter Manatee

Colleen White has been designing and building custom jewelry since the 1960’s.  As a silversmith, stone cutter, enamellist, precious metal clay and polymer artist, she loves sharing her skills with jewelry enthusiasts of all ages.  Certified by Rio Rewards in Precious Metal Clay since 2004, she teaches jewelry classes at USF, SCTI, Art Center Sarasota and Art Center Manatee as well as offering private instruction. Her work can be seen at the Dancing Crane Gallery in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique on Main St. Sarasota,  and her Etsy.com store, C White Jewelry Design. Her work has been published in Studio PMC, PolymerCAFÉ Magazine, and Metal Clay Artist Magazine. An article written and photographed by Colleen, “Carving Filigree in Precious Metal Clay” was published in the Fall 2011 edition of Metal Clay Today magazine.

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