Julie’s experience as an instructor includes teaching visual art in the public schools with an emphasis on curriculum integration, art history, ceramics and jewelry. She also has extensive experience leading jewelry related classes, workshops and demonstrations at national trade shows and conferences, technical schools, universities, private studios and has been a featured guest on the PBS television show Beads, Baubles and Jewels.
"Incredible one-of-a-kind jewelry designer and the best metal fabricating teacher and mentor ever! Julie Sanford (she should change her name spelling to Jewelie) is a generous and nurturing instructor who makes you feel like if you can dream it, you can make it." -Geri
"As an art teacher myself, I have always appreciated Julie’s teaching ability. In her workshop, she fostered enthusiasm and creativity through her well-planned, comprehensive lessons. Her techniques and teaching practices guided students to continue down their own path with original results, while still following the project at hand. Students were engaged and eager due, in part, to Julie’s contagious excitement for the creative process."