To Anyone considering taking a class with Dale "Cougar" Armstrong;
For anyone wishing to make wire jewelry, Dale is the answer. She is a great teacher who knows her craft insdie and out. Not only does she provide supplies for her students, she breaks down the steps and explains them throughly. She then helps each student individually, making sure they understand each and every step and can do them as well. This is where some teachers end. Not Dale. She also willingly shares suggestions for purchasing future supplies, books and provides sources for more information, as well as ways to price and sell your jewelry.
Even more phenomenal, as busy as she is, Dale makes herself available for future questions or to help solve challenges encountered by former students.
Dale is a person who encourages creativity, (thinking 'outside the box'), as well as a high respect for this art form. She willingly goes beyond the extra mile for all of her students.
I have taken several classes with Dale, both in her studio and in a classroom setting. As a teacher myself, I really appreciate her teaching abilities, support and encouragement. I found not only a wonderful teacher, but also a mentor and a friend ~ make that 'two' friends, Dale and her daughter, Skye.