Learn dollmaking techniques from master artists
with Connie Smith In this 1st of 2 courses, create a Raven or Crow figure from Stoneware OR Air-Dry Clay, and an articulated cloth + wire body as Bird or Anthro Hybrid! Clay/Cloth Body Course resumes March 2023. Costuming Course, debuts Sept 2023.(1) 5.0 average rating
Make one or all three, sitting or standing. Work with unusual body fabrics and turn simple cloth shapes into beautiful clothing.
How to build a wire bear skull armature and using batting, wire and pantyhose
In this course Ankie Daanen will teach you how to make a perfect standing or sitting doll body. You can make the body for a boy doll or a girl doll, and also you can adjust the body sizes.
This adventure will include a wide variety of flowers and leaves that will empower you to create a small flower headband for your doll, and with slight adjustments a beautiful crown of flowers for yourself.
Students will learn confidence with the use of thermal set fabric Fosshape ® designing & creating a corset for a 16 or 17 inch doll with additional techniques in painting and creating free form mushrooms, textured bark and small wood land cre...
How to sculpt nice doll hands in air dry clay. Marlaine shows you all her tips and tricks.
In this course you will learn how to make the Bleu Bue Girl, and you will sculpt the face, hands and feet, create the body, paint all parts and costume the girl in a unique way.
If you've wanted to work with air dry clay or find new and imaginative ways to use this versatile material, this class is for you!
Tandem Teachers Pat Lillich and Connie Smith take their mutual regard for each other's work to the next level! Join us as we cross-pollinate two of our favorite techniques to create beautiful, ethereal sculpted paper wings for special projects!
This course will show how different sizes of hands paws claws and hooves can be created using cloth and batting over a wire armature. Stitching, sealers and paint will give form and life to your artworks by using these simple techniques.
Create removable doll costuming with out copious amounts of sewing, using modern adhesive techniques. Learn to print unique fabrics with a home ink jet printer, then put your newly acquired skills to work creating the class project Alice dress.
This course is devoted to sculpting an Angel with a Heart, where you will create a complete doll step-by-step: making body with polystyrene and clay, working with papier-mache, painting details and priming clothes.
Nina’s demo will show the basic steps of shoemaking necessary for creating a wide variety of leather footwear.(8) 5.0 average rating
In a three-day class Ankie will teach you how to make a complete Prince. All lessons are on video, like all sculpting, painting, putting together and costuming, and three times a Zoom meeting to ask Ankie all needed questions. Kits available.
Learn a very easy method to make the base for a mask in Creative Paperclay. Follow the step-by-step process for four different masks and be inspired to design your own mask.
Make a special and unique hat that will set your work apart and help create a story and identity for your artwork. Files folders and bits of wool blended felt will put you on a journey of discovery.
Discover the unique techniques Shelley Thornton uses to make her own dolls’ heads. Videos will guide you, step by step, through her process, and you will be provided with a detailed illustrated instruction booklet and patterns to download and print.(3) 5.0 average rating
Designed to create confidence with the use of thermal set fabric Fosshape® when heated is activated and stiffens to hold its shape. Learn additional techniques to free form mushrooms, organic shaped foliage and a blue birds nest to trim the hat.(1) 5.0 average rating
Marie Antoinette style wig is a fun project introducing students to the basics of making a historical style/fantasy wig using thermal set fabric Fosshape® a felt-like synthetic fabric that when heated is activated and stiffens to hold its form.
Learn millinery skills to create a 1920s Cloche, using thermal set fabric Fosshape® a felt-like synthetic fabric that when heated is activated and stiffens to hold its form. Use a simple kitchen tool to create floral trims to embellish your hat.(1) 5.0 average rating
Enjoy an illustrated lecture presenting ideas to help artists find their own unique voice. Shelley shares insights discovered on her own artistic path and offers thought-provoking worksheets to help you discover who you are as a creative force.
Sculpting “Red Sonia on the Beach” Create a complete art doll and enjoy the process of making Sonia. You will have step-by-step video lessons from sculpting doll’s body to the ready Sonia lying on the beach.
How to photograph your dolls using simple studio methods utilizing natural light.
Learn dollmaking techniques from master artists