Course Begins: March 1st, 2021

- Two naked dolls are getting dressed; all steps are shown in the class 
- Plus 2 videos of each doll (Pink Lady and Purple & Green Delight): one without the costume, and one with the costume, to show the results. 
- Both dolls have the Class on PDF on how to use unusual embellishments 
- How to make hats in 3 videos and PDF -Sewing instructions 
- Eight videos with costuming ideas
Media Category: Fiber Art, Mixed Media
Course Type: Student Choice (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Full project - shown in videos, PDF's and JPG's
Course Begins: March 1st, 2021
Course Duration: This depends on what the students want. Mostly it is info to take in.

What will Students learn?
Students will get a new insight in how to costume and many ideas how to do this.
Instructor/Students interaction: Answer questions via emails, “Live” Instruction (eg: Facebook Live, Zoom), Private Facebook Group
Skill Level: Beginner
Required skill(s): No special skills required.

Supplies and tools: All what is usually needed when you sew: fabrics, needles and threads, scissors, ironing table, fast grab tacky glue and embellishments. See full supply list ADaanen-Costuming-MaterialList.pdf
Downloads: Videos and PDF

Course Lesson Plan

Schedule of activities:

  • How to costume Pink Lady
  • How to costume Purple and Green
  • How to use unusual embellishments on the costume or to go with the costume

  • Making hats
  • Sewing instructions
  • Eight videos with costuming ideas


Ankie Daanen

Mixed Media - Paperclay - Porcelain

My name is Ankie Daanen and I make artist dolls, and have been doing this for many years. My artdolls could be called theater-like figures that stay close to the human form. Every doll is a one of a kind and a lot of attention is paid to the costume which makes the doll special. I make porcelain dolls, but at the moment I only work with the Japanese Creative Paperclay. A self-hardening clay that dries in the air, is strong and has the appearance of porcelain. Teaching has always been high on my list and I really enjoy the wonderful results achieved by my students. But above all the pleasure in creating within this special art form is paramount. I therefore hope that through my on-line courses I can contribute to passing on my knowledge.