Ongoing Course, Open to Everyone

The students will learn to make a complete doll: sculpting and painting a face, hands, shoes, and a body/bodice. They will then learn how to put it all together, and how to costume the doll.

Media Category: The primary medium used in this course is air-dry clay.
Course Type: Student Choice (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Full project
Course Begins: Ongoing, open to Everyone
Course Duration: no limits

What will Students learn? In this course Ankie Daanen will guide you in making a charming complete doll: The Girl from Paris. Sculpting, painting, and costuming instructions included.
Instructor/Students interaction: Answer questions via emails
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required.

Supplies and tools: See full supply list (PDF download link)
Downloads: Lesson PDFs

Course Kit is available! EMAIL INSTRUCTOR for purchase information 

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome in the course: How to make The Girl from Paris

    2. Note before you start to make The Girl from Paris

    3. What do you need to make The Girl from Paris

    4. Sculpting the face from The Girl from Paris

    5. How to paint the face from The Girl from Paris

    6. How to make the hands from The Girl from Paris

    7. How to make the shoes for The Girl from Paris

    8. How to make the body/bodice for The girl from Paris

    9. How to put the body together from The Girl from Paris

    10. How to make the arms for The girl from Paris

    11. How to costume The girl from Paris

    12. Pattern for the costume for The Girl from Paris

About this course

  • $65.00
  • 12 lessons


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 online courses I can contribute to passing on my knowledge.

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