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Course Begins: March 1st, 2021

Ready to learn a new technique? This is your chance to become acquainted with hand sculpting in porcelain. But even if you prefer air dry clay, you can learn a lot here. All videos and PDFs are downloadable so you can work when you feel like it.

Media Category: Fired Clay
Course Type: Self-directed (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Technique
Course Begins:  March 1st, 2021 - FREE Preview available February 1st
Course Duration: Short downloadable videos (maximum 14 minutes) per subject like Hands, Eyes, Ears and so on. You can work on it when you like. 

What will Students learn?
The technique of hand sculpting in porcelain but also watch Marlaine in her sculpting process.
Instructor/Students interaction: Answer questions via emails, Facebook private pages, One-on-One Coaching (or small group).
Skill Level: Intermediate and advanced
Required skill(s): Basic sculpting skills because sculpting in porcelain is more difficult than sculpting in air dry clay.

Supplies and tools: Full supply list: Marlaine Verhelst-HandSculptingPorcelain-Supplylist.pdf

Downloads: Videos AND extensive PDF

Course Lesson Plan

Schedule of activities:

  • Welcome to Hand Sculpting in Porcelain
  • Introduction to this course

  • Supply list Hand Sculpting into Porcelain

ALL VIDEOS

  • Video 1 How to start
  • Video 2 Chin and Forehead
  • Video 3 The Nose
  • Video 4 The Mouth
  • Video 5 The Eyes
  • Video 6 The Ears
  • Video 7 Finishing the Head

  • Video 8 The Hands
  • Video 9 Bended Hands
  • Video 10 Bare Feet
  • Video 11 Booties
  • If you prefer it readable (PDF)
  • Video 12 After the sculpting - Drying and firing 

Instructor

Marlaine Verhelst

Hand sculpted Porcelain - Air Dry Clay - Textiles

Marlaine Verhelst works and teaches in several mediums. Mostly her pieces are sculpted directly of porcelain, but also in air dry clay. Sculpting and painting are Marlaine’s favorite aspects of the process of creating a doll. Her dolls are human with a fantasy touch. “Less is more” is her maxim for the final result. Textiles are her other love. She works as a guide and teacher in a Museum of Textiles in her home town. Marlaine is a proud NIADA artist member since 1999 and has a lot of experience in teaching, online and in person. She is looking forward to meeting you!