Description: In this course Ankie Daanen will teach you how to make a complete standing doll: The Sweetheart. You will sculpt the face, hands, legs and body. You will paint all parts and costume the doll.
Media Category: 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: March 2022, ongoing
Course Duration: No time limit. The student can work at their own speed.
What will Students learn? The students will learn how to sculpt the Sweetheart face, the hands, the feet and the body, how to make the complete body, how to paint and how to costume the complete doll.
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)
- Styrofoam heart about 2 ½ inches
- Skewer to put into the heart
- Two pieces of wire for the legs: 2×30 inches
- Two pieces of wire for the arms: 2×8 inches
- Styrofoam small ball cut into two parts:1½ inches
- Two firm skewers or pieces of wood that will make the legs stronger.
- Styrofoam roll: 7 ½ inches. Hobby Lobby sells these rolls. Also www.smoothfoam.com
- A few rolls of stretched gauze. Pharmacy or www.fieldtex.com
- Two foam rolls: Hairshop
- Wooden plate to make the base form for the doll to stand.
Downloads: List of downloads
Course Kit is available! Students will email Instructor for purchase information. EMAIL INSTRUCTOR
1. I will be happy to be your teacher to make the Sweetheart!
What do you need to make the Sweetheart.
Note before you start the course.
How to sculpt the Sweetheart her face.
How to paint the face from the Sweetheart.
How to make the arms for the Sweetheart.
How to make the hands for the Sweetheart.
How to make the lower legs and the shoes for the Sweetheart.
How to make the body for the Sweetheart.
How to costume the Sweetheart.
Pattern for the Sweetheart costume.
About this course
- 11 lessons
- PDF downloads
VISIT: Ankie Daanen Portfolio
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