Description: This video workshop is similar in detailed information as Bob McKinley's books: "Sculpting Dolls in Paperclay" and "Dollmaking: One Artist Approach". Watch and learn how he creates a doll from start to finish with the focus on using paperclay.
Media Category: Air Dry Clay
Course Type: Self-directed (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Special Category: Legacy Course (1994)
Course Format: Demonstration
Course Begins: Ongoing, open to Everyone
Course Duration: Approximately 8 hours - (4) 2-hour videos
What will Students learn? McKinley's sculpting techniques have become the dollmaking bible for paperclay and polymer clay artists worldwide.
Instructor/Students interaction: NIADA Artist Bill Nelson will answer questions via emails
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required.
Supplies and tools: No supplies or tools needed
Downloads: 4 videos
Disclaimer: While the early recording technology and resolution of older video recordings may not be on par with current standards, the techniques and information shared by these Master Artists are timeless and still relevant for today's students.
VIDEO 1 : Sculpting the Paperclay head
VIDEO 2 : Sculpting the hands and legs
VIDEO 3 : Creating the body form, drafting the pattern, detailing and painting the head
VIDEO 4 : Finishing painting, costuming and assembling the doll
About this course
- 5 lessons
- 7.5 hours of video content
Bob became internationally renowned for his dolls and teaching. He nurtured, and encouraged countless new talents. Much of the reason doll artists are such a sharing group of people is because of Bob’s example.