Watch Intro Video

Introduction Video

Course Begins: February 1st, 2021

Course Description:  The students will learn how to sculpt a clown face, his boots and hands/gloves.

  • How to make a standing body for him.
  • How to make the base form for him to stand on.
  • How to paint all body parts.
  • How to make the costume.
  • How to put the costume on the doll and finish the clown.

Media Category: Air Dry Clays
Course Type: Student Choice (see the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Full project shown in videos, PDF's and JPG's
Course Begins: February 1st, 2021
Course Duration: Five days. Depends on the student how to manage this. 

What will Students learn?
How to make a complete standing doll.
Instructor/Students interaction:
- Answer questions via emails
- “Live” Instruction (eg: Facebook Live, Zoom)
- One-on-One Coaching (or small group)

Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required
Supplies and tools:  See full Supply list Ankie Daanen-Clown-Supply list.pd
Downloads: Supply list PDF


Kit is available

You also can order a complete kit with almost all materials included to make the clown. EMAIL ANKIE 

Course Lesson Plan

Schedule of activities:

  • Welcome video
  • General info
  • Supply list
  • How to make the body (PDF and video)
  • Sculpting the face (PDF and videos)
  • Making the hands/gloves (PDF and video)
  • Making the shoes (PDF and video)
  • Painting the face (PDF) 
  • How to make the costume (PDF)
  • How to make the base form (PDF) 
  • How to put the doll together
  • Bonus lesson: How to convert your clown into a XMas man

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.