Watch Intro Video

Welcome from Ankie

Course Begins: April 1st, 2021

Description: In this course you will learn how to sculpt the face, hands and legs for a Mr. Ballwalker, and also how to paint and how to make his body, and also how to make the base form and how to costume him. So in this course you make a complete standing doll.
Media Category: Air Dry Clay, Mixed Media
Course Type: Student Choice (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Full project
Course Begins: April 1st, 2021
Course Duration: 5 days, but this is after a students choice. Some take much more time. 

What will Students learn?
Students will learn how to sculpt with Creative Air dry Paperclay and they will learn how to sculpt the face, the hands and the legs. Also how to paint the face, hands and shoes, how to make the body, how to put the doll together, how to make the base form and and how to costume the doll.
Instructor/Students interaction: Answer questions via emails, Private Facebook Group
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required.

Supplies and tools: See full supply list Ankie Daanen-Ballwalker-Supply list.pdf
Downloads: Two downloadable videos and lessons in PDF's and Word docx 

Course Lesson Plan

Schedule of activities

Welcome video
What do you need
Lesson 1- How to sculpt the face
Lesson 2- How to paint the face
Lesson 3- How to make the hands
Lesson 4- How to make the body
Lesson 5- How to make the hands
Lesson 6- How to costume the doll
Lesson 7- Extra info


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.