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Skill Level: Intermediate to Advance

2-Day, 4:00 – 9:00 (snacks and drinks will be provided)

Learn to sculpt your own one of a kind character doll in polymer clay! This Character Doll Class is recommended to anyone who wishes to learn beginning to advanced doll making. We’ll have two packed, fun filled workshop days in an intimate environment, which covers beginning as well as advanced topics. This class includes making (head, hands, and feet) armatures for body and a soft sculpted body. Having some knowledge of human anatomy will greatly enhance the experience in this class. We’ll be working on a 14" doll and learning the fundamental elements and construction of the doll, from armature building, hardware design/construction and placement, to assembly for positioning with artist Kim Wilson.

Introduction to doll design starting with a scale doll blueprint to work from, emphasis on anatomy
Discussion of different materials and their assets and detractions
Head construction and proportions for character design
Hands and feet (or shoes)
Armature for body for a soft sculpted body
Basic wool hair
Putting the doll together!

Everything is provided during this two-day class, which include polyclay, hardware and body wiring and stuffing. In this class format, each participant should leave with a roughly sculpted doll able to stand on its own, minus the costume. Further refinements and sculpting is intended to continue at home. I am also available for mentoring via Skype as you finish your creation or for additional art explorations.

The price of the course is $150.00 per artist, with a $50.00 *refundable deposit. The balance is due when you take the course.

This workshop is designed for both beginning and advanced students, our small classes ensure students get individual attention from trained instructors. Please wear old clothes and bring a towel to class. *Your space in class is not reserved until paid in full. Tuition will be refunded, less a $25 cancellation fee, if you withdraw less than 7 days before the first class. Once classes start, NO tuition will be refunded. Classes with less than 2 people enrolled will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

Time: August 3, 4  – 4:00 – 9:00p.m.

A Character Doll Workshop Intensive!

Character Doll Class - Multi-Seat Discounts