Art Doll Basics and Techniques
Want to learn how to make your own?
Are you willing to explore, play, experiment and learn about making art dolls for healing?
Whether you are just beginning or have made dolls before, it is very helpful to learn a variety of techniques for constructing art dolls.
You will then be able to call on those techniques when you dive deeper into the inner work of making healing art dolls. These techniques are the focus of this class series.
HEALING ART DOLL: A healing art doll expresses the creative process the maker went through, including the depth and power of story, thought, and emotion. The more thought and emotion that goes into the design and construction, the more likely there will be an evocative or provocative, powerful reaction felt by the maker and, in most cases, the viewer of the completed doll. Making a healing art doll for oneself can create a shift, transformation, or-yes-even some kind of healing as the maker defines it. When a dollmaker shares a healing art doll with a group, including the story and emotion behind it as well as the dollmaker’s process, this deepens the doll’s meaning and connection to the dollmaker and those in the group.
A maker of healing art doll is a person who:
the second Saturday of each month
11:00 am-2:00 pm US Central time
Each class will cover a specific dollmaking subject and include:
Here is what you will learn about during each 3-hour online class and additional videos.
#1 Bones and Skin
#2 Faces, Hands and Feet
#3 Costuming - Body Coverings
#4 Embellishment, Finishing and Showing
Sign up any time within the times the four classes are offered.
If you cannot attend remotely, you will have access to the recordings for one year.
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Previous students can contact me about purchasing this class at previous student price firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Dates - Offered Twice
Offered on Zoom, you will get notifications
#1 February 13
#2 March 13
#3 April 10
#4 May 8
#1 August 14
#2 September 11
#3 October 9
#4 November 13
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dolls made in classes
Mother Plays with Dolls
elinor peace bailey
Anatomy of a Doll
Designing the Doll
500 Handmade Dolls:
Moder Exploration of the Human Form
a Lark Book
Creative Cloth Doll Making
Patti Medaris Culea