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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS -----for 2001

Karen has been an arts and crafts instructor for quite awhile. She has experience with adults and children in many different art  mediums. She is now a dedicated soft sculptured doll  designer and instructor.  Priding herself on good communication skills, all students are helped through the detailed steps to achieve their own hand-crafted doll. Loads of fun and an excellent learning experience..

 

 

KING LEOPOLD : 2 day workshop. This is a very detailed 18 inch, soft sculpted lion. He has a fully jointed body and is quite easily posed. He is fashioned from 2 different types of body fabric and is colored using oil pastels. Attention is spent on needle sculpting and body construction as well as coloration of the head and feet. His costume will not be done in class but the techniques for the clothing construction with be discussed. This doll is intended for the student with some prior experience with doll making It is not recommended for the beginner.

Kit Fee — $ 15. This includes, template material, fabric for the head, paws and feet, fabric for the body, buttons and beads for joints, whisker material, eyes, a large safety pin, a rubber band, thread for sculpting, the use of my pastels and pencils and a piece of imported German synthetic fur for his mane.

Note: If the pattern has not previously been purchased, please add $12 to the above kit fee.

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Renaissance Rabbit : 2 day workshop. This is a wonderful 18 inch, soft sculpted rabbit wearing a jester costume and carrying his own jester stick. In this workshop we will emphasize the sculpting of the head, feet and paws as well as their coloration and shading We will also cover how to stuff and joint the body for maximum flexibility. This doll will not be clothed in class but we will cover the various techniques used to make his costume. This doll is intended for the student with some prior experience with doll making . It is not recommended for the beginner.

Kit Fee — $ 15. This includes, template material, fabric for the head, paws and feet, fabric for the body, buttons and beads for joints, whisker material, eyes, a large safety pin, a rubber band, thread for sculpting, the use of my pastels and pencils and wire for his ears.

Note: If the pattern has not previously been purchased, please add $12 to the above kit fee.

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Making Faces: 1 day workshop. This is a class for anyone who could or would like to have a few pointers on taking the terror out of making a face on a doll. We will cover the basics on placement of features and work first on paper, progress onto a flat face and then finish off with a simple sculpted head with features and inset eyes. We will cover the finer points of drawing with a pencil or pen and then work on shading to add depth. It’s a fun class. The finished heads will be suitable to make into pins or brooches. The student may bring a doll from any one of my patterns and get help on the face.

Kit Fee – $ 12. This includes notebook for drawing, a hand out with instruction for sketching and shading a face, a simple diagram for a basic needle sculpted head and how to insert 3 dimensional eyes and form an eyelid. Kit includes a pair of plastic eyes, a flat stuffed head for drawing a flat face upon and a dimensional face for sculpting.

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NEW!! Gypsy Fairy: 2 day Workshop. This is my most adventurous class to date. In this session we will sculpt a 16 inch, full figured, female doll. We will cover how to shape the features of the head, wire and sculpt the hands, manipulate the torso and indent the feet to reflect the features of a dancing fairy. The principals of machine embroidered and wired wings will also be covered. Clothing will not be done in class but suggestions will be discussed. This class is intended for the student with prior experience with doll making.. It is not intended for the beginning student.

Kit Fee–$20 This includes template material for the pattern pieces, fabric for the body, plastic animal eyes, chenille stems for the fingers, thread for sculpting, woven mohair for a wig and a pattern & picture of the Gypsy Fairy.   2000–01

CLASS

      LENGTH of CLASS

FEE

Renaissance Rabbit

( 2 ) 6 hour days

$ 285. 00/ day

King Leopold

( 2 ) 6 hour days

$ 285. 00/ day

Making Faces

6 hour class

$ 285. 00

Gypsy Fairy

[ 2] 6 hour days

$ 285. 00/ day

Travel, food and overnight accommodations must be included outside of a 35 mile distance of my home. Please contact me for further information or questions. I would be happy to schedule a class or workshop for your shop or club.

Sincerely,                                                        

       Karen

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