I offer a variety of workshops for making Dolls, Bears and Animals.


For Teddy Bears and Animals:

  • It's all in the face:
    Learn a variety of techniques to give your creatures more personality in their faces. Some of the topics covered are needle modeling, tinting, airbrushing, and several other methods of adding details. (Offered in a 1 or 2 day format, for beginning to advanced levels)

  • Creating an Original Pattern from Ground Zero:
    Learn to make a pattern from your own ideas. Students will build a model and learn to drape a pattern from their original sculpture. Armature and jointing methods, as well as the use of unsual materials will be covered. (Offered in a 5 day format for groups of 6 or as a 5 day apprenticeship in my studio. Advanced level class, Apprenticeships by portfolio submission only) Tution is $500(US) per student. For group classes instructor's travel expenses must be covered by sponsering group.


For Dolls and Animals:

  • Needle Modeling for Personality and Expression:
    Learn the technique of needle modeling to add detail and expression to your figures face and body. (Offered in a 1 or 2 day format, for any level)


For Dolls:

  • Soft Sculpting Forms and Figure:
    Students will learn of a variety of wire armature styles and soft sculpting methods. Each student will choose the method that fits their needs and begin a sculpture. (Offered in beginning through advanced levels, in a 2, 3, or 5 day format. Level of completion is effected by the length of class.)

  • Airbrushing the Figure:
    The focus will be on airbrushing on fabric mediums. We will experiment with adding interest in faces, bodies and clothing. Students will need their own airbrushes for this class. (offered as a one day demonstration, or a 2 or 3 day workshop)


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