Dolls are an important expression of folk art. Reflecting our culture, these Department: Sculptures are made with all kinds of repurposed and found materials. Participants will recreate age old techniques with household materials as well as new methods with modern materials. In this course participants will use such varied materials as doll parts, hardware and fabric scraps. Techniques taught are: light armature construction, easy modeling, assemblage and appropriate use of adhesives. Instructor will bring basic materials. Students are encouraged to bring scraps, springs, broken toys, and any scraps to use and share. No previous experience necessary required, just a love of fabrication and a good imagination.
Level: All Levels
Supplies: Supplies: 1. Sewing materials including variety of needles, threads and thimble 2. Paper and pen/pencil for sketching and planning 3. Any special fabrics, polyfill, clean used nylons, antiques, buttons, old jewelry and other special items you wish to incorporate into your piece 4. E6000 glue (available at Michael’s and JoAnn’s, $4) 5. Favorite tools such as pliers, hot melt glue gun, x-acto knife and good scissors Optional: Paints, glazes, nail polish, brushes, polymer clay, paper clay, apoxie, and armature wire In-class materials available for purchase : wool roving ($1-$5), cone shaped wool from Ecoworks ($1-$2)