Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alter Egos - Creating the Doll

I will be teaching my first dollmaking class at Lisa Shepard Stewart's Cultured Expressions Studio on April 30, 2011. For those of you who do not know Lisa, she is a quilter, crafter, author, designer, instructor extraodinaire, who sells and teaches us to use and incorporate African textiles in our art/clothing projects. I credit Lisa with being the instructor who taught the first quilting class I ever took several years ago, which got me hooked on crafting with dollmaking soon to follow. The rest is history.

The class, Alter Egos, is a workshop about telling our stories and expressing ourselves through the magic of dollmaking. Together we wil explore such issues as body image, self-esteem and ancestor appreciation, in a safe, fun and supportive environment - a judgment-free zone - while learning dollmaking skills, unleashing creativity and developing a narrative (whew!) Come, silence your inner critic, and give yourself permission to play!

I will be teaching my technique for creating a wire-armatured soft-sculpted doll to decorate and embellish at will.

Skill level: Beginner and up (if you can sew on a button, you can do this!)

For more information go to events calendar.


bois-fleurie said...

I am glad I found your blog .Your dolls are amazing.Hope the class goes well.

Healing Woman said...

I feel like your class is going to be a major success. I too, love using African mudcloth and other rich African textiles in my work.