Do you love the look of porcelain dolls? Do you ever wonder how these are made? In this one-week seminar, 2 hours each day, each participant will learn hands on how these are created. Each participant will make one porcelain doll, painting the head and hands, then sewing, stuffing the body, and assembling the doll.
Participants will learn the full process for making a porcelain doll. Session 1 describes the process, and each participant cleans the greenware for a doll. Participants sign their own dolls. Dolls will be fired to bisque before the second class. In sessions 2-4 participants will paint the head and hands of the porcelain doll. Painting will be fired between sessions. In session 5 the participants will start (and maybe complete) making the body for their doll. Slower workers will still leave with all the materials and information to complete a doll. Each participant leaves with one complete (self made) doll.
This workshop for ages 9 and older provides much information about the making of the dolls, and the lives of people who lived when these dolls were used as toys. Students will use fine motor skill ability and care of fragile objects. it also teaches beginning basic sewing.
Participants must have enough coordination to paint fine lines, patience to paint and redo till desired outcome is reached, and ability to follow instructions.
Cost is $70 per person.
We regret that we are currently unable to offer wheelchair access. The building where we rent our space has a lot of stairs, and no way around them.