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Online class: A Doll Story by Danita Art

Online class: A Doll Story by Danita Art

Regular price $99.00 USD
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Have you ever dreamed of making your own, one of a kind, special doll? Then keep reading, because I created the perfect online dollmaking workshop, just for you.

Besides from painting, doll making has always been a lifelong passion of mine. When I was little I used to cut the models from my grandmother’s JC Penney Catalog and pretended they came to life as something I could touch and hold, not just look at.

Making a doll fulfilled that desire, creating something out of nothing brings joy to my heart like nothing else. It's a very different feeling from painting, because my idea gets to be something much more tangible and real than just an image you look and fall in love with. You can touch it, play with it and love it. I love that feeling, and I want to share how I feel with you.

Join me in this amazing workshop as I guide you through the process I go trough when I sit down on my studio to create a doll. From tracing the pattern into the fabric to the final embellishing touches. I'll show you how I use an alchemy of mixed media techniques when I sew, paint, dress up and embellish my creations, and by the end of the workshop you will be able to create your own beautiful one-of-a-kind doll.

I will give you the basics and with that, the power to transform the doll into anything you want it to be. To each doll, its own story.

What are the requirements?

  • Sewing machine
  • General sewing tools
  • Acrylic paints and supplies

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 48 lectures and 5 hours of content!
  • I will teach you how to create an art ill like mine from scratch, starting just with fabric and fill, we will create an amazing doll with a story. Your own doll story.

What is the target audience?

  • All skill levels are welcome!


Section 1: Introduction

  • Before We Begin
  • The List Of Materials
  • A little introduction about this workshop
  • Welcome to a doll story
  • Recommended books and links

Section 2: The making of a doll story

  • The Materials 
  • The Pattern 
  • Drawing the body 
  • Basic sewing 
  • Sewing the body, an alternate method 
  • Cutting And trimming 
  • Turning everything inside out
  • Stuffing the pieces 
  • Stuffing the body 
  • Closing the body pieces
  • Inspecting the stitches 
  • Attaching the limbs 
  • Gesso and sanding

Section 3: Painting your doll story

  • Welcome to part 2
  • First coat 
  • Transfering the face 
  • Painting stockings 
  • Painting the face and the body 
  • Painting the body with an antique effect 
  • Joining the arms 
  • The lower legs
  • Attaching the arms to the doll 
  • Ready to dress our doll 
  • Adding embellisments to the neck, arms and legs 
  • The hair 
  • The skirt and the front ruffles
  • The finishing touches 

Section 4: Our Second Doll Story

  • Starting our second doll
  • Starting with an idea 
  • A coat of paint
  • Embellishing with paint
  • Tips on body painting
  • Body details
  • Painting the face
  • Shading the face
  • Making shoelaces
  • Stamping fabric 
  • Making a skirt 
  • Gathering the skirt 
  • Boot pompons 
  • Adding hair 
  • The final touch 

Section 5: Everything that has a beginning has an end

  • A doll story comes to an end
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