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Making a Ball Jointed Doll Character

Free LIVE training w/ Noemi Smith

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*The live and free course does not give you a certificate of completion, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classess, and one-on-one with the instructors.
These perks are only available in the paid version of the course.

About the course

In this class, you will learn the complete process of making this type of doll. This series of classes is oriented to those who have experience making art dolls/BJDs because the subject of the articulated character doll is quite complex and will not give much place (time) to explain in extended way subjects related to proportions of the body, and sculpture in general.

The topics that will be explained extensively are:

  • A little intro about the concept of a character. In the class I’ll be making a Faun like character BJD.
  • I will be working with paper clay (Creative PaperClay), but the technique can be applied to any other type of clay.
  • Materials and tools needed
  • Construction of the base to obtain hollow parts
  • Making the head with removable eyes
  • Structure of joints and distribution
  • Making of balls and correct placement
  • Tips for getting proper doll mobility
  • Doll assembly
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About The Instructor

Noemi Smith

I am a student and a lover of the Arts since I was a little girl. I started my art career by drawing and painting just as a hobby. I was a student of Technical design and worked for several years doing ACAD Computer Technical Drawings in my country Peru. I never had the opportunity to show my Artistic skills, until I came to live in the United States in 2005. That is when I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain and also when I found Polymer Clay. I was so amazed with the art of doll making. I fell in love with! I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain; a type of clay used for modeling in South America. As for my language, it was easier for me to learn from what I found online, even how to make my own clay (because this clay isn’t for sale in the USA). Later on... well I learned English of course! That is when I found out about Polymer Clay, I was so amazed with the Art of Doll making... I fell in love with it! I started researching about it, learning from videos online, collecting information from here and there. I became a self-taught Artist. My inspiration is the female figure as well as children and animals. I started sharing my knowledge with new beginners, especially my Hispanic fellows, in this wonderful world of Doll making.
Nowadays started making something more than dolls as was captivated with fantasy characters and creatures, and still constantly strive to improve my skills. I'm able to work in different mediums such as clay, polymer clay, fabrics, yarn, wool, anything that can get my hands on!

Live and Free*:
November 13th, 14th, and 15th!
from 11:00am-2pm EST (8am-11am PST)

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November 13th, 14th, and 15th!
from 9pm-12am EST (6pm-9pm PST)

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*The live and free course does not give you a certificate of completion, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classess,
and one-on-one with the instructors. These perks are only available in the paid version of the course.

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