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Live and Free*: June 29-July 1, 2020!
from 11:00am-2pm ET (8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT, 10-1pm CT, 3-6pm GMT)
About the course
If you already are a Doll Artist or Sculptor this class is a must-have! This is a basic introduction to making a doll in silicone, Learning how to make a silicone doll is the next step in doll making, you'll be amazed by the realism and feel/texture of silicone. Our model will be a 1:6 scale bust made by me in polymer clay, if you wish to work along with me you will need to make your own doll head/neck (bust) preferable in polymer clay and have it baked it, no primer or varnish. We will learn how to make an easy mold of your original clay sculpture to be cast into silicone, then the whole process of painting silicone, the correct use of materials, and troubleshooting.
About The Instructor
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!