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Sculpting a Simple Ball-Jointed Doll

with Apryl Jensen

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • About Apryl

  • Materials needed and tools

  • Types of polymer clay

  • Intro to Ball Jointed Dolls

  • Pattern

  • Beads

Class 2:

  • Head Armatures
  • Sculpting the Head

Class 3:

  • Refining of the head
  • Making ears
  • Oven tips

Class 4:

  • Torso Armature

Class 5:

  • Sculpting the Torso

Class 6:

  • Making Legs

  • Making Arms


Class 7:

  • Making Joints

Class 8:

  • Sculpting hands
  • Sculpting feet

Class 9:

  • Blushing
  • Stringing
  • A little bit about business
  • Ball-Jointed Doll Pattern
  • Hair PDF
  • Hair Video. How to Create a Wig for Your Doll
  • How to Apply Hair to Any Doll PDF
  • How to Make a Simple SteamPunk Top Hat
  • Top Hat Pattern

What other People Are Saying

Janeandrock Parry
Very good tips and advice, Apryl`s bjd lessons are amazing, thanks so much Apryl and Curious Mondo

Надежда Петрова
Wonderful live course! I spent three unbelievable days with Apryl Jensen and Curious Mondo! Thank You for sharing all this with us! Your courses got a very special place in my schedule from now on!

Trish Roberts
Following Apryl's class and using my own pattern and design. Such excellent instruction! Thanks Apryl

About this sculpting course

In this sculpting class, we will learn to sculpt a darling, ten inch, child-like ball-jointed doll from ProSculpt polymer clay. A BJD is a posable, interactive doll with special joints that give the doll movement. We will sculpt each piece one at a time, and also give special attention to how to sculpt a cute, young face. We will learn about ball-joints and how they work, and how to easily incorporate them into your sculpting process. We will then show you how to sand and prepare each piece, blush the doll for realism. Finally, we will string her together and show how to pose her. Ball-jointed dolls are incredibly popular. Once you understand the basics of their construction, you will be able to add ball joints easily to your sculpting projects.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Sculpting a Simple Ball-Jointed Doll

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn how to sculpt a simple BJD doll with polymer clay.


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About the instructor

Apryl Jensen

Apryl discovered the art of polymer clay over ten years ago, and has been in love with sculpting figurative dolls ever since. She is the owner of Johnston Original ArtDolls and the ProSculpt Clay Company. She is well known for her fairy and fantasy art videos at MakingFairies.com. She runs an informative sculpting newsletter with over 10,000 subscribers, and a YouTube Channel (aprylian) with 130 sculpting tips videos and over 29,000 subscribers. Apryl lives in the rocky mountains of Utah and is the mother of six amazing children.

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