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Albuquerque art Doll Conference

Road to Enchantment ​with Art Dolls and Mixed media

2-day class – Mary Jane Butler
RANGE WALKER

Materials fee $30
           
Participants will create a wall-hung Range Walker figure.  This project will challenge creative use of materials and sense of design. Students will learn planning and designing a figure, including use of wire, attaching feet, and bone attachment to create the head using a dowel. Range Walker displays a vertebral bone as his head. Mary Jane uses desert finds near Taos in her work. There will be shared equipment to use for sawing, drilling, and a bench clip. This class will teach you about hanging wires and bumpers, paper mache, plaster strips, and goop. The body will be covered with batting, fabric, wrap, paint, and other materials. The Range Walker can be completed using creative garments, such as a cape or robe. Embellishments may include a necklace and other elements.

Participants are encouraged to bring special embellishments to use, other items to share, basic hand sewing tools, and supplies.  Each participant will receive complete written instructions and
patterns.

1-day class – Mary Jane Butler
STICK and STUFF DOLL


Materials fee $15  

Participants will create a "stick and stuff doll” using wood, found objects, fiber, and embellishments. Students will learn to create a human face with polymer clay. There will be use of shared equipment and minimal use of conference sewing machines.

You will be cutting and drilling into wood, selecting fabric, stitching, assembling, and embellishing your doll. Students can use beads and feathers, experiment with found objects, fibers, and mixed media.

Participants are encouraged to bring special embellishments to use and other items to share and basic hand sewing tools and supplies.  Each participant will receive complete written instructions and patterns.