joy emerges – mini class

$16.00

In this lesson you will be guided through the creation of a spirit doll.   The making of your doll is an intuitive process where you follow what calls you.  I give you the basic skills that you can use to create a doll that reflects your own spirit or soul – you can develop this doll into your own wonderful vision, imbued with feeling and the essence of mother earth.

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This is an online self-study single lesson that was filmed in my studio – you will learn how to create your own spirit doll!

The cost for this lesson is $16 US.

In this lesson you will be guided through the creation of a spirit doll.   The making of your doll is an intuitive process where you follow what calls you.  I give you the basic skills that you can use to create a doll that reflects your own spirit or soul – you can develop this doll into your own wonderful vision, imbued with feeling and the essence of mother earth.

We set our intention and find our word, or words.  You will learn all the techniques for creating the wire frame, stiffening the fabric for her body and clothing, adding your found objects (we hide them here and there!), creating the face with a mold (I show you how to make your own simple mold – it is not necessary to buy one).  Your doll will be born of your vision and evolve through your soul.

You will receive around 2 and a half hours of full-length video that will walk you step-by-step through the process of birthing your spirit doll.

Who is this lesson for?

This is a beginners to intermediate lesson incorporating basic doll making techniques and simple use of wire, fabric and found objects.  It is a work at your own pace lesson.   This is an open ended workshop with no expiration date.  All the videos are downloadable and yours to keep.

What supplies will I need for the lesson?

The intention is that you use what you have in your studio or workshop, we use found objects and some basic materials.   The items below are what I have used in this lesson.  Links to some of the items will be provided in the classroom.

  • wire mesh for skirt – chicken wire or fencing wire (available from your hardware store)
  • tie wire or armature wire
  • wire cutters (or super heavy duty scissors)
  • wooden sticks (from your garden)
  • hot glue gun
  • string or twine (various types)
  • fabrics – white cotton, stretchy/jersey as well as patterned fabric for the clothing
  • paverpol or pva glue (fabric stiffener)
  • rafia
  • sculpey III polymer clay (alternatively you can use paper clay)
  • face molds (optional, I will show you how to make your own mold)
  • clay modeling tools
  • talcum powder or cornflower
  • disposable gloves to protect your hands
  • acylic paint – earth tones in brown, sienna etc.
  • small or medium brush – any kind
  • mica powder (optional)
  • found objects – ribbon, feathers, seed pods, shells, etc.
  • paper towel

Accessing your lesson

This class has immediate access.  When you proceed through the checkout you will be asked to login (if you have previously purchased another class) or register (if this is your first class on this site).  Following your purchase this class will appear in your My Courses page when you login under My Classroom in the website menu.  You can always find your classes here https://www.toniburt.com.au/my-courses/

**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of this course, all online classes are non-refundable.

If you have any questions?

If you have any questions at all please contact me via the contact page. I will do my best to reply to your message within 24 hours.   NB: I am located in Australia so there might be a little timezone difference!