Riding high on the past two days workshops and evening activities, I was ready for day three workshop. Making dolls is one of the creative process I like to do for my personal enjoyment. Today's workshop is with Tory Brokenshire and it is all about Beautiful Santos, with your personal stamp on it. This fantastic workshop allows the use of several mediums to create the Santos. We had to deconstruct a porcelain doll and the head was re-sculpted to give it our personal character. Once the doll was beheaded we proceeded to use sculpey clay to sculpt the face and give it adult features and decides on the gender, then off to the oven for good baking!.
Tory unloading the sculpted heads from oven!
We worked on the Santos clothing, sewing the gathered skirt since the doll is 30 inches tall. The skirt is then layered with more fabrics. Once the head is done baking, it was time to paint and apply washes to aged the Santos. My Santos is dress in fabric of African design and she looks like "Moremi" statue from Nigeria with lots of character!
with Tory, my wonderful instructor!
one of raven sample for Tory's other classes
The evening activity was show and tell, where students display work created in the workshops for all to see This allow one to "eye" a workshop for the future. There are so many imagery I photographed that it deserve it 's own posting. O stay tuned for next posting...you just might be tag!!!