It's a Wrap is my newly devised workshop to be offered in 2011... wrapped art dolls. During the last couple of weeks, I have been busily trying to create a few samples for the workshop promotion. My ideas behind the concept for this workshop were: 1) make an art doll without a sewing machine; 2) use found objects and 'recycled'and 'upcycled' materials; 3 ) use one or more wrapping techniques: and 4) include a surprise or something unexpected as part of the doll. All of the dolls also use polymer clay and some have air dry clay bases as well. And so here is the first of the samples "Unravelling" - no sewing at all, an armature made from sticks, wrapped with leftover wool, and an old bead sample, and for the unexpected, the doll is starting to be unravelled by a little bird nesting on her head.
If you are interested in this workshop, please contact me, via the comments below. I hope to be offering this workshop at various venues next year. The workshop 's aim is not to make art dolls exactly like these samples, but to learn and use the wrapping techniques to create a unique mixed media figurative sculpture. It is a really wonderful workshop - lots of fun and inspiration for beginners especially or for those experienced textile artists who just want to try something different.