Now available as a self-study class. Sign up anytime and work at your own pace!
“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Here is the key to your earthly pursuits.” — Carl Jung
It’s fun to play with paper dolls! In this class you will create set of stand-up paper dolls and a unique, interactive artist book using cereal boxes as your substrate. Your paper dolls will fit into the pockets of the folded book structure, which becomes the backdrop for your characters when folded out. Fun! You will create your characters based on a fairy tale, a fable, your family, or your imagination. (Can’t draw? No problem! We’ll spend the first day doing fun drawing exercises to build your confidence and get your ideas flowing.)
We’ll also explore other ways to house your dolls, including altering an old book:
And on the last day you will receive tips and tricks for photographing your 3D project by Guest Teacher Steve Sonheim.
Here’s the scoop for one-week camp sessions: • Think “camp” and be ready for a week jam-packed with creativity! (Update: If you do all the assignments each day, I estimate it will take about 1 – 1.5 hours each day.)
• Each day you’ll wake up to a morning peptalk email with links to your daily schedule, warm-up PDF drawing worksheet, daily assignment and demonstration video. (Five camp days; five warm-up worksheets; assignments; five videos.)
• A password-protected blog dedicated to each class will serve as our clubhouse and will be our meeting place for all of the above.
• A flickr group will be created for each session so you can (optionally) share your worksheets, drawings, paintings, and enjoy and learn from the artwork of others. (However, if you are shy about posting your art, I am always available to look at your work via email.)
• A perfect activity to do with your kids.
• The class materials will be up and available for download until “forever,” if for some reason you need to miss a day (or a couple of weeks).
• Upon registration, you will receive an email within 48 hours confirming your sign-up. The week before your camp session begins, you will receive a “test” email to make sure you can receive/view everything. (That way, when the camp starts, any mosquito bugs will be worked out!)
• What you will need: You will be able to read acrobat pdf files and view videos. • Class fee is good for participants living in a single household.
Supply List: – 3 medium-sized cardboard cereal boxes (you can flatten, but don’t cut down yet) – mechanical pencil – pink or red water soluble marker – white paper for drawing exercises (can be regular computer paper) – a #12 round watercolor brush (or similar) – a ½” flat brush (or similar) – brayer (to lay down gesso) – small white cotton rag – white gesso – small watercolor set (cake or tube is fine) – fine line white gel pen or paint pen – scissors – gel medium (to use as glue) – ribbon or string (to tie book closed) – spray fixative Optional items (I will demo these things but are not necessary to participate in the class): – small set of water soluable crayons – heat gun – white FW acrylic ink – a couple of Copic markers (or any alcohol-based marker) – an old book to alter