Dollmaking classes are currently held each Wednesday: 10:00am - 1:00pm and within these class times each student’s actual hours time can be flexible. The "classroom" is a dedicated, air-conditioned fully equipped studio and classes are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere where students make their dolls whilst enjoying a chat and cup of coffee at the same time.
Class fees for 2020 are $12.00 per hour, and class semesters’ follow the school timetable. Each class is limited to 5-6 student’s.
When seeking a studio to learn porcelain doll making, please make sure your “teacher” holds the suitable qualifications from one of the major doll organisations - for example, I hold the “Triple Crown of Dollmaking” (TCDM) certification from the international Doll Artisan Guild (DAG) - the highest qualification in doll making expertise awarded by the DAG. Doll Artisans/Teachers such as myself attend several doll making seminars each year to ensure we keep abreast of the latest doll making techniques and products. In choosing such a teacher you can be assured of learning the fine art of porcelain doll making correctly.
In selecting their doll to make, our student's can choose from any of the dolls for which I have the molds or, subject to certain conditions provide their own greenware. Alternatively, if there is a particular doll, or style of doll a student wishes to make and for which I do not have the mold, then I may be able to obtain the necessary greenware on their behalf. All of the required components to complete the doll are held in stock.
During the class “sessions” you will work on your own doll and be taught all aspects of dollmaking necessary to create your very own masterpiece. This includes, cleaning of the greenware, the various stages of painting the doll, selection of a suitable wig, etc. and finally, assembling the doll.