Nature's Muse:
Beaded Art Doll

Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Add a little whimsy to your life, by joining me in my latest creative adventure, beading a small art doll!  I’ll provide the face, the stuffed form, and detailed instructions, all you’ll need to do is add her unique personality.  Your choice of beads and techniques, will transform your doll, into the muse of your dreams.  Listen carefully to her whispers, and she’ll tell you how to proceed.  Possible themes include, but are not limited to the sea, nature, buttons, steam punk, vintage and memorabilia.

Suitable for hoarding, collecting, or gift giving! Students should be prepared to laugh, relax and have fun! Think of it as a play date for adults!

Trading and sharing will be strongly encouraged!  You neighbour just might have the perfect finishing touch for your piece.  The reverse is also true.

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: None

Technique: Intuitive Bead Embroidery on a 3 dimensional form

Need to bring: Regular sewing kit (sharp scissors, needle, thread), your favourite beading needles and thread, needle threader and magnification (if needed), marking pencil/pen, beads, crystals, memorabilia, collected or found objects. Including, but not limited to buttons, keys, small rusty items and old jewellery bits.  Additional beads, focal beads, crystals, findings and charms may be purchased, from BeadFX, during the class, using your 15% discount.

Note: As this is a full day class, please bring a lunch. Coffee, tea and cold drinks will be provided.

Price: 60.00 +HST
Kit Fee: 30.00 Includes: Pre-stuffed, felt doll form (wool/rayon mix), with pre-attached polymer clay face. The instructor will also provide needles (curved and straight), and a limited selection of seed beads and various other beads, to share during the class. Bead embroidery of this type, is very personal, so plan to bring along your own collection. Written instructions, including patterns for various doll forms (including the one you’re working on), will also be provided by the instructor. There will be a selection of faces and forms to choose from.
Duration: approximately 7 hours

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk!

To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 10 seats total for this class!
About Anne Marie Desaulniers

Anne Marie Desaulniers is a  mixed media artist with a passion for recycling, thirst for techniques and love of beads, paper and fibre.  Currently exploring Plan B, while offering classes in a variety of media.


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