Join Mary Jane Chadbourne on this inspiring journey where you will be creating mixed media art dolls! You can create your very own doll story through the language of collage, incorporating words and symbols to relay messages and express feelings.
Collage, painting, beading, stamping, stenciling and creating transfers are just some of the techniques that will be covered step by step, along with many other embellishing techniques for you to create these unique and delightful beings!
From individual expressive faces to fun collaged bodies and mixed media adornments, creating these dolls are sure to tickle your fancy!
“Students always want to know how I make the bold statements I create in my collage work and I will share my secret tips with you!” – Mary Jane
Mary Jane will cover:
Collage – compositions, prepping your substrates and how to work successfully with collage
Shading and outlining techniques
Painting techniques to wood
Creating a transfer technique for a face, and sculpting a basic face
Working with watercolors and acrylics
Working with paper clay – sculpting and creating a doll’s face
Creating dimension with stenciling and embossing
Downsizing graphics to fit the dolls
And many more techniques, too! From individual expressive faces to fun collaged bodies and mixed media adornments, creating these dolls is sure to tickle your fancy!
You can create these dolls using ready-made wooden options available at local hobby stores, or you can order an optional kits that you can purchase separate from the class and made in Mary Jane Chadbourne’s own studio.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Mary Jane Chadbourne is a self taught artist who has spent decades working in a myriad of artistic forms. She has a passion for bright, vivid colors, textures and metals and known for creating one of a kind art pieces that are thoughtfully infused with meaningful themes which evoke words and symbols as messages in her work.
Originally from New York, Mary Jane now resides in the desert southwest. Her artistic vision is constantly inspired by the intense colors of the sunrises and sunsets and the vibrant landscapes of the desert.
Mary Jane has taught workshops and teaching is one of the things she gets the most pleasure from! Sharing her techniques and experience with others is something she values immensely. She also enjoys donating her artwork for fund raising art auctions in her community to help raise funds for many deserving and needy charities.
Mary Jane’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include, Saints, Sinners and Shrines: Alternatives to Honoring the Divine Within, Tinytopia and the Magic of Little Things, Imaginarium: Anthologies of an Art Doll, House of Cards, The Spoken Soul: Altered Cards for Daily Inspiration, and Metamorphosis Collage Bracelets.
Her work has been exhibited in art galleries in Las Vegas and Utah. www.DesertDreamStudios.weebly.com