March 1, 2016
I was recently contacted by my daughter’s H.S. art teacher, Ms. Kristen Spano. She was planning on having her students work on a Marionette project and, having seen my work, thought that my coming in to show my dolls and share some of my armature techniques might be beneficial to them. I came in armed with dolls in various stages of completion, various clay samples, wires and tools as well as samples of fibers I use for hair, plus whatever tips I thought might be helpful in this creative endeavor.
Ms. Spano, a talented artist herself, was very generous with her time and I enjoyed answering any questions the students had. Above are some pictures from the classroom as well as some really great close-up pictures of my dolls (taken by Ms. Spano). Finally a very nice shot of me and Ms. Spano together. It’s been a while since I was “in front” of a classroom and, I admit, I enjoyed it! I really hope to get my work schedule ironed out so I can fit teaching back in…lol!
Happy Doll Making!