Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The Art of Doll Making

dancer series: "Air"
Here's a great workshop happening soon, taught by a wonderful artist friend of mine. If you've wanted to make your own doll, or have seen any of Joy's wonderful seahorses and dancers, then please sign up for her class (details at the foot of this post). You will have a wonderful time :)

in her own words - Joy Kirkwood 

Workshop Description

Designed as a gentle and intuitive way to free up your imagination the Personal Journey Doll Workshop brings play and spontaneity back into the creative process.
Techniques taught are a combination of fibre arts, soft sculpture, and mixed media and include wrapping, knotting, sewing, weaving, and/or gluing the dolls together.
Please bring a small memento (button, shell, stone, wood, word...) as a starting point for your doll. Sewing skills are not required, supplies are included, and anyone 16 and over is welcome to attend.

Artifacts of an Active Imagination
Artist Statement
“Each art doll I create is an expression of a feeling, idea, or memory rather than a realistic facsimile of a human. These organic, enigmatic figures are formed intuitively; the elusive made real. My intent is to fuse my creative imagination with my skills as an artist to enchant both the child and adult facets of myself and others.”

Skilled in a variety of art forms (painting, drawing, and printmaking) Joy’s specialty is her mixed media figures she calls Art Dolls.
Her interest in prehistoric artifacts and art as a form of storytelling led her to create the “Personal Journey Doll Workshop” in 1995. Joy taught “Symbology and the Doll” in 2006-2007 at ACAD in Calgary AB, and has had her work showcased on HGTV’s show “That’s Clever” as well as City TV. Since then she has presented her PJD workshop at many artistic, educational, therapeutic, and spiritual centres throughout Canada.
Currently Joy lives in Coquitlam BC and continues to create, exhibit, and teach a range of art classes for adults and children.

"Honour the source, trust the process,
and delight in the results”

creativity mood board
Joy A. Kirkwood

Upcoming Personal Journey Doll Workshop
Saturday, April 14, 2012
10 am to 4 pm
Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1G2
To register please contact Place des Arts
Barcode #9138 
Cost $69+tax

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