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July 09, 2020


Christmas in July - Past Workshop Videos to get us motivated!

Here's a video to get us excited about sculpting Santa at the new Virtual Workshop going on now.  We've just barely started so there is plenty of time to join.  Just think...in a couple weeks you'll have an awesome Santa art doll!  This make amazing presents and with Christmas still many months away, it's a great time to be sculpting!  I know many sculptors who make santas exclusively and sell their dolls at the holiday craft shows.  This is how our father of artdolls, Jack Johnston, made his start!

Our studio workshops are $399-599. These online classes will give you 8-14 hours of professional video instruction, customized to your needs as we go through the course. Once you join the course, the videos are yours to keep and download, so while the teaching and adding more videos only lasts through the 2 weeks of the course, the materials will always be available to you so you can go at your own pace.

These courses are marked down to only $99 each while the course is going on. We have just one week left of the Fairy Workshop, and close to two weeks on the Santa Workshop.

Join the Fairy Sculpting Virtual Workshop here

Join the Santa Sculpting Virtual Workshop here

Find all the SculptBoxes and kits here

July 01, 2020


A Peek Inside the Fairy Workshop Virtual Environment...

Here's a peek inside the course environment for the Virtual Fairy Workshop going on now:



Announcing two new virtual workshops! Watch the video below for more details. Learn more about each workshop by following the links. Our studio workshops are $399-599. These online classes will give you 8-14 hours of professional video instruction, customized to your needs as we go through the course. Once you join the course, the videos are yours to keep and download, so while the teaching and adding more videos only lasts through the 2 weeks of the course, the materials will always be available to you so you can go at your own pace.

These courses are only $99 each, and if you register on or before July 1, you can save an extra $20 off the course price!

Join the Fairy Sculpting Virtual Workshop here

Join the Santa Sculpting Virtual Workshop here

Find all the SculptBoxes and kits here

 

June 29, 2020


New Virtual Workshops coming to you!

Announcing two new virtual workshops! I sure wanted to teach workshops in the studio this year, but that may be a while before the worlds gets a bit more normal. In the meantime, I've found a way to teach you from your home. Watch the video below for more details. Learn more about each workshop by following the links. Our studio workshops are $399-599. These online classes will give you 8-14 hours of professional video instruction, customized to your needs as we go through the course. Once you join the course, the videos are yours to keep and download, so while the teaching and adding more videos only lasts through the 2 weeks of the course, the materials will always be available to you so you can go at your own pace.

These courses are only $99 each, and if you register before July 1, you can save an extra $20 off the course price!

Join the Fairy Sculpting Virtual Workshop here

Join the Santa Sculpting Virtual Workshop here

Find all the SculptBoxes and kits here

June 10, 2020


The Workshop Fairy is done!

As many of you know, I've been in Salt Lake this past week sculpting live for curious mondo.  You can learn more about the course we created here.

Remember, everything in this store is on sale for 25% off when you use your coupon code SAVE25!  One day more.



June 05, 2020


Fairy Face Tips & Using Koolaid to Dye Hair

Our Fairy Faces DVD is on sale this week for just $9.99 (reg $29.97).  You can get yours here.

Here are a couple of fun PDFs for you.  Simply right-click to download or click through the link to view them online.

Fairy Face Tips

Using Kool-Aid to Dye Doll Hair

Some thoughts on sculpting....
I've been thinking about some of the best ways to improve sculpting skills and I'd have to say it's watching others sculpt and getting your hands in the clay.
When you watch others, you get an idea of the process and how it is done. It builds confidence to watch a piece come together. To see that they often look a bit alien or wonky at first...you just aren't finished yet (unless you are going for an alien.) You can see that there is a process that can be followed step by step, and even if you haven't sculpted before...it can be learned. I am living proof. I'll have to find some pictures of my early dolls and let you see my humble beginnings as well.
That is why I love to teach sculpting so much as well. I didn't know I could do this. And it's been so fun to discover and explore. I encourage you to keep going. If you love making dolls, or aspire to be a doll maker, get the proper teaching you need, and practice.
That takes us to the second point. Find time to sculpt each day if you can. If not daily then at least a few times a week. There can be many steps in creating a doll. But you can break it apart into just a little bit each day. Then as the days go by, a doll starts to take shape and come together before your eyes! It's truly an amazing process.
Anything you can make a daily habit can become powerful. If you don't feel like your hands in the clay today, then watch a video and learn a bit more instead. Most artists have put in hundreds and thousands of hours to perfect our art. But it happens day by day, and usually just because we want to be sculpting. It's enjoyable. And as time goes by, skill increases and the process becomes even more enjoyable as your pieces look more and more like you intended them to.
We have two collection sets that are a great way to expand your skills. Jack Johnston put together an amazing collection on sculpting artdolls you can see here.
Jack Johnston's Master Collection
Complete DVD collection
If Babies and Fantasy are more your style, the best way to get started is with the Sculptor's Dream Collection. In both of these collections, you can get the DVDs at a fraction of their regular cost.
Happy Sculpting!
Newest SculptBox: Mermaid Princess ArtDoll is now available. You can find all of the SculptBoxes here.
SculptBoxes are an amazing value with a DVD or 2 or great instruction, plus all the clay and supplies you need to put the doll together. The projects are simple and usually can be completed in a few days, or you can go as slow as you like. They are a fun way to keep your sculpting skills fresh.

 

May 30, 2020


Free Eyes eCourse and Eye Video

Here's a fun video for you on making the eyes.  This free segment is always here for you.  This weekend only (May 30 & 31, 2020) you can get the entire eye eCourse free of cost.  You can find it here.

Other times you can get this course free when you make a purchase of $30 or more here.

Get each of these eCourses or DVDs for just $9.99
Sculpting a Santa Art Doll by Jack Johnston
Sculpting Feet and Shoes by Jack Johnston
Sculpting a Santa Head
Jack Johnston Master's Collection

May 29, 2020


Video Preview - Side Fins Sample Video - Mermaid Live Video List

Here's a fun video for you from our Advanced Side Fins online class.  You will get the whole trio of Advanced Side Fin videos with our 2020 Mermaid Contest kit!  Join us for the contest here.  Sculpting together is a great way to stay motivated and it's fun to see what each other is up to!

 

FaceBook Live Mermaid Video One

FaceBook Live Mermaid Video Two

FaceBook Live Mermaid Video Three

FaceBook Live Mermaid Video Four

FaceBook Live Mermaid Video Tail Part One

FaceBook Live Mermaid Video Tail Part Two

FaceBook Live Mermaid Video Last

 

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