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FABIOLA PEREZ

FIG & ME

CANADA

FIG AND ME ADVANCED DOLL MAKING WORKSHOPS

FABIOLA PEREZ TEACHES 3 WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1

Making a 12" doll with a wired neck

June 11th & 12th

Maximum number of students: 8


Workshop 2

Needle Felting a Doll's Face in Wool

June 13th

Maximum number of students: 8

Workshop 3

Doll Photography Workshop

June 14th

Maximum number of students: 8

Fig and Me Advanced Doll Making Workshops

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP 1

Making a 12" doll with a wired neck
June 11th & 12th June

I am pleased to come to Arlon and teach you how to create a lively little doll, that measures roughly 12" tall, with a beautiful expression and lots of mischief in her eyes. I hope you feel inclined to come and spend two days with me, seeing this little creature come out from the wonders of wool and the warmth and care of your hands.

 

This is an Advanced Dollmaking workshop, not suitable for first-time doll makers. If you have made a couple of Waldorf dolls or have some experience with needle-felting, you will find it much easier to take the class. I don't discourage the adventurous doll maker however so you are very welcome to come if you really want to push your doll making boundaries. I will guide you with expert hands and you will learn a lot.

 

This workshop will teach you to create an art doll, not a child's doll. This doll has the slender body proportions of a 6-year-old, shapely legs and bent arms, a wire armature on the neck for a more poseable head, needle-felted face, ears, sculpted belly and bum, embroidered eyes, and her/his hair will be made with commercial weft sewn to a cap or commercial mohair wig. You will go home with a lovely creature in your hands and a full PDF file of step-by-step photo instruction plus the pattern pieces, so you can make more once you go back home. 

 

The workshop runs for two days, beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 6 PM, with a one hour break for lunch. To attend this workshop you will have to make TWO payments.

 

Payment One: Purchase your seminar ticket from the International Waldorf Doll Seminar website. Upon purchase of your ticket, you can then contact me to book your class.

 

Payment Two: 500 euros (via current USD exchange to me).

 

Payment one covers your entry to the seminar, plus all available amenities from the seminar organizers. Payment two covers your full workshop and all materials necessary to create the doll. It does not cover accommodation, transportation or anything else. 

 

Upon payment, you will receive a confirmation email from me, with all info on the choices you will have regarding skin tone and hair colour, plus a list of homework in preparation for the class, list of helpful tools to bring and some other insights regarding the workshop. 

 

RESTRICTIONS. Please know you are not allowed to sell dolls made with the pattern provided. Of course, you are warmly encouraged to take all techniques and instruction shared with you and apply them to your own body of work. You are not allowed to share the digital file shared with you, in any of its parts or in any form. The pattern is under copyright to Fabiola Perez | Fig and Me Toys 2019.

 

Thank you so much for trusting me to guide you in this doll making journey and for allowing me to share my passion with you. See you in Arlon!

WORKSHOP 2

Needle Felting a Doll's Face in Wool
June 13th

Maximum number of students: 8

​​​Payment Two: 385 USD to Fabiola (approximately 345 euros)

 

I am so pleased to come to Arlon and teach you how to create depth and more realistic features on your doll's faces with the aid of needle-felting techniques. 

 

This is an Advanced Dollmaking workshop, not suitable for first-time doll makers. If you have made a couple of Waldorf dolls or have some experience with needle-felting, you will find it much easier to take the class. I don't discourage the adventurous doll maker however so you are very welcome to come if you really want to push your doll making boundaries. I will guide you with expert hands and you will learn a lot.

 

This workshop will teach you how to needle-felt a doll's face, without the use of stockinette to first form the head. You will learn head shaping and face shaping as well as how to add a nose, cheeks, lips, chin, eye sockets, forehead and how to do it in a way that the face is not only smooth but extremely firm to hold the fabric over.

 

You will then cover the head in fabric and I will teach you needle-sculpting and draping techniques so you can uncover all the lovely details you needle-felted. We will not be covering eye embroidery but I can direct you to some of my free online tutorials for that. The finished doll's head will be around 7" in circumference. I will not be providing a body pattern but can direct you to suitable patterns for doll bodies.

 

You will go home with a full PDF file of step-by-step photo instruction so you can make and practice more once you go back home. 

 

The workshop runs for one full day, beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 6 PM, with a one hour break for lunch. To attend this workshop you will have to make TWO payments.

 

Payment One: Purchase your seminar ticket from the International Waldorf Doll Seminar website. Upon purchase of your ticket, you can then contact me to book your class.

 

Payment Two: 345 euros (via current USD exchange to me).

 

Payment one covers your entry to the seminar, plus all available amenities from the seminar organizers. 

 

Payment two covers your workshop tuition BUT NOT materials. I will give you a handy list of needle-felting needles and tools to bring. I will supply you with a pre-made felted core head plus all wool necessary to add the features. You must bring your own skin fabric to cover the doll's head, as you can then go home and use the same fabric (from the same dye lot) to make a body for your doll. 

 

None of these payments cover accommodation, transportation or anything else. 

 

Upon payment, you will receive a confirmation email from me, with all pertinent info regarding the workshop, plus a list of homework in preparation for the class, and tools to bring. 

 

RESTRICTIONS. You are warmly encouraged to take all techniques and instruction shared with you and apply them to your own body of work. You are not allowed to share the digital file shared with you, in any of its parts or in any form. The e-book and instruction are under copyright to Fabiola Perez | Fig and Me Toys 2019.

 

Thank you so much for trusting me to guide you in this doll making journey and for allowing me to share my passion with you. See you in Arlon!



 

WORKSHOP 3

Doll Photography

June 14th

Maximum number of students: 8

​​​Payment Two: 385 USD to Fabiola (approximately 345 euros)

 

This year I am introducing Digital Doll Photography workshops as it is an area not often discussed in doll making but highly valuable in order to display your collection and advertise your doll making work if you sell your dolls. Doll photography is one of my passions and I am so excited to share this with you.

 

The workshop will teach you important concepts regarding composition, lighting and styling. During the morning session we will come up with a tailored styling setting for indoor photography and during the afternoon session we will shoot outside.

 

We will go over three settings on your DSLR camera: Shutter Speed Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual, in order for you to feel basically comfortable with all three and choose the one that comes closest to your heart and the way you wish to display your dolls.

 

At the end of the workshop, I will give you a PDF workbook file that contains all info given to you during our workshop, as well as some links for helpful tutorials on how to post-process your photos in Photoshop or other photography-editing software. I will not teach you how to edit your photos but will give you helpful guidance regarding this subject. 

 

The workshop runs for one full day, beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 6 PM, with a one hour break for lunch. To attend this workshop you will have to make TWO payments.

 

Payment One: Purchase your seminar ticket from the International Waldorf Doll Seminar website. Upon purchase of your ticket, you can then contact me to book your class.

 

Payment Two: 345 euros (via current USD exchange to me).

 

Payment one covers your entry to the seminar, plus all available amenities from the seminar organizers. 

 

Payment two covers your workshop tuition. You will need to bring three things: a DSLR camera, your doll and some suitable props. Before our workshop takes place I will send you a Styling Guide that will help us sort out which kind of props you need to bring, in order to tell your particular photographic journey. Upon payment, you will receive a confirmation email from me, with all pertinent info regarding the workshop, plus a list of homework in preparation for the class.

 

None of these payments cover accommodation, transportation or anything else. 

 

RESTRICTIONS. You are warmly encouraged to take all techniques and instruction shared with you and apply them to your body of work. You are not allowed to share the digital file shared with you, in any of its parts or in any form. The e-book and instruction are under copyright to Fabiola Perez | Fig and Me Toys 2019.

 

Thank you so much for trusting me to guide you in this doll making journey and for allowing me to share my passion with you. See you in Arlon!