Friday, June 13, 2008

Jack Johnston Course in Calgary Alberta - June 6,7,&8th

I've just returned from very exciting weekend in Calgary, taking a 3 day course from the Master Sculptor himself, Jack Johnston!! It was a busy weekend, with lots to learn and do, I along with 5 other ladies all walked out of there on Sunday with a fabulous new doll and the knowledge to create more in the future.
We started on Friday morning, we sculpted the head and by afternoon we were learning to wig our dolls properly. Saturday was no less exciting as we started on the hands first thing in the morning, and returned from lunch that day to work on our feet. Sunday morning came early again and we began to sculpt a soft posable body, which was very interesting for me since I had never made one before. When we were done forming our body we then attached all our limbs and then the head , and there we were taking pictures of one another and our newly formed 18" dolls!
This was a great experience and I highly recommend anyone out there interested in doll making to go and take Jacks course. This was the first time I have been able to attend a course of any kind and have been self taught up until now, so i was excited and pleased when Jack invited me to his Professional Course he puts once a year at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have signed up and can't wait to go.
Here is Jack with his newest creation, what a wonderful sculptor.

Below is the face I sculpted on Friday, I am making an old woman, she has no hair yet in the picture, so looks a little strange. Ha ha

I can hardly wait to finish her costume, and put her all together. When I am done, she will be a "Sami" woman, which are people who live in Northern Norway, Sweden and so forth. They are much like the Inuit we have here in Canada, except they were mainly reindeer herders. I have been doing some research on the internet to find the proper costume, it will be a challange to make, but she will be very interesting when I get her done.

If you are interested in taking a class from Jack, or would like to see his work, just follow the link on the left of the screen to Art

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