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A handmade sheep with a fuzzy fleece coat - what could be cuter? Just two or three sheep! I guarantee that once you've made one, you won't stop, because working with fleece and woolly animals is addictive!
Sheep Hand Puppet Livestream Course is an exciting new online learning format. We'll be working together live on air!
It is as close as possible to a face-to-face workshop format, it involves working together during the broadcast and a lot of communication. I show you from beginning to end the process of creating whimsical sheep puppet, and you work with me at the same time. I answer all your questions and help you cope with the work as efficiently as possible.
I give very detailed instructions, so there is nothing to be afraid of. Besides, you will still get the record of the livestream with unlimited access.
The list of necessary materials and tools for this course is not so big, everything can be easily found. I describe everything in great detail in the PDF file that you receive right after payment, so that you have time to prepare before the course. In addition, I have recorded three introduction videos where I look in more detail at the tools to work with and the materials needed to create a sheep, in particular I do small useful review on fleece that can suit nicely for the sheep coat and explain how to prepare your fleece for work (selection, washing, storing).
The sheep in this course is a bibabo, which means hand puppet in Russian. It's not too difficult to make, and it requires a small set of materials and tools, most of which can be found at home. Of course, you will have to buy wool and find fleece, and of the specific tools you need a ribbed mat from Ikea shop (or similar), as well as a needle felting needle. These tools and materials need to be prepared in advance, but the pleasure of felting is guaranteed! Believe me, I do animals for 11 years, and the pleasure has not diminished.
Hand puppets are unique characters for children's home theatre. Children love them and trust them. Therefore, these toys are very effectively involved in various educational projects. They are used by teachers, psychologists, ecologists, museum workers. This is a great gadget for communication with a child, a magic creative tool for play, learning and imagination development. But adults are not indifferent to them either, they make even very serious people smile. And I like the process of creation even more - it's like meditation, art therapy and flashback to childhood in one moment! Endless joy and positivity, created with your own hands.
What will you learn from this stream course?
- To be brave with wool, fleeces, felting and woolly animals!
- To work with templates for hand puppets;
- To work with different types of wool and fleeces and choose the right one for the project;
- To lay out wool efficiently and evenly;
- To create volumed parts by using templates system;
- To learn the techniques of wet felting for 3D objects;
- To shape a beautiful toy’s head;
- To shrink the project quickly and to make high quality felt.
How does a stream course work?
After payment, you will get a personal account, which can be accessed by passing a quick registration form on the site.
The streaming of the stream course takes place in your personal account, the record of the course is also stored there.
Before the start of the livestream course, you will receive a reminder to your mail box specified during registration; you will only need to go to your personal account on the website using the password you created during registration.
This is a 2-day course.
Livestream course starts on 28.08 and 29.08 at 12.00 Helsinki time (GMT +3).
After payment, you will as well receive a detailed list of what you need and a ready-made pattern for printing - you just need to transfer it to a plastic base and you can start creating a charming toy.
The duration of the livestream is about 5 hours (it can be less or more, depending on the work speed of the participants). During this time, we will complete the sheep together. I will show the process of creating the toy from start to finish, and you work in parallel with me. As a bonus, I will also show how to make sheep coat with long hanging curls and how to make horns for a ram. During the course, I answer all your questions about the process in the chat and help you with work. After the course you can always ask me for support in the chat box next the record’s screen.
After the broadcast you will get the full record of the livestream, so you can complete your work later, rewatch and make more toys.
Livestream’s record will be stored in your account with unlimited access.
The livestream course can be watched on a computer, tablets, and phones.
I am happy to share all my technics and knowledges for your personal use, but I am against of teaching based on the course materials and making of exact replicas of my work for commercial purposes. The goal of my course is to teach the technology of creating a toy using an example based on my design, so that in the future you can use all technological methods and independently develop as an original author.
Bonus for the review
Post a photo of your sheep with a review on my webpage, and you will get a 10% discount on any learning product.
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