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An adorable baby orangutan captures everyone's heart at first sight. You want to hold him close to you and not let him go. And it's possible, as he can be hand made on an interesting and fun course!
Orangutan 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 charming baby orangutan puppet with cute tasty banana with magnet, 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.
This course lasts for 2 weeks and the lessons will take place in the evenings - 4 lessons for 3 hours in total. In this way we will be able to distribute our many work tasks in the most efficient way so that we have enough energy to complete. I give very detailed instructions, so there is nothing to be afraid of even if you are newbie. And, of course, there will be recordings of the livestream with unlimited access.
The list of materials and tools needed for this course is short, everything can be quite easily found in shops, but there is one exception. To create the magical fluffy surface we will be working with an amazing material, mohair (Angora goat wool). I adore mohair, it brings animal toys to life incredibly, and for an orangutan it's just perfect. Mohair is not very difficult to source, but it does require dyeing. You have my free masterclass on simple dyeing materials using a rooster as an example. I also offer more affordable alternatives to mohair, so you won't be without materials.
The orangutan 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 mohair, and of the specific tools you need a ribbed mat from IKEA shop (or similar), as well as a 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 12 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 fibres 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 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.
The course lasts for a fortnight. The lessons take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm to 10.30pm Helsinki time (GMT+3) (19, 21, 26, 28 October).
The first broadcast of the live course will take place on 19th of October, 19.30 Helsinki time (GMT+3).
The duration of each lesson is 3 hours. During this time we make a finished work together - a fluffy orangutan with a banana. I show you the creation process from beginning to end and you work in parallel with me. During the process, I answer all your questions about the process and help you with your work. After the course you can always ask me for support in the chat box next the record’s screen.
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.
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 orangutan with a review on my webpage, and you will get a 10% discount on any learning product.
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