Polar Bear Finger Puppet Lifestream Course

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Let’s felt together the northernmost animal - a magnificent polar bear. The perfect easy and inspiring project for the winter time! 



Polar Bear Finger 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 an amazing finger puppet polar bear 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.


In this course we will be making a polar bear in the wet felting technique. This is an easy basic project, where you can learn a lot: the basics of needle and wet felting, working with a template, creating simple volumetric details and making perfect forms. In monochrome work, shape is a major challenge and we need to be very successful sculptors in order to correctly represent an animal. I suggest you look at photographs of real polar bears and choose an inspirational model to work with. You can create different kinds of bears based on the polar bear. 


This is 2-day course with 2 evening sessions. A break between lessons makes it easy to catch up with the group if you fall a little behind. The course is ideal for beginners, but will also be of interest to experienced feltmaker. 


I give very detailed instructions, so there is nothing to be afraid of. In addition, you will get the record of the livestream with unlimited access.


The list of necessary materials and tools for this course is not big, everything can be easily found. I describe everything in great detail in the PDF file and introduction lesson that you receive right after payment, so that you have time to prepare before the course. 


The polar bear in this course is a finger puppet. To make finger puppets, you don't need many materials and tools -  the toy weighs 5-7 grams of wool only, and of the specific tools you need a ribbed mat from IKEA (or similar), as well as a needle felting needle. These tools must be prepared in advance, but the pleasure of felting is guaranteed! Believe me, I've been felting animals for 12 years, and still enjoy it.


In general, finger puppet toys were originally the actors of the children's home theatre. Children adore them. But adults do not remain indifferent to this tiny sweetness. Most of my friends have similar crumbs in their pockets or desktops for a long time, everyone wants such a gift. After all, we are children inside and we love to play. Even when we play adult games, we need relaxation and good mood. And here these tiny creatures work their best - they make you smile! And you also smile while making them. Felting such toys is a complex art therapy - there is wool, hand work and wonderful animals. Total positive.



What will you learn from this stream course?



- To be brave with wool, felting and wild animals!

- To work with patterns for finger puppets;

- To work with different types of wool;

- To lay out wool efficiently and evenly;

- To create volumed parts by using needle felting technic;

- To learn the basic techniques of wet felting in miniature format;

- To shape a beautiful toy’s head;

- To master felting sculpting, creating the right shapes and characteristics of an animal;

- To shrink the project quickly and to make a 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.


The course is an evening, two-day course. 


The course starts on Tuesday, 11th of January at 19:30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2). 


The course consists of two sessions. The duration of each broadcast is 2.5-3 hours (can be less or more, depends on the speed of participants). 


Lessons schedule:

Lesson 1 - January 11th from 19:30 to 22-22:30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2)

Lesson 2: January 13th from 19:30 to 22-22:30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2)


During the broadcast we will make a finished work together - one polar bear. I will show the process of creating the toy from start to finish, and you work in parallel with me. 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 to 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. Please, check the spam folder in your mailbox, very ofter first emails end up there. 


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 stream 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 toys with a review on my webpage, and you will get a 10% discount on any learning product.

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