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In this course we will be growing a dragon, a happy symbol for the coming year that is sure to bring joy and new skills for now and for the new year.
This Dragon Livestream Course is an exciting new online learning format. We will work together live and create a charming dragon using the wet felting technique.
What is a livestream course?
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 the process of creating a dragon and you work with me at the same time on your own ones. I answer all your questions via chat and help you cope with the work as efficiently as possible.
What do we do on a course?
On the course we will create a wonderful good-natured dragon from start to finish. The dragon is a miniature sculpture, a one-piece doll (the height of the finished toy is 11 cm and its weight is 15 g).
Despite the complexity of the mythical prototype, we will be able to grow a cute representative of its species in two sessions, using a minimum of materials - isn't that magic? In the process we use wet felting, the basics of dry felting, working with decorative fibres and materials, and embroidery. We work with extra fine wool in 3D-sculpture format. Modelling with wool evokes an incredible feeling, a kind of creative omnipotence. You can mould anything.
Toys should not be underestimated - they are complex three-dimensional sculptures, with which you can learn a huge number of non-toy techniques and methods. At the same time, the process itself is a real anti-stress, because you always get something marvellous, and here we have a whole dragon growing!
How long is the course, will there be a recordings and is it suitable for beginners?
This course is a two-day course consisting of two evening lessons plus small homework in-between. The course is ideal for beginners, but will also be of interest to experienced masters. I give very detailed instructions, so there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of. In addition, you will have a recording with unlimited access and my support.
Does it take much to get started?
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 dragon in this course is a miniature figurine toy. To create felted miniatures, you don't need many materials and tools - toys weigh 7-15 grams only, and of the specific tools you need a ribbed antislipping 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 toys for 14 years, and still enjoy it.
Will I like it?
Such miniature toys are perfect pocket and table companions. Guaranteed to lift your spirits. And in the process of making them as well. Felting such toys is a complex art therapy - there is wool, hand work and wonderful heroes. It's all positive.
What will you learn from this stream course?
- To be brave with wool and felting experiments!
- To work with patterns for miniature toys;
- To work with different types of wool and fibers;
- To lay out wool efficiently and evenly;
- To create volumed parts by using wet felting and needle felting technic;
- To learn the basic techniques of wet felting in miniature format;
- To shape a beautiful toy’s bodies and tiny details;
- To master felting sculpting, creating the right shapes and characteristics of a hero;
- 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.
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 (it waits for you in your personal account). 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.
When does the course start?
The course is an evening, two-day course with 2 lessons.
The course starts on Tuesday, 5th of December at 19:30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2).
The course consists of two sessions. The duration of each broadcast is 3 hours (can be less or more, depends on the speed of participants).
Lesson 1 - December 5 from 19:30 to 22:30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2)
Lesson 2 - December 7 from 19:30 to 22:30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2)
How many toys are we making on the course?
During the broadcast we will make a finished work together - one miniature dragon figurine. I will show the process of creating from start to finish, and you work in parallel with me on your own project. 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 or via email.
What gadgets can I watch the course on?
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.
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