The Happy Veggies Livestream Course

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This course will be something fresh! We will be growing and harvesting an amazing crop of woolly vegetables that will make you smile and fill up your head full of ideas.

 

This Happy Veggies Livestream Course is an exciting new online learning format. We will work together live and grow a lovely wool garden 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 cute vegetable finger puppets 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?

 

In the course, we will create broccoli and beetroot as finger puppet toys in the wet felting technique (finished broccoli is 8 cm high and beetroot is 7 cm without the head tail) as our main project. I chose these two vegetables as they can be used to learn all the basic techniques of vegetable felting: working with different shapes, with decoration and extra volumed details. 

But, of course, it's impossible to stop at a couple of vegetables. So I'll give you as many as 8 patterns to start with, from which you can grow over a dozen different vegetables. I will also show you all the nuances of working with the vegetables presented in the additional templates, so that you can handle them yourself based on all the knowledge you've gained on the course. This is a great start to a creative harvest. And how much you can grow after the course, woohoo! 

In this course we work with finger puppets - hollow 3D sculptures of different shapes and detailing, it's great practice in volumetric felting. As a bonus I will explain how to turn finger puppets into fugurine toys, but in this course I don't felt figurine toys. 

Don't underestimate toys - they are complex three-dimensional sculptures on which you can learn a huge number of non-toy techniques and tricks.  Learning felting while growing such a tiny and positive vegetable garden is wonderful - art therapy and professional growth on the same wooly seedbed.

How long is the course, will there be a recordings and is it suitable for beginners?

 

This course is an evening, two-day course consisting of three lessons (on the second day there is a double lesson with a break). 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 still have a record 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 veggies in this course are finger puppets. To create felted miniatures, you don't need many materials and tools -  each toy weighs 5 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 13 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, felting and felted gardening!

- To work with patterns for miniature toys;

- To work with different types of wool;

- To lay out wool efficiently and evenly;

- To create volumed parts by using wet 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, three-day course with 3 lessons. 

The course starts on Tuesday, February 13 at 19.30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2). 

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

Lesson schedule:

Lesson 1  - February 13 from 19.30 to 22.30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2)

Lesson 2 - February 15 from 19.30 to 22.30 Helsinki time (UTC/GMT+2)

Lesson 3 - February 20 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 - two finger puppet veggies - broccoli and beetroot. I will show the process of creating from start to finish, and you work in parallel with me on your own project. I also show you how to work with the other vegetables for which patterns are presented in the course as a bonus, highlighting all the nuances and complexities (all important and different from the main project moments). 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.

 

About copyright

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

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