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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II- Day 5

Today was a day to continue sewing dresses, nightgowns, sleeping bags and to learn a few simple embroidery stitches for the pillow! I demonstrated a simple running stitch, french knots, and a ‘lazy daisy’ stitch, which is ideal for flower … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II- Day 4

My art students continued to work with the oil pastels for part of our session. I think these oil pastel pictures will take a few sessions to complete and that’s okay! I also gave them a lesson on one point … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II – Day 4

Since these girls are third graders and up, their abilities and attention span vary, so each project I give them is carefully thought out with them in mind. I prepare each item so that their sewing experience will be fun … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Snow Fairies and Valentine’s Day!

Since there was sooooooo much snow this last few days, school was canceled along with my doll workshop 😔 I have been busy developing a small fairy doll that the girls will make after they finish their cat doll. The … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II – Day 2

The snow that we have been having has upset our schedule so we missed one day of art club. In our second session, I showed the students how to use the pastels in a different way for another effect. The … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II – Day 2

Most of my doll workshop girls were just about finished stuffing the cat dolls and now had to sew all openings closed. I always demonstrate and review stitches they learned in the first workshop. We reviewed how to thread the … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II – Day 1

Our second session of the art club has begun! For these 10 sessions, I have decided to have the students explore different types of art mediums and learn how to use them for different effects. They are also going to … Continue reading

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