Top 6 Reasons For Taking A Sculpting Class with Bev Gelfand!
1. BEV IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER ART DOLLS
Her whimsical, one-of-a-kind, hand-sculpted dolls made from polymer clay over a wire armature (for stability) are packed with a punch of personality including "Washtub Babe" pictured here. Once sculpted, her dolls are then hand painted, wigged, and dressed using a variety of materials including cottons, silks, and woolens. Bev translates this intricate knowledge and skill into sculpting a 1/12th scale bust.
2. FINISHING TIPS AND DESIGN TECHNIQUES
Bev will teach you the basics of sculpting a face and head as well as facial proportions. You'll also learn how to create and sculpt the "hair" onto your bust. Oh, and all the tools and materials are provided, so all you need to do is bring yourself!
3. HER PROJECTS ARE FREEFORMING
Bev's classes are for students at all skill levels and abilities. While you may choose to follow the project prototype, you always have the option to "freeform" and use your imagination to "work" your piece in a whole new direction. This makes for an infinite number of super-unique ways your project can turn out!
4. MULTIPLE CLASS BENEFITS AND USAGE
Your finished scale bust will measure about an inch or two but will pack a whole lot of detail! Use the piece in a dollhouse, shadowbox or roombox setting or just show it off on your desk or curio cabinet. Either way you'll learn tons about sculpting in small scale and have a great miniature to display!
5. WALK AWAY WITH A FINISHED PIECE YOU'LL BE PROUD OF
Under Bev's careful instruction and solid direction, you'll be guided to create a delightful sculpture ready to share with friends and family and to add to your own collection.
6. CLASS WITH BEV IS AN ABOLUTE BLAST!
Finally, the Sculpting workshop with Bev is done with an open and relaxed instruction style - classes are small, so there is lots of individualized attention. It can be intense but students work within their own levels while having a really good time! If you know Bev, then you know you will have fun in her class!
Class Fee: $125/all skill levels and abilities/all tools provided
50% non-refundable reservation fee is required by Friday, March 4, 2016.
Balance due day of class
Book your reservaton here or call 914-231-9871
This full day workshop is for students of all skill levels and abilities. All necessary tools and supplies will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a magnifier and additional light source if needed. Please bring lunch with you as we will break for just ½ hour. There are nearby places for take out as well.
ABOUT D. THOMAS FINE MINIATURES
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is an online and in-store retail destination featuring artisan dollhouses and top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale furniture and accessories. The shop also offers workshops and classes taught by master artisans.
The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts at all skill levels and abilities, was created, in part, to raise awareness of miniatures as a decorative art form and to introduce the discipline not only to a new generation but to those who may just be discovering it!
The shop also features a gallery space showcasing works in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is located at 579 Warburton Avenue in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Gallery and shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm. Evening hours are available by appointment.