because this is a new UK course the certification is not linked to any other
type of educational accreditation although
I welcome any educational institutions that would like to link this with their own
accreditation . This
does not mean that the certificate is not valid, the final product and course
work will stand up for itself, independent UK individuals linked to the doll
making world will be invited to examine and adjudicate the final submissions).
1 year course – provisionally starting in January 2014
(depending on numbers)
1 day a week 10 – 5pm (Friday)
Anatomy, Design and Sculpting of the Doll
Mould Making and Casting
Paint, Assembly, Costume Design and Completion
I have designed this course to establish a 'centre of exellence' for UK Doll Artists new and old.
Doll making in the UK is not
what it used to be, during the 1980’s it was very popular and there were many
schools around the Country teaching the craft, slowly the craft as it was has
diminished and people no longer want to make the type of dolls that were being
made back then.
Move forward to now, new
dolls are on the scene (well, I use the term ‘new’ loosely), by new I mean ‘Re-borning
and Ball Jointed Dolls’ both have been around for some time (especially BJD’s) and
the aim of this course is to equip students with the knowledge to be able to
create from concept a complete ball jointed doll, uniting and encouraging
future UK Ball Jointed Doll Artists.
Enrolling on this course gives the student automatic
membership into the UKDAC.
Other artists wishing to become members must reside in the
UK at the time of membership and will be required to submit examples of their
work, UKDAC is open to UK members only. More details to follow on this website relating to membership and rules of UKDAC.
and further details contact Donna Wright on theEnquiries & Links page and quote UKDAC, thank you.