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Guise and Dolls 2 DAY Figurative Sculpture workshop with Melissa Ichiuji

Presented by Melissa Ichiuji Studio at Town of Somerset Town Hall, Chevy Chase MD

Sep 02 - Sep 03, 2017

Guise and Dolls 2 DAY Figurative Sculpture workshop with Melissa Ichiuji

Express your secret self through the art of doll making.

Is there is a secret part of you waiting for permission to emerge? Are your deepest impulses and dreams longing for an expressive outlet? Join artist Melissa Ichiuji for this two-day doll-making workshop where you will learn how to playfully manifest the you of your dreams through the art of self-portrait figurative sculpture. Participants will use journaling, movement and guided imagery to unlock the body and mind and learn basic techniques for joining soft materials and meaningful artifacts

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Class Fee: $220 Materials and lunch provided!

All levels welcome.
No prior experience necessary.
Registration required.


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Lunch will be provided.


* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • "Venus Envy" Textiles, dental mirrors, thread, wire, cotton by Melissa Ichiuji


  • Guise and Dolls Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji.
    Express your secret self through doll making!
    Dolls are the oldest, most popular toys that ever existed. Since the beginning of civilization dolls have functioned as playthings, magical dream keepers and spiritual intermediaries. Doll making marries beautifully the seriousness of high art, the freedom of play, and the healing power of self-reflective object making. This class invites participants to draw inspiration from personal history, memories, and desires to be used in their creative process. Through journaling, sketching and discussion, each student will choose a theme for their portrait and then learn basic techniques for building armatures and joining soft materials and found objects to create a unique art doll.

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Town of Somerset Town Hall

4510 Cumberland Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


    • Wheelchair Access

This class is accessable to all levels and abilities.


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