Classes & Tutorials

1. Learn to sculpt a Beautiful Steam Punk Art Doll "Aria".
Here is a doll making tutorial with full information on sculpting, costuming and decorating. Read more below:



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Make a Steampunk Art Doll “Aria” with Elena Loukianova, ODACA Artist

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Includes: 3 DVD with VIDEO files and multiple PDF additional documents

Sculpting a Beautiful Art Doll can be a challenge. But not the way Elena does it! Why not try to combine a variety of materials like Polymer clay, Cloth and Metallic elements to create a Stylish Steampunk Beauty! Elena will take you through the steps of making a Gorgeous Doll from the very beginning. Start with Armature, then Sculpt, Paint and Decorate! Includes a bonus video how to troubleshoot the face - what to do when you are not completely happy with the face. Step-by-step, detailed videos. Everything you see on the photo, will be covered in the videos.

Part 1. (Sculpting the Steampunk Doll & Painting) By end of this lesson you will have a fully sculpted doll with the body and a face blushed and painted. Elena will show how to sculpt trendy boots with Polymer clay. By following Elena’s steps you will turn beautiful hands into stylish gloves! Lots of tips which only came from Elena’s experience. No previous sculpting experience necessary. Multiple videos will cover this long but FUN process, showing you all the details and step-by-step instructions.

PART 1 INCLUDES: 

Inspiration and Ideas, Supplies Overview Creating an Armature Sculpting the Head and Ears

Constructing Body Armature, Sculpting Legs, Sculpting Shoes, Sculpting Bust

Sculpting Hands

Painting: Blushing the Body & Painting the Head’s Details Extra Bonus Lesson Video: Troubleshooting Facial Features – turn a staring expression into a relaxed one! 


PART 2: Is your doll sculpted? But what to do next? What materials to use? Elena will show you how to finish your sculpted art doll and give her a finished, finessed look. This part includes making the doll’s corset, texturing it, painting and decorating. Making accessories (a cute Steampunk hat), finishing the Doll’s costume with decorating gloves and shoes, making a skirt. Undergarments and stockings making is included. Even eyelash application! Wigging the doll and creating a beautiful Unique Steampunk base will complete this lesson.

Part 2 INCLUDES (Accessories & Decorating, Wigging & Costuming. Base Construction):
Costuming the doll: Sculpting the bodice, Painting and Decorating Antiquing and Decorating Shoes and Gloves Making the Hat

Costuming the Doll (continue): Making Undergarments, Stockings, Skirt, etc.

Wigging the Doll 

Creating a Custom Doll Base in Steam Punk theme.

The Disc includes: Video Files and PDF documents (e.g. list of supplies). Computer is required to view the files.

NOTE: This video is showing you how to make your project from start to finish - EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED!


Just sit back and watch!

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2. Make a FUN FANTASY CHARACTER IN PAPERCLAY:

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Read below about this class:

Kaspar, the Bohemian Poet with Elena Loukianova


4 lessons plus bonus class (PDF Files Only)
All Skill Levels 
DESCRIPTION:

Kaspar: Base 6 x 9 inches
Kaspar sits 6.5 inches tall (would be around 13 inches standing)

How better to express one’s feelings of love and passion than through reading and sharing a poem? Better yet – create your very own Bohemian Poet – KASPAR – a romantic soul and a dreamer! Surround yourself with flair of Bohemia. Get in the mood and share his eternal search for love and inspiration. 

A poet is the one who writes poetry, the dictionary tells us. However, for this particular piece I decided to sculpt a Poet Who Reads. I myself have always been a bookworm all my life. At school age of 12 or 13 I started to read a huge amount of books, including poetry, fiction, history and lots of other stuff. So I can completely relate to my character, Kaspar. And I know there are lots of you out there – book lovers.

Kaspar is a lonely “blue” poet, who seeks inspiration for his writings anywhere and everywhere, but mostly in the imaginative world of other writers and their creations. Books are his best friends. 

If you never had a chance to try air dry clay, like Creative Paperclay, here is your perfect chance – we will be using this wonderful modeling material to create Kaspar, from head to toe. But we will not stop there, we will be using fabrics, beads, wood, paper, etc. Sculpt, paint, dress, wig and accessorize your very own Bohemian Poet – KASPAR! Make miniature books with a variety of materials – leather, paper and clay.
We will make his wonderful silk shoes, his jacket/vest, decorated with lace and multiple golden beads as well as his trendy “old” hat. We will paint his tender features with a few very fun techniques which later you will be able to use on your own creations.

The class also includes the making of the miniature book which Kaspar is reading for inspiration. The book contains one of the poems by Lord Byron and measures less than 2 inches tall! It is made with paper, leather, threads and even beads. 

Prop books are made with polymer clay and also demonstrated in the class. You will receive inspiration to create your own tiny clay books.
So join me in this fun and poetic class!

Lesson Plan:

WEEK 1:
Sculpting the Head and the Body (part 1-6).  Starting with an Armature, moving onto sculpting, drying, sanding and getting parts ready for painting.

WEEK 2: 
Painting the face, hands and the body.
Working on the Hair (part 7-8) 

WEEK 3:
Costuming.
Creating Shoes and Hat. (part 9-10)

WEEK 4 Plus Bonus:
Making the Base and Accessories - the book Kaspar is reading and the clay “prop” books) (part 11-14) Putting it all together.








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