Portland, OR 2022 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Libby Williamson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday March 16

Paper Doll Posse

$ 170  


Paper Dolls, with their wardrobes of fabulous cut-out costumes, bring back memories of childhood a lifetime ago. We’ll make our own version of “Paper Dolls” as we first create luscious painted papers using vintage book pages and acrylic paint. A variety of simple painting techniques will be explored, adding texture and pattern to the text on the page. With this stash of hand-painted paper we will create a few delightful dolls and dress them to the nines. (Or perhaps your gal might have a more modest taste in fashion.) Techniques will include designing simple figures, collaging paper onto fabric, adding free-motion machine and/or hand stitching, and preparing the wooden frames.
As with all of my classes, you are free to go rogue and create any wonderful imagery that you’d like.

Materials Fee $35  paid at beginning of class includes:

-Vintage paperback novels
-Acrylic paints
-Matte medium
-Hand sewing needles and embroidery thread
-One wooden frame per student (additional frames might be available for purchase)
-Chocolate, (of course!)
-Painting and collaging supplies including brushes, stamps, and stencils will be available for use in class.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

apron, fabric scissors, paper scissors