Sculpting a Child's Bust with Diane Keeler

Students will sculpt a small child’s head and bust. This class is actually four classes in one. Sculpting the head and bust, Painting the eyes, making a wig and building a base. This is a step by step process so student will be able to take my technique and make it their own. Once completed students will have a standalone sculpture. Downloadable pdf’s of all of the chapters and photos of children are included in the lesson.
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• Pasta machine
• Ruler
• Calipers
• Drinking straw
• Needle tool
• 2 1/4 inch dowels each about 6 inches long
• Wooden base
• 4 to 6 gauge knitting needles
• Round tooth picks
• Small ball stylus
• X-Acto knife
• Foil
• 1/8 inch brass rod
• #2 filbert paint brush
• #2/0 filbert paint brush
• Spoon tool

• Polymer clay - 4 ounces of flesh colored clay. Any of the polymer clays will work for this sculpture. Super Sculpey, Cernit, Kato Clay, Fimo both traditional and Pupin Fimo • Sculpey Clay softener
• 6 mm white jade beads or glass beads

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Diane Keeler

Diane Keeler

Curiosity is the force that has driven Keeler all her life. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1950 to parents that nurtured this curiosity. “When I was growing up, my parents were always doing something, always trying a new hobby or pursuing a new interest.” Keeler reflects when asked about the source of her curiosity.

This environment, rich in the nutrients that sustain a creative mind, produced in Keeler an adventurous and passionate drive that has found fulfillment in doll artistry. For years, Keeler engaged in various creative outlets. She was a hairdresser by profession and...
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Great tutorial Review by Lorraine
Very clear and detailed explanations, very interesting method. I find it a bit expensive but the content is worth it. (Posted on 5/27/15)

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