This workshop is for you if:
In any case, you are curious about the potential in doll making for discovering and mirroring deeper sides of yourself.
Through this course, you will:
Enrollment Starts January 2023
Early Bird Deadline February 2023
Sign up Deadline March 2023
Course Begins March 2023
Course Ends tentative June 2023
Testimonials about a similar doll-making course, Befriending Our Shadow:
"I was drawn to the class because the exploration promised spoke keenly to my soul. I wanted to learn more about embracing the shadow side and expressing the journey in a doll. I found the experience to be exhilarating, terrifying, gratifying, and fun.
This workshop series delivered on the stated goals, and more. Erika nurtured an environment of support, wisdom sharing, safe space, and creativity. We grew to trust one another with our fears, our ideas, and our deep thoughts. I never made a doll before. I never imagined making a doll before this class…Making my doll…forced me to think long and hard…In the end, the process helped me to find a modicum of peace and acceptance.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this workshop series. I looked forward to our weekly meetings. Our time together was a combination of practical tips, meditation, sharing, coaching one another, and enjoying the company of talented, strong women. Erika’s facilitation style is supportive, gentle, and inviting. She valued every one of us. She welcomed our creativity and celebrated our outcomes.
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"My expectations were more than met. The transformational aspect seemed appropriate for both the transitions happening in my own life, as well as for these uncertain times we’re in. It seemed that it would open some new directions, and I wasn’t wrong…
I was surprised at the deeper level of inner exploration. What I didn’t realize was that it would become such a personal journey, and how my compassion for myself would grow in so many directions. The process is ongoing. And, you get a really cool doll at the end.
I really enjoyed seeing and hearing about everyone else’s dolls. I so appreciated being allowed into their process…I felt we became a supportive and safe community. Amazing women, so heart-opening, creative. Very good facilitating."
Initially, I was concerned that my limited sewing skills and lack of access to fabric supplies would slow me down. However, that was not the case. Instead, I was able to create my doll with a repurposed vintage linen napkin and a piece of worn out denim. I assembled my doll with a simple running stitch, back stitch and an assortment of decorative stitches for embellishments.
This workshop appealed to me because I was experiencing a life changing event and was looking for a meaningful way to channel my creativity.
This workshop is not just about “making a doll”. Erika has carefully curated a multi layered approach to guide each participant along their own unique path to self-discovery.
You will get the most out of this workshop if:
Here are some words of advice from a participant in a previous class:
"I started off thinking I was just making a doll. But the course was so much more. It really challenged my artistic process and offered something to think about. I learned about my creative process and am taking away a new set of questions available for me next time I get stuck somewhere….
The format was amazing. I would sign up again. I really enjoyed getting to know folks. It felt like a sewing group in person.
I think for the price, it was an extraordinary value. Now I understand why some people keep signing up. Really well done. I got way more than expected. Thank you."