Welcome to EXPRESSYOURSELF ARTS STUDIO NALB the door to the wonderful world of the high fired art! As a High Fire Art Studio, we offer some of the finest products and education Has a teaching studio, we teach beginning and intermediate students the fundaments of Porcelain Dollmaking and Decorative Arts. We offer classes in beautiful art objects created with delicate translucent Porcelain or wonderfully creative and useful Stoneware, both of which are high fired clay products that are used to help you create uniquely decorated pieces for your home or even the oven! We know you’ll enjoy this experience and look forward to welcoming you to class. We hear from so many people who are interested in taking aPorcelain Doll Making Class,but they have one reservation,They don't "Believe"they can do it." Oh I can't even draw a stick man"Is the Most common remark.Even someone with no artistic ability what so ever can make a beautiful Porcelain Doll.We guarantee it! And for the experience doll maker we are the perfect resource center with hundreds books, magazines, patterns and work sheets not to mention the thousands of molds at your disposal we can be you dream studio for doll making whether you just want to research or pour a mold and create you dream doll or studio is set up for you!!! China paints glazes kilns and tools at your disposal, Spend an hour spend a day or your vacation with us, Order a ready to paint kit, bisque, greenware or pour your own. Teach a class or take one
Classes are Available for everyone. Dolls classes can be used to make LOOK-A-LIKES of your loved one. Doll Classes are for any one,We welcome GROUP TOURS and Birthday Parties. Doll making Classes can be in either earthenware or porcelain!!.
CONTROLED EXCENTRICS ARTS STUDIO NALB
IS A Porcelain Doll Shop offering supplies distributors from The Porcelain Place Bell, Kemper and Global Doll Supplies and more.1000s of Dolls to make from Doll Mold Companies like Doll Artworks, seeleys,Lasting Impressions,byron,scoitio originals, Bella Bambina,Jubilee, and Van Osdell just to name a few on the modern reproduction side.Byron's, Duncan, Bell, Romans, McNees, Vicki, and Seeleys are some just for the antique Reproduction lovers too.Dolls are available in soft fired greenware, bisque and painted bisque kits.We're sure to have something for every doll maker and will ship worldwide.
Group Tours for all ages may also be arranged
Design a Doll Birthday Party
The parties are great for that special day and a unique experience for that special person and their friends. There is no Facility charge. The shop can be decorated, and refreshments served. Minimum of 6 party goers. We can accommodate up to 14.Guest will make a 21-24 " porcelain or earthenware /cloth body doll of their choosing.The Hair color, Eye Color, and Skin tone are all options to choose from. The Kit includes doll, wigs and bodies,and pellets for stuffing doll. At least 6 weeks are needed before hand to ensure confirmed delivery of stock items. The clothes are not included.Price $25 to $45.per person depending on the doll chosen stop by email or call we will make it special for you
BEGINNER'S special complete " sweetness and serenity"$45 Includes all class fees, use of our tools, paints, and brushes; all firings, stuffed body, wig, and lashes.Only takes 3 classes to complete ONE OF kind ! here's a group tour Girl Scout Troop 128 wanted to do something a Little Different with rewards for selling Cookies.Our local Troop Leader contacted us about having the girls make a Porcelain Doll. It was agreed and about 3 weeks later We're Making Dolls was filled with 14 Girl scouts ranging in ages form 9 -11 years old. You can see from just a few of the pictures that they really enjoyed themselves. The Girls started with Porcelain Bisque. Then were instructed on how to paint their dolls. After a couple weeks of painting. The dolls were ready to assemble. Each of the Girls Scouts painted stuffed and assembled their babies with minimal help. Some of the steps that they had completed in the doll making process counted toward earning some of their badges. In the end it was a wonderful success ,and hope they all had as much fun during this time as we did.. Thank You !
MAKING A TWIN!
Making TWIN of your Loved ones.Here is a completed Look a Like.What fun to make!All we need are pictures of your little one.Ages 2 to 8 work best, but we can do other ages as well. These are only look-a-likes and not Portrait Dolls.Individual results will vary from person to person, as we are all unique. This is our interpretation from a picture, but we try to get as close as humanly possible.Prices Start at $119.00Multiple discounts are available if you have questions,please custom orders for any occasion.Offering for very special days. Make dolls-modern, Germane; French,Parians, Fairies, Santa's and Dragons ,teddys,or animals all kinds we have thousands of molds to choose from.Want to learn to sculpt?
or Learn to create your very own Unique Doll call us for a class
Class time and instructions at CONTROLED EXCENTRICS ARTS STUDIO NALB
LESSONS are free when you get an all inclusive kit,
The cost of supplies used to make the doll start at $19.95
Doll sizes start around six inches and go to five feet. Most dolls can be completed in as little as 3- 5 visits.
Clothes, wigs, and stands( if needed) cost from $5.00 and up.All other necessary supplies are included. Clothes can be special made to your specifications. If you can sew we have hundreds of patterns from which to choose from. You may check them out for your use.If you can't sew and would like to learn,we will be happy to help you there as well.
Classes are available days and evenings.We try our
best to accommodate any schedule.
DOLLMAKING PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
DOLLY BASICS 1,2,3
Complete Sweetness and Serenity, and enroll in our “Dolly Basics 1.2.3.” program. This is a step-by-step continuation of dollmaking with two more fascinating dolls for the beginner. Over the course of a couple of months, you will complete Holiday Helper, and May. Holiday Helper will introduce you to a slightly more advanced cloth-bodied doll. May will introduce you to a doll with a jointed all-porcelain body. Each doll will challenge your china painting skills and introduce you to new techniques.
Do you want to explore new color possibilities for your dolls, but are not sure where you need to start? In these exciting hands on classes, you will learn the fundamentals of painting dolls in color harmony. We will teach you to become a color expert. You will also learn how to make a mohair wig. At the end of these classes, you will feel comfortable working with colored porcelains and a variety of china paints. Move forward exploring the wonderful world of color. Dolls to be completed are: Molli, Zelma and Kerstin.or your choice.
DECORATIVE ARTS PROGRAM
A new realm of porcelain possibilities! Painting on porcelain dolls is one thing, but learning how to make new types of decorative art pieces is a wonderful addition to your education. Incorporate Deco Dip, color burst kits, new types of brushes, glazes (Galaxy Glaze and clear glaze), decals, overglazes (gold and lusters), casting, attachments, lace draping, Lithophanes and figurines into your achievements. In these classes you will learn how to use a variety of products and incorporate them into special decorative arts pieces.
You will make Gabrielle, Heinrich, Karl, the Fabulous Egg, and a Lithophane. You will also receive the molds for a porcelain box (to cast and add attachments) and Jewelry (to cast and use as an attachment). You will work on six different projects. With each project you will learn a new technique.
At any time during your education, you can learn how to start from scratch using a plaster mold. If you want to be in control of your own greenware, this is the perfect step for you. Casting is a skill that you will develop over time. With our “Master Caster” program, you will get in-depth and hands-on instruction so that you can cast your own dolls and porcelain pieces. The program will encompass details on how to handle porcelain slip, care for molds,
cast the slip, remove the ware from the mold, attachments, patching and much more. For more information, ask for our flyer.
PROJECT OF THE MONTH
Each month we will be offering a special doll for you to make! With this doll we will have all of the materials necessary on hand to make her. Take advantage of a great price too.
We offer classes just for kids! Please inquire for more details on times and projects. read above scouts and birthday parties