When I first started making miniature dolls, I learned from trial and error, and a wonderful (now defunct) online group named TINY TALK. This same group literally put me back into business after my 1998 house fire with donations, supplies and tag team - driving effort that delivered a kiln to my door step.
In appreciation and thankx, I have created an online group (minidollLIST); webezine (Frills & Fancy) and travel the world teaching live classes. My goal is to provide anyone, anywhere, with ANY BUDGET the skills necessary to create miniature dolls. And through the kindness of our MDL group of 1500+ members, we are passing along scholarships, supplies and RAK donations to people in many countries all over the world. I couldn't have started all this, if not for my late, great friend Lesa G.
For more information about minidoll *creation* & our online group (MDL) - simply click the *LEARN* button at top left.
PS - be SURE to scroll downwards to see new announcements.
The first doll in the ROYAL HEIRESS series has been sent out to all students ... the class is being held the 2nd MONDAY in December at 11am and 7pm CST. Your student webpage with tutorial and pattern will be mailed out a few days before class.
YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT
A very special gratis holiday tutorial was created just for you - my students, friends and MDL members!
MERCI ... our mother goddess - protector of the Royal Heiresses. HEAD MOLD by Stacy HOffman. Painting, designing, dressing by DANA.
Simply download the
MERCI tutorial file
to view and enjoy. Feel free to create her, share her as you wish for personal or commercial use.
KITS are sold out. THANK YOU!!
2014 - JANUARY
Las Vegas Convention
LAVISH - as you would expect from Cinderella's step sister! Mold is the 1997 Stacy HOffman - 4 part mold (which has EXCELLENT EAR detail), Then I sculpted the outstretched arms from two different arm molds.
Students will create the laceup leather/velvet bodice, huge full silk satin skirt, create all the details AND learn how to do the Quad braid hair!
**NOTICE the shoe that doesn't fit hanging?
CHAIR IS NOT included!!
(Antique tulle netting, silk satin, antique lace, feathers, jewels, miniature flowers and crown included in kit)
For more photos - simply click photo above to take you to class page.
JEZ ... Cajun Queen
Jez was our last ETHNIC HEIRESS DOLL
THANK YOU everyone for a great year!
9/21/2013 ....African Class Photos
Take a peak at our amazing African Adventure ... students, classes, and landscape! I will be putting up the entire year (classes) here as I get time.
Classes are filled
Thank you to all that signed up for my 2014 online classes. They filled up in ONE day! HOw cool is that. IF you did not get in - and would like to be put on the RESERVE listing incase someone bows out ... simply email me.
Downloadable Tutorials ...
With over 30 years of experience teaching miniature dollmaking ... we have accumulated a LOT of tutorials! As time permits --- we are putting them HERE for your Muse's CREATING PLEASURE!
SOUTH AFRICA 9/2013
SUCH a wonderful time in meeting all my S.African friends! Here are some class photos ....
The first class - in Port Elizabeth is Annaliese (below).
The 2nd class by Lianda is Victorine.
THESE are the 2013 ONLINE series of doll kits/classes dedicated to the Ethnic beauties in our midst.
August 26th, 2013
Kits are sold out.
Upcoming CLASSES in the Series ....
-BONUS SURPRISE KIT
SATI & PERSEPHONE are past ETHNIC HEIRESS CLASSES for this year
To keep up to date with all the happenings ... Classes, my teaching schedule, our MDL get together, new dolls, order shipping etc ... plus great hint and tips ... click to the www.dollcoach.com and select NEWS
2013 World TEACHING TOUR (live)
2013 is the year of traveling! Take a peak at the student photos of classes held this year so far ....
APR - South of FRANCE & New Mexico
June - Idaho
JULY - French Connection (WI)
August - leave for South Africa (thru Sept)
OCT - Cruise
NOV & DEC get ready for the new Year
2014 is filling up fast! IF you are interested in creating a workshop for your miniature group/friends, simply send me an email at Dana@Miniatureart.com
JAN - Las Vegas - MDL get together
FEB - Florida Cruise (Contact TISH T)
March - San Francisco
April - South of France
(Pending .... Canada)
FF (entire year of 2012 for sale)
Sephora is available as instant download for $10. Click photo for larger picture. No kits available, original doll is in private gallery.
We are offering a carefully scanned copy of an early 1920's RIBBON ART magazine. 48 pages of how to's - vintage fancy bows, flowers and projects out of ribbon ... many of which can be directly applied to miniature doll dressing! The images alone can be used for doll dressing ideas.
All 48 pages on a CD, plus the bow making video for $15 plus shipping. Click here for your free page preview.
Look for ....
Our Secret *Hint* and *Tips* Box.
Simply find the icon (to left) on one of our MiniatureART webpages, then click. You will be directed to a unique tip or trick for that page. 20 Icons (How to's) currently available to view. All have photos, some have videos or audio podcasts!
Are you new and want to learn how to wig gorgeous dolls? Are you seasoned, but looking for more wigging tips and tricks? We offer a Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced online wigging class for free. This successful class has been offered for the last 5 years, and is held periodically throughout the year. Next round is being held in November 2011.
To register - simply email Dana@Miniatureart.com