THE SIMPLE GRACE OF SPIRIT DOLLS
TAUGHT BY LYN BELISLE
Since the dawn of history, humans have been drawn to small spirit figures that dance, protect, and charm. Most ancient dolls found in tombs were very simple creations, often made from such materials as clay, rags, wood, or bone. The manner in which these “spirit dolls” were placed leads anthropologists to believe that they were cherished possessions.
In this workshop, The Simple Grace of Spirit Dolls, you will create your own cherished Spirit Doll from simple materials and heartfelt purpose in the manner of the figure-makers of every age and culture.
Lyn Belisle, who has designed and taught numerous Spirit Doll workshops, will guide you on a highly personal path of discovery as your bring together materials and meaning into one small being.
You’ll bring twigs for your Spirit Dolls from places are special to you. You may bring leaves, as well, and moss, feathers or any other natural materials that seem to attract you. For fabric, think like a quilter and bring scraps of old garments that have been worn and loved. Use old jewelry and ribbons that you’ve worn for adorning your Spirit Doll.
Most importantly, you will be setting an intention for your Spirit Doll – will it be a wish for wisdom? Creativity? Self-awareness? As you construct you spirit doll, you will make artistic and intuitive choices that result in a cherished possession – your deeply individual and intrinsically beautifully intuitive Spirit Doll.
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Saturday, July 8, 2023
Taught by Lyn Belisle
Semmes Studio, San Antonio Art League
Limit 8 Students
$85 Tuition SAALM Members
$95 Tuition Non-Members
All Basic Materials Provided