Monday, January 21, 2008

Class With Arley Berryhill

WOW!!!! What a weekend. I was lucky to be able to take a class with Arley making his Lady Peacock doll. I this is the first stump doll I have ever done. We also used timtex, did draping and auditioning fabrics. Arley is a great teacher. He is an experienced costumer and has such style and flair in his designs. Of course, bad student that I am, I already had my doll in my head and I also made a fabric sculpted head for her--but that's the engineer in me. Here are some pics. Can you tell we laughted LOTS! If you EVER get a chance to take one of his classes--DO IT!!!


The Ladies working hard







Still Working.









Arley working not so hard--then again this is late Sunday afternoon. Where's the food????














Some dolls at the end of class: Maria's, Missy's, Linda's, Mine


More dolls Kathy, Tery, Emily, Debra above and Heidi's, Doreen's, Evelyn's and AnnMarie's. Forgive me ladies if I got some of the names wrong.

Hyacinth, My doll. I beaded the fringe and made the parasol and her head before class. Arley provided 2 different types of molded paperclay faces and we learned how to paint them. OK. I admit. I am a control freak and wanted to make my own face but I'm really pleased with the way she turned out.

Close-up of her face looking at that bird on her hat! I also dyed all the lace before class.

12 comments:

BumbleVee said...

can you believe that a few years ago Arley was supposed to come to a college near me to do a class but it was cancelled due to lack of interest! ackkkkkk~! People!!! the chance of a lifetime....lost ....

the dolls are beautiful!!

Judi Wellnitz said...

I tried to have him come up here to teach but he had to cancel because of work - I was SOOOO disappointed. Your doll is spectacular - love the embellishments.

Where in the world did you hold the class? I see jukeboxes, antique scales, even - a soda fountain?

Evelyn said...

What an amazing weekend we had. Being a huge admirer of his work, imagine my delight in having taken this class. His teaching style was relaxed and inspiring and I was able to create with a talented group of ladies in such a fun setting. Your doll is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Shashi Nayagam said...

You are so lucky to have taken a class with him. Love all the dolls and yours is awesome.

Heera said...

Your doll is beautiful Stephanie. I love her face and you have done an incredible job with her face painting and her pose too. I bet it was a fun class.

Clothmatters said...

Stephanie- It sounds like everyone had a great time in Arley's class. Your doll is absolutely beautiful. Great color choices and choice of laces. Well done.

Karen Mallory said...

Looks like a fabulously fun class! All thedolls are wonderful! I love Arley's patterns and his costuming is to die for!!
hugs Karen

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Noel said...

Your doll is amazing and looks like a fun class. I've heard he is an amazing teacher...I first have to master making a doll before taking one of his classes...lol!

Allison Ann Aller said...

WOW!!!!
He got a lot of great work out of you students...

creative dreams said...

I am so glad I found your blog, these doll are so gorgeous. I am yet to make my first cloth doll but I can't wait. I love the beading on them(I love beads on anything) I look forward to seeing some more creations. Belinda

creativedawn said...

Stephanie your work is soooo beautiful! I could just stay here and bask in the flowers....

the classroom looks really inspiring....looks like an icecream polar....when I was young, we went to a place that looked like it where the counters were lined with glass jars full of all sorts of candies and cookies....simply inspiring
Pam