5 – Week Contemporary Dancer online workshop
Friday 1st July – Friday 5th August 2022
Registration is Open
This is an exciting online workshop where you will learn to make a free standing figure 20″/50cm tall. You will learn a new, energetic wet felted process that has similarities to clay sculpting and can be easily adapted to make any shape or form. I will encourage you to design and make a dancer that encapsulates your own style – there are endless poses to explore and develop!!
The course is suitable for all felt makers and will include simple hand sewing techniques.
The online classroom is hosted on RUZUKU – each lesson contains multiple step-by-step videos – over 6 hours of video – plus presentations and downloadable course information and worksheets to show you exactly what to do in a simple, clear format.
This workshop is limited to a small group.
Lessons, with activities, open each week and take you through, step-by-step, how to design and make a Contemporary Dancer.
Week 1 – Friday 1st July Welcome to the course
- Course timetable
- How to the navigate the course and introduce yourselves!
- Materials and equipment
- The Body – skeleton, musculature and proportion
- Drawing exercises
- Looking at images and videos of dance and body movement
- Gathering and recording your research
Week 2 – Friday 8th July – Making the skeleton
Week 3 – Friday 15th July – Developing the musculature
Week 4 – Friday 22nd July – Forming the skin and sculpting the body
Week 5 – Friday 29th July – Creating an awesome head dress and finishing
Course completes Friday 5th August 2022
ABOUT THE ONLINE CLASSROOM
The online classroom is hosted by RUZUKU and you will receive an email with the link to start the course on Friday 1st July 2022
There are five lessons – one opening every Friday for five weeks.
The lessons comprise of a series of activities, with step-by-step videos and inline text and images, where I take you through the process of researching and making your dancer.
Each video has an downloadable, illustrated pdf instruction worksheet for you to print and keep.
There is an online Discussion Forum where you can chat to me and fellow students – post comments and images.
I also run weekly Zoom meetings online where you will meet me and your fellow felters.
I will respond to all comments and questions during the length of the course and while the online classroom is open – I am mindful that there is a lot of work to do and it may take some of you a little longer than the 5 weeks. As you will have full access to the videos, online class materials and Discussion Forum for at least 6 months, there will be plenty to time to work at your own pace.
The downloadable course material and PDF’s are yours forever.
It will be an amazing journey and you will learn a truly new and unique process!
Join me to learn how to make your own fabulous dancer, full of movement and energy!
Contemporary Dancer Online Workshop July 1st – 5th August 2022
Please click on the PayPal button below to pay for the course. You will receive a PayPal receipt followed by a personalised invoice from me, and a list of materials and equipment. The invitation to join the course on RUZUKU will be sent to your email inbox the day the course begins on Friday 1st July 2022 Thank you for joining me. Best wishes, Molly
What my students say…..
‘ Thank you soooo much for providing this wonderful opportunity to follow your tutorial!!! Your videos, hand outs, and personal connection has been outstanding! ‘ Tina
‘Molly – thank you for such a wonderful course. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning along with you and the other class participants. I greatly appreciated the research and design aspects of this course – it goes beyond the making of just one object , into how to think about gathering inspiration, researching , planning through drawing and observation and using wool fibres as a sculpture. You have provided quick responses to questions , positive feedback and encouragement as well as added additional material….’ Cheryl
‘I took a course with you and it was absolutely fantastic to learn these unique new techniques. I am a wet felter and the way that Molly has innovated wet felting techniques to create more sculptural forms (rather than using needle felting) is really interesting and opened up a whole new arena of possibilities for me for creating strong shapes – this is so innovative and exciting, thank you so much for sharing your way of working’ Mia Hartgroves
‘I loved the workshop. I am so glad we had the time to start to get to know each other. You have totally inspired me.’ Amy
‘Overall, I think the whole package so far is high quality, organized, easy to follow and maneuver around. The videos are very clear. I find I can speed them up, slow them down or pause as needed to catch up. Well done!!!’ Beth