Monday, March 7, 2016

A New Project . . . A New Artist!

It's happened again!  The CraftFusion Family is once again growing with the addition of another new artist and talented instructor to the team . . . Negin Kayhanfar!  Negin is a recent immigrant to the United States from her home country of Iran and has a degree and strong background in cinema.  She's worked on and assisted in the production of several short files and documentaries since her high school and early college years.  Even through she has a love for cinema, she also has a strong passion for creating art in the form of Art Dolls.  Not your ordinary art dolls, but wonderful creatures complete with fabled backgrounds and histories.  Using mental images of friends and family members as muses for her dolls, Negin creates each one with love and close attention to small details.  Bodies are constructed from wire armatures, heads and limbs shaped by hand with paper mache, and clothes and accessories sewn by hand from discarded clothing from the person each doll is designed after.  If you'd like to create your own unique and mystical art dolls, make your reservations now to join Negin in her first Workshop and help us extend her a warm welcome to our Family!

"Altered Art Doll ~ Part 1 & 2"                                      Cost:  $120.00 (incl. Parts 1 & 2)
Saturday ~ May 7  AND  14, 2016                               10:00am–6:00pm (each date)
with Negin Keyhanfar
Once upon a time, there was a doll maker who wished everyday that his dolls could come to life and go out into the world.  So the story begins and you're invited to take part in making these wishes come true.  Allow your imagination to come alive as you let yourself create what you dream as you design individual characters of your loved ones . . . not exactly what they really look like, but instead of how you might imagine them in your mind.  Join Negin in this new and exciting two part Workshop as she shares the art of Doll Making with you.  Make your reservations early because SEATING IS LIMITED TO 8 students only, so call now to save your space because this exciting Workshop is sure to sell out fast!

In Part 1, you'll create your doll's armature, or body, as well as his or her head using paper mache techniques.  In Part 2, you'll finish your doll with clothes you'll make from fabric or recycled clothing, as well as any embellishments, such as zippers, broken jewelry pieces, or charms, that you might want to add to make your doll truly unique.  The sky's the limit!  If you don't have anything, not to worry . . . there will be many things available that you'll be able to choose from!  Your finished doll will make the perfect memento for yourself or gift for a special loved one or friend.

Supplies to Bring:  Basic Craft Kit (BCK), including craft or nonstick sheet; hot glue gun; X-acto knife; round nose and flat nose pliers; fabric or recycled clothing pieces; a simple sewing set for hand sewing your doll's clothes (needle, thread, etc.); and any special embellishments you may want to add.  All other materials and supplies will be provided.

Call (480) 821-3758 to save your spot in
this fun-filled & creative Workshop!

(480) 821-3758
2986 No. Alma School Rd. #4 ~ Chandler, AZ 85224
s/w corner of Alma School & Elliot Roads behind Bank of America
(located next to Catherine's & King Buffet)
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm  ~  Closed Sunday & Monday

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