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Larry Bardell

Larry Bardell

Larry Bardell
Albany, OR 97321

Background Information

Years Teaching:  5
Years Teaching Clay:  5
Years Working w/Clay:  30
School or Studio:  LB Designs Studio
Freelance:  No
Specialties:  Teaching others the art of original art doll sculpting.
First Experience With Clay:  I started using polymer clay approximately 10 years ago after observing it's use by a doll maker in a local shopping mall.
Past Teaching Experiences:  Winner of the 1998 DOLLS Award of Excellence. Winner of the 1999 DOTY Industry's Choice Award.
Publication Experience:  Featured in the November 1999 issue of DOLLS magazine in an article entitled "From Head to Toe: PartIII" beginning on page 78. The article was on the use of foam bodies for dolls.
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  100 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Lodging and travel plus class fees
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  6
How Far Will Travel:  100 miles
Reimbursed Expenses:  Lodging and travel plus class fees

Class Prep Time:  Two week advance registration
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  3
Class Listings & Descriptions:  The three day seminar includes supplies and materials for making a complete doll minus the costume. The first day focuses on basic anatomical proportions and completion of the head of the doll. The second day focuses on the hands. The third day focuses on the feet and construction of the body and final assembly of the doll.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Enjoyment of the art of polymer clay sculpting is enhanced even more when you pass on your skills and share the enjoyment with others."

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