Therapeutic Art Doll Workshop

 

December 4th I had the privilege of facilitating a therapeutic and healing art doll workshop.  Also called a spirit doll, this doll was created for the purpose of empowering women through creative self expression.

First, I practiced creating clay faces and figures as the wise woman, grandmother spirit, mother archetype, spirit of nature doll, and dolls that have yet to express who they are.

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SpArtdolls.jpgThe doll could represent self or the other or could represent a personal or universal archetype.

Materials were branches, moss, shells, beads, feather, repurposed and fabric remnants, clay faces, nuts, seeds, and more!

Here are some examples of participants work.

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METAPHORA

Here is my first assemblage art piece that I am happy with. As a painter, I mostly create paintings but was asked to make an assemblage art piece with salvage junk and this is what I came up with.

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When I put the junk together I needed a head and low and behold I found a clay head I made in college and it fit perfectly.

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For more work please visit my artist website at www.lauraknapikbohn.com