Thursday 24 June & 1 July, 6-8.30pm, Big Courage Doll workshop in two parts

This class with Hilary Jean Tapper is held at our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard. 

This workshop takes place in 2 parts: 6-8.30pm on Thursday 24 June and 1 July.

Create your own Big Courage Doll (50cm) from re-purposed, natural materials using hand stitching and a hand-crank sewing machine. In this workshop you will learn how to craft a large doll, including how to stitch, turn inside-out, stuff, assemble and adorn with hair and face. You will also learn how to use a hand-crank sewing machine (don't worry, it's a lot of fun!). You will have the opportunity to create a special message of courage to go inside your doll too. Big Courage Dolls are large, floppy, cuddly and full of courage; ideal playmates for little ones, or a soft friend to hold. 

Please bring along any re-purposed materials you would like to make your doll from and/or any stitching materials you have at home - more details will be sent to you before the workshop. Re-purposed fabrics and materials will also be provided. Please also bring along a pen and some scrap paper or notebook to copy the patterns onto.

This workshop is spread over two days and you will be asked to stuff your doll in the week between the classes.

Please note this workshop includes just the making of the doll, you will be provided with patterns and directions for how to make outfits, and specific outfit classes will be made available after the workshop. 

This class is suited to adults, though capable youngsters 12 years old and over can attend with adult supervision.

There are 5 places available in this workshop.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants.

We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day. 

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