The Genesis Behind A for Artistic
A for Artistic was created as a welcoming gathering place for doll-making students around the world. We’re a safe haven where you can expand your skills in learning, experiencing and mastering doll art. Whatever your interests … whether you work with dolls, puppets or marionettes … in cloth, paper clay, polymer or a variety of mixed-mediums … we provide the encouragement and support for every doll-making journey.
Our international scope includes students from US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Ecuador, UK, Africa, China, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Spain, Thailand and other places near and remote where artists share a passion for this beautiful art form.
On this site the doll artist community connects, shares and has access to every resource available for them on the planet. We offer the highest level of online doll classes taught by the finest teachers across the globe. Our intimate class setting encourages artists to make close friends and delight in “reunions” as we meet one another again in other classes.
Our quarterly e-magazine, "AforArtistic,” provides valuable information, news and tips about doll-making including step-by-step tutorials and features about new doll artists. (Sign up here: Create New Account)
Visitors also enjoy access to our private class forums, class videos, informative blog and helpful shopping pages.
A for Artistic was created by Adele Sciortino, co-founder of the Figurative Artists Consortium in Canada and president of ODACA (Original Doll Artist Council of America), a professional one-of-kind doll organization. (www.odaca.org) As a figurative doll artist who teaches both live and online classes, Adele shares a love for doll art with her students and enjoys the dynamics of creating classes that meet their creative needs.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Adele now lives in Canada where she is also the vice president of the forty-year-old company, PCA Calendars & Planners. (www.pcacal.com) She is a Graphic Design graduate with more than thirty years’ experience in marketing and sales. She makes time in her busy schedule to also write a quarterly article in the highly acclaimed Art Doll Quarterly, where she focuses her attention on the business side of doll making.
Adele invites every doll artist, whether aspiring or experienced, to join the community, share in the fun, check out the newest classes available and meet the teachers – all at AforArtistic.com.
Together we can make the world a better place through the beauty of art dolls – and the wonderful community of talent behind it!
Visit our blog, catch up with fellow students and teachers, and check out the upcoming class schedule to find the best program for you – live or online – at www.AforArtistic.com! “Where Creative Minds Meet”