Sleeping Mermaid is a 17” long Hand Painted Needle Sculpted Cloth Art Doll with a Wire Body Armature. In this six lesson online class students will learn how to utilize a variety of needle sculpting techniques, how to create a swivel neck, how to create a wire armature, how to create ball joints for the elbows and wrists, and how to create a poseable mermaid tail. In addition, instruction on how to use tube watercolors for skin tone and body color will be provided. Instruction on the use of watercolor pencils, Prisma color pencils, and artist pens for facial coloration will also be presented. Instruction on needle felting a hairdo, costuming, and beadwork embellishment is also included in this class.
Marla Niederer is a self-taught artist who has been designing and creating dolls for 22 years. She infuses her work with the inspiration and beauty that she finds in nature, dreams, animals, children, and other people. Marla has been heard making the statement, “I could no less stop creating art than I can stop breathing,” and has always been engaged in one art form or another.