Classes, Workshops, and Lectures by Melissa Ichiuji




Express your secret self through doll making

Dolls are the oldest, most popular toys that ever existed. Since the beginning of civilization dolls have functioned as playthings, magical dream keepers and spiritual intermediaries. Doll making marries beautifully the seriousness of high art, the freedom of play, and the healing power of self-reflective object making. This class invites participants to draw inspiration from personal history, memories, and desires to be used in their creative process. Through journaling, sketching and discussion, each student will choose a theme for their portrait and then learn basic techniques for building armatures and joining soft materials and found objects to create a unique art doll.

Melissa Ichiuji teaches group classes, workshops, and private sessions. If interested, please contact Melissa at

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Upcoming Classes and Lectures

April 7, 2018 to April 28, 2018 Rockville, MD

Previous Classes and Lectures

October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017 Town of Somerset Town Hall
September 6, 2017 to September 27, 2017 Front Royal, Virginia
September 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017 Town of Somerset Town Hall
September 9, 2017 to September 30, 2017 Artists and Makers Studios
May 6, 2017 to June 17, 2017 Artists and Makers Studios
March 4, 2017 to April 8, 2017 Artists and Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
December 3, 2016 to December 4, 2016 America University Museum, Washington D.C.
February 18, 2016 Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, MD
January 6, 2016 to February 10, 2016 Studio in Virginia