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 info@melissaichiuji.com

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Previous Classes and Lectures

August 3, 2019 to August 4, 2019

AVATAR: Figurative Sculpture Class

Washington, DC US
August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019

Guise and Dolls: The You of Your Dreams – 5 Day Intensive Workshop

Truro, MA
April 23, 2019 to June 4, 2019

Figurative Sculpture Class – 6 Week Session

The Plains, VA US
September 8, 2018 to October 16, 2018

You of Your Dreams

DC, MD, and VA
May 31, 2018 to July 28, 2018

Melissa Ichiuji: Pièces uniques

Paris, France
April 7, 2018 to April 28, 2018

Sew Fresh – 4 Week Workshop

Rockville, MD USA
October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Progeny 2.0 – 2 Day Workshop

Chevy Chase, MD United States
September 9, 2017 to September 30, 2017

I, Doll: Figurative Alchemy – Figurative Sculpture Class

Rockville, MD United States
September 6, 2017 to September 27, 2017

I, Doll: Figurative Alchemy – Figurative Sculpture Class

Front Royal, Virginia United States
September 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017

I, Doll: Figurative Alchemy – 2 Day Workshop

Chevy Chase, MD United States
May 6, 2017 to June 17, 2017

Sew Strange

Rockville, MD United States
March 29, 2017

The Body Never Lies – Artist Lecture/Workshop with Melissa Ichiuji

Arnold, MD
March 4, 2017 to April 8, 2017

Guise and Dolls – Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji (Spring 2017)

Rockville, MD United States
December 3, 2016 to December 4, 2016

Guise and Dolls: A Two-Day Workshop

Washington, DC
March 6, 2016 to March 26, 2016

Guise and Dolls – Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji (Spring Workshop)

Rockville, MD United States
February 18, 2016

Guise and Dolls: A brief history of dolls from Venus to Voodoo, Barbie to Bellmer

Rockville, MD United States
January 6, 2016 to February 10, 2016

Guise and Dolls – Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji (Winter Session)


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