The Doll As Storyteller

November 3, 2019 – November 9, 2019

Nicole HaveKost

A doll is often a stand-in for a character in a play or story where they take on magical, spiritual and ritual values. This workshop explores the doll as a sculptural form and as a vehicle for storytelling. Students will develop a character and narrative through writing and sketching exercises that they will transform into a finished doll. You will use additive and subtractive sculpture techniques including air drying clay to create the body, exploring limb attachment techniques for gestural effects, and finishing the doll’s surface using mixed media processes including painting, drawing and collage. Class presentations include the traditions of doll-making in art and their use by contemporary artists. Open to all skill levels.


Nicole HaveKost is an artist living in Minnesota who has made small, figurative work for 25 years. She has taught at liberal arts and community colleges in Michigan and Minnesota. HaveKost is a two-time Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant recipient and has exhibited most recently in Mill Valley, California and Tasmania, Australia.

Nicole HaveKost

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