HD Way Q & A
What materials will I need?
You don’t need a lot of expensive art supplies to make healing dolls. You’d be surprised at how many materials and art supplies are available for cheap—or even free! I will send you a supply list of things I typically use when making my dolls.
Visit the Supplies list page.
Do I need to know how to make art dolls, draw, or be artistic?
I will help you and help me help you if you have some doll making skills. One meeting each month will focus on the making of art and healing dolls. I will show you a variety of ways to make art healing dolls, including using paper grocery bags and tape or glue. It is helpful if you have a few fabric sewing skills, know how to use pens and markers, and are a little bit familiar with painting and drawing. One thread of this class is about playing with all the language and forms that make up healing dolls.
Do I make each doll in order from the book?
The class is written and designed to start with the Heroine (Inner Selfie) and Guardian or Gatekeeper doll, then move through the other dolls one at a time. It had to be done that way so that people could make sense of it. That said, for example you might feel drawn to make Loving Kindness first, and from there make the Scapegoat. Allow what doll images speak to you and make her in your own timing.
Please don’t feel rushed. You have time to work at your own pace.
Do I have to make every doll?
This depends. If you want to get the most value from the class, I recommend you do all the Creative Actions and make all the dolls. I put a lot of care into every project, so if you complete each one, I know you’ll learn even more and really develop your style. You will always have the option to repeat the class over.
How does the private Facebook group work?
There’s a private Facebook group for students to connect, share, support, and learn from each other, all in an encouraging and friendly environment that can be enjoyed from home. It is especially important that you become a member of the group. I often post information, instructions, links to materials that support the class and to other healing doll teacher's classes and so much more. Here I am easily available to answer questions and provide feedback.
How much of the course is online?
This course includes the material and activities from the book and additional information online, so you can access all the content at any time, day, or night.
I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?
You must purchase The Healing Doll Way book, on many online bookstores like Amazon or you can purchase a signed copy from me. This is an online class, so everything is 100% online. Once you register, you will receive the login and password needed to access the class’s private website on www.healingdollway.com
The class website consists of a private page where lessons are posted in the form of text, videos, and photos.
Can I share my work on my blog and social media?
This is an emotional creative process for the maker and the group. Please do not post photos or comments from the class in public, on other Facebook groups or elsewhere. You can post photos of the dolls and art you make with your close friends, including that you are taking The Healing Doll Way class
Can I give this course as a gift or sponsor someone?
Of course. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If received as a gift the receive must express a desire in taking the class and doing the work.
Can I use my iPad, tablet or smart phones?
Yes, all the videos and lessons are compatible.
Can I sell my healing dolls?
Please do not sell your healing dolls while you are in this process. Their images are inspired by deep emotion, beliefs, thoughts and stories, like stories from a diary. Wait until after you have completed the class to decide whether you will sell your art and healing dolls.
How will I receive feedback, support, and coaching?
I am available to answer questions and provide feedback in the private Facebook group. In your first full year you get two free 55-minute coaching calls, one during Discover and one during Awareness & Transformation. Beyond those two free calls an additional 55-minute coaching calls are available for $60.
After the first-year coaching calls are $85.
Can I get additional critique from you?
Of course. I’ll be there to make comments and give feedback whenever you need while you’re in class. You can use one of your free 45-minute coaching calls or purchase one for $60
Can I share the group page and Facebook page, class activities, and videos with a friend?
Please do not share. It is vital that this group be a safe space for the members. This work and class are how I make a living.
How long do I have access to the course?
You’ll have access to the class for one year.