I'm really wanting to try my hand at making art dolls from mixed media, mainly polymer clay (which is what I already work in) but I don't know where to start. Does anyone know of any classes or seminars or groups in the Bay Area? I recently bought the Wendy Froud DVD on how to make a faerie doll, but it hasn't arrived yet. It may be enough to get me started, but I find I learn much better from hands-on in-person situations.
Any insights would be great!
The types of things I would be interested in creating are dolls like the works of
Victoria Minenko : http://artnow.ru/en/gallery/204/6403/picture/0/517874.html
Michele Lynch : http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelelynchart/6814300301/in/photostream
Scott radke : http://www.scottradke.com/21swamp.html
Of course, I could link about 100 artists here, but just giving an idea of what I am after