Calendar for 2006
General Seminar Info
Lodging is part of the deal if you dont mind bunking party style. Its really
like doll boot camp or a very long doll pajama party. There are hotels in Jefferson City ,
Boonville and Columbia for those who prefer private accommodations.
Continental breakfast is provided every day. There is a restaurant across the
street that serves breakfast and lunch. Some of the meals are prepared on
the premises and we ask for a donation to cover the expense of the food.
Some of the seminars begin on the evening of the traveling or arrival day.
Because of our remote location and distance from the airport, a day must be
allowed for travel both coming and going. Plan to arrive during the afternoon or
evening the day before the first day of the seminar. Our guests are welcome to stay
overnight after the seminar. Keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
There is a shuttle service from the St. Louis Airport and the Kansas City Airport .
They run every hour from St. Louis and every 2 1/2 hours from Kansas City.
You can book a shuttle on line at <moexpress.com> Parkade Plaza in Columbia is
the drop off and pick up point. We will pick up students there the day before
the seminar and drop them off the day after the seminar. Please e-mail the time you will arrive.
To find out more about these seminars or about joining the guild
contact Dianna Effner e mail email@example.com phone: 660 849 2424
Our aim is to provide many opportunities for learning and advancing in the
Doll Dreamers Guild. If you are interested in coming to the studio in Jamestown
for a particular type of seminar or workshop please let us hear from you.
We can plan according to the dreams of the dreamers to some extent.
Private and semi private sessions are also a possibility. Please call with your ideas and requests.
If you have been to a Seminar and you want to work toward the next level you
may arrange to join us during any scheduled seminar and work on your
own independent projects. The fee is $90 per day of instruction.
May 26th through 29th
Wednesdays Child in Designer Costume
Londie Phillips has been my partner in a lot of special doll projects.
Several of our collaborations have been honored with awards.
Sweet Journey was one such winner. This little ensemble was awarded the 2002
Publics Choice Doty Award in the OOAK Category. On May 26th Londie is
coming to the studio in Jamestown to share her secrets in creating award winning costumes.
We will be creating a similar ensemble to Sweet Journey with buggy and baby
and designer clothes for a 10 inch Allison. Participants will paint Allisons features as
well as her baby, Itty Bitty, with Dianna. While the heads are firing we will work on a designer
costume with Londie. This is the first time that Londie has come to Jamestown.
She has a lot of expertise to offer in the principles of design. Come join us for this rare opportunity.
The cost of the seminar is $400 including parts for a complete Allison doll and her baby,
Itty Bitty, costume supplies. Buggy and stand. Lodging is also included.
A $100 deposit is required to hold your place in the 3 day seminar.
Call or e mail us to see if there is still room. We accept Visa or Mastercard.
The studio phone number is 660 849 2424 You can reach us by email
to notify us of your intentions at
June 3rd through 5th
Sculpting Seminar the 3rd through the 5th. Call and watch for more details.
June 8th through the 13th
6 day Intensive DEEP Seminar like the one in March
June 30th through July 3rd
IDEX in Las Vegas
We are hoping to reserve a booth or a table in the main sales area this time.
We want our work to be seen. Guild members who are on the Artisan level
may arrange to send or bring dolls for exhibit and sale. More on this later.
July 8th and 9th
The East Texas Doll Show and Sale
Expressions and the Doll Dreamer's Guild will be exhibiting in the sales
room. There will be a Showcase/Challenge in the Doll Dreamer's guild booth.
On Friday afternoon July 7th there will be a Hearty Clay workshop. Check
the web site www.tylerdollshow.com for details or email
July 10th, 11th and 12th
Designer Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas
ANNOUNCING A NEW DREAM DOLL "COMPLETE" SEMINAR.....COMPLETE DOLL,
D.E.E.P. TECHNIQUE AND DESIGNER GOWN IN ONE 3 DAY SEMINAR.
LEARN TO PAINT DIANNA EFFNER'S EYE PAINTING TECHNIQUE WITH TWO OF THE
DOLL DREAMER'S GUILD TOP INSTRUCTORS, LANA DOBBS AND PAT GREEN.
LEARN THE ART OF DESIGNING WITH COLOR AND TEXTURE. LEARN TO CUSTOM
DYE SILK AND MAKE ELEGANT EMBELLISHMENTS FOR A BEAUTIFUL SILK TAFFETA
GOWN DESIGNED BY DREAM DOLL DESIGNER NEDRA NEWSON. DIANNA EFFNER WILL
DEMONSTRATE THE USE OF SPECIAL SILK DYES AND TALK ABOUT PRINCIPLES OF
DESIGN. LANA AND PAT WILL HELP THE STUDENTS LEARN TO MAKE THE SILK
EMBELLISHMENTS AND APPLY THEM TO THE GOWNS.
GOWNS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE SEMINAR. FOR THOSE WHO PREFER TO SEW
THEIR OWN GOWN PATTERNS AND FABRIC WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE
SEMINAR FROM NEDRA NEWSON.
THE HOSTING STUDIO WILL BE THE PORCELAIN ADDICT IN FORT WORTH,
TEXAS. THE SEMINAR WILL TAKE PLACE FOLLOWING THE TYLER SHOW ON JULY
10TH, 11TH AND 12TH.
THE COST OF THE COMPLETE DOLL, DRESS, MATERIALS AND SEMINAR FEE IS $400
For more information on this and other Dream Doll Seminars please e
mail Dianna Effner firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio
660 849 2424
July 9 through 15th
The UFDC National Convention in Dallas
Guild members who belong to UFCD and who are attending this years Convention
will plan activities together during this event. Some of the members are doing a workshop
on the Cloth Doll on Thursday from 2 to 5. Dianna is scheduled to do a program on the
Thursday evening at $8:30. There is a small chance that we might be
able to display dolls in the Sales Room. More on this later.
July 21st through 23rd
Craft and Hobby Association Show(CHA) Chicago, Illinois
This is not a guild event. It is a trade show that I have been going to for the last 2 years.
Its a good place to find out whats new in the thriving craft market. This is where
I discovered Hearty Clay. Last year I discovered La De Da glitz and sticky tape
and Designer canes. Im recommending it for shops and instructors that want to
expand their repertoire of projects to teach and find wholesale sources for all kinds of things.
It runs 3 days and its huge! You can hardly see it all in 3 days.
July 28th through 30th
NIADA Convention Minneapolis, Minnesota
This is a conference for anyone interested in finding out about Artist Dolls. The National Institute
of American Doll Artists has a small conference every summer. Many of the artists attend.
Find out about it at the web site <niada.org> Im thinking about going this year if
I feel up to it after all the other activities in July. The Artists Show and Sale is on Sunday, the 30th.
If you re within driving distance you might want to come just for that.
August 18th through 20th
Doll and Teddy Bear Expo Washington, D. C.
We are keeping this in mind but have no fixed plans at present.
September 28th through October 1st
Oklahoma City Doll Show
Many guild members will be participating in this event. More on this later
September 27th through 30th
The Modern Doll Collectors Convention Las Vegas
I will attending this event and showing Doll Dreamers Guild dolls in the sales room.
This is the first time I have attended this annual event so I dont know all about it
except that the sales room is only open to registered guests.
Find out more at their Web Site <www.moderndollcollectors.com>
October 7th and 8th
The Colorado Doll and Bear Extravaganza Denver Colorado
There is a discussion as of now to make this an official Guild Get-Together
Event. which will include a Doll Dreamers Guild Showcase Challenge. More details soon
November 2nd through 7th
The Annual Workshop and Seminar at the Studio in Jamestown. The focus of this seminar
will be determined later. It can be a 6 day intensive DEEP Seminar if that is what is needed.
We may also offer 2 Specialty seminars back to back. Watch for details and call us with your dreams and wishes.
December 3rd,4th and 5th
The Annual Sculpting Seminar Limited to 10 $350
This could include tweaking from an existing mold and or sculpting an infant head.
It is in the planning stages. More details later. $100 deposit required to reserve your spot.
This list is subject to change depending on the response and other factors.
I am putting my assistant, Geri in change of enrollment. If you have questions or comments
please email Geri or call the studio Monday through
Thursday 6 am through 3 pm Central time.
The phone number is 660 849 2424
Geris e-mail address is<email@example.com