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Dolls as Mirrors of Humanity Take-Home Pack
Dolls as Mirrors of Humanity Take-Home Pack

Sat, Oct 02


540 Spring St

Dolls as Mirrors of Humanity Take-Home Pack

Dolls as Mirrors of Humanity: tiny people in mixed media.

The Family Art Days class for this week is full.
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Time & Location

Oct 02, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

540 Spring St, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA


About the Event


As long as humans existed they were making dolls. Dolls were toys for children, tokens for adults, and necessary objects for shamans and medicine men in general. Dolls represented gods in the rituals, sometimes enemies to be destroyed, and also served as treasured companions for people of any age.

Dolls uniquely have been modeled and styled after a human form. Dressing a doll was an important activity that was educational and helped to develop skills for making clothes for the family. On many occasions, dolls served as main or supportive characters in folk tales and mythology. More often than not, stories featured dolls as animated beings and friends who gave advice and provided help to humans associated with them.

This project allows you to create your own dolls, even a small crowd of them to bring you joy regardless of the season! The dolls you make this time will be flexible and ready to engage in various activities. Though small like fairies, these dolls will have all the details needed. Also, you'll see that both girl and boy dolls can be created using simple materials.

Family Art Days offer the community free, imaginative projects for children with their family members. 

Inspired by SJIMA’s Fall exhibitions on the human figure September 24 - December 6, Family Art Days (FAD) art pact pick-ups are on Saturdays beginning October 2 - December 18. 


Participation is free, but registration is necessary as supplies are limited.

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