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Anne Hesse

Anne Hesse

Anne Hesse

Instructor: Anne Hesse
November 6–8, 2019 (Wednesday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Wish Maker is a three-day class that marries doll making with beading. Day one will find you sewing and stuffing your doll parts and assembling the doll. If time allows, we will begin beading a one-of-a-kind face for your unique doll. Day two we will continue to bead the face until finished. Day three, unlike the quiet creativity of day two, will be robust and full of anticipation as we assemble the rest of the doll, dress the doll, add the face, add the hair, and embellish. Most students go home with the doll finished and ready to become the center of attention in your home! If not finished, no worries as there are step-by-step photos and clear directions throughout the entire project.Boro


ANNE MAYER HESSE has been working in mixed media doll making, weaving, basket making, beading, and fibers since the mid 70s. Often she will combine the different disciplines to create outrageous new work. Annie has won numerous awards for her creations at art festivals throughout the country, has been written up many times in newspaper and magazine articles, had work shown on Good Morning, America, has been featured in 6 different books on doll-making and has twice been invited to participate in the White House Christmas Collection of Crafts. Anne was commissioned to create a 3 1/2 foot sculptural doll for the television series “Central Park West”, and was also commissioned to provide a small piece of artwork for the movie “Grumpier Old Men”. In 2007, Annie wrote a chapter on bead embroidery for the book, “Beading for Cloth Dolls”. Anne teaches throughout the United States and has taught in Australia and Canada. 2019 will be Anne’s 12th year teaching at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the largest beading convention in the world. Her classes often resound with giggles and laughter and the creations produced in her classrooms are all unique and one of a kind. A process instructor, as opposed to a project oriented teacher, Anne urges her students to listen to their own voices and to use her techniques in projects that will push students in their own special directions.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: Please see the attached Materials List for kit options and Anne's contact information. Please be specific in terms of ordering any kits and contact the teacher as soon as you register for the class to discuss your kit and doll choice.

Materials List


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