Make Your Own Art Doll Inspired by Frida Kahlo by Gabriela Szulman Art - art in London
Make Your Own Art Doll Inspired by Frida Kahlo by Gabriela Szulman Art - art in London

Make Your Own Art Doll Inspired by Frida Kahlo

by Gabriela Szulman Art

4 reviews
4 reviews
In this workshop you will use painting and decoupage to create an bespoke art doll inspired by the iconic Mexican painter

Painting Class

7.5 hour workshop

Beginner

Camberwell SE5

Make Your Own Art Doll Inspired by Frida Kahlo
by Gabriela Szulman Art
7.5 hour workshop
£125 per person
Flexitime
£120 per person

Classes

7.5 hour workshop

Daytime

This workshop has been created to coincide with the upcoming V&A exhibition "Making herself up", where Frida Kahlo's wardrobe and personal possessions are being shown for the first time outside Mexico.

You will spend a fun day in Gabriela's studio learning to use painting and decoupage techniques to create your very own art doll inspired by the Mexican painter. You don't need to be able to paint, draw or design as you will be guided through the whole process right from the beginning.

A primed MDF blank doll with Frida's face is supplied so that you can unleash your inner couturier and design a unique dress for her! You will find plenty of inspiration in the studio as Gabriela has an extensive collection of photographs of Frida Kalho's clothing and accessories taken during her visit to the artist's house last year. A generous selection of beautiful vintage and contemporary papers as well as vibrantly coloured acrylic paints provides further inspiration and is available for your use.

Please note that this is a small group experience to allow for plenty of individual attention to each and every one of the participants. To make the day even more enjoyable and fuel your creativity, a Mexican-inspired lunch and margaritas are included in the cost of the workshop!

Read more +

Select a class time

Sun 31 Mar, 9:00am - 4:30pm
5 slots left
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
5 slots left
Sun 29 Sep, 9:00am - 4:30pm
5 slots left
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
5 slots left
Sat 23 Nov, 10:00am - 5:30pm
5 slots left
Camberwell, SE5 9BT
5 slots left

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

Give this class to a friend or loved one

London's favourite classes, courses, and workshops are at your fingertips.

Did you know?

Frida Kahlo was the “original selfie queen”, says author Susana Martínez Vidal. “Nearly a century earlier than today’s global obsession she detected and compulsively exploited this human need to share one’s image to feel less alone.” She was, Vidal adds, her “own best work of art” and if she were alive today she would “be a real influencer … with a legion of followers”. As Frida herself put it, “I am my own muse, I am the subject I know the best.”
Obby guarantees good classes

Obby Guarantee

We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.

Obby guarantees good classes

Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 4
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 5 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am available any day
Location of an Obby Flexitime classCamberwell, SE5 9BT
December 2018
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Time & Location

Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.

Select Date
£120 x 4£480

Give this class to a friend or loved one

London's favourite classes, courses, and workshops are at your fingertips.

Reviews (4)
Read All
review
Sarah
12 Nov
Absolutely brilliant class with the added benefit of a phenomenal lunch. My Frida has been everywhere with me since! I achieved so much more of a complex piece than I thought I could have done in the time allowed. Thanks Gabriela!
review
Anonymous
25 Jun
This was a very enjoyable course. I was totally new to decoupage and although interested in art I had never done any practical art since leaving school, many years ago! Gabriela was a fantastic tutor , kind , helpful and encouraging. The whole process lasted all day and so calls for concentration and application but the time literally flew by! Her studio/ home is delightful a gallery in itself. We were made to feel very welcome and she provided a wonderful luncheon for us. She is an interesting host and I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone considering it. My daughter and I took home wonderful Frida Kahlo inspired dolls to hang on the wall and we will certainly be returning to do another of Gabriela's courses soon.

Reviews

review
Sarah
12 Nov
Absolutely brilliant class with the added benefit of a phenomenal lunch. My Frida has been everywhere with me since! I achieved so much more of a complex piece than I thought I could have done in the time allowed. Thanks Gabriela!
review
Anonymous
25 Jun
This was a very enjoyable course. I was totally new to decoupage and although interested in art I had never done any practical art since leaving school, many years ago! Gabriela was a fantastic tutor , kind , helpful and encouraging. The whole process lasted all day and so calls for concentration and application but the time literally flew by! Her studio/ home is delightful a gallery in itself. We were made to feel very welcome and she provided a wonderful luncheon for us. She is an interesting host and I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone considering it. My daughter and I took home wonderful Frida Kahlo inspired dolls to hang on the wall and we will certainly be returning to do another of Gabriela's courses soon.
review
Anonymous
29 Jun
Last Sunday I was in a full-day Frida's workshop on Gabriela's studio. Great experience from start to finish. Gabriela was a great teacher showing the decoupage and painting techniques. The group was small which was great because everyone received individual attention and support. Gabriela is super patient and enthusiastic and her studio is incredible, every corner is very inspirational. Last but not least, the food experience was "a m a z i n g" homemade cook, healthy and tasty, authentic mexican tortillas, great salads an vibrant margaritas! . I would definitely recommend doing this workshop with Gabriela!
review
Elizabeth
13 Nov
Really enjoyable workshop and lunch was delicious. Gabriela's studio is an amazing space to work in, the group was small so we all received a lot of individual support and attention. My daughter and I were really happy with the Frida Kahlo dolls we had made. We would definitely recommend doing this workshop with Gabriela.

Class location

Camberwell
6 Empress Mews, off Kenbury Street
SE5 9BT
London

Gallery (15)

Make Your Own Art Doll Inspired by Frida Kahlo by Gabriela Szulman Art - art in London

About your host, Gabriela Szulman Art

Gabriela is an artist and maker. She creates prints and collages, greeting cards, jewellery and scarves with images inspired by memory, nostalgia and a love of everything vintage.

Her work is often humorous and whimsical – unless her romantic side takes over and then you enter into a fairy-tale territory of old-fashioned script, pages of books and music scores populated by chivalrous gentlemen, glamorous ladies, butterflies and rabbits. She blends a fusion of painting and digital media – acrylic, watercolour and ink with digital print – onto paper and canvas to create pictures, quirky greetings cards and a range of “art to wear” which so far includes silk scarves and a jewellery collection.

Old photograph albums, vintage documents, magazines, books, cards, knitting pattern books and scraps of writing are things that make Gabriela very happy. Second-hand bookshops, junk shops, market stalls, attics and long-forgotten boxes are her treasure trove.

In addition to her own creative pursuits, she is passionate about inspiring other people and sharing her skills, so she devotes a good portion of her time to teaching.

Read more +

Notes

Please wear suitable clothes as you'll be using paint and glue. Bring an apron if possible. Do let Gabriela know of any dietary restrictions you may have. Want to get your decoupage fix now? [Click here to read my Obby Project](https://obby.co.uk/blog/obby-projects-upcycle-ikea-stool) on how to upcycle an IKEA stool with decoupage.

Requirements

This class is aimed at adults. Children over 12 welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian who must also be a participant. Suitable for all levels of experience, from enthusiastic beginners to experienced artists.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Make Your Own Art Doll Inspired by Frida Kahlo
by Gabriela Szulman Art
7.5 hour workshop
£125 per person
Flexitime
£120 per person
7.5 hour workshop
from £125 per person