Make your own Art Doll
Inspired by Frida Kahlo – £120
This workshop was created in response to my visit to Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico, where I first saw the stunning display of her wardrobe and personal possessions that was brought over to the V&A Museum for the exhibition ‘Making Her Self Up’ in 2018.
You will spend a fun day learning to use painting and decoupage techniques to create and dress your very own art doll inspired by Frida. You don’t need to be able to paint, draw or design as I will guide you through the whole process right from the beginning. You will be able to draw visual inspiration from photographs and books here in the studio, and enjoy using beautiful vintage and contemporary papers from my own collection plus vibrantly coloured acrylic paints. To make your day even more enjoyable, we will also have a delicious Mexican-inspired lunch, home-baked cake and margaritas!
Would you like to stretch your creativity, develop a special project with my assistance or learn all the different techniques I teach at your own pace? My one-to-one masterclasses are designed in consultation with you, the learner, so that you can get the most out of your time at the studio. You could create one or several pictures, give a new lease of life to a loved object or learn specific techniques: whatever the focus, these classes are tailored around you. Typically, sessions last between 4 hours and a couple of days, and the cost is £50 an hour including all materials. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss the possibility of booking your own masterclass.
A creative workshop is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion: I will tailor the activity to suit your group and together we will create something to make your event truly memorable. Whether you are planning a hen party, birthday celebration or corporate event, do get in touch for an informal chat to discuss what I may be able to offer you. I can host groups of up to 8 people at my studio in South London, and can also come to your own venue if that is your preferred option or you are catering for larger numbers.
The photo you see above was taken at a wonderful hen party held at the studio last Summer: view other images and read more about it here.
"Great workshop. Plenty of attention from Gabriela and everything explained at the right pace. A fun afternoon and I love the plate I ended up with!"
"Really great class I was so happy with the finished product, a really great atmosphere to work in too. I look forward to booking another decoupage class with Gabriela in the future."
"Gabriela was a really great teacher and there was so much choice of designs to use. A great introduction to decoupage, would definitely recommend."
"It was a great workshop! The first one for me. So nice to finally meet a lady who does decoupage in London! I was very pleased with the project we did. And it was a small group which I like. Full marks."
"I have attended a number of courses for various different hobbies, but the Collage and Multi Media with Gabriela is one of the best and I will be returning to do it all over again. A lovely atmosphere and Gabriela is so helpful - I really enjoyed by day."