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2015 National Barbie® Doll
Collectors Convention!

To be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
July 29 - August 1, 2015

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"Enter, Stage Left..." with Beth Clarke & Paula Bartolomei
This will be a make and take class--come prepared to make your own working stage for your doll's productions! You will get a backdrop, curtains, and you'll make your own stage with lights. The Barbie® doll can enter, stage left, and wow all her friends with her "stage" presence.

NOTE: Participants will need to bring their own scissors.

Instructors Beth Clarke & Paula Bartolomei, crafters extraordinaire, both from Chicagoland area, have taught informative and entertaining workshops at Kenvention and Windy City Doll Collector’s meetings. You are sure to go home with a fantastic finished project and have an amazing good time with BFF’s Beth & Paula!

Class time: 2 hours
Class size: 25
Cost: $35

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      10:00am — 12:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2015      12:00pm – 2:00pm

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“Lip Service" with Arnaldo Cardona

The workshop will be divided in three parts. 1- Diagnostic Session, 2- Lip Repainting Activity/Challenge, 3 - Sharing Your Results Session. Topics included are; lip shapes, lips colors and paints to be used. This workshop will expose participants to hands-on experiences. At the end of this workshop, each person will leave with a doll with new lips. Participants will receive a kit with a paint brush, paints, and a handout with expert tips on repainting as well as hands on instruction.

NOTE: Participants will need to bring their own doll.

Instructor Arnaldo Cardona, the fabulous restoration artist from the East Coast, is known for his amazing painting and rerooting skills on vintage Barbie® doll and friends. He is an experienced workshop instructor giving classes at Grant A Wish and Kenvention.

Class time: 1.5 hours
Class size: 20
Cost: $25

Thursday, July 30, 2015      9:00am - 10:30am   [SOLD OUT]
Friday, July 31, 2015      12:00pm – 1:30pm

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"Thanks for the Memories” with Shirley Nakawatase

Create a beautiful custom scrapbook to put your cherished convention memories into. Saving all those little souvenir pieces and don't know where to put them? We will build a wonderful 6X6 chip board album including doll-icious themed papers and embellishments that you can then add your own pictures and souvenirs to make this a memorable, one of a kind scrapbook.

NOTE: Participants will need to bring a pair of scissors. Adhesive will be provided.

Instructor Shirley Nakawatase, former college teacher, speaker and trainer for Kiwanis International, California Society of CPAs, Scrapbook instructor for Rusty Pickle, is presenting a fun workshop.

Class time: 2 hours
Class size: 20
Cost: $40

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      10:00am — 12:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2015      12:00pm – 2:00pm

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"Silkstone® Giftset in 1:6 scale" with Rogier Corbeau

Have you always wondered how those amazing miniatures like the ones you see in the competition room dioramas are made? We are so fortunate to have Rogier Corbeau from the Netherlands to share his tips and secrets with us. Rogier has created a special OOAK Silkstone® gift set miniature for you to create and take home. He will show you some of his secret techniques!

You will receive a precision knife, a miniature glue tube, a ruler, a cutting mat, and the prints to keep.

Instructor Rogier Corbeau is an amazing miniature artist from the Netherlands, well known for his detailed miniature reproductions of Barbie® doll vintage structures that you have seen on line and in the NBDCC Raffle Room.

Class time: 2 hours
Class size: 15
Cost: $25

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      10:00am — 12:00pm [SOLD OUT]
Friday, July 31, 2015      12:00pm – 2:00pm [SOLD OUT]

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"Backstage Broadway" with Barb & Katrena Johnson

In this class, participants will construct a backstage vanity table and bench, scaled for our favorite Broadway actress, the Barbie® doll. Each tabletop will have plenty of space for her styling supplies and will include the all-important lighted make-up mirror. (Our version is powered by cool burning LEDs.)

Participants in this workshop will learn a number of useful construction techniques for working with foam board, and they will be given plenty of options for decorating their unique creations with hardware and fabric. Participants need to bring their own pair of sharp scissors for cutting fabric.

Mother/daughter instructors Barb & Katrena Johnson are amazing 1:6 scale artists. While some of you may have taken their bar workshops at Kenvention and NBDCC, this class has been designed specifically for this convention, and you are sure to go home with a fantastic finished project.

Class time: 2 hours
Class size: 20
Cost: $25

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      10:00am — 12:00pm [SOLD OUT]
Thursday, July 30, 2015      9:00am - 11:00am [SOLD OUT]

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“The Star’s Dressing Table Set” with Ann Grahek

In this workshop you will create a custom accessory set for the star’s dressing room, including a “star” for her dressing room door, make up vanity set, mini script and some surprise accessories to deck out your star’s dressing table. This is a great workshop to take to enhance your Backstage Broadway project or your Suzy Goose vanity table at home.

Ann Grahek is an experienced workshop instructor who has taught a variety of crafting classes at Grant A Wish, Kenvention and many NBDCC. She loves making something from nothing and is always coming up with fun new ideas.

Class time: 2 hours
Class size: 30
Cost: $20

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      10:00am — 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2015     1:30pm – 3:30pm [SOLD OUT]

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"Couture Details” with Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture

Learn how to turn a simple garment into couture using handmade dressmaker bows, flowers, beading and brooches. Each participant will be given a Bellissima Couture sheath dress pattern to make at home. In class, we will learn, step by step, how to make a variety of bows, how to embellish fabric with beading, how to use flowers, and how to make decorative brooches. Sewing experience is not required. If you can thread a needle and follow directions, you are on your way to becoming a Couturier! If you like, bring along a doll dress that you already have to practice your new techniques in class and a pair of scissors.

Class time: 1.5 hours
Class size: 25
Cost: $20

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      1:30pm - 3:00pm [SOLD OUT]

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“Footloose” with Ann Grahek

Back by popular demand you might remember this workshop from NOLA or wanted to get in and couldn’t, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE! For a limited engagement, one show only! We will be customizing Barbie doll’s shoes so she is ready to step out on stage or dance the night away at an after party.

In the class you will customize 4 pairs of shoes! You need to bring a pair of scissors that can cut fine ribbon with you.

Class time: 1.5 hours
Class size: 30
Cost: $25

Thursday, July 30, 2015      9:30am – 11:00am

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How to Do That Up-Do with George Sarofeen

Your Barbie® doll will enter this workshop looking nice, but NOT as nice as when she will leave. This workshop will teach you how to do a simple up-do which you can finish during the workshop. You just show up with a doll with long hair and a pair of scissors to cut hair. All the rest will be provided in a kit.

Class time: 1.5 hours
Class size: 20
Cost: $25

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      1:30pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2015      9:30am – 11:00am
Saturday, August 1, 2015      10:00am – 11:30am [SOLD OUT]

All workshop fees are nonrefundable

Workshop Registration Form

 
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