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Recycled Sweater Art Doll Class with Cathy Cartwright


Back by popular demand, this all-day class presented by the ever talented Cathy Cartwright will teach you how to build an art doll from start to finish. Beginning with wire armature, students will be guided through the doll making process, including sweater selection, clothing construction, and use of decorative stitching. This class does not use patterns, but instead calls upon your inspiration and creativity to make (with superb guidance) a truly unique work of art.

Have an old sweater of your own that you would like to use? Bring it along! This class is an excellent way to make a keepsake out of a treasured old sweater of perhaps a family member or close friend. Just think, you will also help our planet by doing so. The average American throws out 81 pounds of clothing per year, which amounts to 26 billion pounds of textiles ending up in landfills. Whether you bring your own sweater or use one provided by Cathy, your doll will tell a one-of-a-kind story with its own personality and charm.

If you have a New Year’s resolution to learn a new skill, pursue more creative fun, or help our planet by recycling, this class is for you!


As this will be an all-day class, Art Box will be providing lunch (with vegetarian options available) by our new caterer Hygge Kokken. In addition, this class has a five-student minimum. Should the minimum not be reached, the class will either be rescheduled or cancelled, in which case we will provide a full refund to all registered participants.

Saturday, March 2nd; 10am-5pm

This class is $90 per student which includes lunch and all instruction, tools and materials.