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BallJointed DollBall Jointed Doll

SALT LAKE CITY: This four day course on July 26-29, 2017 will include making a completed ProSculpt BJD. Class limited to only six- eight students. Skill level is Intermediate to Advanced and you must have sculpting experience.  Please have photos of your work available. You may call Apryl personally to see if you qualify for this course at 801-616-1539.  Register for Class Here!

SAN DIEGO: This four day course on August 17-20, 2017 will include making a completed ProSculpt BJD. Class limited to only six- eight students.   Register for Class Here! 

BeginningClassBaby Doll Seminar
This Baby Doll Seminar taught June 23-24-25, 2017, will teach the students to create a half-scale baby. Students learn to work in ProSculpt clay. Everything is provided during this three day class, to include ProSculpt clay, hair, eyes, armature, and body stocking. Students leave with a completed doll, minus its costume. Register for Class Here!

Sep-seminarCharacter Doll Class.
The beginning and advanced workshop is designed for all skills levels. Apryl will instruct you at the level you are capable and comfortable in. We will work together and sculpt a character doll.  We will sculpt the head, hands, and feet and assemble the doll.  Call toll free at 800-290-9998 for details.  Register for the Character Doll Class Here!

ProfessionalClassFamily and Friends
This training session is for Family and Friends. It enables group specific learning environment. This course is generally held in the 1st week of December each year. The class is discounted for repeat students, friends, and family. The class fills very fast, so if you want to take part in the next Family and Friends workshop contact Jack or Apryl today! Call 1 800-290-9998. Shop Now!

MasterCourseThe Master’s Class Seminar
The five day Masters Class is offered to serious students who wish to prepare themselves for a career in doll making. To register for the Masters class the student must have completed a beginning and advanced sculpture course. This class lasts an entire week. It is taught in Mr. Johnston’s studio in Riverton, Utah. We have two instructors for this course, Apryl Jensen and Mr. Johnston throughout the course. Master students complete a doll during the course, to include the body, head, arms, hands, legs, feet, hair, paint and costume. As part of the class we also cover marketing and photography. Please call 801-510-3006 and speak to Jack personally about this class. Graduates receive a Masters Certificate from Johnston Original Artdolls Academy. Shop Now!

OneUpPrivate Seminar
If you wish to speed along your progress toward becoming a professional doll maker you may wish to take a private class. For a limited time, Jack and Apryl are teaching these together, so you have the opportunity to learn, one-on-one with two accomplished artists. The three day private courses are held upon request and time availability throughout the year. During the private class you will learn how to make the head, hands, shoes, body, hair, makeup/paint, professional stand and photography. You will leave the class with a finished doll including the hidden stand and a photo of your accomplisment in the class. The private classes are not for everyone, they are only for those who are serious about becoming a professional doll maker. The curriculum for the private course is the same as the courses given to the Masters and Professional students, only it is one-on-one. The cost of the three day private course is $1,500. Call Mr. Johnston to arrange a private course at 801-510-3006. Shop Now!


We have relocated our corporate headquarters and our residence to Riverton, Utah. Jack and Apryl are now teaching together locally, and Apryl will be traveling around the nation. Check our event list below for a seminar that fits your schedule. Jack has reduced the cost of the Beginning and Advanced course from $495 to $395, when teaching from his studio. The five day master seminar will include learning how to sculpt a one-of-a-kind doll and the supplies for the workshop. We also have a costume maker to assist us in completing the costumes during the class if you desire.

We are so close to all of the hotels that I can provide transportation from your lodging to my studio each morning and at the end of the class each evening. The classes are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 5:00. We normally finish the classes by 1:00 on Sunday so the students can fly home on Sunday.