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Santos Cage Dolls {creating rustic beauty with paper, clay and wood}

This course is taught by Jennifer Rizzo.


This course is $28 with LIFETIME ACCESS.

This course is no longer live and the instructor may not be available for questions.

Here are some of the details...

Creating serene, rustic beauty from paper,clay and wood: The art of hand-sculpting and assembling Santos Cage dolls and other art dolls

Santos Cage dolls have gained popularity over the last few years.

They have a serene, rustic beauty and sometimes almost eerie quality that has transformed them from use as religious icons in the 17th and 18th centuries to beautiful works of art.

Each doll has it’s own personality and as you sculpt and create you will see your own style and beauty develop.

In this class, You will learn to make three different versions of Cage dolls.

You will learn techniques in assembling armature, sculpting and painting faces, and using unconventional materials to make beautiful figural dolls.


Some kits and supplies will be available in my shop (more information coming soon)

3 paper mache dress form bases 1 small/1 medium/1 large

5 packages of paper clay or air dry clay

black wire

acrylic paints

satin/matte varnish/sealer/mod podge

2 cereal boxes

10 paint sticks

6-6 inch rectangular dowels

6 -6 inch straight wood sticks from a bush or tree

Hot glue

White craft glue

I toilet paper roll

Newspaper and making tape

1 base of round wood

1 base of either a cardboard hat box or a round wood box







Because of the nature of the course there are no refunds.  All other refunds before the course begins fall under the policies in my shop. 

Frequently Asked Questions


* What is an e-course?


An e-course in an online class. The class is held on a website. There is a private classroom that only people that have registered for the course can access. All of my courses are held on the jeanneoliver.ning site.  Please go to and register (this is free). We will add you to the course.


  All videos are pre-recorded and you can watch them at your convenience.


* When will we receive the login and password information to access the course?


You need to register at for course access. Please register (this part is free) and we will then give you access to the course.  If you have registered on the Ning site and paid through the site than you are already for the course.  This is only for people that pay through this website.



* Am I allowed to share my login and password with friends?

No. We have priced this course very reasonably and we have all worked very hard to give you a beautiful and inspiring course full of content. We would love to have your friends join us the proper way by registering. Thank you for honoring this request. We also promise to respect you by honoring the time and money you have spent for the course by giving you a beautiful finished product.




* What if I miss a week?  Will I be able to catch up?

Yes!  All videos are pre-recorded and available to watch at your convenience. 



*Do I need to be at the computer at a certain time to see a lesson?

No.  None of our videos are live.  We will have a live, written Q&A time once a week with one of the instructors.  If you miss this time slot you will still be able to read all the discussions on the website.


*What kind of internet and computer do I need to have to have the most success with the course?

To get the most out of the class you need to have a high speed internet connection and newer computer or mobile device that is equipped to stream video off of the internet.


*Am I able to watch the videos from my ipad?

Yes, our videos are ipad compatible.


*I live outside the United States.  Am I able to sign up?

YES!  We would love to have you.  We have people signed up from all over the world. 



If you have questions that are not answered here please email us at and we would love to answer them for you.





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