**All of the scheduled activities post inside the Private Facebook Group and remain exclusively inside the group for 6 months so you can go back and review or watch on your schedule if you can’t catch it at the time of broadcast.**

If you have not registered, click this link to register and join the June Convention Group on Facebook.

FAQ and Tutorial Videos

Pre-Convention Activities:

All Times are listed in PDT Pacific Daylight Time - Use Time Zone Converter to calculate what the times are for your city.

Download VDC Ambassador Pins, Hang Tags, and Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls Here

Shop the VDC Merchandise Boutique Here

Monday, June 17th, 2019

9 AM PDT: LIVE Q&A with Rachel Hoffman – ASK all your questions + Rachel explains top-tips for navigating a successful Virtual Convention.

Link to video in group: www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156611567398163/

10 AM PDT: Group Challenge Creative Activity | Coloring Pages China Doll & Love Notes by Shelley Thornton The challenge is to color or fill it in, in a way that is totally different than you normally would. Don't be afraid to go crazy any way you want!

LINK TO COLORING PAGES: https://bit.ly/2KWqPV1

11 AM PDT: VIDEO PROGRAM | Alan Scott Pate | Unboxing Japanese Dolls For The First Time All The Way From Japan! (10 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156532402783163/

1 PM PDT: VIDEO PROGRAM | Billye Harris | Special Treasures From My Personal Collection (17 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156561120218163/

3 PM PDT: Roundtable Discussion with Rachel | Where did your collecting start and how has it evolved?

Link to Video in Group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156612342328163/

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

11 AM PDT: PROGRAM with Alan Scott Pate | Good, Better, Best: Evaluating Japanese Dolls (1 Hour, 37 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156606660633163/

2 PM PDT:  PROGRAM Andy and Becky Ourant | "Let's Talk Dolls" Tips about basic antique doll inspection, checking heads for damage, and evaluating originality and condition (34 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156596884728163/

BONUS BARBIE VIDEO with Bradley Justice Yarbrough - a follow up to the Barbie Doll Green Ear Experiment! This is such great information! Photos of the results in comments.

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156614577948163/

4 PM PDT: Roundtable Discussion with Rachel | Three things to get to know you!

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156614643013163/

6PM PDT: Interactive Doll Expo Starring YOU! | Share tips and ideas about your collecting that will benefit another collector.

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156614395008163/

OFFICIAL START of the June ‘Art of the Doll’ Virtual Doll Convention

June 19 - 23, 2019

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

9 AM PDT Opening Ceremonies on a Tractor in North Carolina with Billye, Bradley, and Rachel (5 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156613952788163/

9:30 AM PDT: PROGRAM | Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Private Tour! (53 minutes)  

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156532229783163/

11 AM PDT: WORKSHOP in Studio with Helen Kish: Doll Painting Techniques and Face-Up 101 (1 Hour, 8 Minutes) {Order Optional Painting Kit Here}

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156566377103163/

1 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Bradley Yarbrough: Barbie Artists and Artistry Behind the Our Favorite Dolls - Filmed in North Carolina (18 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156566276648163/

2:45 PM PDT: Opening Ceremonies to Shelley Thornton Textile Art Doll Exhibit | Animation (5 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156607223763163/

3 PM PDT: PROGRAM | NIADA Artist Shelley Thornton Special Exhibit: A private viewing of art dolls, a quilt, a textile self-portrait, and an animation at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in Nebraska (43 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156596394518163/

4 PM PDT: PICTURE FLIPBOOK | Shelley Thornton Textile Art Doll Digital Flipbook

Direct Link: http://online.fliphtml5.com/ydgdo/wihk/

4:30 PM PDT WORKSHOP with Shelley Thornton: Composing with Fabric: Collages of Patterns and Colors (1 Hour, 5 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156601674278163/

6 PM PDT: PROGRAM | John Paul Port: Rarities, Looks, and Buttons of Teddy Bears and Plush Animals From One of the World’s Best Collections (34 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156567310758163/

7 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Rebekah Kaufman: Happy Handfuls: Steiff's 20th Century Woolen Miniatures (23 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156578192868163/

7:30 PM PDT: FLIPBOOK| Rebekah Kaufman: Wollie Miniatures Flipbook with Additional Photos!

Link to Flipbook: http://online.fliphtml5.com/ydgdo/ghqb/

8 PM PDT GERMANY MUSEUM TOUR FLIPBOOK: Let’s Make Some Magic: A Behind The Scenes Tour Of Margarete Steiff’s Home in Giengen, Germany

Click the link and you can enjoy the "flipping" of the book by touching the screen on a mobile device or using the arrows. Enjoy!

http://fliphtml5.com/ydgdo/cneu

9 PM PDT: SOUVENIR UPLOAD by Shelley Thornton ‘Stella & her Dolls’  Paper doll, background, and outfits - link in group + Convention Wrap-Up Email

Link to Souvenir: https://bit.ly/2It2HHZ

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

9 AM PDT: WORKSHOP in Studio with Helen Kish: Sculpting A Doll Head with Clay 101 (1 Hour, 50 minutes) {Order Optional Sculpting Kit Here}

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156586577473163/

1 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Bradley Yarbrough: Colors That Pop! Barbie Art and Illustrations (18 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156561224448163/

2 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Billye Harris: The Ultimate Motherload of Maggie Bessie Dolls and RARE Paper Dolls, Y’all! (17 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156561309153163/

3 PM PDT: PROGRAM | John Paul Port: A Treasure Trove of Rarities - Look, Learn, and Experience Some of the World’s Rarest Teddy Bears and Animals (29 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156568897523163/

4:30 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Rebekah Kaufman Let's Play!  The Century-Long F.A.O. Schwarz and Steiff Partnership (31 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156587072443163/

5:30 PM PDT: FLIPBOOK| Rebekah Kaufman: F.A.O. Schwarz Flipbook with Additional Photos!

Link to Flipbook: https://bit.ly/2x78gFC

6 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Kathy Turner: Live in the Doll Room - Fabulous Antique and Vintage China Dolls + Artist History (47 minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156574924923163/

7 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Jonathan Green: The History of Edith Flack Ackley Artist Dolls (Lots of Wonderful Cloth Dolls) (38 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156572205058163/

9 PM PDT: SOUVENIR UPLOAD by Kathy Turner ‘Teddy B & Teddy G’ Souvenir Paper Doll Bears + Outfits and Doll Shop Background + Convention Wrap-Up Email

Link to download: https://bit.ly/2x9BF1D

Friday, June 21st, 2019 - SHOPPING DAY!

7 AM PDT: LIVE VIDEO | Rachel Explains How the Salesroom Works | Watch Explanation Video from January Convention - it works the same way!

How to find it from an Iphone: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156622040843163/

Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156620609448163/

9 AM PDT: TIME TO SHOP DOLLS, Bears, AND LOTS of Magical Things! | Salesroom Opens in Convention Group exactly at 9 AM | Shop dolls and bears from dealer albums!

Salesroom open through remainder of Virtual Doll Convention.

(Check the ‘Albums’ Section of the Facebook Convention Group to shop all of the dealer albums.)

12 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Alan Scott Pate Antique Japanese Dolls: Missing Bodies: The Hunt for the Lost Japanese Friendship Dolls  

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156618838413163/ 

2 PM PDT: WORKSHOP | Stephanie Blythe: Dyeing Fabrics for Your Dolls: Tips, Tricks, and How-Tos From a Working Artist (34 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156532161493163/

3:30 PM PDT: PROGRAM | Jena Pang Live From London: Must See Artist Made Mini Teddy Bears From Jena’s Collection (42 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156579486693163/

5 PM PDT PROGRAM | Andy and Becky Ourant: German Character Reform Movement: The Birth of the Art Doll (60 minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156602422518163/

Friday Night at the Movies: Double Feature!

6:30 PM PDT: Heidi Starring Shirley Temple (1 Hour, 24 Minutes)

Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156606349218163/

8:00 PM PDT: The Little Colonel Starring Shirley Temple (1 Hour, 18 Minutes)

Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156606440308163/

9:30 PM PDT: SOUVENIR UPLOAD by Stephanie Blythe ‘Fleur’ Paper Doll Fairy + 3 Outfits link in group + Convention Wrap-Up Email

Link to paper doll: https://bit.ly/2Y4b16d

Saturday June 22nd, 2019

Salesroom Open All Day!

9 AM PDT | SEWING WORKSHOP with Linda Wall New Sewing Techniques Level Two (Level One Aired in January 2019 Virtual Doll Convention) (54 Minutes) {Order Optional Sewing Workshop Kits Here}

Download Sewing Booklet, Patterns, and Supply List In This Folder

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156622057473163/

ONGOING: High Tea Party Banquet Prep {Scones, Sandwiches, Cooking Prep!} with David Robinson

12 PM PDT to 6 PM PST LIVE PROGRAMS FROM THE GROVIAN DOLL MUSEUM in California

Live from The Grovian Museum with Michael Canadas: “Before the Fall, Let the Music Play”

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/100006573166004/videos/2426122460950169/

Live from the Grovian Doll Museum with Michael Canadas: Maison Bereux - The Sweet Smell of Success

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/100006573166004/videos/2426180410944374/

Live from the Grovian Doll Museum - New Acquisitions Double Delight

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/100006573166004/videos/2426213144274434/

Live from The Grovian Doll Museum - The Ultimate Art Doll

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/100006573166004/videos/2426233830939032/

7 PM PDT Saturday Night Program: Living Legend Artist George Stuart produced by The Grovian Doll Museum with Introduction by Michael Canadas (44 Minutes)

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156597201568163/

9 PM PDT: SOUVENIR UPLOAD by Diana Vining ‘Avery’ Paper Doll and Activity Book link in group + Convention Wrap-Up Email

Link to paper doll: https://bit.ly/2KumDMV

Sunday June 23rd, 2019

Salesroom Open All Day!

9 AM PDT | SEWING WORKSHOP with Linda Wall | Patterns Construction High Points Including Placket (27 Minutes) {Order Optional Sewing Workshop Kits Here}

Download Sewing Booklet, Patterns, and Supply List In This Folder

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156623840608163/

10 AM PDT SEWING WORKSHOP with Linda Wall | Hat Construction Pointers, Eyelet and Bow Making Demonstration 1 (25 minutes) {Order Optional Sewing Workshop Kits Here}

Link to video in group: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156625515753163/

LIVE PROGRAMS FROM THE GROVIAN DOLL MUSEUM with Michael and Friends

“White Lace and Promises” Huret High Tea Party

Download COOKBOOK by David Robinson here

High Tea Banquet Preparation with David and The Carmel Doll and Toy Study Group

High Tea Prep and Assembling at The Grovian Doll Museum: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156625766728163/

The Harpist and More Festivities at the High Tea Party: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156625880738163/

Part One of the Art of the Huret in All Its Creation: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156626204338163/

Part Two of the Art of the Huret in All Its Creation: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156626378363163/

Presenting The Michael and David Topsy Turvy Art Doll by Kathy Turner at the High Tea Event: https://www.facebook.com/rachelghoffman/videos/10156626308523163/

High tea Party Grovian Doll Museum

{Put on your fancy outfits, hats, and fascinators and join in the tea party in LIVE TIME! It will be over the top and a GRAND party!)

tea party

Closing Program: Huret Antique Doll Extravaganza with Michael Canadas - LIVE at the Huret High Tea

(The members of The Carmel Doll & Toy Study Group are all bringing their Huret dolls to share!)


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9 PM PDT: Souvenir Upload | Convention Official Souvenir ‘Rachel’ Paper Doll by Helen Kish (plus ‘Ollie’ dog, three outfits, and three backgrounds!) + Convention Wrap Up Email sent next day.

Link to download souvenir: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FZjWaO8WeDlPP1ZKyUjSQtmUTDDDiroK/view?usp=sharing

Last Minute Buying Opportunities in salesroom until 12 PM PDT!

End of Convention. Thank you SO much!