Thinking of Taking a Reborn Doll Making Class? Read This First

Taking a reborn doll making class is a fun and rewarding way to learn the reborning process in a hands-on environment. Instead of watching countless hours worth of YouTube videos online, you can see exactly how a professional artist is able to transform a regular vinyl doll into a reborn doll.

Reborn Doll Making Class

Reborn Doll Making Class

If you are a visual learner who needs to see how things are made firsthand, then you should consider signing up for a reborn doll making class. Before you choose the first one you come across, though, keep reading to learn more about how to choose the reborn doll making class that's right for you.

Do I Really Need To Take a Class?

The truth is that just about anyone can purchase a reborn doll kit and turn it into a doll. The modern-day kits available for sale now make the process of turning a regular doll into a reborn a breeze. As long as you can follow some basic instructions, you can use one of these kits to make a doll. With that said, it takes firsthand knowledge and hands-on training to create a truly unique, lifelike reborn doll. This is where the real benefit of taking a reborn doll making class comes into play.

Whether or not you should take a reborn doll making class is a decision that only you can make. Those who are serious about learning the hobby will obviously benefit more from it than someone who simply wants to make a single reborn doll. Ask yourself what you want to get out of the reborning hobby and then make your decision. Personally, I highly recommend taking a class if you plan on reborning multiple dolls.

Choosing The Right Reborn Doll Making Class

Participating in a reborn doll making class can either be a helpful tool for learning tricks of the trade, or it can be a total waste of your time. To ensure you actually learn something, you need to carefully choose a class that's right for you. Check below for more info on choosing the right class.

Finished Reborn Doll

Finished Reborn Doll

Here are some things to look for in a reborning class:

  • Location - Unless you want to spend countless hours driving, it's recommended that you choose a doll making class in or around your area.
  • Price - I've seen classes available for as little as $20 bucks a head, and I've seen them for hundreds of dollars. Contrary to what some people may believe, a higher price doesn't always translate into a better learning experience.
  • What's Included - Carefully read the description of a reborning class to see what tools it includes. Most classes require students to bring their kit and paintbrushes. There are some classes, however, that will provide kits and other equipment for an additional fee.
  • Day and Time - Of course, you'll want to choose a reborn doll making class that falls somewhere in an opening on your schedule. If you have another job or daily responsibilities, you'll have to choose a class that's timed just right; otherwise, you'll end up paying for a class but not going to it.
  • Teacher - Do your homework ahead of time to see who's teaching the class. A quick Google search will likely reveal some of their past work and experience. Having the average "Joe" trying to teach you the art of reborning isn't a good idea.
  • Required Skill Level - Most, but not all, reborn doll making classes are intended for people of all skill levels. Some of the more advanced classes, however, may require some knowledge with painting, rooting mohair, etc.
  • Number of Lessons - Typically, reborn doll making classes are broken up into multiple lessons. Creating an authentic reborn doll takes well over 20 hours, which is why multiple lessons are used in classes. Check to see how many lessons a class consists of before signing up.
Reborn Doll Class Board

Reborn Doll Class Board

Where To Find a Reborn Doll Making Class

Because the reborn doll hobby is still relatively new in the grand scheme of things, some people may have trouble locating a class in their area. If you live in a rural area that's far away from a major city, your options might be somewhat limited. The good news is that there are classes out there; it's just a matter out locating them.

The easiest way to locate a reborn doll making class around your area is to connect with other artists and collectors. In addition to keeping up with the Reborn Doll Mart's news section, you can also visit some of the popular forums and message boards. One of the elements I find most enjoyable with reborning is the networking and conversations I have with other artists and collectors. Put yourself out there and don't be afraid to ask other people if they know of any classes around your area.

Here are a couple conventions and shows with doll making classes:

Reborn Class Tips

To get the most out of your reborn doll making class, it's important to show up for each and every lesson on time. You have to remember that classes are broken down into separate lessons. If you miss an important lesson, such as hair rooting or painting, chances are you won't be able to create a reborn doll on your own. In the event that you are busy with other obligations and are unable to attend a lesson, talk with the instructor to see if they have "makeup" lessons. At the very least, they will likely give you a brief overview of what you missed.

Another little tip that's sure to help out some beginners is to bring along a pen and notepad for writing down notes. Some people might feel silly showing up to the doll making class with a writing supplies, but trust me it will help out in the long run.

65 Responses to “Thinking of Taking a Reborn Doll Making Class? Read This First”

  1. Stanza says:

    Looking for reborn doll class in Champaign Illinois area

  2. Stacy says:

    Are there any classes in Pennsylvania?

    • Fran says:

      When I first started to make reborn dolls, I purchased Debbie Henshaw’s DVD. She is the artist of They Never Grow Up Nursery. Also, Kim of Custom Doll Baby offers excellent free YouTube videos. Debbie uses air dry paint, and Kim uses Genesis headset paint.

  3. Debra C. Jadick says:

    Hi everyone. I teach reborning classes. Most of my group classes are held in Atlanta, GA however, I am not against traveling as well. I have taught in NC, FL, GA, AL and I will be teaching in Kansas in Aug/Sept 2018 I teach both Ethnic and Caucasian reborning. I also offer private classes here in my studio in Alabama. My website is or email

  4. Priscilla campbell says:

    I have taken classes and made 30+ myself. I am going to make another one and would be glad to teach another lady at the same time. The hours would be flexible. She would have to pay for supplies. She could bring her own doll or I have just a few extra. call 623 815 8443 in Sun City AZ

  5. Gloria Rhodes says:

    Do you know of any classes in the Baltimore or Carroll County, Maryland area?

  6. Gemma Crowe says:

    Hi I’m looking for any classes in the uk? Thankyou

  7. Anita says:

    I am looking for a class in Brooklyn, New York.

  8. sherry says:

    Looking for a class around the decatur illinois area

  9. Ashley says:

    Looking for classes in Kansas City!

  10. Debbie Glover says:

    I am interested in the doll making class somewhere close to Vacaville California. Do you know of any. Thank you

  11. Judy Denesha says:

    eI live in Queen Creek Arizona and would like to take a class could you tell me where the nearest is?

    Thank you

  12. Dawn Cini says:

    Good afternoon I would like to know if there is any classes around Melbourne Tullarmarine Victoria Australia

  13. Olga says:

    I would like to find a class on Long Island.

  14. Melvina Mae says:

    I have 2 Best Friends who are really excellent @ making Reborn Dolls, they bought a DVD & learned how to do it & they are the best I have ever seen anywhere either, I even bought one doll of them too.

  15. Shirley Ziepfel says:

    I live in Hamilton Ohio. I would like to take classes to learn how to make the reborn doll’s. I need and learn A LOT more by seeing, and doing with help, I do NO good at all just by reading on line! but this is some thing I would really love to do. I am disabled, there are very few thing’s I am still able to do, but this is one thing I would be able to do and keep busy. Could you please tell me if there is a place around me that has classes for this. If you could help me this would be great! Thank you for your time, and hopefully information.
    Thank you
    Shirley Ziepfel.

  16. christine simmons says:

    I am looking for doll making classes in the vacaville ca area or somewhere close

  17. Rosa says:

    Looking for reborn doll making classes near Ocean Springs, Mississippi or Mobile, Alabama

  18. Diane blake says:

    Hello, I live in delaware I boarder, Maryland ,new Jersey, and Pennsylvania do you know of any reborn making classes for 2017 in those areas

  19. Jacqalyn says:

    Hi I am wondering if there is anywhere in the U.K. That does classes? Thanks in advance

  20. Kathy pugh says:

    Looking for classes in lakeland or winter Haven Florida.

  21. Angela Phillips says:

    I am looking for classes, in Greenville ,sc or Mauldin, sc

  22. ola says:

    Are there any classes in tacoma, wa?

  23. Sherry says:

    Any classes in Decatur illinois or surrounding area

  24. J maynor says:

    I am looking for a reborn doll making class in Guilford,Randolph or Montgomery counties in North Carolina. Could go as far as Charlotte 2nd. Any information appreciated.

  25. Linda says:

    Is there any place in Charleston Mount Pleasant Summerville Walterboro South Carolina that gives lessons already born babies how to make them?


    I am beginning to get things together to begin this journey of reborning. Is there any classes in NC ? I am located near Charlotte, NC but could possibly travel. Thanks

  27. Diane says:

    Do you know where a class is in Durham NC

  28. Marta Parra says:

    Hi.. I World Luke yo know where i can take rebotan Ceasars. I LIVE in palm Desert California

  29. Portia says:

    Do you know of anyone offering reborn and rooting classes in Miami, Florida

  30. Dawn Womack says:

    I live in Greensboro, nc and i am interested in the class. Are there in my area.

  31. slmfrance says:

    i wish to have a course in reborn dolls…do you know of any in FRANCE please?
    thank you

  32. Linda Gamble says:

    I wold like to no how to make reborn babies and if their are any classes in my area

  33. Linda Gamble says:

    Does anyone no where I can take lessons on making reborn babies in Summerville or Charleston, Walterboro or Mount Pleasent South Carolina

  34. Linda says:

    Do you no where they are classes in summville or charleston s.c. That makes reborn baby dolls

  35. Jane Stopher says:

    I am interested in taking classes. Does anyone know of classes located around Lexington Ky, or south east ky?

  36. Rosemary Cruz says:

    I live in Kissimmee, Fl and looking for a reborn doll class.

  37. Carol latoski says:

    I live in Longeood Florida am am looking to take a reborning class. Any classes available please? Thanks, Carol

  38. Janice says:

    I would like to be informed if possible the nearest to Cumbria for reborn doll classes I live in Cumbria would love to learn this can travel got my own car could find accomadation etc please get in touch with me as I think shown people is better than you tube thank you contact me.

  39. justine curran says:

    is there classes in williamsport pa area and how much for it.?

  40. Klea Harper says:

    Hi where are the classes located to make theses reborn dolls in near Waldorf Maryland

  41. Delmarie says:

    I would love to learn more an take a class is there anyone in cleveland ohio that teach reborn classes. Can someone reach out to me to help me learn more about this class an please someone pay it forward with a little information to help me I love love to get into learn more about reborn babies I bought my fist baby for myself for Christmas lol

  42. Riley masterson says:

    Hi where are the classes located to make theses reborn dolls ?

  43. sarita says:

    good morning sir/mam
    I had already mailed you in October,2014 and I send you again regarding about, I’m looking for some classes for paining rebond dolls, painting hair for rebond doll. please send me information if you know some online classes for that or if you have some regular class information. please call me or email me.
    my phone # 678 522 3098

  44. Eleanor says:

    Hi I live in the uk town is leeds I have searched and searched for a class to learn how to make reborn baby dolls but cannot find any thing do you no of any classes I could attend in the leeds area thank you from eleanor x

  45. kahliya love says:

    and can you tell me where you guys are located

  46. kahliya love says:

    i would love to make my own reborn baby but im in florida and i dont know where you guys are located so any ways i love watching silicone baby videos im really adictted to silicone baby and i would love to make one

  47. Tauzsalette May says:

    Does anyone know of any classes in the Atlanta area? I’m ready and really excited about learning to create reborn babies.

  48. sharlene says:

    do you know of any glasses given around Gadsden AL area?

  49. Sarit says:

    Good morning mam
    I am looking class for rooting hair and paint hair also reborn vinal doll paint. If you know any class anywhere in the state please let me know and if have any teacher in Georgia state please it’s also good for me. If have any class in the month of November it’s good for me. Please send me information or call me and my email is
    Thank you

  50. Sarita says:

    Good morning,
    I am looking for classes of rooting hair and paint on reborn vinyl doll. If you have any artist who teach me this then please send me information of artist.
    Thank you

  51. Ruth Robles says:

    i would like to find where in texas can i take classes

  52. Kim says:

    Does anyone know anywhere in the United States that is doing reborn “hands-on” classes?

  53. neshu says:

    wow your good my 11 year old want one of those their amazing!!!!

  54. virginia wheeler says:

    Is there any reborn doll classes in southern il. Area.

  55. Sharon says:

    Hi I would like to take a class to reborn
    just bought a kit but have no paints or brushes
    or really any thing else.
    Where is this class and how much would
    it be ?
    What kind of paints do you use
    I was hoping air dry paints a bit
    afraid of putting baby in oven .

  56. Brianna LaCount says:

    Do you know of nay classes in the North Carolina area??

  57. Cynthia Sagovic says:

    Do you know anyone in the Milwaukee who can teach me how to make a silicone baby doll?

  58. Cheryl Welch says:

    Do you know anyone in mobile Al or surrounding area that makes them or give classes? Thanks

    • Karen Long says:

      Hey Cheryl,

      I’ve seen a couple Alabama-based classes in the past, but there’s not any currently underway that I’m aware of.

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