Apprentice Yearly Membership Fee
Please pay only after you have received your acceptance email.
Our Apprentice Program will cost $99.00 per year dues and entitles you to one year in the academy where you have access to group mentoring by professionals in the doll community with varying skill sets. Membership dues are used to keep this program going to include paying for challenge awards, access to posting your dolls as apprentices on the website, and the ability to work with fellow artists who are on the same path as you within the PDMAG Academy. You will get out of the program what you put into it. You must practice and you should strive to participate in group activities to get the most out of the group. The Program also includes additional benefits to include discounts and many learning resources at no extra cost, tons of reference materials, videos and learning tools from our Master Artists.. The academy groups are a judgement free zone and a great place to share your works in progress with our mentors and also to share the joy of sculpting with your fellow apprentices. Upon graduation, members still have access to the Guild’s Mentors through the Facebook Professional Doll Makers Membership Group page in order to ensure their continued growth and to share their work with other members.
OUR MENTORS: The Apprentice program was started in 2014 by the Guild’s President, Cherie Fretto. Cherie is also one of our most active mentors. This program helps aspiring new artists improve their skills and introduces them to many other important aspects of the industry. New members are encouraged to participate in a 12 month program whereby group mentors/ master artists help each individual based on their demonstrated interest. Mentors will support you by reviewing and critiquing your work and assisting you in obtaining the necessary skills to graduate from the program and advance from beginner to intermediate level or artist.