Saturday Lecture and Hands-on Workshop

Learn from Award Winning Soft Sculpture Teddy Bear Artist Isabella Hoffmann


Bear Pattern Design and Improvements 101:

Lecture on Designing a Bear Pattern &
Improvement Techniques for your Teddy Bear


For Beginner & Intermediate

(Requirements to attend: must have made at least two bears
and basic knowledge of creating a bear)


Presented by Isabella Hoffmann of Bearly Collectible


Saturday, February 17, 2018


Crown Plaza Westshore

5303 W Kennedy Blvd.

I-275 at Exit 39A or 40A

Tampa, FL 33607


Class will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and end at 5:00


Everyone will be on their own for an hour lunch break at noon.

Hotel restraunt is open for lunch and there are a multitude of nearby restaurants,

some with delivery options, or you're welcome to bring your own!

 In this class:

Isabella will hold a lecture in the first part of the class
on designing techniques.


Create your own bear pattern.


Personal attention to each student, by sharing a critique of the bear you bring to class.

Demonstrating improvements to give him/her a finishing touch
and trouble shoot specific areas you might have.


I'm Isabella Hoffmann and I have been a professional bear artist for almost 25 years, and in this class I will be offering a lecture on my signature design techniques, experience with bear construction. "troubleshooting" (we all have those problem areas), and tips and tricks for improving the overall look of a finished bear.

   Rather than try to create a new bear from scratch in a short amount of time, and leave with an unfinished project, students are invited to bring one of their own bears (finished or unfinished) that they feel needs some TLC or some finishing touches.

    It will be exciting to finally complete or fix your special bear
and enjoy it!



Supply to bring to the hands-on class

1. Notebook, pen, pencil, eraser, drawing paper, paper scissors for design lecture.

2. Bring a camera, for before and after pictures for your bear.

3. Bring a teddy bear in need of special attention or a finished bear head that you would like to improve on.

4. YOUR bear-making tools, including scissors with a pointed blade (like 5" Fiskars), eye needle, eye thread, upholstery thread, various sewing needles or the ones you use to sew up the seams.

5. Some of your stuffing (One common issue is an under stuffed bear).

6. Nose embroidery thread (in case your bear needs a little help with the nose).

7. Shading pens and blender (COPIC Markers) E49 Dark Bark, E57 Light Walnut, E99 Baked Clay

8. Ultra Fine Black Sharpie Pens.


*** Unfortunately Isabella will not be able to lend her personal tools during this class.

Class Fee is $135.00

Pre-Registration by February 1st.



If PayPal gives you a message that item is not available,

that means the class is filled.


If you have any questions regarding the class, please e-mail me



Home phone until Feb. 10th - 414-327-0751      Cell 414-736-7116 


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Bright Star Show page.

Tampa Teddy Bear Show and Sale.

Show date: February 18, 2018 - Sunday

Meet the artists, win prizes and spend more time with Isabella at the show!


Doors open at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Admission $6.00



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