The Monster High Art Class Skelita Calaveras is one of four dolls in the Art Class line that came out late last year. The line consists of Abbey Bominable, Draculaura, Robecca Steam, and Skelita. The dolls are based on the Monster High webisode “Eye of the Booholder,” which also features the versions of Clawdeen Wolf and Catrine DeMew that the Scaremester dolls are based on (Scaremester Jinafire Long is conspicuous in her absence in this webisode). Each Art Class doll works with a particular medium. Draculaura paints, Abbey is making an ice sculpture, Robecca is welding metal, and Skelita is making pottery. I can see the correlation between the characters’ backgrounds and their mediums, except for Draculaura. She’s painting a self-portrait, but I assume she doesn’t know what she looks like since she has no reflection and can’t be photographed.
Art Class Skelita comes with a stand, a hairbrush, a diary, and a large vase on a base. Skelita envisioned her project and then sketched it in her diary.
The vase demonstrates how Skelita was able to make her artistic vision a reality.
Even Skelita’s shoes reflect her love of pottery. They resemble terra cotta Aztec pottery.
The Art Studio Playset is the perfect companion to the Art Class dolls. It consists of a kiln, a chair that’s shaped like a skeleton hand (perfect for Skelita), an easel with a painting, a wheeled trolley, and art projects, including Abbey’s ice sculpture, a vase on a wheel that actually turns, an apple sculpture, and a small cauldron boiling over. To be honest, I’m not sure what the cauldron is. I don’t see it in the “Eye of the Boo-holder” webisode. The playset has a few little details that make it more interactive than some playsets. For example, the vase is on a wheel that actually turns, so Skelita can “throw” the vase. The vase can then come off of the wheel, and the door of the kiln opens so you can put the vase inside to fire it.
Art Class Skelita is the second edition of Skelita. She debuted with the Scaris line of dolls in late 2012. While I love both Skelitas, I think the Art Class Skelita is prettier. I prefer her lavender eyeshadow and terra cotta lips (to reflect the terra cotta vases she’s making?) to the blue eyeshadow and purplish lips of the Scaris Skelita. I also like Art Class Skelita’s hair better.
Do you have any of the Art Class dolls or the Art Class playset? What do you think of them?
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