Zombie Trophy Heads

A twist on the papier mache zombie head, now you can display your zombie slaying prowess with these all mounted zombie trophy heads.

Miniature Villages

Last August I started offering Papier-mâché miniature village classes where participants could created small houses or building in a scale that matched that of Dept. 56, Lemax and HO model railroads. The classes proved to be tremendously fun and creative. I have never been a fan of working on small scale Papier-mâché  pieces but this workshop proved to be an exception to the rule. The classes started as making haunted structures but evolved into Christmas themed, Gingerbread and Seuss inspired Who-ville buildings.

Workshops April 2013-April 2014

My favorite part of running a papier mache studio are the workshops. Surrounding yourself with people on a creative journey is a great experience. Enjoy these photos of people engaged in a creative journey.

Anamorphic Drawing

This evening I experimented with some anamorphic artwork. Anamorphic artwork is flat art (2D) that has been distorted so that when viewed from a certain vantage point appears three dimensional. These examples were achieved using Photoshop and some of my old artwork, in addition to the distortion adding shadows and cutting the paper added to the illusion. The 3D effect only works if you close one eye or view it through a camera lens, even so I’m sure there could be a cool application in a haunt or Halloween display. There are a lot of tutorials and videos showing how to creating this effect, I followed a tutorial on www.instructables.com to create these pieces.

 

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Halloween 2014

This year we had two Halloween displays. The first was for Home Depot’s Halloween Style Challenge during the last weekend in September and the second was on Halloween night at the studio. The Home Depot Halloween Style Challenge was a take on a dark carnival freakshow while Halloween at the studio was a display of previously built pieces.

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December at the Studio

 December 2014 Workshops.

 

 

Holiday Miniature Village

Papier Mache Workshop (12 hours)

 Tuesday, December 2nd, 6-9pm

Thursday, December 4th, 6-9pm

Tuesday, December 9th, 6-9pm

Thursday, December 11th, 6-9pm

The miniature haunted village workshop has proven to be one of the most enjoyable workshops offered by the studio. This holiday season we are taking the concept and flipping it upside down so you can create festive miniature houses and buildings to decorate your home for Christmas.

The concept is the same for the haunted workshops but we will emphasize a cleaner and brighter finished product and each person will get to shop at The Bead Weasel Bead Shop which is next door to the studio for bright and shiny accessories to adorn their creation.

The miniatures are the same scale as pieces produced by Department 56 and Lemax so you can add your piece to an existing layout. The sizes of the pieces are also compatible with “HO” scale model railroads.

In addition to creating your festive building you will learn how to create a number of accessories such as snow covered trees, wreaths, candy canes and tiny snowmen.

If you prefer to make a Halloween themed building you are welcome to join this class and go in the opposite direction.

No experience necessary.

Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound as well as latex and acrylic paints. Participants will also be required to use hot glue guns and a variety of sharp cutting tools such as scissors and razor blades.

For Holiday and Gingerbread Workshops the  cost is $120 per person which includes all tools and materials and a shopping trip at The Bead Weasel Bead Shop located next door.

For the Haunted Workshop the cost is $100 per person which includes all tools and materials.

Call (989) 750-6457 to register.

A $25 non-refundable deposit is required when registering; the remainder is due before starting the first workshop. Cash or checks payable to Scott A. Stoll accepted. If you would like to pay by credit card please let me know during registration.

Class size limited to 10 seats.

 

 

SNOWMEN! Classic or Creepy?

Papier Mache Workshop (12 hours)

 

Monday, December 8th, 6-9pm

Wednesday, December 10th, 6-9pm

Monday, December 15th, 6-9pm

Wednesday, December 17th, 6-9pm

 

It’s the time of year for hot chocolate, snow shovels and decorating your house with festive inspiration. The  papier mache Snowman workshop proved to be a lot of fun last year as participants created a variety of snowmen ranging from classic to creepy.

This is a fun experience where your imagination is your only limit. Get out of the cold for a few evenings and join us in this fun and creative workshop.

No experience necessary.

Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound as well as latex and acrylic paints. Participants will also be required to use hot glue guns and a variety of sharp cutting tools such as scissors and razor blades.

Workshop cost is $100 per person which includes all tools and materials.

Call (989) 750-6457 to register.

A $25 non-refundable deposit is required when registering; the remainder is due before starting the first workshop. Cash or checks payable to Scott A. Stoll accepted. If you would like to pay by credit card please let me know during registration.

Class size limited to 10 seats.

New Studio and Custom Work

STOLLOWEEN Studio has recently expanded, we now have over three times the space and the studio now features a large gallery with over 100 papier mache pieces on display plus a large well lit workshop area, full reference library and huge storage area.

 

 

In addition to teaching classes I am now have the space to handle custom work big and small.  If you are interested in having a piece built especially for you or your haunted attraction just let me know.

 

Send me a message to stolloween@gmail.com describing in detail what you would like and I will give you a quote.

Whether you want a single pirate skull or large set pieces for your haunt we now have a facility capable of meeting your needs.

Looking forward to working with you.

Scott A. Stoll

STOLLOWEEN Studio

716 George Street,MidlandMI48640

(989) 750-6457

Tiki Workshop 2014

Mighty Tikis

Papier Mache Workshop (12 hours)

Monday, April 28th 6-9pm

Wednesday, April 30th  6-9pm

Monday, May 5th 6-9 pm

Wednesday, May 7th  6-9 pm

Celebrate the coming summer and create a Mighty Tiki Statue that you can use to dress your deck, patio or bar. The workshop will explore the history of the Tiki and we will all work together to design some amazing sculptures.

 

The workshop will emphasize design and armature construction in addition to teaching several different papier mache methods. The finished Tikis will be approximately 2 ½ feet tall.

 

This unique experience is recommended for those 12 years and older. The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel,  lift and work in uncomfortable positions.

 

Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound, as well as latex and acrylic paints and wood stain.

 

Workshop cost is $100 per person which includes all tools and materials.

Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks available during class.

 

Call (989) 750-6457 to register.

 

Payment in the form of cash or check payable to Scott A. Stoll is due the first night of class.

 

Class size is limited to 6 seats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTERS! Papier Mache Workshop

Winter 2013 Workshops currently available at STOLLOWEEN Studio,718 George Street in Midland Michigan.

Please call (989) 750-6457 or visit the studio to register. 

  

MONSTERS!

Papier Mache Workshop (12 hours)

 

Tuesday, March 11th 6-9 pm

Thursday, March 13th 6-9 pm

Tuesday, March 18th 6-9 pm

Thursday, March 20th 6-9 pm

 

March is MONSTER month at STOLLOWEEN Studio. Join us and explore the dark recesses of your imagination as we spend four evenings creating some strange and whimsical monsters with nothing more than recycled cardboard, newspaper and magazines. This workshop will encourage free form building; you make it up as you go along rather than working from a sketch or preconceived concepts. During the classes you will given dozens of creative options to create hands, feet, teeth, horns, fins, ears….anything that will bring your monster to life!

 

This unique experience is recommended for those 12 years and older. The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel, lift and work in a variety of positions.

 

Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound as well as latex and acrylic paints. Participants will also be required to use hot glue guns and a variety of sharp cutting tools such as scissors and razor blades.

 

Workshop cost is $100 per person which includes all tools and materials.

 

Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks available during class.

 

Call (989) 750-6457 to register.

 

Payment in the form of cash or check is due at the first class. Class size is limited to eight seats.