February 2015 Online Classes

STOLLOWEEN Studio is excited to announce Online Papier Mache Workshops to compliment the studio based Papier Mache Workshops for those that live too far away to attend the Midland Michigan based classes.

Online Workshops Require:

-A computer with high-speed internet access and a webcam, microphone, and headphones. (Please use headphones to reduce feedback)

-Access to materials required to make paper clay including flour, cellulose insulation, and drywall joint compound.

Online Workshops Offer:

-Complete listing of tools and materials.

-Project templates. (If Applicable)

-Four live webcam sessions.

-Support via email and text.

Online Papier Mache Miniature Haunted HouseFEBRUARY ONLINE TRAINING  (14)

Monday, February 16th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Wednesday, February 18th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Monday, February 23th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Wednesday, February 25th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a ghoulish miniature haunted houses. During the sessions you learn how to build armatures, work with homemade paper clay and create dozens of accessories for your haunted house.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note that there are limited spaces available per workshop.

Online Papier Mache Zombie Workshop

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Tuesday, February 17th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Thursday, February 19th 8pm – 9:30pm EST

Tuesday, February 24th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Thursday, February 26th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a rotting zombie head. During the workshop you will learn how to assemble the armature using supplied templates as well as how to sculpt with homemade paper clay.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note that there are limited spaces available per workshop.

 

To register for a class send an email to stolloween@gmail.com with the following information.

Please include which workshop you would like to take in the subject heading.

Name:

Location:

Phone Number:

(Note: Your phone number will only be used in case of technical difficulties such as power outages or internet issues.)

Do you have texting capabilities?

Within 24 hours of sending your request, I will send a money request via Paypal to your email. Class payment can be completed using Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card. Once your payment is received you will be sent an email containing the tools/material list and directions for attending the first session.

Please be aware that I live in the Eastern Time Zone and all posted times are EST.

The Fine Print:

You agree that you will not sell or publicly share the information contained in this online class including all written materials, video segments, photos, templates or unique techniques demonstrated in the class. 

You agree that the use of this workshop and all information and content contained herein is at your own risk and there is no warranty expressly made herein. 

You agree to hold Scott A. Stoll and www.stolloween.com harmless for any property damage, personal injury and/or death, or any other loss or damage that may result from the use of the workshop information, tools, materials and/or techniques. 

You understand that there are numerous technical issues such as power outages, internet connectivity and computer problems that can affect the scheduled training sessions.

 

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.