Haunters Hangout Season 3 Finale

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.

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 2013

The yard display went up on Monday, October 28th and while technically it was the smallest display we have done since 2006 it did feature a lot of new pieces.

 

New for 2013 were three large Green Demons, two Green Goblins, a dozen papier mache Tombstones and two new Gargoyles.

 

The three evenings leading up to Halloween were beautiful but Wednesday night the rain started and by my estimation we received over two inches of rain by Thursday morning. This is the second year of crappy weather but we pushed through the mess and had a fun Halloween all the same.

 

Hope everybody’s favorite day was fun and safe….now get started on 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ho.Ho.Ho. Brains!

 

Zombies!

Papier Mache Workshop

 

 

Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean that you need to forget about your undead friends. A severed zombie head would be the perfect gift for the horror fan in your life or as a special gift to yourself.

 

Join us for three November evenings of icky, sticky, rotted zombie building fun. These classes have proven to be a tremendous amount of fun and most of the students have come back to take additional classes.

 

Participants create their own life-sized severed zombie head using a variety of papier mache techniques and commonly found recycled items.

 

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.

 

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

 

You are encouraged to bring your own drink and snack. Call (989) 750-6457 to register. Payment is due at the first class. Class size is limited to 8 seats.

 

Tuesday, November 12th,  6-9pm

Thursday, November 14th,  6-9pm

Tuesday, November 19th,   6-9pm

 

Ice Ice Baby

 

Snowmen!

Papier Mache Workshop

 

 

Just because the weather outside is frightful doesn’t mean you can’t build something delightful.

 

Introducing the new STOLLOWEEN Papier Mache Snowman Workshop, your chance to build a large 32 inch tall Snowman, the choice of classic or creepy style is totally up to you.

 

During the workshop you will learn several different papier mache techniques and a variety of methods to create different hats and faces.

 

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.

 

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

 

You are encouraged to bring your own drink and snack.

 

Call (989) 750-6457 to register. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at the beginning of the first session.

 

Class size is limited to 8 seats.

Please note that the November Snowman workshop is now filled.

 

Monday, November 11th,  6-9pm

Wednesday, November 13th,  6-9pm

Monday, November 18th,   6-9pm

Wednesday, November 20th,  6-9pm

 

December Snowman Class

Tuesday, December 3rd, 6-9pm

Thursday, December 5th, 6-9pm

Tuesday, December 10th, 6-9pm

Thursday, December 12th, 6-9pm