September Online Workshops-Character Pumpkins

STOLLOWEEN CHARACTER PUMPKINS

STOLLOWEEN Studio’s September 2015 Online Workshop schedule. These workshops are an effective way to learn to work with papier mache on a project specific basis.

Each class is three sessions long, one class a week for three weeks.

During each session you have the opportunity to watch a live demonstration of the steps needed to complete your project as well as interact by asking questions specific to your particular project.

The atmosphere is casual and friendly, this is not rocket science, but there is a lot of information covered so be prepared to do a lot of work.

Please read the workshop technical requirements and registration instructions carefully.

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.

-Instruction specific to your goals.

-Support via email and text.

Online Papier Mache Character Pumpkin Workshop (4.5 hours total)

STOLLOWEEN CHARACTER PUMPKIN

Introducing the New Character Pumpkin Workshop, a completely new approach to creating papier mache pumpkins that is much easier and yields superior results.

Gone are the days of stuffing a garbage bag with newspaper or working with an inflated beach ball, while great techniques this new method is much better.

The Character Pumpkin Workshop will allow you to:

-Create any shape pumpkin you desire easily and precisely. (pear, oval, squashed)

-Build a pumpkin of any size.

-Reduce amount of strip mache needed.

-Achieve faster dry times.

-Create complex mouth features quickly and easily.

-Design and incorporate extreme three-dimensional features.

The photo above shows the pumpkins with about two hours of work invested at this point.

The new techniques dramatically reduce the total amount of time needed to finish a papier mache pumpkin.

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 class size is limited to six participants.

Character Pumpkins (Afternoon Sessions)

Please note that when you register for a class you must take all three sessions.

Wednesday, September 16th,   1 pm – 2:30 pm EST.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST.

Wednesday, September 30th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST.

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Character Pumpkins (Evening Sessions)

Please note that when you register for a class you must take all three sessions.

Wednesday, September 16th,   8 pm – 9:30 pm EST.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST.

Wednesday, September 30th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST.

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.

 

June 2015 Online Workshops

STOLLOWEEN Studio is excited to announce our June 2015 Online Workshop schedule. These workshops are an effective way to learn to work with papier mache on a project specific basis.

During each session you have the opportunity to watch a live demonstration of the steps needed to complete your project as well as interact by asking questions specific to your particular project.

The atmosphere is casual and friendly, this is not rocket science, but there is a lot of information covered so be prepared to do a lot of work.

Please read the workshop technical requirements and registration instructions carefully.

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.

-Instruction specific to your goals.

-Support via email and text.

Online Papier Mache Zombie Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

ZOMBIE

Monday, June 8th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, June 15th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, June 22nd, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, June 29th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm 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 class size is limited to six participants.

Online Papier Mache Gargoyle Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

GARGOYLE

Wednesday, June 10th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, June 17th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, June 24th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 1st, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a large Gargoyle type sculpture. During the workshop you will learn how to assemble the armature using supplied instructions and how to sculpt with homemade paper clay.

This project can be scaled to any size you desire but be warned that this is a large project  that will require a good amount of work on your end to complete.

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 class size is limited to six participants.

Online Hand Armature Workshop (2 Hours Online Training)

HANDS

***The Tuesday, June 23rd Workshop is sold out***

Tuesday, June 23rd, 8 pm – 10 pm EST (sold out)

and

Tuesday, June 30th, 8 pm – 10 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a detailed hand armature than can then be finished using several different papier mache techniques.

The techniques can be used to create hands suitable for any size prop. The two hour class will demonstrate the steps needed to create the armature and sculpt details using home made paper clay. This demonstration will not cover painting techniques.

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: $35.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

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.

 

Haunters Hangout Season 3 Finale

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.

 

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (1)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (2)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (3)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (4)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (5)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (6)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (7)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (8)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (9)

ANAMORPHIC ARTWORK (5)

 

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