Join us in our new studio located at 716 George Street in Midland Michigan as we spend four evenings creating some fun Big Monster Head props.
This project starts with a very unique way to create a three dimensional armature from a two dimensional silhouette. You can design your own or use one of the thirteen patterns available.
Once the armature has been created you will use strip mache to complete the form and then sculpt the final shape and textures using clay made from paper. The Big Monster Heads shown in the photos are simplistic and sort of retro but you will have the opportunity to add much more detail.
The finished Big Monster Head is flat on the back allowing it to be hung on a wall for display or mounted along with a torso and hands for a complete character.
This class requires no previous papier mache experience, only a willingness to work hard and follow instructions.
The classes involve a lot of physical activity such as standing, lifting, bending and using you hands to sculpt clay.
All tools and materials are supplied.
The workshops are very casual and designed to allow anyone regardless of artistic talent to complete a finished piece.
Students must be at least 16 years old, if a younger child is interested they must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Workshops start at 6 pm sharp with the studio opening 15 minutes prior if you wish to get situated and socialize.
Classes run until approximately 9 pm. (3 hours each)
Feel free to bring a drink and a snack, the studio will provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
The cost is $100 per person which includes a total of 12 hours of studio time plus all materials.
If you would like to sign up for a workshop please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the workshop in the subject line.
Payment can be made via cash, check or money order. You may also pay with a credit card via email.
Payment must be made by first night of class.
Class size is limited to 10 seats.
New! Torso/Hand Workshop
After the Big Monster Head workshop has wrapped a Torso/Hand workshop will begin allowing you to create a body and hands for your finished Big Monster Head.
This workshop will use papier mache as well as monster mud (joint compound/latex paint mixture) and other materials such as wood, fabric and pvc pipe.
The torso and hand workshop is designed to accommodate flat back heads such as the Big Monster Heads.
This class will have limited seating and cost $100 per person with no discounts available.
You can make the decision to participate after the Big Monster Head workshop is completed.