Today is August 7th, 2009 and I have finally compiled my list of projects I hope to get completed before October 31st.
The list is ambitious and contains a few new props that will hopefully take me outside my comfort zone.
I realize it’s not possible to read the actual list of props but I think some things are better left shrouded in mystery.
Halloween is only 84 days away and the details of the list will be unveiled at that time.
Over the past year I have taught six papier mache workshops at Space Studios, a local art gallery/pottery studio located in Midland, MI.
The workshops have featured dragons, frogs, gargoyles and pumpkins. Forty three students have attended the workshops and I have logged over 70 hours of teaching experience. The workshops have consumed hundreds of pounds of four, hundreds of hot glue sticks, countless rolls of masking tape and many pounds of recycled newspaper.
The best thing about teaching workshops besides the chance to play with papier mache is the chance to meet a variety of creative and talented people. Most folks attending the workshops had not worked with papier mache since their elementary school days and the classes showed them all the wonders possible with papier mache.
Here are some photographs from the past workshops:
If you are curious as to some of the work involved in teaching these classes click here.