Studio Workshops April 2015

The April Workshops are full, thank you for your interest.

The following are workshops being offered at STOLLOWEEN Studio at 716 George Street in Midland, Michigan. Please note that the studio is closing on May 17th, 2015 so these are the final classes available. 

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Papier Mache Pumpkin Workshop (12 Hours)

Tuesday, April 7th 6pm – 9pm

Thursday, April 9th 6pm – 9pm

Tuesday, April 14th 6pm – 9pm

Thursday, April 16th 6pm – 9pm

Join us for some papier mache pumpkin making fun!

There are a lot of different tutorials available to make a papier mache pumpkins but this class will focus on an original technique that makes the process not only easier but yield better results.

Pumpkins are a staple of Halloween and this is your chance to learn a number of different techniques that can be applied to other projects.

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.

The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel, lift and work in uncomfortable positions.

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

Call (989) 750-6457 to register.

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.

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Papier Mache Zombie Head (9 Hours)

Monday, April 20th 6pm – 9pm

Wednesday, April 22nd 6pm – 9pm

Monday, April 27th 6pm – 9pm

Ever since I was a kid I loved zombies – I thought they were the best things ever and that was way before it was cool to like zombies.

Join us for three evenings of icky, sticky, rotted zombie building fun. Participants create their own life-sized severed zombie head using a variety of papier mache techniques and commonly found recycled items.

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.

The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel, lift and work in uncomfortable positions.

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

Call (989) 750-6457 to register.

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.

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.

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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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

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Workshop Schedule

Fall 2013 Workshops currently available at STOLLOWEEN Studio,718 George Street in Midland Michigan.

Please call (989) 750-6457 or visit the studio to register.

Pumpkins, Zombies, Gargoyles and Tombstones…all in time for Halloween!

 

 

Pumpkins

Papier Mache Workshop

This is the last Pumpkin workshop for the 2013 Halloween season!

This is your chance to start building some great Jack O’Lantern props for Halloween. The September Pumpkin Workshop will allow participants to create their own large pumpkin complete with an elaborate carved face of their choosing. Past workshops have proven to be a very fun and enjoyable experience all while learning many different papier mache techniques.

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.

CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS.

 

 

 

Zombie Heads

Papier Mache Workshop

 

 

Back by popular demand, this is the final Zombie Workshop before Halloween!

Ever since I was a kid I loved zombies – I thought they were the best things ever and that was way before it was cool to like zombies.

Join us for four evenings of icky, sticky, rotted zombie building fun. 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 16 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.

CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS.

 

 

 

Gargoyles

Papier Mache Workshop

The biggest and most ambitious workshop ever, fifteen hours of prop building fun as you create a large 28 inch high Gargoyle. Over the course of five evenings you will build a complex armature and work with several different papier mache techniques to make a unique Gargoyle prop.

This workshop will be fun but also note that it will be a lot of work. Up to the challenge? Give us a call.

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 $125 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 6 seats.

Monday, October 7th 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 8th 6-9pm

Wednesday, October 9th 6-9pm

Monday, October 14th 6-9pm

Wednesday, October 16th 6-9pm

 

 

 

Tombstones

Papier Mache Workshop

 

The first Tombstone Workshop was so much fun and produced such amazing results that another has been added for October.

Introducing the new STOLLOWEEN Papier Mache Tombstone Workshop, your chance to create a large, fully three dimensional and very creepy tombstone. During the workshop you will learn several different papier mache techniques along with methods to make engraved lettering, bevels, skull adornments, ornate designs, crack, spider webs and vines.

Students will need to supply their own large cardboard box and foam packaging materials and have access to a computer and printer for the tombstone lettering. Further details will be discussed when you call to register.

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 (except for the cardboard and foam packaging).

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 6 seats.

Tuesday, October 15th  6-9pm

Thursday, October 17th  6-9pm

Tuesday, October 22nd  6-9pm

Thursday October 24th  6-9pm

Win a STOLLOWEEN Pumpkin!

 

Attention everyone living in the Midland, Michigan area, now through September 28th you have a chance to win a custom built STOLLOWEEN papier mache pumpkin.

 

Visit Sleepy Hollow Bookshop located at 22 Ashman Circle, Midland, Mi and pick up the rules and entry form.

 

The contest is simple, design a spooktacular pumpkin design and bring it back to the bookshop where it will be displayed and during the week of September 30th the public will vote on their favorite design.

 

The winner will receive a custom papier mache pumpkin based their design!

 

If you have never been to Sleepy Hollow Bookshop you are missing one of the coolest places in Midland, so stop in, browse the thousands and thousands of used books and get creative and submit an entry.

 

Good luck to all. Be creative and have fun! Please share this with all your Midland friends, I would love to see the Bookshop filled with creative pumpkin artwork!