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GateKeeper Tutorial

October 15th, 2012

 

 

The GateKeepers are large gargoyle/demon/alien hybrids that stand guard at the gate of our 2012 Halloween Display. Based on a sketch I created this past summer these creatures are made from papier mache over a wood form. 

 

Complete documentation of the process can be found here.

 

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Great Pumpkin Workshop II

August 9th, 2012

Legacy Art Studio and Gallery and STOLLOWEEN present The Great Pumpkin Workshop II in Midland, Michigan.

 

You have never built a pumpkin like this before!

 

Join us in September for The Great Pumpkin Workshop II where you will create your very own papier mache pumpkin over the course of four evenings.

 

This workshop will teach a variety of papier mache techniques including a new process that has never been made public until now.

 

Participants will learn everything they need to know about building armatures, mixing paste, working with paper clay and utilizing different painting techniques.

 

The class is fun, fast paced and chances are good you will make a few new friends during the process. There are only ten seats available for this workshop which allows for a personalized experience.

 

All tools and materials are supplied and no experience required.

 

Cost is $100 per person.

 

Tuesday, September 11th:  6-9pm

Thursday, September 13th:  6-9pm

Tuesday, September 18th:  6-9pm

Thursday, September 20th:  6-9pm

 

Participants will need to use a variety of tools such as scissors, sharp tools and hot glue guns.

 

The class is somewhat physical requiring standing, bending and lifting during each three hour session. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.

 

The workshop uses wheat flour based paste, joint compound and latex paint and may be unsuitable for those sensitive to these materials. No toxic materials are used.

 

The Great Pumpkin Workshop II is recommended for ages 16 and up.

 

If you register and are unable to attend please notify us at least 72 hours prior to the first class so we can fill your spot in the workshop

 

To register please contact Hannah Manges at 989-835-1655.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween 2011 Gallery

November 1st, 2011

Click here for the gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

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Embrace the Darkness

October 29th, 2011

We decked out our back yard in a very scary fashion. Saturday, October 29th will be the only night to view our Halloween display. This year the props are in the back yard along with a roaring fire, s’more fixings and other assorted treats. Dress warm and help us celebrate our favorite holiday.

 

 

 

Please park across the street and use caution crossing the road as it is currently under construction. The display is scheduled to operate from 7pm until 10pm weather permitting. Please email me if you need our address or further information. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Concept To Completion

October 9th, 2011

There are two approaches I take when building a project. The first is working from preconceived designs such as sketches or photos and the second is creating freeform where I just wing it and let the project go where it needs to go.

 

Here are some examples of projects that were built from concept art. Some examples are well refined designs and some are very loose sketches representing the desired goal.

 

Gourdon Rotsworth

 

Buster Gravesly

 

Boris The Bolter

 

Charles McScardeylantern designed by Jasper Anderson

 

Pirate Skulls

 

 

Sir Rip D. Fleshkin designed by Breck Torres and Dustin Obermeyer

 

 

 

Arsenic Asylum

 

Character Tombstones

 

 

Witches

 


 

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Sir Rip D. Fleshkin

October 9th, 2011

This pumpkin was the most creative concept winner in the 2nd Annual Build Me A Pumpkin contest held on the STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.

 

Introducing Sir Rip D. Fleshkin designed by Breck Torres and Dustin Obermeyer. 

 

Fun concept to turn the stem into arms and hands, during the build I decided to remove one of the fingers because it seemed to work better.

 

Sir Rip also features removable eyeballs which can be displayed during the day and removed at night to allow the light to shine through the eye holes.

 

 

 

 

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Charles McScardeylantern

October 9th, 2011

This pumpkin was the random drawing winner in the 2nd Annual Build Me A Pumpkin contest held on the STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.

 

Introducing Charles McScardeylantern designed by Jasper Anderson.

 

Charles mcScardeylantern was a very fun build, especially the rotted side which was achieved by soaking blue shop towels in papier mache paste.

 

The pumpkin also features five large black flies which can be repositioned or removed if desired.

 

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Workshop Finis

October 9th, 2011

 

 

Wrapped our four day Great Pumpkin Workshop this past week and the results pretty amazing…nine very cool pumpkins were created by nine very awesome people.

 

 

 


 

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Great Pumpkin Workshop

August 20th, 2011

 

Class Description:

 

Spend four fun filled evenings at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery in Midland Michigan creating your very own papier mache pumpkin.

 

Scott A. Stoll will teach you a variety of techniques and lead you through the process of building an incredible pumpkin using your own design.

 

The class is fun, fast paced and chances are good you will make a few new friends during the process.

 

All tools and materials are supplied and no experience is required.

 

Time and Dates: 

 

Tuesday, September 27th 6-9pm

Thursday, September 29th  6-9pm

Tuesday, October 4th 6-9pm

Thursday, October 6th 6-9pm

 

Cost: $95.00 per person. 


Registration:

 

To register please contact Hannah Manges at 989-835-1655

Legacy Art Studio and Gallery,  716 George Street, Midland, Michigan

 

Disclaimer:

 

The Great Pumpkin Workshop is recommended for ages 12 and older. Participants will need to use a variety of tools such as scissors, sharp blades and hot glue guns. The class is physical requiring standing, bending and lifting during each three hour session. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing. The workshop uses wheat flour, drywall joint compound, white glue and latex paint and may be unsuitable for those sensitive to these materials.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Looks Like More Pumpkins…..

August 2nd, 2011

 

 

This year I told myself I was not creating anymore papier mache pumpkins…none, nadda, zip, zero.

 

As always my plans change during the course of the year…need to be flexible.

 

First off I will be teaching a papier mache workshop in late September, four sessions teaching the techniques required to make a pumpkin from a trash bag and recycled materials.

 

 

I’m working on the course description and details but will tell you that the classes will be offered at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery in Midland, Michigan.

 

Legacy is a great place with a good vibe, check them out if you live in the Midland area, you can also check them out on Facebook.

 

The second reason I’m making more pumpkins is that I’ve had requests for more tortured pumpkins…so I’ve got about 20 in the works that will be offered in my Etsy Shop in a few weeks.

 

And finally I will be making two more pumpkins for the winners of the “Build Me A Pumpkin” contest held on my STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.  

 

 

You can find the details on www.torturedpumpkins.com .

 

Plans change.

 

Stay tuned for information on the upcoming workshop.

 

 

 

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