July 8th, 2013
As a child I used to draw monsters and as an adult I continue to doodle monsters every chance I get. This is very special class designed for children 6 to 12 years old who along with an accompanying adult will use their imagination to draw a monster then turn that artwork into a fabulous papier mache sculpture.
During the first two hour session we will look at inspirational monsters in movies and books such as Monsters Inc., Where the Wild Things Are and the Dr. Suess books, then create a drawing and start constructing the sculpture. The second and third sessions will use papier mache and the final class will be painting.
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 adult and child duo which includes all tools and materials.
You are encouraged to bring your own drink and snack. No alcoholic beverages please. Call (989) 750-6457 to register. Payment is due
May 22nd, 2013
Completed a 5 ½ foot tall praying mantis sculpture for the 2013 Summer Sculpture Series Downtown Midland.
The big guy will be delivered this week and all things considered it was a very fun project.
The “Mighty Midland Mantis” was constructed from ½ inch pieces of plywood that were designed to fit together using minimum hardware.
The project was very much like assembling a large wood puzzle.
The sculpture will be displayed in the downtown are of the city during June, July, August and September.
February 12th, 2011
Boris is a troll designed for the 2011 Downtown Midland Summer Sculpture Series.
The committee meets next week to select a number of trolls that will be displayed in our downtown area throughout the summer.
Boris will be created from several papier mache techniques and sealed with an industrial clear coat.
Boris will stand approximately 4 feet tall and be 3 feet wide and deep.
The rendering is a 1/6 scale clay sculpture based on some rough concept sketches, the clay miniature will be used to obtain proper measurements and proportions for the full scale papier mache version.