July 2015 Online Workshops

STOLLOWEEN Studio’s July 2015 Online Workshop schedule. These workshops are an effective way to learn to work with papier mache on a project specific basis.

During each session you have the opportunity to watch a live demonstration of the steps needed to complete your project as well as interact by asking questions specific to your particular project.

The atmosphere is casual and friendly, this is not rocket science, but there is a lot of information covered so be prepared to do a lot of work.

Please read the workshop technical requirements and registration instructions carefully.

Online Workshops Require:

-A computer with high-speed internet access and a webcam, microphone, and headphones. (Please use headphones to reduce feedback)

-Access to materials required to make paper clay including flour, cellulose insulation, and drywall joint compound.

Online Workshops Offer:

-Complete listing of tools and materials.

-Project templates. (If Applicable)

-Four live webcam sessions.

-Instruction specific to your goals.

-Support via email and text.

Online Papier Mache Zombie Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

ZOMBIE

ZOMBIE TROPHY HEADS (4)

Monday, July 6th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Monday, July 13th, 1pm – 2:30 pm EST

Monday, July 20th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Monday, July 27th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a rotting zombie head. During the workshop you will learn how to assemble the armature using supplied templates as well as how to sculpt with homemade paper clay.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

Online Papier Mache Gargoyle Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

GARGOYLE

 

GARGOYLE STUDIO (1)

Wednesday, July 8th, 1pm – 2:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 15th, 1pm – 2:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 22nd, 1pm – 2:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 29th, 1pm – 2:30 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a large Gargoyle type sculpture. During the workshop you will learn how to assemble the armature using supplied instructions and how to sculpt with homemade paper clay.

This project can be scaled to any size you desire but be warned that this is a large project  that will require a good amount of work on your end to complete.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

Online Hand Armature Workshop (2 Hours Online Training)

HANDS

Tuesday, June 30th, 8 pm – 10 pm EST

and

Tuesday, July 7th, 1pm – 3pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a detailed hand armature than can then be finished using several different papier mache techniques.

The techniques can be used to create hands suitable for any size prop. The two hour class will demonstrate the steps needed to create the armature and sculpt details using home made paper clay. This demonstration will not cover painting techniques.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $35.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

Online Papier Mache Tombstone Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

TOMBSTONE

TOMBSTONE 3 (16)

Monday, July 6th, 8pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, July 13th, 8pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, July 20th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, July 27th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a chunky, elaborate ancient tombstone. The size of the tombstone is totally up to you as well as the design and detailing. During the workshop you will learn how to assemble the armature as well as create engraved lettering and creepy adornments. The tombstone workshop has proven to be a favorite in the studio based classes and translates well to online instruction.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

Online MONSTERS: From Children’s Artwork Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

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CREATURE FROM BLACK LAGOON

Wednesday, July 8th, 8pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 15th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 29th, 8pm – 9:30 pm EST

This is one of my favorite classes and allows you to take a child’s drawing and turn it into a three-dimensional papier mache sculpture. Imagine taking one of your son’s, daughter’s, grand kid’s, niece’s or nephew’s drawings and bringing it to life by creating a treasured keepsake. The techniques are simple but the results are fantastic.

Once registered you will need to supply me with a scan or a good quality photograph of the artwork you intend to create in the third dimension so that I can prepare the steps needed to instruct you.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

To register for a class send an email to stolloween@gmail.com with the following information.

Please include which workshop you would like to take in the subject heading.

Name:

Location:

Phone Number:

(Note: Your phone number will only be used in case of technical difficulties such as power outages or internet issues.)

Do you have texting capabilities?

Within 24 hours of sending your request, I will send a money request via Paypal to your email. Class payment can be completed using Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card. Once your payment is received you will be sent an email containing the tools/material list and directions for attending the first session.

Please be aware that I live in the Eastern Time Zone and all posted times are EST.

The Fine Print:

You agree that you will not sell or publicly share the information contained in this online class including all written materials, video segments, photos, templates or unique techniques demonstrated in the class. 

You agree that the use of this workshop and all information and content contained herein is at your own risk and there is no warranty expressly made herein. 

You agree to hold Scott A. Stoll and www.stolloween.com harmless for any property damage, personal injury and/or death, or any other loss or damage that may result from the use of the workshop information, tools, materials and/or techniques. 

You understand that there are numerous technical issues such as power outages, internet connectivity and computer problems that can affect the scheduled training sessions.

 

June 2015 Online Workshops

STOLLOWEEN Studio is excited to announce our June 2015 Online Workshop schedule. These workshops are an effective way to learn to work with papier mache on a project specific basis.

During each session you have the opportunity to watch a live demonstration of the steps needed to complete your project as well as interact by asking questions specific to your particular project.

The atmosphere is casual and friendly, this is not rocket science, but there is a lot of information covered so be prepared to do a lot of work.

Please read the workshop technical requirements and registration instructions carefully.

Online Workshops Require:

-A computer with high-speed internet access and a webcam, microphone, and headphones. (Please use headphones to reduce feedback)

-Access to materials required to make paper clay including flour, cellulose insulation, and drywall joint compound.

Online Workshops Offer:

-Complete listing of tools and materials.

-Project templates. (If Applicable)

-Four live webcam sessions.

-Instruction specific to your goals.

-Support via email and text.

Online Papier Mache Zombie Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

ZOMBIE

Monday, June 8th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, June 15th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, June 22nd, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Monday, June 29th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a rotting zombie head. During the workshop you will learn how to assemble the armature using supplied templates as well as how to sculpt with homemade paper clay.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

Online Papier Mache Gargoyle Workshop (6 Hours Online Training)

GARGOYLE

Wednesday, June 10th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, June 17th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, June 24th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 1st, 8 pm – 9:30 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a large Gargoyle type sculpture. During the workshop you will learn how to assemble the armature using supplied instructions and how to sculpt with homemade paper clay.

This project can be scaled to any size you desire but be warned that this is a large project  that will require a good amount of work on your end to complete.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $100.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

Online Hand Armature Workshop (2 Hours Online Training)

HANDS

***The Tuesday, June 23rd Workshop is sold out***

Tuesday, June 23rd, 8 pm – 10 pm EST (sold out)

and

Tuesday, June 30th, 8 pm – 10 pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a detailed hand armature than can then be finished using several different papier mache techniques.

The techniques can be used to create hands suitable for any size prop. The two hour class will demonstrate the steps needed to create the armature and sculpt details using home made paper clay. This demonstration will not cover painting techniques.

NOTE: This workshop requires cellulose fiber insulation to make the paper clay used in the process. Please make sure you have access to this material before registering.

Price: $35.00 USD per person.

*Please note class size is limited to six participants.

To register for a class send an email to stolloween@gmail.com with the following information.

Please include which workshop you would like to take in the subject heading.

Name:

Location:

Phone Number:

(Note: Your phone number will only be used in case of technical difficulties such as power outages or internet issues.)

Do you have texting capabilities?

Within 24 hours of sending your request, I will send a money request via Paypal to your email. Class payment can be completed using Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card. Once your payment is received you will be sent an email containing the tools/material list and directions for attending the first session.

Please be aware that I live in the Eastern Time Zone and all posted times are EST.

The Fine Print:

You agree that you will not sell or publicly share the information contained in this online class including all written materials, video segments, photos, templates or unique techniques demonstrated in the class. 

You agree that the use of this workshop and all information and content contained herein is at your own risk and there is no warranty expressly made herein. 

You agree to hold Scott A. Stoll and www.stolloween.com harmless for any property damage, personal injury and/or death, or any other loss or damage that may result from the use of the workshop information, tools, materials and/or techniques. 

You understand that there are numerous technical issues such as power outages, internet connectivity and computer problems that can affect the scheduled training sessions.

 

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.

Anamorphic Drawing

This evening I experimented with some anamorphic artwork. Anamorphic artwork is flat art (2D) that has been distorted so that when viewed from a certain vantage point appears three dimensional. These examples were achieved using Photoshop and some of my old artwork, in addition to the distortion adding shadows and cutting the paper added to the illusion. The 3D effect only works if you close one eye or view it through a camera lens, even so I’m sure there could be a cool application in a haunt or Halloween display. There are a lot of tutorials and videos showing how to creating this effect, I followed a tutorial on www.instructables.com to create these pieces.

 

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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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HALLOWEEN 2014 STOLLOWEEN STUDIO (1)

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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!