February 2015 Online Classes

STOLLOWEEN Studio is excited to announce Online Papier Mache Workshops to compliment the studio based Papier Mache Workshops for those that live too far away to attend the Midland Michigan based classes.

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.

-Support via email and text.

Online Papier Mache Miniature Haunted HouseFEBRUARY ONLINE TRAINING  (14)

Monday, February 16th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Wednesday, February 18th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Monday, February 23th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Wednesday, February 25th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

This workshop will show you how to turn recycled cardboard and newspaper into a ghoulish miniature haunted houses. During the sessions you learn how to build armatures, work with homemade paper clay and create dozens of accessories for your haunted house.

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 that there are limited spaces available per workshop.

Online Papier Mache Zombie Workshop

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Tuesday, February 17th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Thursday, February 19th 8pm – 9:30pm EST

Tuesday, February 24th  8pm – 9:30pm EST

Thursday, February 26th  8pm – 9:30pm 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 that there are limited spaces available per workshop.

 

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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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