Kid’s Monster Factory

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

at the first class. Class is limited to 5 adult and child duos.

 

STOLLOWEEN Studio Tour

On April 17th, 2013 we moved into some new studio space at 718 George Street in Midland, MI.

 

The new workshop is not huge, around 900 sq. feet but it’s a huge improvement over working out of my basement, garage and dining room table.

 

Renting studio space serves two purposes.

 

First it gives me more room to build and a place to hold papier mache workshops.

 

And secondly, and most importantly it gets the majority of my Halloween stuff out of the house, a huge selling factor for my wife.

 

Basically this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, my own little space dedicated to something I really enjoy.

 

If you ever find yourself in the Midland area please take a moment to stop in and check it out.

 

 

Workshop Finis

 

 

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.

 

 

 


Great Pumpkin Workshop

 

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.

 


 

 

 

 

Looks Like More Pumpkins…..

 

 

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.