Monday, July 27, 2009

Everything but...

…the kitchen sink.

Over the past year I have taught six papier mache workshops at Space Studios in Midland, MI.

Forty-three students have attended the classes and created dragons, gargoyles, frogs and pumpkins.

The classes are a lot of fun and I get the chance to meet some really creative and talented individuals but the workshops are a lot of work.

In addition to developing each project I must pack and bring all the necessary tools and materials for six to twelve students.

This may not sound like much but when you stop and think about every possible item you may use during the course of three hours you get the idea.

Newspaper, cardboard, scissors, tape, hot glue guns, markers, extension cords, tarps, fans, paste, clay, mixers and on and on.

The hardest part of teaching these workshops is the packing and transport.

Here are a few shots from unpacking my last papier mache frog class called Frog-O-Rama.

The photos show the materials required for one session, each class requires different materials so it’s always a challenge.

Also here are some photographs from some of the past workshops, there is a lot to see.

Dragon Workshop
Frog Workshops
Gargoyle Workshop
Pumpkin Workshops


Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Hi Scott -- great idea, to put the pumpkins up on those baskets -- ours were sticking to the newspaper on the tables. Thanks for sharing pics! It's the little things that help!!


Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Ah, I wish I was there. Thanks for sharing. Creatig a frog (at least trying to) is one of my first projects after Halloween!!! So excited!



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