It’s a new year and time to start planning for Halloween 2016! We are resuscitating the Halloween prop building group and our first build is set to begin to begin on Feb. 1 and will be a paper mache pumpkin. This will be aimed at the beginning paper mache artist as it is one of the easiest and most basic projects but everyone is invited to join in.
If you are wondering what the prop building group is about, it is a place to learn and build together. There is an instructor who will present a list of materials, give step-by-step instructions for each build and answer any questions you might have. You also have the opportunity to work with and learn from your fellow classmates as well. The group originally started its first project in 2009 and featured some awesome props such as Terra’s “Beloved” tombstone and Dave in the Grave’s tombstone peeper.
The materials list for the first prop build is posted in the Tutorials and Step-by-Step section under the Halloween Prop Building Group. I tried to post everything you might need to complete the project and it seems the list is a mile long. It’s really pretty basic and you probably already have most of the items.
I also want to point out that there will be two threads for each build. One will be the instructor’s thread in which the steps to the build will be posted and is for the instructor’s use only. The other will be the student’s thread where you can ask questions and post pictures of your progress
We have some subsequent builds lined up and I will post updates as soon as I hear back from the instructors.
If you have any suggestions for future project or if you are interested in instructing a project feel free to comment here or send me a PM. We need instructors for static and animated props and I would personally love to see some LED lighting tutorials and a tombstone build.
And finally a big thank you to Muffy for all the help and guidance she has given through the past few months to get this up and running. She was instrumental in the formation of the online prop building group and would like to see it up and running once again.