Thursday, May 11, 2006

Our First Workshop!

On Tuesday, the entire Monster Factory (plus two sewing machines, some pattern drafting tools, a variety of fabrics and a bag of stuffing) piled into a car and headed north on Yonge Street, all the way to Aurora and our destination: Arts Day at St Andrew's College.

The lovely Randi Berman, who is the middle school arts teacher at St. Andrews, invited us to come up and instruct a couple of workshops on Monster Making 101. We had a busy day, split into two intense 140 minute blocks of creature creation, with 8 students per session. Our goal was to take the students through the process we undergo when making a monster from start to finish. By the end of the day the St. Andrews boys had designed, patterned, cut, sewed, and stuffed four very original and wicked monsters, complete with names and characteristics.

It was an awesome experience. The students were wildly creative and came up with some fantastic ideas: like snake hands, doughnut-holed torso's, double-headed ambition, and mohawked lizard heads!

We would like to thank Randi Berman for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event, and the other great staff at St Andrew's who helped us out through out the day, and of course to the middle school students who made our day an amazing monster riot!

We took a few photos of the event that we would like to share:




Hammer Head, and others.

Bliss displaying a masterpiece. Check it out, a hole straight through the centre!

The Mac-FADS team!

Deep in a design brainstorm.

Two of the creators displaying their double headed wonder.

Two members of the A-Jam team.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you spelt hole wrong in the picture of the hammer head. you spelt it as whole

1:29 PM  
Blogger monster factory said...


11:37 PM  
Blogger adam dunn said...

hey, you spelled 'spelled' wrong. spelt is a hardy variety of wheat.

11:46 PM  
Blogger rhya said...

spelling war!

11:07 PM  

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