Meeting Date 02/19/2011
Workshop How to Paint Your Haunt Scary(er)
Meeting Location Stockton, ca
Taught by Cory Hunt
Workshop Title: How to Paint Your Haunt Scary(er) Instructor: Cory Hunt, Nightmare Playgrounds
Date: February 19, 2011 Contact info:email@example.com
Time: 10:30 am until done (about 4:30 pm)
Host: Weston Ranch High School Drama Geeks and Literary Club
February 19th 2011 started off as a quiet day in Stockton. Slightly overcast with a chance of rain in the evening. But inside the quiet drama theater of Weston Ranch High School was a storm of activity provided by Cory Hunt and his minions from Nightmare Playgrounds. His class on “How to paint your haunt scary(er)” was a thunderstorm of knowledge that he shared from his many years in drama and haunting.
The day began in the main theater where everyone took their seats and listened to Cory give a quick but info-packed lecture on lighting and its effect on paint colors, as well as how to use them together. With a light box filled with different colored LEDs and the house lights dimmed Cory showed the effects different colors can have on highly detailed painted walls. Reinforcing that painted details can be lost if the wrong lighting is applied which wastes a lot of time as well as money.
After the quick lecture everyone was invited to come up on stage and paint at one of the 5 stations. Brick, peeling wallpaper, peeling paint on concrete, water damaged plaster wall, and wood slats. Each station was set up with a TV and DVD player with a 5-minute video that briefly explained the technique of each station. Once done, each member placed the newly painted 12”x12” OSB board down to dry and went to the next station.
Once most everyone completed all 5 stations and their boards left to dry, it was time to take a break and have some lunch. During lunch Bryan Patterson let everyone in on the latest news and happenings with follow-ups and support by Robert Santos about the up-coming March meeting as well as the need for Maker Faire committee volunteers and the possibility of a caravan to the West Coast Haunters Convention in May. This was followed by a brief discussion from Dexter about the possibility of video taping each meeting.
Once the food settled it was time to head back outside where Cory held a speed demo on creating rusty looking pipes from PVC pipe, Perlite and gold brownish paint.
Once the boards were dry, the storm inside the theatre began to subside and the storm out side was gaining momentum. Rain began to fall while everyone packed up their cars with the freshly painted boards from all 5 stations. All the while the real storm that brewed was the thoughts and new ideas given to us from Cory’s excellent instruction that will live in the attendees’ minds forever.