Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Morpheus Box

Time for another Online Workshop!
Registration Begins Feb. 28th
Class Starts May 4th

One again I am reaching into the vault and bringing a class from days of yore to the Internet.  This time we've got a bit of movement to spice things up a bit.
The Morpheus Box
As a kid I loved magicians. One of my most cherished memories was when I used to go to magic shops with my grandfather. I was fascinated with secret compartments, velvet curtains and trap doors. Finally, after all these years I have found a way to apply some of those childhood memories to the art-making process.

In this class we will be creating an art chamber with rotating art….literally. Using assemblage and collage the students will create shadow box that has not one, not two, not three, but FOUR options for the viewer. If you get bored with an image, simply give it a spin and…Presto…a new image appears….like magic.

I will be showing students a variety of assemblage,  techniques to build and adorn our chamber of change. Don't worry if you're not the handiest with tools...neither am I.  My construction techniques are very simple and easy to follow.  I do recommend two tools for the class that will make your life a whole lot easier: Dremel Rotary Tool and a power drill.
After the construction is all done I will go over a multitude of painting techniques and collage techniques to get this transformation box looking nice and dreamy.  

Question you may have:

  • How much does it cost?   $99.99 
  • When does it begin? 5/4/13
  • How long does it run?  The class will be available for 2 months
  • How does it differ from live class?  Online classes allow for a bit more in depth explanations of techniques etc.
  • Will there be video?  A: Yes.  I have about 180 of minutes of protected video that only students will be able to access.
  • Will it be live?  No.  I will not be doing live video, but I will be setting up a Yahoo Group where I will be available to discuss your questions.  However I each week I will record a video responding to all the questions posed in the Yahoo group.
  • Can you tell me more about the Yahoo Group?   Students can access this anytime and discuss issues with other students.  A gallery is also available for students to share current and past works. 
  • Is the class segmented or do I get everything at once?  I have designed the class so you will have access to all the information at once and can play with it as you like, at your own speed.  New weekly videos will pop up with additional tidbits and tips.
  • What kind of site is being used to host this class?  I'm using a protected TypePad account.
  • How will I access the TypePad account?  When class begins I will send out passwords and usernames to all the students.  
  • What else will be on the blog?  Along with the Videos I will be posting the major questions as they come up, and the solutions.  I will also do weekly video addressing these questions.
  • Is this for Beginners or Advanced students?  It's for everyone.  I've made it so it is information that can be used by all levels.
  • Will it be entertaining?  Geez, I hope so.  I will try and make it very un-dry and fun.
  • How will  you accept payment?  PayPal
  • What will happen after I sign up?  I'll send you a confirmation to say "howdy" and then just sit back until I start the Yahoo group.  At that point  you'll get an email inviting you to join prior to class and meet some of the other students.  Then on May 4, 2013,  I will send out the TypePad site, codes, etc.
How do I sign up?  A: Click the little button and you're off and running. WooHoo!



JudyK said...

I took this class with you when you were out here in MA. It was so much fun..course all your classes are fun!

Judy K

Parabolic Muse said...

This looks so groovy, Michael!! I was reading about your Valley Ridge event with Andrea, and that looks SO good! These are great ideas.

Amy Rozeboom said...

Will the videos be iPad compatible?

I have an unfinished Morpheus Box from waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when you were selling them. Now I have no excuse to not do something with it.

Michael deMeng said...

HI Amy
should be
if you can watch videos on the Vimeo site...then you're good.

Amy Rozeboom said...

Excellent! Thanks so much!

Thespa said...

Awesome! Looks like a great class!

Ginny King said...

Hey, Mr. Wonderfully Weird! I did PayPal on April 25 but haven't gotten a "Welcome" email yet. Am I in the Morpheus online class for sure? I'm just SO excited!