Mythical Characters with Michael deMeng

Mythical Characters with Michael deMeng


Michael deMeng
Michael deMeng is an assemblage artist from Vancouver, Canada who exhibits throughout the United States. As an educator as well as his artwork, deMeng fosters community awareness, and offers creative methods to explore the human experience.
  • Day 1 - Mythical Characters
    April 7, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2 - Mythical Characters
    April 8, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 3 - Mythical Characters
    April 9, 2022
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

When Michael was a kid, he used to pile through books of myths and legends and was mesmerized by the strange varieties of creatures in ancient lore. He loved the idea of cyclopes, mermaids, unicorns roaming the planet. Lately, he has decided to play with this concept but add the extra layer of weirdness to the critters by using found objects for bodies, limbs, and heads.

In this workshop, students will create their very own mythological puppet/figurine using bobbles, bits, and various doodads. Day 1 and Day 2 we will focus on building the character and the base. By Day 3 students will be the painting of our little mythological beings.

Doesn’t this sound divine?

What to bring:
  • Aves Apoxy Clay 1 Lbs or more
  • A block of wood or a small wooden plaque if you want a base for your creation.
  • Variety of toy parts dolls parts, game parts etc.  This could include anything from Hulk Hogan dolls to rubber chickens to model airplanes to dolly heads to Hot Wheels.
  • Eyes – could be eyes from a discarded doll, or even googly eyes (you’d be surprised what can be done with those)…don’t fret if you can’t find any. I’ll also show you how to create your own from clay and paint.
  • Variety of other found objects that might be interesting additions to your creations.  Items like watch parts, gears, typewriter parts…. just about anything, really.
  • Paint Brushes (a couple of small detail brushes, and some cheap brushes (1/2 inch to 1 inch in size)
  • Paints: Acrylic (Golden brand.  Fluid or tubes, the colors are the key): Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Black (Mars or Carbon), Titanium White, Quinacridone Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, Pthalo Blue, Van Dyke Brown Any other colors you like
  • Adhesives: E6000
  • Optional but handy: Heat gun, Dremel with cut-off wheel if you have one.
  • Small notebook and pen for taking notes
  • If you’d like to have anything waiting for you when you arrive let us know as we will stock most of the supply list, zip Kristin an email!

The minimum age to participate is 18. The minimum number to make the class is 12. We’ll cap the workshop at 20 total.



You can register for this class with the option of paying $199 to Hold Your Spot! Please note that your $199 deposit is non-refundable but is applied to your balance. Your balance ($360) is due no later than March 1, 2022, and can be made via Credit card on this page or by mailing a check to Ephemera Paducah. Not paying the balance on or before the due dates results in the loss of your deposit and class seat.

Before registering for this class, please review our policies by clicking these links: our Covid-19 and Cancellation Policies. 

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is a requirement for this workshop. Please be prepared to show your vaccine card upon arrival.

Details Price Qty
Mythical Charactersshow details + $559.00 (USD)  

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