Closet Monsters Invade Thistle Cottage Studio in N. Providence, RI
Thistle Cottage Studio Blog
The monster designers each had a chance to get up in front of the crowd of Mom’s and classmates, and read aloud each of their monsters backstories. This part of the party was way too much fun!!. Lots of laughter, and clapping, for each monster was funnier than the last. We voted on our favorites for each designer, and finally, a second judging by the students (and myself), to determine who would win Best of Show, 2nd prize Weirdest, 3rd Prize Cutest, and Honorable Mention.
First prize winner, Erika Rooney, who won for her monster named Rocky Diamond, and went home with a $25.00 gift certificate toward future classes, a pumpkin, a copy of the Closet Monsters book, and a cute little laser cut, fashion doll pin. Second prize winner was Michael Taylor Hill for his Zipper Monster. He took home a copy of Closet Monsters too. And third prize whent to Emily Sorkin, for her Drool Drooling monster, and took home a Thistle Cottage Studio t-shirt. As luck would have it, it was a five way tie for Honorable Mention, and everyone took home a cute little laser cut fashion doll pin.
After the refreshments, presentations, voting, and prize awarding, our students went dumpster diving, as any good monster designer would enjoy!! A mountain of fabric scraps dumped on the floor was fair game for the grabbing. As expected, chaos ensued. All went home with an assortment of fabrics in a shopping bag, to be used on their monsters as they see fit. Monster making begins next week!!
Our local WJAR Channel 10 was invited to the party, but, alas, did not show. They did, however visit the monster wall today, and filmed a short piece, (very short!!), and aired it on the evening newscast. As this is an ongoing project, there will be other opportunities for them to return, and film the monsters in the making, and interview the designers. Some monsters will be donated to either Hasbro Childrens Hospital, or DCYF.
Our plan also, is to display them at the Greenville Public Library sometime in the future.
We’ll keep you posted as each monster surfaces, and will let you know when WJAR will be airing the creation of them on Channel 10.
As this is an ongoing project, anyone interested in jumping on board can give the studio a call at
401-231-4343, for pricing and scheduling. After school time slots are available.