Halloween House 2016 Sketch

Come to Hogwarts!

Come to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on Halloween! The Albertson Halloween House is open on Halloween Night, Monday, October 31st, from 6:00 pm…

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Floating Candles

The Great Hall at Hogwarts features many cool things.  One of the special features is its floating candles.  We decided to include those as part…

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Half a Trunk

In similar fashion to the Making Half an Owl Cage post, we wanted the cart going through Platform 9¾ to also have a Hogwarts trunk on…

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Magical Painters

As Halloween approaches there are some details that need an artist’s touch. On our final Community Painting day, several skilled individuals arrived to help us…

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Educational Decrees

Madam Undersecretary Dolores Umbridge (who would later assume the titles of Hogwarts High Inquisitor and Headmistress) enacted many educational decrees during her time at Hogwarts. One…

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Wizarding Signs

Signage is apparently still an important part of the wizarding world.  There are some iconic signs from Harry Potter that we wanted to create for…

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Photoshop Planning

Prior to my career in graphic design (and just after my career in mechanical engineering), I took a class in Photoshop – a computer-based photo manipulation…

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My Master List

As you can imagine, there are lots of things that go into creating a Halloween house, each of which has many steps and checkpoints.  How…