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October: SFX 1- Virtual Special effects Make-up Club (Halloween inspired) Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

October 6, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - October 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm


In these 5 week-long (one day a week) special effects makeup class, students will learn and practice a variety of skills that will allow them to create realistic looking wounds and other makeup designs for beginners!
Dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

*PLEASE NOTE – this class meets one day a week for five weeks via zoom. Zoom link will be emailed to the account associated to your Paypal receipt.

This course will cover 5 beginner special effects makeup techniques using primarily Liquid Latex. Each day’s class will consist of a brief introductory lecture/discussion, a hands-on lesson, and (if time permits) time to experiment with materials.

Day 1: The Basics
Students will be introduced to each item in their makeup kit, learning the function and application techniques behind each. We’ll study inspirational makeup designs from TV and movies and discuss the secrets to mirroring each look, starting with planning out designs on paper templates. Class will also include a quick lesson on creating a fresh cut! Students will then be given time to experiment with their new tools, and we’ll end class with instructions on how to keep our brushes and applicators clean between uses.

Day 2: Bruises & Black Eyes
In this lesson students will focus on color and blending to create realistic bruises and black eyes. We’ll study different types of bruising, focusing on the differences in colors and textures. From faded old bruises to shiny new ones, we’ll try them all.

Day 3: Blood & Gore
No special effects makeup course would be complete without some blood! For this lesson, students will learn the techniques used to create cuts, scrapes, punctures, and open wounds. The magic of liquid latex and a dab of fake blood allows faux wounds to come alive – your student will learn the basics needed to create any bloody creation.

Day 4: Punctured By….
Adding to the previous lesson “Blood & Gore”, in this class students will explore techniques used to create the illusion of punctured skin from an object. Students can choose a lightweight object – a pencil, playing cards, a plastic utensil, etc. to work with and create a “puncture” wound with this utensil. Then, we will let the magic happen!

Day 5: Zombies and Bites!
Using all of the techniques covered in the course, students will experiment with turning their massy zombies! We will create zombie bites to complete our overall zombie looks.

See the supply list for materials needed before the start of class!
Materials List: Now that it’s Halloween season – many of these things can be found at Spirit Halloween stores.
Liquid Latex
Bruise Wheel
Water Based Face Paint
Fake Blood
Small Paint Brushes
Wedge Sponges

Playing Cards, a pencil, plastic utensil
Salt or sugar
Small scissors
Cotton Balls

Amazon link & Itinerary guide link

(Class may run over an hour depending on the needs of the students taking the class).


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October 6, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
October 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
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