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Learn the art of Special Makeup Effects, Mask Making and Animatronic Puppetry!

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive training in the art of special make-up and practical effects. Read ahead for descriptions of our all courses. In addition to the character creation and prosthetic courses at most make-up schools, we dive deeper into more of the skills needed as you pursue a career in this field.

COURSES

Creating Character
2D Kit Makeup

Creating Character

2 Week Course, M-F 10am-5pm

This is a two week course covering out of kit character creation. In this course you will learn to build and apply bald caps, create aging effects on the skin, prep and lay hair, 2D paint and powder make-ups and prosthetic out of kit build up.
The techniques you will learn during this course will be skills you can use throughout a career in makeup effects ranging from film, television, haunted attraction, theme park or theater work. You will be introduced to all materials and provided with a kit that is yours to use throughout your journey.


Introduction to Mask Making
Full Head Latex Mask

Introduction to Mask Making

2 Week Course, M-F 10am-5pm

In this two week course, you will learn to use WED clay to sculpt and create both a front of the face latex mask and a full head latex mask. The skills and materials covered in this course will benefit the rest of your journey in this career immeasurably. You will be introduced to sculpting, mold making, and painting with an airbrush.
The skills you will gain in this course can be used in, but not limited to, the haunted attraction, film, cosplay and collector markets.

Creating Prosthetic Make-up
Prosthetic Make-up

Creating Prosthetic Make-up

6 Week Course, M-F 10am-5pm

This is our 6 week flagship course. We will cover all aspects of prosthetic creation from life casting to final application, which will include front of the face prosthetics as well as a multi-piece full head character. We will use foam latex, silicone, gelatin and other products to give the most comprehensive, in-depth education in creating prosthetic makeup from concept to creation.
These skills can be used in, but not limited to, the fields of film, television, haunted attraction, theater, and theme parks.

Special Make-ip Effects
Prop Head

Special Make-up Effects

4 Week Course, M-F 10am-5pm

This is a 4 week course that will cover all aspects of most commonly used on the job. This will include creating a severed hand and/or head, blood tubing and rigging, re-creating weapons, creating FX gags, flat bladders. You will be encouraged to use critical thinking and problem solving skills. We will create video scenarios to test skills learned. This area of expertise can be used in, but not limited to, the fields of film, television, haunted attraction, theater, and theme parks.

Puppetry and Animatronics
Puppet

Puppetry and Animatronics

3 Week Course, M-F 10am-5pm

This is a 3 week course where you will learn the ins and outs of puppetry, getting to create your own character from scratch, sculpting, molding, painting and costuming a custom puppet. Furthermore, our introduction to animatronics, we will build a fully functional humanoid character head with moving eyes and jaw. This area of expertise can be used in, but not limited to, the fields of film, television, haunted attraction, theater, theme parks and collectors market.

Advanced Mask Making
Advanced Mask

Advanced Mask Making

2 Week Course, M-F 10am-5pm

This is a 2 week course creating full head platinum based silicone masks upon life casts, that will fit and move much like a prosthetic. We will also create a rigid vacuform face mask the techniques of which can be transferred into building armor. We will also learn the art of fiberglass mold making. These skills can be used in This area of expertise can be used in, but not limited to, the fields of film, television, haunted attraction, theater, theme parks and cosplay.