Special FX with Hawgfly
Meredith Johns


Join Meredith Johns founder & owner of award-winning make up & special effects production company, Hawgfly for a one day workshop just in time for Halloween.

In this class, students will get an introduction to special effects makeup from industry professionals at Hawgfly Productions and learn valuable FX Makeup tips and tricks. This course gives you the chance to flex your creative muscles as you learn some basics from the best! Students will leave this workshop with a mini FX Makeup kit including items that will be demonstrated in class so that you can make your own creations at home!


Who Should Attend: Those interested in learning more about the guts & gore behind your favorite films and learning how to create beginner friendly looks. Please let us know if you have any allergies to makeup, adhesives, or latex of any kind, as these types of products are used in this class.


Prerequisites: Students must be 18 and up to attend. No prior experience needed. All levels welcome.


Supplies: Students are responsible for purchasing an exclusive Hawgfly Production SFX kit for $45 in class which will be used to create your looks. This is your kit to take home. Additional Hawgfly blood can be purchased in class.


About the Intructor:

Meredith Johns Meredith Johns was born and raised in Austin, TX. She grew up in a family of artists ranging from ceramics and oil painting to woodworking and lampwork bead making. Sculpting, painting, and constantly pursuing outlets for her creativity was a part of life for Meredith, so it’s not surprising that she sought out an artistic career.She met business partner Carolyn O’Hara on set and abandoned her budding graphic design career to start Hawgfly Productions, Inc. Her favorite part of her job as a makeup artist is the constant challenge that new projects present and the exciting results of hard work and great ingenuity. Meredith was nominated for a 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for her makeup work on Temple Grandin. Some of Meredith’s other credits include Stoker (SFX Makeup Artist), Machete Kills (Key SFX Prosthetics Makeup), Mission Park (Makeup Department Head), Machete (SFX Makeup Department Head), True Grit (Makeup), Friday the 13th – Part XII (Prop Fabricator), Exit Speed (Key SFX Makeup), and Teeth (Makeup). Her IMDB can be found here.

Tuition: $95.00




2017 Classes TBA

*Please contact the Austin School of Film for more information.