Intro to Special FX

Intro to Special FX

120.00 150.00

In this 12-hour weekend specialty course, students will get an in-depth introduction to special effects makeup from professional special FX artist Jennifer Cunningham and learn valuable tips and tricks. This course gives you the chance to flex your creative muscles as you learn some basics from one of Austin's most important FX artists!

Topics covered include: wounds and zombie make-up, body paint for illusion and using common grocery store items to achieve looks without compromising your budget. Students will leave this workshop with a mini makeup kit including items that will be demonstrated in class so that you
can recreate creations for future projects.

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INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Cunningham is an independent artist, designer, and creative conduit living and working in the Austin, TX, area. Most of her work involves either makeup, special FX, paint, jewelry, or some combination thereof. From Theatrical set painting and geeky accessories to extensive body paint and creative work specifically for film and photography. Plus lots and lots of coffee!

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.

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

SUPPLIES: All supplies included including mini makeup kit ($50 value). This is your kit to take home to recreate looks and effects learned in class!