Special FX III: Mold Casting & Prosthetics

Special FX III: Mold Casting & Prosthetics


In this 12-hour specialty course, students will get an in-depth hands on introduction making their own customized face cast, prosthetics, and costume pieces with professional special FX artist and lead MMAC SFX instructor Jennifer Cunningham. Students will also learn employ mold-making and casting methods for creating SFX makeup prosthetics using latex. All supplies included in the tuition cost - whatever your imagination desires—the possibilities given the right tools are limitless! 

Topics covered include: face casting, mold-making, working with latex, prosthetic building, SFX make up prosthetics, body illusion, costume, & more!

All students will leave class with their very own hand-created face casts and prosthetic pieces for repeated use, plus a useful new set of skills for future projects and productions! All supplies provided, including paints and makeup for finishing touches. 

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Jennifer Cunningham

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!

This course & all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.

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: Special FX II: Monsters & Wounds or equivalent skillset; students must be 18 and up to attend.

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!