Intro to Special FX for Teens

Intro to Special FX for Teens


Open to students ages 12-16 years old.

In this 12-hour weekend SFX workshop, teen students will dive deep into the exciting world of special effects makeup from professional special FX artist Jennifer Cunningham, learning valuable tips and tricks. Participants have chance to flex their creative muscles as they learn SFX basics from one of Austin's most important FX artists!

Topics covered include: wounds and zombie make-up, body paint for illusion & using common grocery store items to achieve looks without compromising your budget.

Students will partake in a portraits photoshoot to capture looks created in class. Students will leave this camp with a mini makeup kit including items that will be demonstrated in class so that you can recreate creations for future projects, digital photos + short videos compromised of each of the looks created shot in our professional film/video studio.

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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!

This course and 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: Students must be 12-16 years old 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!