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BEHIND THE SCENES|Summer 2023| Stratford

Theatrical Makeup

Theatrical, Specialty and Special Effects Makeup


AUGUST 28 - Sept 1


Discover an exciting variety of theatrical makeup techniques, tips and tricks from spealty makeup provessionals, during this hands-on, behind the-scents course.  You have the option of self-aooktubg najeup, or bring a freind to serv as your makeup model.


Stage Makeup: Practice basic male and female stage makeup and explore a variety of character looks including aging techniques for both theatre and film.

Gore Galore: Learn gore & special FX techniques such as: bruising scars, gashes and laceration, burns, bullet holes,, tooth dyes, and wounds of all kinds in various stages.

Prosthetics:  Work with prosthetics and the proper application of bold caps, false lashes, nose wax, gelatin flesh, liquid latex, false teeth and more.

Hair: Observe how receding hairlines and lace-backed mustaches, beards and mutton chops are created for professional theatre, and practice a low cost alternative laying your own crepe-wool facial hai.  Discover how to use temporary hair dyes for aging techniques & other effects.

Body & Face Painting:  Observe and practice body and face painting techniques.

Tatoo: Your learn about the different types of temporary tattoos and their applications.

Drag: venture into the world of drag makeup and learn how these artists prepare their looks


The low student-to-teacher ratio in each course ensures instruction is geared to the participant's skill level and experience. Please indicate your related experience when you register.


Cost: $595 (material included)
Day and time: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: To be announced
Target enrollment: 10 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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