Introduction to Wig Making

January 22 - 23 and 29 - 30

Learn the basics of wig creation, modification and application in this popular four-day workshop conducted over two weekends.  Under the expert guidance of Stratford Festival wig maker Melissa Veal, develop new skills and learn some amazing techniques in this age-old craft.  

·       In this course students will learn and expand on the following skills:

·       Learn how to ventilate, fit and customize a wig for stage and film

·       Practice knotting by creating facial hair pieces

·       Explore techniques to create a natural looking hairline

·       Discuss sources for materials, tools and resources

·       Learn effective methods for wig preparation and wig application 

All materials, including a knotting hook, holder and wig are supplied. Participants may take the wig home with them.


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

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Under guidance from Huron Perth Public Health,

Off the Wall requires proof of vaccination for all students attending this course.

FEE: $595

(includes materials)

Location:  Factory163

163 King St.

Stratford, Ontario

Saturday and Sunday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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Submit a student registration form by clicking on 


Pay either the full-course fee or a $100 deposit by

Sending an e-transfer to

Pay by credit card by clicking on




Note: Off the Wall uses PayPal; however you do not need a PayPal account to use your credit card.

Once we have your registration form and deposit or payment in full, we will confirm your course registration by email.

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