Theatrical and SpecialEffects


November 23 & 24, 2019


In this two-day introductory course to Theatrical and Special Effects Makeup, participants will be guided through various techniques and tricks to enhance their on-stage characters. This course is a must have for actors requiring the skills to apply their own makeup for shows, for community theatre participants looking to up their game, and for those who just want to expand their makeup skills for Halloween and beyond!


In this course, participants will learn and expand the following skills:


•  Explore why theatrical makeup is important in bringing on stage characters to life.


•  Learn how to prep for makeup application, how to enhance natural facial features in a basic theatrical makeup look, and how to troubleshoot when minimal makeup is on hand.


•  Delve deeper look into specialized character makeup techniques including aging, special effects, and male and female drag makeup techniques.


•  Experiment with and practice different techniques in a fun and safe learning environment, using the makeup kits provided as well as your own personal kits.


Participants will receive a makeup kit included in the course fee. 

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Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Target enrollment: 8 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor