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Course Description:

FX Artist & Instructor Dallas Harvey will take students through the process of sculpting a full head fantasy or realistic character latex mask.

Students will be taught professional use of tools, materials and basic anatomy to create a detailed WED clay mask and then prepare it for molding and casting in rubber latex. They will then learn how to finish the mask using professional painting techniques, creating realistic eyes and teeth.

Students are encouraged to sculpt and detail their face into a character design of their choosing using reference from comic books, movies, TV, animation, video games, Internet or any other design source. Students will leave this sculpture class with a professional quality latex mask that can be used as a wearable mask or portfolio piece.

- Learn how to sculpt a full head mask in WED clay

- Learn professional sculpting and finishing techniques specialized for WED clay

- Learn how to sculpt and finish realistic eyes and teeth

- Learn how to create a 2 part plaster mold

- Learn how to create a rubber latex slip mask - Learn how to professionally airbrush, paint and finish

Whats Included:

- Full head sculpting form for you to work on and keep for future projects

- WED clay sculpting tool set (New for this class!)

- Additional custom sculpting tools

- 25 lbs of WED clay

- 50 lbs of plaster

- All other materials needed for the class provided

Art Of Mask Making

7pm - 10pm with 10 Minute Break

Start Date 1: January 16th

Start Date 2: February 27th

Start Date 3: April 3rd

Start Date 4: May 15th

TUITION: $1250

Now Taking Online Enrollment
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About The Instructor


Dallas Harvey - Instructor & FX Artist

Dallas Harvey
is a special effects artist who creates in both practical and digital FX mediums. He has over 15 years of digital concept & 3D design experience and is a special effects artist & sculptor for TV, Film & Music video productions.

He is a graduate of the 3D Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Program at Think Tank Training Centre. Dallas is also the author and instructed the Digital Make-up Design curriculum for make-up & fashion school Blanche Macdonald Centre. In 2015 he was a LEO Award nominee for "Best Make-up in a Short Drama" for Telefilm Canada sci-fi production Gord's Brother.

In addition to being key FX artist on many film productions his practical make-up, prosthetics and digital design work has been published numerous times in world-renowned Make-up Artist Magazine. Dallas is a twice published author in the "Lab Tech" section of the magazine, and has been curator of the IMATS Vancouver Make-Up Museum (2012-2014).

Most recently Dallas has been working on The Exorcist for Fox TV network puppeteering custom builds, creating realistic props, silicone body duplicates, blood rigging, dental acrylic teeth, custom sculpting fabrication and concept design.

Dallas is the founder of Vancouver FX Studio where he designs and consults on local and international TV, Film & Music Video productions.
Dallas Harvey Fx Artist