Vancouver FX is a privately run production studio and training facility providing a supportive and creative environment for artists from all artistic backgrounds and styles.

Vancouver FX offers weekly classes covering anatomy and artistic sculpture, mask sculpture, mold making, hand-painting and airbrushing, concept design, prosthetic character creation, special effects make-up application, life casting and more.

Whether you’re an aspiring artist looking for a place to begin or a growing artist looking to advance your skills even further, classes at Vancouver FX can provide you with the tools, techniques, and guidance to help you surpass your creative and artistic goals.

Classes are held on weekday evenings (7PM-10PM) and weekends (10AM-6PM). Enrollment is open to all students 16 years or older.

For questions or more information, please contact Vancouver FX by phone, (778) 968-4776, or email at

Classes & Workshops

Summer SFX Beginners (3 Day Workshop)

Beginners – Character Sculpture

Character Sculpture & Design

Beginners – Mask Sculpture

Art of Mask Making: Level 1

Beginners – Special Effects Makeup

Beginners – Airbrushing

Airbrushing FX

Beginners – Life Casting

Life Casting FX

Beginners – Dental Teeth Effects

Dental Acrylic Teeth FX

Beginners – Silicone Props

Silicone Prop FX

Beginners – Blood Rigging

Blood Rigging FX

Intermediate – Model Painting & Airbrushing

Creature Painting FX

Intermediate – 3D Transfer Prosthetics

Art of Make-Up FX: Level 2

Intermediate – Foam Latex Prosthetics

Prosthetic FX: Level 1

Advanced – Foam Latex Prosthetics

Prosthetic FX: Level 2

Advanced – Silicone Prosthetics

Silicon Prosthetic FX

Virtual Sculpting FX (1 Day Workshop)

3D & Virtual Sculpting

In the classroom


Debby G

VFX is the best thing that has happened to me since moving to Vancouver! I can't say enough good things about Dallas, he is kind, generous person with so much knowledge to share. Dallas has a very gentle approach and really coaches an artist through the process of bringing their creature to life – from conception to application. As a student at VFX I benefited from witnessing the problem solving required by this make-up team to complete their own professional film work. Dallas really stresses the importance of having reference material at every step of the process and using nature as a springboard for inspiration. Safety and the sequence of appropriate steps is constantly being reinforced as other students complete their projects and through the current film projects that Dallas is working on. The environment at VFX is very laid back, but everyone works very hard, and the energy and excitement that students and instructors bring to class every week is infectious! I am so happy to have found Special Effects Makeup and the VFX team, I look forward to learning more about the technical side of the field and growing as an artist in this varied and ever changing art form!

Kait D

Taking classes at Vancouver FX Studio has made a dream I never thought could come true possible. I am extremely thankful for everything the classes have taught me. I have become a much stronger artist and have finally found a career that I can have fun doing. Not only have I gained skills and knowledge, I have also made very strong friendships and connections.  I recommend these classes to anyone, whether you want to go into the industry or are just curious, I can assure that you will have a blast.

Michael H

I started taking classes with Vancouver FX Studio several months ago. Dallas has been exceptional, he has gone above and beyond my expectations as an instructor. Under his direction, and with his assistance I was able to mold and complete my first mask. I would not be where I am today without his feedback and guidance. Dallas lives the lifestyle of a production artist. I've seen him complete dozens of film production works in my time with him, his breadth and depth of knowledge is invaluable for any aspiring production artists. This is not your typical class with theoretically useful lessons, this puts you right next to a motivated and driven professional performing his craft on a daily basis.

Echo C

Through Vancouver FX classes, I was able to learn many sculpting techniques that were not taught in my Makeup Artistry program. The classroom environment is very fun and easy going; you can tell that everyone is happy to be there, comparing ideas and talking about industry related topics with people whom share a genuine interest. Some of my closest friendships where made at my time at Vancouver FX Studio. I have taken several of the classes, and intend on taking more to continue upgrading my professional portfolio.

Danielle A

I took the Character Sculpture class to improve my organic sculpting skills and I could not have made a better choice. Dallas is a fantastic teacher and his passion for sculpting and anatomy is infectious. My sculpting has improved dramatically after taking this class and I can't wait to take another one!

Dai T

I'm really happy to have come to Canada and taken classes at Vancouver FX Studio. I took almost every class from Introduction To Special FX Makeup, Prosthetic FX class , airbrush class and teeth workshops. I learnt a lot of things such as how to sculpture, how to make a mold, etc ...and the airbrush class is really helpful for me when I came back to Thailand . I have a good time with all my classmates, specially my teacher Dallas, he is an inspiring teacher. Many thanks to Vancouver FX Studio. I hope to comeback there one day soon.

Alisa M

My time at Vancouver FX Studio was Awesome! The instructors are very talented and professional as well as a lot of fun! I came out of the class with a lot more knowledge then I expected and really excited to start using my new skills in my work. I would recommend Vancouver FX Studio to anyone who wants to gain new skills or sharpen up what they already have. Even if your a newbie, don't be afraid, these guys will turn you into a pro in no time!

Connie C

Vancouver FX Studio was a great way for me to further explore my interests into different areas of sculpting. They covered a wide range of techniques and made it very informative and comfortable for a newbie like myself to get started! Drop-in classes are so fun to meet other sculptors and I always felt welcomed to ask as many questions as I needed.

Sandy J

I've always wanted to learn how to sculpt human figures and characters... Vancouver FX Studio was the perfect place to learn. The relaxed atmosphere is really fun and the helpful instructors have a great sense of humor. The classes are also a great place to meet other talented artists while working on my sculpting skills.

Ravenna M

Working with Vancouver FX Studio gave me the chance to work with a new medium and explore different ideas using their experience and knowledge. I learned a lot and am really happy with the piece I created. I also really enjoyed the easy going atmosphere; I had a lot of fun and can't wait to go back.

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About Us

Vancouver FX is a special effects production studio and private training facility located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Our Location

407-1701 Powell Street
Vancouver, B.C, Canada, V5L 5C9

(778) 968-4776