Beginners – Silicone Props

$450.00

In this in-depth Saturday class, instructor Dallas Harvey shows students the ins and outs of professional life-casting, silicone casting, silicone fabrication, and techniques when silicone-painting. In this course, students have the opportunity to create a realistically painted silicone prop severed finger while also learning valuable techniques that can earn you more money, and get you more work as a professional make-up effects artist. Upgrade your skills and portfolio!

      Upcoming Classes:

      Saturday, May 18th; 10AM-6PM
      Saturday, July 13th; 10AM-6PM
      Saturday, Sept. 21st; 10AM-6PM

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Description

In the Beginners – Silicone Props class, instructor Dallas Harvey takes students through the process of professional life-casting, silicone casting, silicone fabrication, and silicone painting techniques as they create a realistically painted silicone prop severed finger! During this class students will also learn important skills and valuable techniques for building a career as a professional make-up effects artist and how to upgrade your skills and portfolio whether you’re an experienced artist or a newfound beginner.

      Part 1: Life-Casting & Body-Casting
The instructor will demonstrate how to life cast on a live model creating a hand cast. Students will then cast their own fingers to make a small alginate mold of their own. Actor safety, casting tips, and professional use of products will also be discussed in detail.
      Part 2: Silicone Mixing & Casting
Students will follow a demonstration on a high pour and a brush up methods, as well as color theory with specialized silicone paints and pigments. Students will also learn how to mix a realistic flesh tone and either brush or pour their silicone to create the final prop severed finger.
      Part 3: Silicone Gore & Casualty Fabrication
Once the students cast their prop, they will then learn how to fabricate additional wounds and textures to create film quality gore and casualty FX.
      Part 4: Silicone FX Painting
Lastly, students will learn easy techniques to paint flesh tones with industry standard paints, tints, and pigments as well as how to appropriately matte and gloss the finished prop for a realistic, flawless finish. All materials, products, and tools needed during this course will be provided and is included in the course tuition fee.

      NOTE: No previous art or prop-creation experience is necessary prior to taking this course.

      STUDENT DISCOUNT: Are you a graduate or current make-up/art school student? Contact us and save 10% on all classes and workshops.

Additional information

Choose Your Starting Date

Saturday, May 18, Saturday, July 13, Saturday, September 21

Instructor

Vancouver FX Studio Founder and Lead Instructor, Dallas Harvey, is a special effects artist who works with both practical and digital mediums, with over 15 years of digital concept and CGI experience, Harvey has been credited with roles including lead special effects designer, key makeup effects artist, and puppeteer on many film, television, and music video productions.

In addition to taking role as author and previous-instructor of the Digital Make-Up Design curriculum for Blanche Macdonald Centre, Harvey was also responsible for curating the IMATS Vancouver Make-Up Museum 2012-2014 and featuring some of his work in Make-Up Artist Magazine, including written columns in the magazine’s Lab Tech section!

Most recently, Harvey designed special effects for The Exorcist Season 2 for Fox TV network including puppeteering custom builds, creating realistic props and silicone body duplicates, blood rigging, dental acrylic teeth creation, as well as custom sculpting fabrication and concept design.

To contact him by email click here.

View Harvey’s full credit list on IMDB.

View Harvey’s Linked-In Profile here.

About The Instructor

Dallas Harvey – Instructor & FX Artist

Dallas Harvey is a special effects artist who works with both practical and digital mediums. He has over 15 years of digital concept and CGI experience and has been lead special effects designer, key makeup effects artist and puppeteer on many TV, Film & Music video productions.

His special effects make-up designs have been published numerous times in the world-wide publication Make-up Artist Magazine. In addition, Harvey is a twice published author in the Lab Tech section of the magazine, and was curator of the IMATS Vancouver Make-up Museum 2012-2014. Harvey has also authored and instructed the Digital Make-up Design curriculum for 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.

Most recently Harvey designed special effects for The Exorcist Season 2 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 Harvey is the founder of Vancouver FX Studio where he designs and consults on local and international TV, Film & Music Video productions.

To contact him by email click here.

View Dallas full credit list on IMDB.

View Dallas linked in profile here

Class Dates & Times

      This course has 1 Saturday class.

      Saturday, May 18th; 10AM-6PM
      Saturday, July 13th; 10AM-6PM
      Saturday, Sept. 21st; 10AM-6PM