Silicone Prosthetic FX – 8 Weekly Classes – Thursday Nights 7pm-10pm
About This Class:
Over 8 weekly classes TV & Film Industry special FX artist and Instructor Dallas Harvey
will teach students how to life cast the face of a live model, and correct the cast for
creating “gel-filled” encapsulated silicone prosthetics. Students will then learn how to
create a full face set of “snap” molds from the cast and set it up for creating a
multi-overlapping prosthetic character design.
During the class students will learn how to professionally sculpt and texture a full
character face, break the sculpts down into separate snap molds. Students will then
mold their designs in resin and create the final silicone “gel-filled” encapsulated
prosthetic face set. In addition, the instructor will teach the class how to use
professional silicone paints and learn how to apply a multi-overlapping face prosthetic in
the correct order on a live model.
At the beginning of the course students will be assigned a final project to create a
character make-up while incorporating their newly created silicone prosthetics into the
design. Outside of class students have the option to create wardrobe, props and other
character embellishments to create a final look. On the final day of class students will
bring in a live model of their choice to create the final character they have designed and
using all the techniques learned in the class.
This course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and lots of HANDS-ON learning. All
clay, sculpting, molding, silicone and prosthetic materials included in tuition fee. For the
final assignment students will be required to provide their own model and all body safe
industry standard make-up, adhesives, airbrushing or body painting supplies,
costumes/wardrobe/wigs, nails and other accessories.
Airbrushes and compressors will be provided for student use during the final character
exam. On the day, after the final character is complete the studio will provide a
professional photoshoot for each student with digital images provided of their creation to
use in an FX portfolio.