A structured approach to building prosthetics. You may take one or all of the classes. Each class provides all the supplies for the class so all you'll need is your ideas and your hands.
The approach takes you through the four basic steps to create and apply prosthetics:
* All classes include lunch.
Note: this is not a costume making class. However, we will talk about local resources to help you achieve that final look.
You will design and sculpt your prosthetic appliances. Use your favorite medium to sketch your ideas. Although we find that drawings or starting images are best to help build the realistic prosthetics… If your favorite medium is clay, you’re welcome to just dig in.
We’ll teach you some sculpting techniques: we’ll talk about muscle and bone structure, wounds, bones, horns, how you’ll see out of your prosthetic/mask, facial lines, textures, hair…. Share your own ideas to create your ultimate creature/character.
You will have eight hours to design, and create your creature/prosthetic model from clay. We find that the more prepared you are the better the results. Some people require more design preparation than others. Since all classes come with week of free lab usage, you may want to use lab time to prepare your designs or even start your models in day(s) prior to the scheduled class.
If you did not participate in the face casting class, plaster heads are available for you at a charge of $10. You may also sculpt your prosthetics on a board for free.
December Prosthetic Appliance Series.
This is the most important class of the Prosthetic Appliance/Mask creation series. In this class you’ll create a mold in the morning and cast your final appliance/mask in the afternoon. You'll learn about: designing your mold for best results, creating a mold with different products, preparing your mold for casting; the characteristics of different casting materials; the handling safety of those materials; and mix different types of materials to cast your prosthetics.
Materials available are plaster, silicone, polyurethane foam, and liquid latex.
If you didn't attend our sculpting class, please bring your own sculpture or model to this class. You'll want to send us an email with the details and an image of your model so that we can be prepared to assist you with the mold making. Sizes larger that a 7x10x2 inch face take more supplies and will have an incremental charge.
Please don't bring models larger than 7x10x4 as they take a different mold making technique than taught in this class. Please call for a private session.
Start with facial casting. In this class you’ll work in teams of three to make a casting of your face. Each student will take turns being the model and creating the mold.
Three techniques are taught. Each team member can select their own approach. At the end of the class you will have a copy of your head similar to those found on SyFy channel’s Face Off.
Teams are formed at the beginning of the class. You’ll need to trust your team member as your life mold is in their hands. So you may want to bring a friend or two to get the best results.
If you tend to be claustrophobic, or allergic to products you may talk to one of the other class members to get a copy of their face. Or, book the class with a 201PARTNER discount (see below).
Got a beard? You may want to trim it to get a smooth casting of your chin. If you don’t care about a smooth chin, we can still cast it and you won’t have to worry about loosing too many hairs.
Spring Candle Making Class
Join us for any of our scheduled classes to learn about candle making and make your own candle designs.
While you wait for the mold to cool, we'll dip tapers and tease our designs for the creation of that one candle you can't find in the stores.
When you release your candles from the mold, you'll decorate the candle with painted wax, drippings, and other design elements.
When you and your friends/family leave, you'll take the afternoon memories and the candles to share the memories over candle light at your next get together.
All tools and supplies for the course are provided. Wear cloths you don't mind getting waxed or stained.
note:You'll also learn how to make candle molds so you can make your own specialty designs.
In the December Prosthetic Appliance class four, you'll finish your prosthetic appliance or mask seaming parts, using paints, silicon, stains. For prosthetic appliances we'll demonstrate makeup application and assist you in defining your color designs and effects. We'll also cover hair application to make your final product look real.
If you did not attend the other classes in the series, please bring the parts you will be assembling for your own look. Make sure you send us a note with details about your project so we will be prepared to assist you in "finishing" your project.
Easter Candle Making Class
Select from any of our Easter time and spring time molds. Cast your own candles. Then, while you wait for the mold to cool, we'll dip tapers and paint your own designs for the creation of that one candle you can't find in the stores.
Learn the tricks of the trade in designing and building an architecture model to scale in this laser cutting class specially designed for Architect Students.
We'll cover the various materials that will make your model realistic including mirror materials, chipboard, velum, basswood, ... We'll talk you through getting your designs into the correct format for both etching and cutting. We'll even help you get through your own personal design challenges to ensure your models exceed your own personal expectations.
Best of all you'll receive 20 minutes of cutting/etching time to get you started on your own portfolio. That's $20 dollars in laser cutting/etching time.
Valentines day is just around the corner. Here is the perfect opportunity to make your valentine a special heart felt gift.
Pour your love into angels, hearts, and candy molds. Pick your own colors and own flowery aromas to swoon your friends, and valentines. While you wait for the mold to cool, we'll dip tapers and entwine your love in heart felt designs.
You'll paint your valentines day wishes in text, flowers, or other visions to decorate your candle light for that special night.
Next you'll take special care removing your poured candle from it's mold. If time permits, you'll decorate the candle or return during another day to apply the finishing touches.
You'll also learn how to make candle molds so you can make your own specialty designs.
Note: All classes must be booked online at least 5 days prior to class (no walk-ins)
Registration Closed for 2013 - Come back for 2014
Are you a Superbowl Widow? Join us on Sunday February 3rd 2013 for a special candle making event. We'll put out the snacks, wax, and candle making supplies. Away from the roar of the stadium, the fog of cigar smoke, and those innocent requests "are there any beers in the fridge?"; "we're out of snacks would you mind refilling the bowl?"....
You'll make new friends, have fun and come home with your creative designs. Whether you are a novice or a specialist, you'll leave with glamorous candles. Oh, and best of all, we'll do the clean-up...
During this special event, we'll setup multiple candle making stations where you can try your hand and at different candle making techniques. Candle making activities take approximately 30 minutes each with the exception of poured candles. Poured candles take 2 to three hours before they can be demolded. Below is a list of stations that will be available during this event.
Stations will be open from pre-game 3:00PM (an excuse to get out before all the food setup is required) until 8:00PM (late enough to avoid the work but not so late that clean up needs to start).
Note: Can't start on time or need to leave early? This is a open session designed so you can join us when you are available, and leave when you need to leave.
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