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Special FX Make-Up

This highly creative and practical course has been designed especially for budding makeup artists aged 12–15, to provide an insight into the makeup special effects skills needed for performance, fashion, film and television.

Course overview

This highly creative course for young artists aged 12–15 years old runs on Saturday mornings and is available to study in either our autumn or spring term. Check out the term dates and other course details below.

Dates

Saturday 1 October 2022 – 19 November 2022

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Julia Carter

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Dates

Saturday 28 January 2023 – 18 March 2023

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Julia Carter

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Course details

This hands-on course offers an exciting and diverse introduction to a wide range of makeup skills and special effects and is ideal for young artists that’re interested in prosthetic, casualty and creative makeup.

Throughout the course our young makeup artists will receive a broad introduction based on the many different methods, applications and specialist techniques surrounding makeup and particularly special effects makeup for media and performance.

Delivered in our state-of-the-art makeup studios students will be expertly led by their tutor, Julia Carter, who has over ten years of experience stemming from her time teaching BA (Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance.

Our young makeup artists will receive a well-rounded experience of the creative side to makeup and special effects. Students will have the opportunity to work in a professional environment and have the real experience of working on each other. Students will also develop good communication skills as they learn about the importance of health and safety and gain the confidence to apply makeup on another person.

 We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm. On this course they’ll be supported to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a special effects makeup artist.

We encourage our young artists to be themselves, and as such we harness a budding artists’ natural style and flair, therefore enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquire new skills in the development of their own unique creative visual language.

It goes without saying, too, that we ensure all our young learners are included, respected, and supported every step of the way on their creative journey with us.

  • An introduction to creative makeup
  • Designing and applying creative makeup, using wigs and a variety of special effects
  • Casualty makeup to include black eyes, slit lips, bruises and blisters
  • Special effect and prosthetic makeup to include severed fingers, burns, and applying a prosthetic nose
  • Creative makeup to include monster creation

Julia Carter has been part of our BA (Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance course team for over ten years, and brings a wealth of experience in prosthetics and creative makeup. During this time Julia has also taught Saturday Art School and Evening & Saturday courses in her spare time. Julia has a BA (Hons) in Model Making for Design and Industry, and Architectural Ceramics. She has worked as an independent Artist and Sculptor for many years.

  • To provide a broad understanding of how to apply makeup to a live model
  • Understand how to transfer design to makeup
  • Understand the importance of, and comply with, all health and safety procedures
  • Improve communication skills 
  • Boost confidence to interact with other students
  • Understand the importance of preparing designs
  • Understand the importance preparing materials to apply designs
  • How to source the appropriate materials

  • Confident ability to use and apply materials appropriately
  • Develop creative design skills
  • Ability to apply makeup whilst understanding the importance of health and safety
  • Development of time management skills whilst applying makeup
  • Experience being a model
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance

Students should be aged between 12-15 years and be prepared to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm!

All course materials are included in the course fee.