Makeup Workshops

Makeup Workshops

50.00 CAD

Learn about new products and techniques for creating a variety of different makeup effects. Participants will have all makeup and supplies provided and will have an opportunity to do the makeup they have learnt on a model or another workshop participant.

Workshops take place in our store (1515 Center Street North, Calgary). Bring a pen and paper to take notes, and drinks or snacks if you would like. Most are in the evening from 7:00-9:30p.m. but may run later so please be prepared. Make sure to dress appropriately, makeup can be messy so don't wear your best cloths - especially not for casting workshops or ones with lots of blood.

Due to limited space there will be no refunds for no-shows or cancelations.

 



$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

This is a great workshop for drama teachers!

In this workshop you will be learning two techniques for aging. The first will be suitable for stage and will be using contouring techniques with highlights and shadows to achieve extreme aging. The second demonstration will involve 3 dimensional aging, which is necessary for film or intimate theater, by creating actual physical wrinkles in the skin which will be augmented by makeup contouring. We will also demonstrate aging on on hands, teeth and hair as well!

It is recommended that the model is an adult for maximum results.

 

$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

The first workshop of the year and the first in our creature series will be a furry animal! We will provide some prosthetic appliances and various coloring products to assist our participants in creating their own fantastical mammal!

We will also be demonstrating crepe before we give everyone in the workshop an opportunity to learn and try application techniques which can later be used for beards and various facial hair. This multi faceted workshop will cover a variety of skills necessary for creating animal characters for theater, cosplay and Halloween fun!

Make sure you check with your model on any potential allergies (latex and wool). This workshops can be a bit messy so dress accordingly.

 

$225.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the day of the workshop.

Maximum 4 participants. This is all all day workshop. Pizza will be provided.

Our most intense workshop is an all day affair!  Workshop size is limited to four who will be paired off in the workshop. After the demo each person will cast their partners face and then be cast in return. We will have make up staff assigned to each pair to assist wherever necessary. Their will be a short break for lunch but this is definitely a full day of fun and challenging work. 

It is important to be aware that your entire head, neck and shoulders will be encased in alginate and plaster bandages for approximately 45 minutes (times can vary). As we do the back of the head first your face should only be covered for about 25-30 minutes, still any concerns regarding claustrophobia should be taken into consideration.

Make sure you are dressed in appropriate clothing, it will get messy! As the cast will include shoulders an old t-shirt that can be cut or any item of clothing that can comfortably expose shoulders will be necessary.

 

$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

In this workshop you will learn acid burns and frostbite using different products for each. This gives you a chance to learn about the various strengths and weaknesses as well as the varying application methods of these products. The more varied experience gives the artist more options and flexibility when considering how to create trauma effects in future applications. You will do half your models face with frostbite and the other half with the burn.

The face burn will be an acid burn complete with a little bit of smoking from the burned flesh. 

The frostbite section of the workshop will include using some snow and ice products which can also be used for fantasy snow creatures.

Please ensure your model is not wearing makeup prior to beginning the workshop, it can effect how some products adhere to their skin. If their are any latex allergy issues please let us know before day of workshop so we can provide alternative products.

 

$225.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the nights of the workshops.

Maximum 8 participants.

The workshop bundle is a series of three workshops on consecutive weeks. This in-depth series will teach you how to create custom prosthetics from start to finish - from casting a face, to sculpting and creating the mold, to finally applying your prosthetic and finishing it with blending and makeup.

 

The 8 participants will be paired off. After the demo each person will cast their partners face with alginate and then be cast in return. We will have makeup staff guiding and assisting wherever necessary. At the end of the workshop the face casts will be filled with Hydrocal. They will remain at the store for use in the workshop the following week.

Remember that your face will be covered in alginate and plaster bandages for approximately 30 minutes so any concerns regarding claustrophobia should be taken into consideration. Make sure you dress appropriately this workshop will be messy!

 

On to the next step! From here you will take your face cast from our previous workshop and sculpt a nose (broken, animal, alien - whatever your imagination can come up with), then you will make a cast of the sculpture in order to make a prosthetic that is custom made to fit your face. This is a pretty relaxed, creative and fun workshop - a nice break from the intensity of the previous week. Your cast will be left at the store to cure and will be used to make a prosthetic for the next and final workshop.

 

This is it, the final workshop in the casting bundle! Everyone will now have a mold of the sculpt they did the previous week to make a prosthetic for their face. After the prosthetic has dried you will apply it to your face and finish with the appropriate makeup to bring your creation to life! We always like to take a group picture at the end to showcase everyone's unique imagination and creativity.

 

$50.00 + GST (included all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.​​​​​​​

Maximum 8 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

The alien workshop will give everyone a chance to apply a bald cap! While tough, bald caps are a necessary skill for anyone learning makeup so to make it more exciting we will be combining it with creating an alien! In addition to the bald cap we will provide some interesting products to play with and apply to your model to complete your unique alien.

Bald caps are tricky and time consuming so to make this process a little easier please ensure your model has short hair and they do not have a latex allergy.

 

$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.​​​​​​​

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

This is a messy workshop! We really can't overstate just how messy and incredibly fun this workshop is! You will be applying a 3D prosthetic slit throat to your model, which will then be hooked up to a device to pump blood through at the end of the workshop! The skill set we will be focusing on is prosthetic application including proper, seamless blending and coloring of prosthetics. We will discus RMG (rubber mask grease), alcohol makeup and cake makeup and the pros and cons of each. For the grand finale will line up all the models and make them bleed!

Your model should be aware any clothing they wear could be stained despite the precautions we take... this includes underwear and shoes... Seriously, this class is MESSY!

 

$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.​​​​​​​

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

This class is our second in our Creature Workshop Series and is going to focus on water creatures. Again it is all about your imagination! We will be providing a variety of prosthetic appliances, including a variety of gills, and other 3D products to create your own look. You will also have access to full repertoire of colors, glitters, and shimmers for you to use to enhance the creature you create.

Mermaid? Fish creature? Fish Monster? It is all up to you!

Make sure you check with your model for any allergies including latex.

 

$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.​​​​​​​

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

Build your own broken bone from scratch in this exciting workshop! You will be using a variety of products to create a visually realistic three dimensional compound fracture. We will discuss several different products and the pros and cons of each. To complete the injury you will do some bruising effects on the arm and face, including a black eye.

Please insure your model wearing a short sleeve shirt. Dress accordingly, remember some of the products we are using can stain or worse. If you or your model has a latex allergy please let us know in advance so we can provide alternative products.

 

$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.​​​​​​​

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

Halloween is here and it is the perfect time to recreate a classic monster! This year we will be creating Frankenstein's Monster, based on the classic look designed for Boris Karloff in the 1931 film, Frankenstein. You will be using an advanced silicon product, 3rd Degree to build the iconic forehead! This will be a fun class and a great way to kick off the Halloween Season!

 

$50.00 + GST (includes all necessary products)

Participants receive 15% off any product purchased the night of the workshop.​​​​​​​

Maximum 12 participants. Please bring a model to work on.

Extreme Zombie has consistently been our most popular workshop since we started 7 years ago. In this workshop you will create a scary zombie with trauma wounds on the face and arm. You will learn necessary contouring to create an appropriately hungry looking zombie as well as alternatives so you can use your own creativity to make your zombie unique. We will discus several traumas options for you to use to add gore to your zombie.  You will have the opportunity to use a variety of coloring options, as well as bloods and dirts, and will discuss alternative options and the pros and cons of each.

It's a tradition at Don's to end the last workshop of the year with a surprise "gross out effect" and this year will be no exception!

If possible your model should dress in old clothes that can be zombified. A short sleeve, collarless shirt would be best. If you or your model has a latex allergy please let us know in advance so we can provide alternative products.

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