Just over the Salem bridge, Montserrat College of Art’s Continuing Education Program is hosting a terrifyingly awesome Silicone Mask Making & FX Class this fall for teens & adults! If you like special effects and have ever wanted to learn how to do it yourself, then this course is for you! Click here to learn more!
|Silicone Mask Making & FX
Instructors: Robert McLaughlin & Jonathan Brown of Frightful Acts
Sat. 10am – 4pm | Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 (6 sessions)
Let your wildest dreams come to life with our silicone custom casting and mold making course. You will work with silicone, plastics, foams and other materials to create molds for masks, props, and body castings. Learn how to conceptualize, create, wear and display your own performing silicone mask!
In this course taught by Robert and Jon’s effects team, Frightful Acts, you will learn the process used by a professional silicone mask making company of how to design, create and finish your own silicone mask. You will start with character/creature concept design fundamentals; next you will learn sculpting techniques used by FX masters in the industry, how to properly sculpt your design in clay, and how to mold and cast your mask in silicone rubber. Finally, you will learn how to paint and finishing your mask for display, portfolio, and for wear. This course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on learning. All materials included. Be prepared to learn a lot about special effects!
Prerequisite: none required
About Robert McLaughlin:(primary, everyday)- Rob attended and got his BFA at our very own Montserrat College of Art and has also been working at the college for over 8 years. Rob also Co-owns a special effects business known as Frightful Acts and has done work for a number of amusement parks, haunted houses, film, world known organizations, and conventions. (pictured on right)
About Jonathan Brown: (secondary, half days) Jon also attended and got his BFA at Montserrat College of Art and is known for accomplishments as a costume designer, character creator and has won awards for them all over the north east. Jon also is a Co-owner of the special effects business known as Frightful Acts which has done work for a number of amusement parks, haunted houses, film, world known organizations, and conventions. (pictured on left)