Thursday, May 24, 2012

Special Effects Makeup Intensive starting June 11!!

This June, the Kansas City Horror Club will be hosting a series of seminars at the Westport Coffeehouse Theater taught by special effects makeup artist Micah Williams, a graduate of the Tom Savini School of Special Effects.

I spent many hours in the chair with Micah. He's amazing!
This series will take you through the entire process of creating latex appliances, and will give you all the information you need to create your own makeup effects (i.e. materials lists, and a list of links to shop online), and you'll be able to watch practical demonstrations of each part of the process, and learn tricks of the trade that you won't find anywhere else! This is how the pro's do it!

We'll be offering this series for the incredibly low cost of $30 for all three seminars! Class size is limited, so reserve your seat ASAP!! 

Reserve your seat!

Here are the details of what you'll be learning!

Westport Coffeehouse Theater
4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO 64111

Monday, June 11, 6-10 pm.

Lecture - What you will need - supply list
- Preparations For life-casting Demo.

Lab - bald cap application
- release agent on hair
- alginate
- plaster bandage
- Clay up lifecast for stone
- hydrocal lifecast
- correct hydrocal positive
- alginate corrected ultracal positive
- ultracal corrective positive

Monday, June 18, 6-10 pm

Lecture - Sculpting prosthetic makeup
- Discuss mold making techniques
- Discuss foam mixing techniques

Lab - Clay up sculpted lifecast for molding
- Mold lifecast with burlap
- Clean lifecast and mold
- Demonstrate foam mixing techniques


Monday, June 25, 6-10 pm

Lecture - setting up tools
- makeup application techniques
- Makeup removal techniques
Lab - makeup application and removal


You can get amazing coffee concoctions at the coffeehouse upstairs from the theater, and there will be drink and food specials next door at The Green Room Burgers and Beer, just for you!


  1. I need to know exactly how much the materials will cost. I already have some Latex. My Fiance and I are moving after our wedding, and therefore are literally budgeting down to the dollar. Thanks! I REALLY want to do this!!!

    1. There are no material costs associated with this Seminar. You will get a packet that will have all the information you need to do it yourself, including the costs associated with it, and recommended sources.

  2. Will this class be offered again at a later date? I'm in Afghanistan till DEC, but if I were in town, I'd definitely be there.