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Course Description:

Art Of Make-Up FX: Level 2 (6 Weekly Classes)

Advanced 3D Transfer Prosthetic Sculpting & Make-up Application Class

3D Bondo transfers, or Pros-Aide 3D transfer prosthetics have become very popular in recent years and are now being widely used in professional make-up FX on TV & Film. You can see 3D transfer prosthetics being used in the new Mad Max, Walking Dead, The Hateful 8, The Revenant and many others. These realistic prosthetics look terrific on stage and on screen, even in HD!

Over 6 weekly classes Instructor & FX sculptor Dallas Harvey will teach students how to sculpt, mold, prepare and apply Pros-Aide Bondo based prosthetics. He will explain the materials, including Clays, Silicones and Prosthetic Transfer Material (PTM), as well as procedures, safety and the best applications for particular types of appliances.

This class will focus intensely on sculpting as well as mixing, production, application, problem solving and build ups using PTM. Students will also be taught how to properly apply the 3D Transfer Prosthetics to an actor, paint using film industry standard make-up FX products followed by safety and prosthetic removal techniques.

In this course students will be assigned a final project to create a character make-up while incorporating their newly created 3D transfer prosthetics into the design. Outside of class students have the option to create wardrobe, props and other character embellishments to create a final look. On the final day of class students will bring in a live model of their choice to create the final character they have designed and using all the techniques learned in the class.

This course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and lots of HANDS-ON learning. All clay, sculpting, molding, silicone and prosthetic materials included in tuition fee. For the final assignment students will be required to provide their own model and all body safe industry standard make-up, adhesives, airbrushing or bodypainting supplies, costumes/wardrobe/wigs, nails and other accessories.

Airbrushes and compressors will be provided for student use during the final character exam. On the day, after the final character is complete the studio will provide a professional photoshoot for each student with digital images provided of their creation to use in an FX portfolio.

What you will learn in this course:

Class 1: Intro To 3D Transfer Prosthetic Sculpture & Character Concept Design

Class 2: Advanced 3D Transfer Sculpting (Base Forms & Basic Anatomy)

Class 3: Advanced 3D Transfer Sculpting (Secondary, Tertiary Forms & Finishing)

Class 4: Creating Silicone Molds (Prepping/Molding Prosthetics & Creating Character Design Chart)

Class 5: Creating 3D Transfer Prosthetics (Creating Bondo Material & Running Prosthetics)

Class 6: Creating Your Final Character (3 Hour Make-up Application On Live Model w. Photoshoot)


7pm - 10pm with 10 Minute Break

Start Date 1: June 13th

Start Date 2: August 1st

Start Date 3: September 12th

Start Date 4: November 7th

TUITION: $1200

Now Taking Online Enrollment


NOTE: This Art Of Make-Up FX class is designed for students who have a previous make-up FX diploma or have graduated from the Art Of Make-Up FX Level 1 course.

Don't Miss Learning The Most Innovative Make-Up Techiques Being Used In The TV & Film Industry!

Students will receive a certificate of course completion signed by the Instructor.

STUDENT DISCOUNT: Are you a graduate or current makeup/art school student? Contact us today at (778) 968-4776 and save 10% on all classes and workshops.


About The Instructor

Dallas Harvey - Instructor & FX Artist

Dallas Harvey
is a special effects artist who creates in both practical and digital FX mediums. He has over 15 years of digital concept & 3D design experience and is a special effects artist & sculptor for TV, Film & Music video productions.

He is a graduate of the 3D Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Program at Think Tank Training Centre. Dallas is also the author and instructed the Digital Make-up Design curriculum for make-up & fashion school Blanche Macdonald Centre. In 2015 he was a LEO Award nominee for "Best Make-up in a Short Drama" for Telefilm Canada sci-fi production Gord's Brother.

In addition to being key FX artist on many film productions his practical make-up, prosthetics and digital design work has been published numerous times in world-renowned Make-up Artist Magazine. Dallas is a twice published author in the "Lab Tech" section of the magazine, and has been curator of the IMATS Vancouver Make-Up Museum (2012-2014).

Most recently Dallas has been working on The Exorcist for Fox TV network puppeteering custom builds, creating realistic props, silicone body duplicates, blood rigging, dental acrylic teeth, custom sculpting fabrication and concept design.

Dallas is the founder of Vancouver FX Studio where he designs and consults on local and international TV, Film & Music Video productions.
Dallas Harvey Fx Artist