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Special Effects Makeup for Theatre, Film...or Just for Fun: Level 2!

In this one-time class, learners will create SFX deep cuts, impalements, bruises and burns using everyday household items. This is the follow up class to my other SFX Makeup for Stage or Screen...or Just for Fun and is the next level up.
Nicole Chelly
44 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 23 learners
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45 minute class

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Class Experience

For this Level 2 class, students will learn to use the effects they created in this class to do deeper cuts, bloodier FX, and impalement with a pencil and fake glass. 
I am a certified theatre teacher and have taught SFX Makeup as well as all aspects of theatrical design in brick and mortar, private schools, and theatre camps over the past 25 years. 
Very Important: Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting stained and prepare to work in an area that can be easily cleaned up. (away from carpet, fabric that may stain, etc.) • Q Tips and Cotton Balls (small handful) • White or clear school glue • Butter knife/plastic knife or wooden sticks for spreading • Kleenex or tissue paper • Small mixing bowls-one with water for easy cleanup • Paper towels (in case of spills) and either makeup wipes or baby wipes • Paper plates (two should be enough) • Flour (about a cup should be enough) • Vaseline • Liquid foundation that closely matches your skin color (can be inexpensive) • Clear corn syrup • Red food coloring (can bring blue in addition) • Cocoa powder, coffee grounds, and corn starch (optional, but fun to work with!) • Loose face powder, flour, or baby powder • Any makeup you have in the following colors: red, dark red, purple, green, yellow (can be eyeshadow, cream makeup, lipstick, etc.) • Airtight containers to store blood and scar wax • Clear plastic cup • Scissors • Broken end of a pencil (eraser end broken off to about 1 1/2 – 2 inches and/or paperclip If you have already created scar wax and blood, please bring those instead of all the ingredients to create them. plastic cup, scissors, broken end of a pencil and/or paperclip. If not, we can make fresh blood and scar wax in class together.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Although these are beginner FX, they often look very real. While this is lots of fun, please keep that in mind if you have younger members of your household or family members sensitive to gory looks.

In addition, please note that with any makeup application there may be an allergy risk. For example, some people have an allergy to liquid latex (band-aids, etc.) In this case, opting to use liquid school glue may be a better alternative. Skin testing prior to the application of any product is necessary to check for skin sensitivity.


Nicole Chelly
Lives in the United States
Actress, FX Artist, Director, Homeschool Mom, Cat Foster Mom!
44 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Nicole Chelly and teaching is my passion. This is my twenty-eighth year in education with fourteen spent as a teacher and fourteen as a counselor. I am a working film actress and professional theatre director/choreographer and... 
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