Sunday, May 8, 2011

*UPDATED* Inaugural ART OF MASK MAKING Course - April 2011 *PICS ADDED*

On April 2nd, 2011, the first FX course offered through my new studio began: the inaugural Art of Mask Making. 7 students from all over the Chicagoland area ranging in age from 16 to 46 came to learn the mask making process. In an intense 4 Saturday course, students learned everything from creature design fundamentals to sculpting, molding, casting, painting, and finishing techniques. Read an article on HERE. Below are some pictures from the inaugural Art of Mask Making - April 2011.

"It was a dream come true to find a comprehensive mask course geared toward special effects in Chicago. The class revived a passion that I had for a long time but never had the opportunity to pursue."
~ Scott Mitchell (Art of Mask Making Student - April 2011)
See Scott's work below!

The next Art of Mask Making session begins June 4th, and we are introducing the Art of Make-Up FX course beginning June 5th. Be sure to enroll today! More info HERE.

Mask Sculpting Demo:
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Students Sculpting Their Masks:
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Finished Mask Sculpts:
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Mold Making:
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Mask Painting Demo:
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Unpainted Student Masks Cast in Latex:
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Painted Student Masks:
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Check back soon for more pictures
of the other students' finished painted masks!!

Thank you to all my students for being a part of the launch of the Kosart Effects Studios' FX Classes!! I also want to send a HUGE thank you to Blick Art Materials and Zagone Studios for their sponsorship and all their help and support in making the Art of Mask Making possible! Special thanks to Kevin Sandstom, Tony Zagone, and Rich Zagone! You guys rock!

Seating is limited,
be sure to enroll in the next course!!

Photographs by Melissa Kosar, Kevin Sandstrom, and Kosart Effects Studios, LLC.
All Masks Copyright their Respective Owners.
All Rights Reserved.

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