Workshops

Learn the art of Special FX Make-Up

Thank you for your interest in our Special FX Make-Up Workshops! DYAD MUFX has been teaching and hosting workshops in Puerto Rico annually since 2014. We are proud to bring this educational opportunity to the island and provide the most in-depth knowledge of FX Make-Up available in Puerto Rico. We offer multiple workshops- each one is focused on a different area of Special FX Make-Up. This year we will be offering 3 different workshops (Intro to SFX Make-Up, Intro to Airbrush and Silicone Prosthetic Making)- you can take them one at a time or all at once! We design the workshops to cater to everyone from beginners to experienced Make-Up Artists. If you are new to make-up, we will break down the process for you from beginning to end. If you are an experienced MUA, we will work with you to help you expand and perfect your skills. 

 

All of our workshops are hands on with all materials provided. We believe that the best way to learn is by doing and the only way to perfect your art is by practicing. Each workshop will have a series of units divided into two sections:

The first section-Niko and Cat will lecture and demonstrate each new technique. The lecture will be accompanied with a power point presentation breaking down each step of the process. The demonstration will be applied on a model in front of the class, showing the students how to execute the new technique. 

The second section-students will be given time to practice and perfect each new technique taught in class. 

 

Each workshop is packed with lots of information, tips and tricks. These classes are designed to teach you a variety of techniques so that you learn as much as possible during your time with us. Our goal is to send you home with a basic knowledge on a wide range of topics so that you can create anything you want! All students will receive a certificate of completion after the workshop is done. For any questions, please E-mail: DYADMUFX@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Instructors 

 

Niko Gonzalez was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to study Special FX Make-Up at one of the worlds best Make-Up Schools. Niko has worked at some of the biggest FX shops is LA including Magee FX, Legacy, Thingergy and Vincent Van Dyke. He also works as a freelance SFX Make-Up artist for film, television and web content. He is part of the Make-Up Team at Universal Studios Hollywood for the Halloween Horror Nights and Grinchmas events. Additionally, Niko was a contestant on Syfy’s Face Off- Season 6 and All Star Season 11. He is proud to bring his experience and knowledge back to his island of Puerto Rico. 

 INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF SPECIAL FX MAKE-UP

When: To Be Decided

Where: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Cost: $300 

Hours: 10 hours

Time: 8:00AM-7:00PM (1 hr lunch) 

In this workshop, we will teach you a variety of techniques from creating “out of kit FX” to prosthetic application. This class is perfect for beginners who are interested in learning special FX Make-Up! It is also great for experienced make-up artists who are looking to expand their skill set. The class will be broken up into the following units:

 

BRUISING- We will teach you how to create different stages of bruising on a variety of skin tones using alcohol activated make-up palettes (the newest painting product used by professional make-up artists).

 

3RD DEGREE SILICONE- We will teach you how to sculpt directly on the skin using 3rd degree silicone. 3RD degree is the latest product used to create "build up" make-ups and can be used to create almost any “out of the kit” make-up look.

 

PRO-TRANSFER- We will teach how to apply and paint our DYAD Pro-Transfers. "Pros-Aide Transfers" are the newest innovation in prosthetics and are extremely popular with Hollywood make-up artists.

 

FOAM LATEX- We will show you how to properly apply and paint a 1/2 face foam latex prosthetic. Each student will create an original character using a 1/2 face foam latex prosthetic at the end of the class.

 

Each unit will start with a power point presentation and lecture. Niko and Cat will then demonstrate each new technique. This will be followed by time for every students to practice each unit and ask questions. Due to time and space constraints, you will be practicing all make-up techniques on your self- you must be ok with doing your make-up for this workshop. 

 

Each student will receive a kit that includes:

-latex sponges

-stipple sponge

-brushes

-medicine cups

-wax paper palettes

-palette mixing knife

-3D Pro-Transfer prosthetics

-1/2 face foam latex prosthetic 

 

We will provide all materials needed for the class, including:

-liquid latex

-tissue

-cotton balls

-cream colors

-rubber mask grease paints

-pros-aide adhesive 

-blood

-thick blood

-fake dirt

-alcohol activated make-up palettes

-PAX paints

-3rd degree silicone

REGISTRATION

 

For more information and to register for this workshops, click  "Select". In order to save your spot in each workshop, you must pay either the full amount or a non-refundable deposit. Spaces are limited, we are keeping the class sizes small so that we can give each student one-on-one attention. Once the class is full, we will close the class registration. The remaining balance is due on or before the first day of class. At check out, please select "Pick Up" so that you do not get charged for shipping.

After paying for the class online, please email DYADMUFX@Gmail.com the following information:

-Name of student 

-Name on Payment (if different than the name of the student)

-Age

-Experience level

-Contact e-mail (to receive updates about the workshop)

Intro To Special FX Make-Up

Intro To Special FX Make-Up

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 INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF AIRBRUSHING

When: To Be Decided

Where: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Cost: $225 

Hours: 8.5

Time: 9:00AM-6:00PM (30 min lunch)

The airbrush is a diverse tool that is used in a variety of applications. It is commonly used for beauty make-up, body painting and by special effect make-up artists. It's popularity has grown tremendously in the last few years in the beauty and make-up industry. It is a must have tool in every make-up artists kit and is commonly requested by clients. This workshop will teach you a variety of tips and tricks from beginner to advanced so you can add it to your tool belt. We will break the class up into the following units:

 

LECTURE-We will go over the different kinds of airbrushes, compressors and airbrush paints available on the market and their uses.

 

MAINTENANCE-We will show you how to properly maintain and care for your airbrush, and compressor. We will show you how to break down an airbrush gun, clean and trouble shoot a clogged gun. 

 

PRACTICE-We will spend most of the class doing a variety of drills and exercises designed to teach you how to airbrush. These drills will build your steadiness, confidence and precision. We will cover many techniques including:

-hi-light and shadow

-dots

-lines

-veins

-mottling

-splatter

-stencils 

 

FINAL-Each student will be given 50 minutes to create a final look of their choice using the techniques they learned in class. Students will pair up and do each others make-up- please be willing to have your make-up done. 

 

Workshop includes all materials needed. Airbrush guns and compressors will be provided (only) for the students to use during the class. The students will use EBA air brush guns and EBA ENDURA Alcohol Based Airbrush paint in this class. 

REGISTRATION

 

For more information and to register for this workshops, click  "Select". In order to save your spot in each workshop, you must pay either the full amount or a non-refundable deposit. Spaces are limited, we are keeping the class sizes small so that we can give each student one-on-one attention. Once the class is full, we will close the class registration. The remaining balance is due on or before the first day of class. At check out, please select "Pick Up" so that you do not get charged for shipping.

After paying for the class online, please email DYADMUFX@Gmail.com the following information:

-Name of student 

-Name on Payment (if different than the name of the student)

-Age

-Experience level

-Contact e-mail (to receive updates about the workshop)

INTRO TO AIRBRUSH

INTRO TO AIRBRUSH

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INTRODUCTION TO ENCAPSULATED SILICONE PROSTHETICS

When: To Be Decided

Where: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Cost: $550 

Hours: 24 total hours

Times: 9:00AM-6:00PM (1 hr lunch each day)

In this  3 day workshop, you will learn how to make a custom prosthetic from start to finish. We will teach you how to make and apply an encapsulated silicone prosthetic using the flat board technique. This workshop is taught over the course of 3 days (a total of 24 hours). This class is very impacted, fast paced and packed with information. We ask that students have some kind of experience with special FX or have already taken our Intro to Special FX Make-Up class before taking  this class. The workshop is broken into the following units:

 

DAY 1

Friday January 31, 2020 

9:00AM-6:00PM (1 hour lunch)

 

DESIGN-We will go over the importance of design and reference photos. This will include a brief overview of anatomy. The students will be given time in class to design the prosthetic and character they want to create. 

 

STENCIL CREATION-We will teach students how to create stencils and patterns from a model. We will show students how to break down their stencil into a pattern so they can sculpt on a flat board. 

 

SCULPTING-We will give a small lecture on the basic principals of sculpting, different sculpting tools and clays. We will do a live sculpting demo to show how to block out a sculpture, refine shapes and add detail. The students will spend most of the day sculpting their prosthetic.

 

DAY 2

Saturday February 1, 2020

9:00AM-6:00PM (1 hour lunch)

 

MOLDING-We will give a lecture on molding; Different kind of molding materials, types of molds and their uses. We will demonstrate how to properly set up and prep your mold. We will then teach how to mold your prosthetic using the “flat mold” technique. Every student will mold their own prosthetic with the guidance of Niko and Cat. After the mold is cured, everyone will open and clean out their molds.

 

CASTING PROSTHETICS-We will lecture on the different materials used for casting prosthetics. We will show you how to properly prepare your mold for casting before moving on to teaching the class how to properly encapsulate their molds using an acetone based cap plastic. We will then teach the class how to cast a silicone flat mold using a platinum based silicone.

 

DAY 3

Sunday February 2, 2020 

9:00AM-6:00PM (1 hour lunch)

 

DEMOLDING-We will teach students how to properly demoed their prosthetic with out damaging the fine edges. 

 

APPLICATION-We will demonstrate how to properly apply and paint an encapsulated silicone prosthetic. After our demo, students will have time to apply their prosthetic to each other. Please be ok with having make-up applied to you during this class. 

 

REMOVAL-We will show students how to safely remove prosthetics. We will demonstrate proper removal technique and what products to use. 

The price listed covers the cost for all 3 days of the workshop. All materials and make-up needed to take the workshop are provided for students to use including:

-cream colors

-rubber mask grease paints

-pros-aide adhesive 

-blood

-thick blood

-fake dirt

-alcohol activated make-up palettes

-PAX paints

-3rd degree silicone

-Molding materials

-Clays

-Sculpting tools

 

Each student will receive the following materials to keep:

-flat board

-2 chip brushes

-latex sponges

-makeup brushes

-medicine cups

-wax paper palettes

-palette mixing knife

 

Students will also leave the workshop with their completed mold that can be used to cast prosthetics in over and over again!

REGISTRATION

 

For more information and to register for this workshops, click  "Select". In order to save your spot in each workshop, you must pay either the full amount or a non-refundable deposit. Spaces are limited, we are keeping the class sizes small so that we can give each student one-on-one attention. Once the class is full, we will close the class registration. The remaining balance is due on or before the first day of class. At check out, please select "Pick Up" so that you do not get charged for shipping. 

After paying for the class online, please email DYADMUFX@Gmail.com the following information:

-Name of student 

-Name on Payment (if different than the name of the student)

-Age

-Experience level

-Contact e-mail (to receive updates about the workshop)

Making Silicone Prosthetics

Making Silicone Prosthetics

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