Make-up Seminar: TV, Film & Theatre

A five-day course taught by premier Hollywood makeup artist, Louis Lazzara, a 28-year makeup professional of film, television and theater will be scheduled this July.  The class will provide practical instruction on how to apply makeup for each of three mediums and discuss how students can pursue a career as professional makeup artist in the world of film, television and/or theater.    

The class is designed around the "learn by doing" approach.   The instructor will demonstrate an application or technique and then the students themselves will actually get the opportunity to recreate the application or technique while under the supervision of the instructor.   The class will be interactive and allow students a hands-on lesson in make-up for film, television and theater.    

The class will provide instruction in the following:

  • Prosthetic design and application
  • Cuts, bruises, gashes, burns and scars
  • Beauty makeup from medium to medium
  • False mustache, beard, side burns and eyebrow application
  • Bald caps
  • Old age makeup

The class will also teach students on how to find a career as a makeup artist in the world of film, television and/or theater.   The class will discuss:

  • Creating your portfolio
  • Benefits of student films/ independents/ industrials/ theater and documentaries
  • What it means to be a professional
  • How to get into the Union
  • Building a list of contacts
  • Makeup and the Internet

This comprehensive class will give students the tools necessary to branch out beyond salon work into the world of entertainment and work alongside other creative professionals in different fields.   It will teach students the techniques and applications necessary for every makeup that steps onto a theatrical stage or the set of a feature film or television program.    

Tuition $1650.00
(which includes a make-up kit for use during the seminar).

Class schedule Monday through Friday 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.


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