Matthew Mungle & Mike McCracken Lifecast Sculpting/Molding Workshop April 18-19
Join us April 18th & 19th for a 2 day class covering lifecasting, pouring an clay positive, sculpting an expression on a clay lifecast (eyes open etc.), mold making, and more! This will be a joint class featuring award winning makeup FX artist Matthew Mungle and veteran sculptor Mike McCracken.
· Presentation on Mike's sculpting work in FX and fine art
· Casting a full head with the new Copy Cat BITY silicone face casting material
· Instruction on Clay Pouring and demold a head from the silicone face cast
· Cleaning up and re-sculpt of the head, opening eyes, texture, etc..
· Matthew Mungle will cover his approach for cleaning & molding a clay head cast/sculpt.
· Stages of Armature Construction
· Sculpting a Character Head Mask/Display head from a sketched design
· Sculpture techniques
· Molding the clay head sculpture
· Pouring up a silicone head
· Bonus! Sculpting appliances on a 1630 positive
Both days will start and 9am and go to ~5pm with a 1 hour break for lunch at 12pm.
As with previous Matthew Mungle workshops, attendees will take home a class workbook covering all of the processes with in-depth instructions as well as product samples to get started on your own project!
Space is limited so grab a spot now!
Mike McCracken Bio:
Michael Shawn McCracken, is a second-generation Sculptor and Special Makeup Effects Artist, living in Los Angeles. Michael began working professionally in the film industry while still attending high school, he has over 35 years’ experience in makeup effects for film, television, stage, and opera and has received 2 EMMY nominations and was honored with an EMMY certificate in 2010.
Michael learned sculpture and makeup effects from his father. Michael’s father was taught and mentored by the Academy award winning Makeup Artist, John Chambers. As a Makeup Effects Artist, John Chambers set the high standards for Makeup Effects and was instrumental in advancing the art of Makeup. Michael has continued in that proud tradition.
Additionally, for the past several years, Michael has taught classes in advanced prosthetics for the, Joe Blasco schools in Hollywood and Orlando Fl. As well at, M.T.I. International makeup school in Thailand and Makeup Designery in Los Angeles.
A notable accomplishment of which Michael is very proud of was being selected in an open competition within the industry to design and sculpt the, Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Award. This award is given out by the Make-up Artist Union, honoring the top makeup artists and hair stylists from around the world for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.
Each year, 50 winners from around the world receive this award for outstanding achievements in both makeup and hair styling, additionally two special Lifetime Achievement Awards are handed out. Dick Smith and John Chambers are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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