This class will focus on using theater makeup to create a unique look for a particular character goal. Each week students will be instructed on the various techniques, discuss the artistic distinctions that enrich the development of the character, study examples, and then practice the look on themselves. Some examples of the weekly looks will include Cirque du Soleil style face painting, villain characteristics, aging, period make up looks, bruising/scratches, animalistic looks, and more. Students will work on their own face as a palette, removing their mask once they are in their claimed personal space for the duration of the class time. Students will need to bring their own, large mirror, preferably one that is able to stand on a table top.
*Please note: This class will be removing their masks to apply makeup. If you/your child is uncomfortable with that, you may want to choose a different class!
The Longs are a government-affiliated, homeschooling, Bible-believing, theater-loving, loud family of six. I have worked part-time for the past 17 years as a sign-language interpreter. I have been working with theater makeup for about 3 years. I’ve done makeup on 9 shows and various face painting events. I’ve actually never worked on a CYT committee other than makeup! My favorite look I’ve done was Ursula from The Little Mermaid.