Prosthetics / SFX / Character Masterclasses

Learn new skills – perfect your techniques or refresh your MUA knowledge.

Deposit will be required with full course balance to be paid 2 weeks in advance of course
Locations – Central London  – SW London – Travel to sites can be arranged
Each course will take a maximum of 6 students
Questions or further information: ian@massa-harris.co.uk


2 Day Prosthetic Flat Moulding for beginners

Learn the basics of creating your 1st sculpt, 1st flat mould and 1st piece.

This course includes:

      • Anatomy, texture, examples & usage
      • Creating your first sculpt
      • Skin tones
      • Preparing the mould
      • Cap plastic
      • Edges
      • Pulling your first prosthetic piece from mould, colouring & application

1 Week Casualty SFX Masterclass ( 5 days  including 1 day on prosthetic application)

In depth week study on Casualty SFX Techniques

This course includes:

      • Product knowledge
      • Health, safety and Hygiene
      • Research techniques
      • Skin diseases / conditions
      • Dirtying down / period dirtying down
      • Swelling and bruising
      • Cuts, scars and burns
      • Casualty techniques
      • Ageing

2 Day Airbrush course – from beauty through to character and fantasy

A 2 day course covering airbrush essentials, beauty airbrush makeup,  body art and character design

The course includes:

      • Health and safety
      • History of Airbrushing
      • Equipment use, products, compressors, airbrushes, cleaning and maintenance.
      • Airbrush straight makeup / cosmetic makeup
      • Freehand airbrushing techniques
      • Stenciling and tattoos and body art
      • Corrective work
      • Creating looks for day, evening, camouflage, creative, bridal and special occasion
      • Airbrush & SFX

Evening Beginners Casualty SFX Course (4 x 3 hr sessions) – all materials included

Part-time evening course covering casualty SFX makeup techniques

This course includes:

      • Product knowledge
      • Health, safety and Hygiene
      • Research techniques
      • Casualty techniques
      • Swelling and bruising
      • Cuts, scars and burns

2 Day Theatre Makeup Masterclass

Exploring theatrical makeup, history, character design, crepe hair application, ageing
£425 – (all materials included)

This course includes:

      • Product knowledge
      • Health, safety and Hygiene
      • Introduction and makeup design in various performance spaces (male, female, children)
      • Basic Ageing
      • Effects of light on performers – lighting designer involvement
      • Crepe hair work – beard, moustache, stubble
      • Historical:
            • To include (two of)
                  • Egyptian • 16th Century • 17th Century •18th Century • 19th Century (Victorian) •
                  • Edwardian (early 20th Century) • 20th Century
      • Theatrical and Character:
            • To include (two of)
                  • Straight female for the stage • Straight male for the stage
                  • Dance/Ballet • Rough Character/Vagrant • Egyptian
                  • Indian • Oriental/Geisha • Restoration (1660)
                  • Witch/wizard • Male to Female and vice versa !
                  • Animal with and without prosthetics • Fairy
                  • Pantomime and fairy tale character

Bald Cap application

Learn how to apply and paint a bald cap for film and theatre

This course includes:

      • Product knowledge
      • Health, safety and Hygiene
      • Fitting the bald cap
      • Application
      • Colouring
      • Finishing techniques

Introduction to Life Casting


2 day course introducing you to the world of life casting and creating a cast of the face and the hand.

This course includes:

      • Product knowledge
      • Health, safety and Hygiene
      • Hand casting
      • Face casting
      • Cleaning the cast