Special FX Workshops in November

October 25, 2013

With a resume that reads like the best of fx films, this powerhouse is not just a makeup artist but also created an incredible line of special fx products. From Donnie Darko to X-Men to Star Trek, Thomas is behind some of the most incredible special fx work in film and will be in Toronto to share his knowledge with our customers.

While at IMATS, Thomas will be doing a different demo each day. On Saturday you can stop by the Blur booth to see Thomas recreate his unbelievable Muscle Man body paint. And on Sunday he’ll be doing a full body tattoo covering.




The following week he’ll be holding four different workshops at 313 Queen St. West (at a larger space just underneath Blur!) and we hope to see you there.


1. Colour Theory and the Science of Colour – 4hrs

Wednesday November 13th 9am – 1pm OR  Sunday November 17th 9am – 1pm


From foundation matching to creating dynamic shadow palettes, the art of makeup is built on the knowledge of colour. This workshop dissects the science of colour through the understanding of the colour spectrum, pigment and advanced colour mixing.

Examining how we perceive colour through light refraction, this four hour class is essential for artists at any stage in their career working in film, television, fashion, commercial or bridal work.

Students will be provided with cream colours, mixing palettes and a spatula.




2. Covering Tattoo’s – 4hrs

Wednesday November 13th 2pm – 6pm OR Sunday November 17th 2pm – 6pm


As tattoo’s become increasingly common among the general population, so to does the need for makeup artists to cover them. This course will focus on long lasting and effective coverage for both film and television and bridal.

Students will work hands on, along side Thom while practicing on in-class models to cover their tattoos.


3. Out of Kit Character FX – 8hrs

Tuesday November 12th, 9am – 6pm OR  Thursday November 14th, 9am – 6pm


A basic FX course with tips and tricks on how to pull off effective causality makeup, focusing on products that are a must have and the dual uses of what you may already have.

Learn to recreate accurate medical and forensic FX makeups for film, television and events while working hands on alongside class mates. Students will be provided with reel creations palettes, sponges and cream colours. Students should bring their own brushes.




4. Bald Cap Application & Fabrication Class – 16hrs

Friday November 15th AND Saturday November 16th, 9am – 6pm


This master class goes through the intricacies of not just applying a perfect bald cap but how to make one. Students will learn how to create, paint, blend and apply a camera ready bald cap with an occipital piece for movie quality realism.

Students will receive all items needed to create bald caps but should bring their own FX brushes.





Do you want to know more about Thom? Check out his IMDB or Facebook Page.

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