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|Description - |
|A practical introduction to the techniques of applying theatrical make-up for the stage.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- analyze and appraise differences and similarities of facial anatomy.
- describe, differentiate and compare facial types and how these may be simulated through theatrical make-up.
- understand the process of researching and designing make-up for production.
- recognize and acquire skills in the application of available make-up products, understanding how to substitute and adjunct products where specific applications or shortages require.
- understand the process of designing, creating and applying prosthetic makeup
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Ben Nye Make-up Kit or its equivalent, and various casting/mold making and art supplies.
- Stage space or classroom, with appropriate lighting capabilities and table, to accommodate full class instructor demonstrations.
- Protective clothing suitable for work that requires the application of stage make-up.
- Dressing and make-up rooms equipped with running water, lockers, showers, make-up tables and mirrors.
- Lighted make-up preparation station for each student.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Study facial anatomy:
- student's individual type
- various age, gender, and ethnic types
- the effect of stage lighting on facial anatomy
- Identify and practice enhancement of characterization through make-up techniques:
- straight make-up
- character make-up
- facial hair
- specialty make-up
- three-dimensional effects/non-prosthetic
- three-dimensional effects/prosthetic
- Practice researching and designing assigned makeup projects.
- compile a makeup morgue including categories for each assigned makeup project
- render makeup designs using basic art tools (pencils, colored pencils, pastels, etc.)
- From instructor demonstrations, learn to identify and subsequently experiment with a wide variety of makeup materials:
- become familiar with the minimum contents of an "all purpose make-up kit", including foundations, highlights and shadows, liners, powder, brushes, make-up removers, etc.
- compare and contrast products from a variety of manufacturers and distributors of theatrical make-up, learning how to substitute when necessary for manufactured make-up or prohibitively expensive products
- practice using materials for special character effects:
- facial hair (crepe wool, gauze, latex, spirit gum, etc., as well as a familiarity with human hair and ventilated appliances)
- three-dimensional effects/non-prosthetic using:
- facial feature reconstruction materials (wax, putty, etc.)
- special effects materials for cuts, bruises, burns, scars, etc. (liquid latex, cotton, tissue, gelatin, rigid collodian, blood, etc.)
- Design, create and apply basic prosthetic makeup using:
- life-mask casting materials (alginate, plaster, etc)
- modeling materials (plastalina clay, modeling tools, etc.)
- basic appliance making materials (liquid rubber latex, makeup, etc.)
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Demonstrated effort and skill in mastery of make-up technique in in-class assignments.
- Creation of make-up "morgue" of varied and interesting real face photos and art samples, including models from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, as a term project.
- Make-up designs developed into completed make-ups, one of which is a final project.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Corson, Richard, James Glavan, Beverly Norcross. Stage Make-up. 10th ed. Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon, 2009. |
|Disciplines - |
|Theatre Arts |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Field work, Laboratory, Demonstration. |
|Lab Content - |
- Practice with and application of specified makeup materials and techniques.
- Cooperative creation of plaster "life-masks".
- Observation and categorization of facial features, character types, and artistic inspirations.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Reading specified chapters of required textbook.
- Reading and referral to available makeup technique books and magazines.
- Demonstration and application notes compiled in personal makeup morgue.