|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- A successful student will identify and compare the use and effectiveness of available makeup products and materials.
- A successful student will demonstrate skills in the design and application of theatrical makeup for production.
- A successful student will demonstrate skills in the use of advanced makeup materials.
- A successful student will locate and give examples of facial anatomy as it pertains to various character factors, including age, gender, race, and species.
|Description - |
|Continuation of work in THTR 40A with emphasis in more advanced techniques and practical application experience for the stage.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- further analyze and appraise differences and similarities of facial anatomy.
- further describe, differentiate and compare basic facial types and how these may be simulated through theatrical make-up.
- design make-up for a character or all characters of a theatrical production.
- appraise and master the application of various make-up products, including advanced and specialty products, and illustrate ways to interchange and substitute when necessary.
- employ techniques of preparation and application of advanced prosthetics.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Ben Nye Make-up Kit or its equivalent, with additional advanced makeup materials.
- Stage space or classroom, with appropriate lighting capabilities and table, to accommodate full class instructor demonstrations.
- Various advanced casting/mold making and art supplies.
- Protective clothing.
- 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 and character type:
- student's individual type
- various age, gender, and ethnic types
- the effect of stage lighting, costumes, scenery and stage size on facial anatomy and communicating character
- Review and further practice enhancement of characterization through make-up techniques:
- straight make-up
- corrective (with special attention to different racial/ethnic types, genders, and/or historical or famous people.)
- character make-up
- facial hair
- specialty make-up
- three-dimensional effects/non-prosthetic
- three-dimensional effects/prosthetic
- Practice researching and designing assigned makeup projects, honing appropriate drawing skills and formats in the process.
- add to makeup morgue in categories for each assigned makeup project
- render makeup designs using art tools (pencils, colored pencils, pastels, etc.)
- practical experience under production pressure
- From instructor demonstrations, further practice experimentation with a wide variety of makeup materials:
- contents of an "all purpose make-up kit", including foundations (oil and water base), 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 advanced prosthetic makeup using:
- life-mask casting materials (alginate, plaster, etc)
- modeling materials (plastalina clay, modeling tools, etc.)
- advanced appliance making materials (two-part molds, cold foam latex, and/or gelatine, separators and sealers, makeup, etc.)
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- In-class make-up projects
- Maintenance of make-up "morgue" in scrapbook fashion, to be evaluated as a term project
- Make-up analyses which must result in completed make-ups, one of these to be a final project
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Baygan, Lee. Techniques of Three-Dimensional Makeup. New York: Watson-Guptil Publications, 1982. |
Debreceni, Todd. Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen. Burlington: Focal Press, 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, including self-application as well as application on others.
- Cooperative creation of plaster "life-masks", including supervision of students new to the process.
- 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 and referral to chapters in text books.
- Reading and referral to available makeup technique books and magazines.
- Demonstration and application notes compiled in personal makeup morgue.