Global College of Body Art

Special Effects Makeup Classes

  • Duration: One Evening 5pm – 9pm
  • Equipment: All equipment supplied
  • Instructor: Julie Tattam
  • Location: Grays Point Studio – see College Location for more details
  • Cost: $330 head ($300 + GST)
  • Prerequisites: None

Become a Halloween Pro! This comprehensive, jam-packed 4 hour introductory class will teach you everything you will need to know to create amazing, horrific, realistic special effects for Halloween, photo-shoots or just for fun!

We will cover:

  • what products and equipment to use (and what NOT to use)
  • how to use them
  • hygiene and safety
  • techniques, professional tricks and how to make it look “real”

We will look at how to create realistic:

  • cuts and gaping wounds
  • various bleeding effects including blood squirting from wounds
  • burns
  • bruises
  • vomit
  • foaming at the mouth
  • stitched, zipped and stapled skin effects
  • old age effects
  • facial hair
  • zombie skin; and much, much more

You will know how to safely and correctly use (and remove):

  • latex
  • silicon
  • adhesives
  • cabosil
  • wax and putty
  • bald caps
  • prosthetics
  • bruise and injury wheels
  • bloods
  • synthetic hair

Because our class instructor (Julie Tattam) has years of experience in face/body painting and special effects, Julie is also able to impart along the way a range of practical tips and tricks. Students will come away knowing how to confidently create a range of the most popular effects, and will be positioned to make lots of income from this sought-after skill over the upcoming Halloween period.

Who is this class suitable for?

Ages: Over 14yrs.

Experience: None, suits absolute beginners as well as experienced makeup artists.

Equipment: All special effects equipment and materials are supplied – just bring a sense of adventure and a camera to record your gory creations!

Warning: Latex Allergies

If you suffer from a latex allergy, please be aware that many of the special effects products used in class contain latex and make cause you to suffer a reaction which can range from discomfort to serious health complications. Please take precaution to determine whether you are a latex allergy sufferer before attending the class. We will not be liable for the well being of student with an undisclosed latex allergy, and we don’t want you to get hurt!


Our brand new state-of-the-art training facility and studio is located in Grays Point NSW (45mins south of the Sydney CBD). There is plenty of free parking and the college is 5 minutes by taxi from Gymea train station.

Street Address:
6 Mansion Point Road
Grays Point 2232 NSW Australia
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