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a POP-UP 5-Day Masterclass (30 Hours) - Monday April 29 to Friday May 3, 2019

Learn the Art of Mask Making and Sculpture techniques for Film, TV, Theater, Cosplay, Halloween, Haunt, & the Collectibles Industry from the Professional FX Artists of Kosart Studios.


A mask can be much more than just a work of art.  A mask can instantly transform a person into someone or something else.  Since humans first walked on earth, mask making has been one of the earliest forms of art.  In almost every culture, masks have been used for ceremony, disguise, protection from evil, and for entertainment.  In our own culture today, masks are not just for Halloween, cosplay, and haunted attractions, but also used in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres in film, television and theater.  Many professional sculptors make a living as mask makers, and many of today's leading SPFX Artists got their start sculpting masks.  It is where they learned creature and character design, facial expression and anatomy, exaggeration of facial features, various textures, and all the sculpting and lab techniques that come with it.  This mask making class is designed equally for the novice who has never had their hands in clay as well as for the seasoned artist, from hobbyists and mask enthusiasts to professional sculptors alike.  Even professional make-up artists, toy makers, illustrators, art directors, stop-motion animators, art teachers, etc, have taken this class at Kosart Studios.  This mask making class is for you, and it all starts here.


This 5-day masterclass will consist of demonstrations and HANDS-ON learning of techniques not taught anywhere else in the Midwest.


Certificate given upon completion.  All materials included, including a professional Mask Sculpting kit for you to keep.  Be prepared to take notes. 

What You Will Learn:

  • Creature / Character Face Design Fundamentals

  • Understanding Facial Anatomy

  • Learning to Create Facial Expression

  • Speed Sculpting Techniques in WED Clay

  • Creating First, Secondary, and Tertiary Forms

  • Simulate Soft, Hard, and Fleshy Forms in Clay

  • Detailing and Texturing Techniques

  • Texture Stamp Creation

  • Half-Mask Sculpting Techniques

  • Half-Mask Molding in Hydrocal

  • Casting your Mask in Latex

  • Learning about Poly-Foam Filled Display Masks

  • Filling & Patching Techniques

  • Prepping your Mask for Paint

  • Mask Painting Demonstration (students will not paint masks in class)

5 Days (30 Hours) of Training



Not only do you get these professional grade, industry standard products to build your FX Sculpting kit with, you get the knowledge of how to use your FX kit effectively. We build you an extensive special FX sculpting kit, composed of products used by Pro SPFX Artist J. Anthony Kosar and his FX team.

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(Materials & tools subject to change. Additional Class Use Materials & Expendables Not Pictured)

NOTE: Latex and Latex products will be used in this class.

Class Inquiries:

For any questions regarding our Classes and Workshops, please fill out this questionnaire or email us at Please do not email the studio email address at bottom of page. 

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*Early Bird Pricing: $995

Sign up by 3/29 and Save $155!

After 3/29, registration goes to original price of $1,150.  Enroll early to ensure your spot at discounted price.

REG $1,150*

All Materials Included

Including a Professional Mask Sculpting Kit for you to keep

valued at $250


Enroll by Friday April 12, 2019

No enrollments accepted after deadline.

Payment Plans & Enrollment Info & Additional Payment Options HERE


Monday April 29 through

Friday May 3, 2019
​10am-5pm, with 1 hour lunch


Enroll by Friday April 12

No enrollments accepted after deadline.


Kosart Studios

760 Burr Oak Drive

Westmont, IL 60559

Click HERE for Directions

Students will learn in a Professional Special FX Studio setting and will learn from the Midwest’s leading Special FX Artists.


No experience necessary, this class is for beginners, hobbyists, and

professionals alike.  We teach you what you need to know, from the beginning.


Class is open to all Adults, College Students, and High School students

16-years-old and older.  No students accepted under the age of 16.

This is a POP-UP workshop & may not be repeated due to Kosart Studio’s schedule.  

Payment plans are available. All class fees must be paid in full by first day of class.  Student's spot will be reserved only upon receipt of either full payment or deposit for payment plan.  Due to expensive tools and materials supplied by Kosart Studios to the students, class fees and deposits are non-refundable.


Enroll by 3/29 to take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing and save $155 on enrollment.  After 3/29, registration goes to original price of $1,150.  Enroll early to ensure your spot at discounted price.

Additional Enrollment Info HERE



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