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The Art Of Special Effects Makeup: An Interactive Workshop

at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville TN

Mar 05
The Art Of Special Effects Makeup: An Interactive Workshop

A live special effects makeup interactive demonstration presented at TPAC in collaboration with NECAT and Hollywood makeup artists.

Presented through a TPAC InsideOut and NECAT Artnership

Renowned special effects makeup artists Rick Prince (Hasbro’s Transformers Universe, Disney, Universal Studios, and writer/director for Lwa: All Saints’ Eve) and Roy Wooley (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, and Fabricator/Special Effects Makeup mastermind for Georgia’s Netherworld Haunted House) from the SyFy channel show Face Off, join forces with Emmy-award-winning makeup artist Ben Rittenhouse (Kill Bill, The Hulk, Men in Black) in a high-energy, interactive workshop creating and transforming characters using facial prosthetics, body prosthetics, and special effects makeup in TPAC’s Polk Theater.

Prince, Wooley, and Rittenhouse will work simultaneously on a variety of the city’s top performers and dancers from the Nashville Ballet demonstrating techniques and tips from basic to advanced and answering audience questions about the process. The goals of the day are to inform, entertain, and inspire TPAC patrons, performing arts company leadership and followers, actors, dancers, costumers, filmmakers, directors, people considering behind-the-scenes careers, and anyone who ever wondered How do they do that?

What’s the difference in makeup and techniques for TV, film, a small-house theater, and a venue like the Polk? Enormous. Come witness the ramp-up, receive the instruction, and learn what you could do yourself with some basic materials.

Photo opportunities following the workshop with artists and models.

This special event is appropriate for all ages.

Proceeds for the workshop will benefit NECAT (Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television) to support their education and community endeavors.

Tickets can be purchased on the TPAC website.


$22/General Admission

Groups of 10 or more, please call (615) 782-4060

Contact: (615) 354-1273


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Additional time info:

Doors open at 12:30pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


TPAC - James K. Polk Theater

505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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