Are you already planning for Halloween? Do you want to turn heads at Burning Man? This course is designed to help you bring your crazy ideas into reality!
Students will be amazed by how easy it is to carve shapes out of Foam Rubber and coat them with a skin of Liquid Latex Rubber to design and create their own props and costumes.
Each student will be given a kit of tools and supplies including enough Liquid Latex to complete a simple project. You must bring your own foam rubber (one easy way to get some is to take it from the seat cushions of couches that people have put out by the road). We’re just going to make something small and simple like a mask or a pair of shoulder pads or a cartoony rubber prop of some sort — what you want to make is up to you. Hunter will teach you some simple, basic techniques in how to carve your project out of foam, coat it with a durable rubber skin, and paint it.
The piece that you will come out with in the end will be something that you would pay someone at least 500 to 1,000 dollars to make for you. Along the way Hunter will share all the suppliers information for you to continue on your prop and costume making adventures. This class is really going to be fun and will give students a good basic foundation for bringing their own creative ideas to fruition.
Workshop instructor Hunter Jackson was the original creator of the costumes, characters and concepts for GWAR.