Trauma Makeup FX Workshop

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Date and Time

Sat, Jul 28
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sun, Jul 29
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat, Aug 4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave

In this 3 day hands-on workshop students will create a trauma makeup, using advanced silicone prosthetic making techniques.

Topics covered in class:

  • Sculpting
  • Contoured mold making
  • Casting in encapsulated silicone
  • Prosthetic makeup application

All materials will be provided, including a partial life cast for sculpting. Students are responsible for bringing their own model on the final day for application.

Note: This is not a creature or fantasy character class, all projects will be a trauma makeup design. This will ensure each student learns the importance of realistic anatomy and blending realistic skin tones.


Eric Zapata is a Special Effects Makeup Artist and Fabricator and Puppeteer, based out of Austin, TX. He is most known for being a two time contestant on the reality competition show Face Off Seasons 4 & 5.

Originally from Victoria Texas, Eric started his career in Ohio working for FX Legend Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk till Dawn, Wishmaster), where he acquired credits on indie horror hits such as “John Dies At the End” and “The Woman”.

Eric has worked on several Texas film productions, while also running his own art studio for commission and personal projects. His recent credits include Alita: Battle Angel, Fear The Walking Dead, The Son, Day 5, and the upcoming Puppet Master reboot.


$375 General Admission | $360 AFS Member - Make Level and Up

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