Monster Party Workshop

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Lesson series
  • By: CMS Digital Studios & Cinema Makeup School
  • Level: Any
  • Study Time: At Your Own Pace
  • Class Type: Video (12 Total)
  • Materials Provided: Yes
Course overview
Learn to Create Monsters & Creatures from Hollywood Special Effects Professionals!

Our Monster Party workshop is all about special effects makeup designed to educate all ages and all levels! 

Within this workshop, you'll learn to create magnificent monsters, such as witches, werewolves, and vampires, while utilizing specialty materials such as foam prosthetic appliances, just like industry professionals! 

Led by industry experts Mike Spatola & Crista Llewellyn, you're sure to have a bloody good time! 
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CMS Digital Studios is dedicated to educating the next generation of makeup artists for the film, television, fashion, and entertainment industries. 

We aim to provide students with all of the skills needed to succeed as makeup artists and to give them a solid foundation for any job they seek. 

In addition to makeup techniques, CMS Digital students are taught professionalism, ethics, business, and history.

What's included?

12 Video Lessons

Access to over 11+ hours of detailed pre-recorded educational videos. Rewatch, rewind, repeat, and most importantly recreate! Cut down the confusion and view our video demonstrations an unlimited number of times. All video lessons are tailored for students looking to improve their makeup techniques.

Lessons At Your Pace

Go at your own pace and individual timeline for easy & stress-free instruction from Hollywood's professional instructors. Better yet, have access to all of your course materials for up to a whole year! Now you can brush up on your education, multiple times for the best continued training.

Learn From Anywhere

Students from anywhere around the world can access our video lessons. Whether you want to boost your career or looking to further your makeup skillset, this is the perfect course to add to your repertoire for your movie makeup needs! This class welcomes artists of any level, whether you're a beginner or industry professional!

In Business Since 1993

With over 28+ years in the industry, Cinema Makeup School is distinguished as being one of the most prominent learning academies.

Flexible Learning

Although this class scheduled in (insert date here) feel free to learn at your own pace with always accessible content.

Learn From Any Device

Enjoy flexibility and variety of your specific learning habits. Can be viewed from any device - mobile, tablet, and desktop! 

2-Time Emmy Nominated Instructor

This class is taught by one of our most prominent professors in the makeup industry and former CMS Chief Academic Officer, Michael Spatola! 
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Meet the instructor

Michael Spatola

Michael Spatola is a make-up artist with over 35 years professional experience. Although he's flown under the radar for most of his career, he's been nominated by his peers twice for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Make-up EMMY Awards, and twice for Best Make-up Cable ACE Awards.

Mike's worked on all types of budgets and films from Return of the Living Dead to Stargate, Terminator 2Iron Man 3 and is probably best known for being the Make-up Effects Supervisor for a few seasons of HBO's Tales from the Crypt. Before his "Hollywood" career, Mike cranked out monster make-ups, day in and day out at The Brigantine Castle- a 5 story haunted castle amusement in Brigantine, New Jersey. After 6 years of the haunted house business, it was time to move to Hollywood.

You'll find that Mike's a skilled instructor. He's a teacher with the ability to explain techniques and methods so they are extremely easy to understand. Currently, you can find Mike at Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. 
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Meet the instructor

Crista Llewellyn

Crista Llewellyn is a special effects makeup artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Her start in special effects began in high school when she  first learned how to create cotton and latex wounds for the play Bury the Dead.

Crista quickly fell in love with the artform and the rest is history. After high school, she went to attend San Francisco State University where she attained her BA in Technical Theatre and Design with a focus on Costume Design in 2012.

In 2014 she graduated from The Blush School of Makeup in San Francisco with a certificate in master makeup artistry. Shortly after, she returned to Los Angeles to work as a freelance artist. Crista currently focuses on set work, expertly wielding her skills for independent films, new media, and teaching at Cinema Makeup School.

While her work ranges from beauty to SFX to costumes, her strengths lie in prosthetic application, airbrushing, injury FX, and fabrication! Some of Crista's most notable works include Searching, In Full Bloom, Oscar’s Hotel, Fight of the Living Dead, House of Demons, and Miss 2059.
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About Monster Party

Learn character development, monster makeup & the basics of practical effects for all different and amazing looks!

Learn how to create magnificent monsters, such as witches, werewolves, and vampires, while utilizing specialty materials like foam prosthetic appliances and how to use these skills in the real world.

CMS Digital is the best online makeup effects learning platform I found so far. I was pleasantly surprised with the possibilities.
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For questions regarding our online courses or payment plan, please reach out to Cinema Makeup School's admissions support team by filling out the form below. 

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