Your course has been the catalyst for everything I dream to do.

—Guillermo del Toro, Writer/Producer/Director and former makeup artist

What’s in the Advanced Course

  • 700 pages of illustrated text in 23 lessons. For a list of contents see below.
  • Online help from top Hollywood makeup artist Andrew Clement, founder of Creative Character Engineering. Click here for Andrew’s website.
  • ?DVD of Dick’s classic application of his Abraham Lincoln makeup.
  • Extensive collection of reference photos for sculpture.
  • The opportunity to acquire the ultimate career door opener: Dick Smith’s Certificate of Merit.

The Lessons

Intro and Business
Life Masks and Body Molds
Gypsum Materials and Mold Making
Sculpture Techniques and Materials
Latex and Foam Latex
Foam Latex Part 2
Silicone Appliances
Molding and Casting Materials
Dentures, Eyeballs, Lenses
Bald Caps
Hair and Hair Pieces
Aging and Character Makeup
Appliance Makeup
Makeup Effects
Special Effects Makeup
Dummy Heads and Boddies
Mechanical Masks and Puppets, Part 1
Mechanical Masks and Puppets, Part 2
Mechanical Masks and Puppets, Part 3
Remote Control, Fluid Power and Programming