If you love the idea of learning to apply and design specialty makeup looks for stage characters, this is the class for you. Grab your makeup kit and brushes and come create a masterpiece using a fellow actor’s face as a canvas! We will begin by covering basic stage makeup application, caring for your skin, and maintaining your tools, as well as many specialty techniques, such as aging, facial hair, scars, burns, animals and magical creatures. Stretch your creativity even further when you design unique looks of your own! This class is perfect for the performer wanting to add one more important skill to their theater toolbox. A Ben Nye basic makeup kit is required for this class. Students will also need a Multi-use Cream Color Palette to work from, makeup remover wipes, a variety of sponges, Q-tips, black eyeliner pencils, and brushes. Returning families can bring their pre-used kits, tools and color palettes. New families will need to purchase them before the first day.
Lauren’s music background includes choir, music theory, piano and musical theater from elementary school through college. She has been a part of local community choirs, as well leading contemporary worship in church with her husband for over 20 years. Lauren has served in theater as a director, choreographer, set designer/painter, stage manager, and makeup artist. Past shows as a Director include Lion King Jr, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Peter Pan and Willy Wonka Jr.; as well as various Christmas productions. Lauren has a bachelor's degrees in both Social Communications/ Psychology and Elementary Education, as well as a Masters in Education. She is a licensed teacher and has taught preschool, kindergarten, third grade and middle school mathematics.