Learn the art lifecasting with the alginate technique - get a copy of your own face captured in stone!
Workshop languages: Swedish & English. Kontakta oss om du vill ha information kring kurserna på svenska!

2-Day Lifecasting Workshop

This exciting 2-day workshop suitable for complete beginners introduces the student to the art of alginate life casting with plaster bandages, material preparation, material mixing, application and cleaning of the finished lifecast. You will also learn how to prepare your model before lifecasting as well as how to work with the model to assure their comfort, confidence, and collaboration in the lifecasting process.



You will be working in groups of 3 and experience every aspect of life casting a face. You will take it turns to experience each of the roles as the model, life caster and assistant.

If you have got a beard/moustache, you will need to shave prior to the life cast, preferably the night before. If you do not want to have a life cast done of yourself, please try to arrange for a model or get in touch ASAP, and we can try to arrange an alternative.

The process of lifecasting is very messy, so please wear old clothes.

Workshop places are limited to assure that each student and group is provided personalized support and advice.

Tickets are non-refundable due to material cost in preparation for the workshop, however if you do need to cancel, we will do our best to book you onto a future workshop. In the event that we need to cancel the workshop, full refunds will be issued.

What you get

  • The knowledge and techniques of lifecasting

  • A plaster copy of your own face

  • All materials and equipment provided

  • Basic dormitory accommodation at Helsinglight (bring your own bedding)

  • Membership in Helsinglight FX Community with a 20% discount on future workshops at Helsinglight FX Academy

  • Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day






House of Helsinglight
Vattlång 114
82991 Ilsbo

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Min 6 students
Max 12 students




2 full day workshop

Working hours:
10 am – 6 pm

1 hour lunch break


Yes, digital

Skill level



€ 290 incl. VAT
SEK 2900 ink. moms

Price includes all materials and tools needed during workshop.
We only work with high quality materials used by professionals in the SFX / Hollywood industry.


The deposits are non refundable due to orders of material and preparation costs for the workshop.
The remaining balance can be refunded up to 30 days before the workshop takes place. If cancellation occurs any later the funds can be transfered into taking part in another workshop at another occasion at Helsinglight FX.


The course is mainly held in Swedish and English as the main language, but we can also assist in Finnish if any course participant is in need of it.

Kursen hålls främst på svenska och engelska som huvudspråk, men vi kan även assistera på finska om någon kursdeltagare är i behov av det.

Kurssi järjestetään pääasiassa ruotsiksi ja englanniksi, mutta pystymme auttamaan myös suomenkielisiä kurssille osallistujia suomeksi.


We are happy to help you out with tips on travelling here and accommodation during your stay! 

More information on below or email


FX Artist / Owner
Petra Shara Stoor
+46 767 828 853


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This workshop is an opportunity not to be missed whether you are a professional already working in the industry and wanting to learn more, or whether you're just starting out and looking for a stepping stone into a new career within SFX-makeup, mask making and props. You will learn from experienced SFX-artist in the industry and work with high quality materials used by top SFX-artist in the world. You will network and connect with likeminded people and artists in the industry. This is a workshop that will ignite your creative spark.  

This 2 day lifecasting workshop is an opportunity for you to build your portfolio and knowledge in many areas. You will get a very good understanding of how lifecasting works and how to work with alginate, plaster bandages and plaster as a material. When you have finished the workshop we offer you the opportunity to purchase sculpting tools, clay etc so that you can start sculpting FX appliances on the lifecast of your face at home.

This workshop is filled with technical and practical knowledge and a unique experience of a life time to be part of. You will be richer in knowledge, experience and find new friends for a lifetime!

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2-day LIFECASTING workshop with FX Artist Petra Shara stoor

Learn the art lifecasting with the alginate technique - get a copy of your own face captured in stone!

Fill in the form to register your interest for a 10-day Silicone mask making workshop at Helsinglight FX Academy in Hälsingland, Sweden.

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Creative greetings
Petra Shara Stoor