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Basic Zombie Makeup Course - Perfect for Beginners - 1 Day FX Course, Sweden

With FX Artist Petra Shara Stoor

Basic Zombie Makeup Course - Perfect for Beginners - 1 Day FX Course, Sweden

Location: Helsinglight - Vattlång, Sweden

 Min 6 / Max 12 students
Length of class: 1 day (approx 6h)

Price of class: EUR 250
EUR 50 (part of total price)

Original price $50.00 - Original price $246.00
Original price $50.00
$50.00 - $246.00
Current price $50.00
Ticket type: Reservation - Secure your spot
Date: June 3, 2023

Are you tired of the same old Halloween costume? Want to stand out from the crowd? Look no further than Helsinglight FX Academy, where we'll teach you to transform into a brain-hungry zombie with our 1-day course in FX makeup.

Led by experienced FX artist Petra Shara Stoor, you'll learn the tricks of the trade using FX fat makeup, body makeup, latex, wound paste, fake blood, tooth lacquer, and more. No prior experience is needed - this course is perfect for anyone looking to unleash their inner zombie and have some ghoulish fun!

As a bonus, you'll receive an FX product kit worth 500 SEK to use during the course and take home with you. And for the perfect finishing touch, why not try our cool effect lenses available for purchase on-site?

So don't settle for a boring costume this Halloween. Join us at Helsinglight FX Academy and learn to create a gruesome zombie that will leave everyone speechless. And to top it all off, we'll end the day with an outdoor photo shoot of your zombie creation - the ultimate memento of your undead transformation. Sign up now and get ready to rise from the grave!

Important information

You secure your spot by paying a registration fee of 500 SEK (included in the total course fee), with the remaining amount due no later than 2 weeks before the start of the course.

  • No prior knowledge is required 
  • Recommended minimum age is 15 years.
  • The course is taught in multiple languages and tailored to the needs of the participants, with Swedish, English, and Finnish as the main languages.
  • Registration fees (deposits) are non-refundable due to the cost of materials and all the preparations we make for the course. In the event that you need to cancel your spot due to illness or other personal reasons, we will gladly help you book a spot on a future course.

🔥 Register now to secure your spot!

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Course description

At Helsinglight FX Academy, you can learn how to create a scary zombie with FX makeup in our 1-day course. No prior experience is required. During this SFX makeup course, you will work with simpler techniques using FX creme makeup, body makeup, latex, wound paste, fake blood, blood spatter, tooth varnish, and more. You will receive a kit of FX makeup products worth 50 EUR to use during the course and take home. We also have a lot of other exciting FX products that you will get to try when creating your zombie look. This course is led by experienced FX artist Petra Shara Stoor, who will teach you everything you need to know about creating a disgusting zombie with realistic wounds and decay using FX makeup and illusion creation. You will learn how to sketch how you want your zombie to look on the skin, so that you can then create and apply your makeup, prosthetics, wounds, and injuries according to your planning. The course ends with a simpler photo session outdoors of your zombie. Buy effect lenses on site for a complete zombie look!

Helsinglight FX Academy is not just a makeup school, we also offer a wide range of FX makeup products for sale in our store for those who want to continue creating amazing characters and creepy monsters at home. We strive to offer a complete experience for all our participants, where you can learn new techniques and also have access to the best tools on the market. Our course kit is a great start, but if you want to complement it with additional products, you can find everything you need in our store.

  • The course includes all materials and equipment.
  • You will also receive a kit of FX makeup products worth 50 EUR.
  • Perfect for both beginners and experienced individuals.
  • No prior experience required.
  • Recommended minimum age of 15 years.
  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
  • Lesson time is from 09:00-16:00, with a lunch break from 12:00-13:00.
  • Coffee and tea are included, bring your own lunch.
  • There is an option to book accommodation at Helsinglight. Contact us for more information and prices for booking accommodation in connection with this course.

Who is this course for?

This course provides a fun, creative, and memorable experience and is aimed at anyone who wants to have fun and try FX makeup and create a scary zombie, with a professional touch. It is suitable for beginners, more experienced individuals, aspiring makeup artists, artists, etc. Simply put, this course is suitable for anyone who loves to be creative and create, and wants to get an insight into the world of FX Makeup.


1-day course. Lesson time: 10:00am - 4 pm

Lunch: 12 - 1 pm

During this exciting full-day course at Helsinglight FX Academy, you will learn:

Design and planning of zombie look:

  • Decide how you want your zombie to look by sketching or finding inspiration images
  • Based on your sketch, we will then go through which materials and products you will need.

    Overview of materials, techniques, and creation of different wounds and prosthetics:

    • We will review your sketch and which FX materials you can use, such as latex, gelatin, skin wax, and other products and techniques used to create wounds and prosthetics.
    • Learn various techniques to create realistic wounds and prosthetics.

    Sketch of makeup on your face, creation and application of prosthetics, wounds, and injuries:

    • You will learn how to sketch the makeup on the skin.
    • Create and apply prosthetics, wounds, and injuries according to your planning and sketch.

      Color your zombie with FX makeup:

      • Use FX makeup to create illusions of rotten zombie skin, veins, shadows, and highlights.
      • Focus on creating a realistic look for your fresh or decayed zombie.

      Create realistic wounds and decay:

      • Use fake blood, blood paste, wound varnish, and blood splatters to create realistic wounds and decay.
      • Focus on creating a realistic look.

        Tooth enamel and fake blood:

        • Use tooth enamel and fake blood with blood capsules to create a creepy effect in the mouth.

        Hair design for a zombie:

        • Create an appropriate hair design for your zombie.

        Zombie-effect lenses:

        • Feel free to use zombie-effect lenses to create a more realistic look.
        • Purchase lenses in our store that suit your look. Not included.

        Photographing your gruesome zombie:

        • We will take photos of your zombie from different angles and poses.
        • Zombie photography takes place outdoors.


          Q: Is there an age limit to participate in the FX courses?

          A: Most of our workshops are limited to individuals who are 18 years or older, due to long and intensive days and a lot of information to take in. Sometimes we offer shorter and simpler workshops for youth, but for most courses we recommend 18 years and older!

          Q: Do I need prior knowledge in FX/mask making to participate in your courses?

          A: No prior knowledge is required, our workshops are for both beginners and advanced. You will learn every step of the process during the course!

          Q: How much do your FX products/courses cost in dollars, pounds, etc.?

          A: Our currency is SEK (Swedish kronor). Sometimes we list the cost of the product/course in Euro as well. To get an idea of what you're spending in US dollars or British pounds, visit the currency converter for the most updated exchange rates. The conversion is fast, easy, and free!

          Q: Will I receive a certificate/diploma upon completion of the course?

          A: If you wish to receive a certificate/diploma upon completion of the course, we can arrange it for you. The certificate will be signed by the teacher and CEO of Helsinglight FX Makeup Academy.

          Q: Can you help me with travel and accommodation advice?

          A: Yes, we are happy to assist you with travel planning and we also offer on-site accommodation at Helsinglight during the courses. You can contact us for more information.

          Q: You are based in Sweden, what language is the FX course held in?

          A: Yes! We are based in the middle of northern Sweden, in a small village called Vattlång, in Norra Hälsingland, located in the beautiful countryside! Our courses are held in Swedish, Finnish, and English. The course language is adapted to the needs of the students, but it is important for us that everyone understands, so we will adjust the language to best suit the student.

          Q: Can I take the stone mold home with me if I attend a mask making class?

          A: Yes, it is yours to keep, but it is very heavy to carry with you, so it is easiest if you travel by car, then there are no problems. If you do not travel by car, the mold is very heavy and there will be an additional cost for us to send the plaster mold to your address. We can give you an estimated price for shipping with DHL/SCHENKER of your mold, where you pay for the shipping of the mold in advance to us.

          Q: Is food and accommodation included in  the FX course fee?

          A: No, accommodation and food is not included in the cost. However, there is the possibility to book affordable accommodation in shared dormitories when you participate in our courses and education. If you want to book accommodation in connection with the course, please contact us and we can tell you more about the cost and book a place for you. Food is not included. There are simple cooking facilities in a shared kitchen. The nearest store is about 10 minutes from us and if you do not have your own car, we help to drive to the store on some specific days. We sell soft drinks, snacks, candy, etc. on site. We offer coffee and tea during the course.

          Q: Is it possible to set up a payment plan?

          A: Yes, we offer the option to set up a payment plan where you can pay the course fee in three monthly installments. If you need a more flexible plan, you can contact us to discuss this.

          Q: Why is there a deposit fee and why is it non-refundable?

          A: This deposit secures your place in the course and is a part of the total course fee that needs to be paid. So it's a partial payment in advance, so to speak. This deposit is non-refundable due to the material costs we have for course preparation, but if you need to cancel your spot, we can help you book a spot in a future workshop. If we need to cancel the course from our end, a full refund will be given to you.

          Q: What is your cancellation policy?

          A: Please refer to the above answer regarding the non-refundable deposit. The rest of the course fee should be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course. Once the course fee has been paid, it is non-refundable if you cancel, unless you have a doctor's note verifying illness. Otherwise, we are happy to book you into another workshop in the future so that you don't lose your money. Helsinglight FX Makeup Academy is not responsible for any costs incurred by participants who cannot receive a refund for accommodation and travel. Our teachers at Helsinglight FX Academy are all professionals, and it may happen that we need to switch teachers during a workshop. If one of our teachers falls ill, we also need to call in another teacher. The new teacher will always be at the same level as the original, and therefore we cannot make any refunds based on this change.

          Q: What equipment do I need to bring to an FX course?

          A: All materials and tools needed during the class to create the specific design that the class is intended for are included in the cost. If you want to buy FX lenses, props, or other FX materials for the character you have created, you can do so. We also sell materials and tools if you want to buy some to take home.

          Q: Is it possible to take a private lesson or a customized workshop?

          A: Yes, we offer private lessons and customized courses, but at a higher cost because we are dedicating our time and our premises solely to you or a smaller group. Please contact us for more information and to receive a quote for a tailored private course.

          Q: Can I register for multiple courses at once?

          A: Yes, you can register for multiple courses at once, but please note that the deposit is per course.

          Payment installment options Payment plan available
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          Our courses can be held in Swedish, English, and Finnish

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          Meet our teacher

          FX Artist - Petra Shara Stoor

          FX Artist - Petra Shara Stoor

          Petra Shara Stoor, an artist and FX makeup artist, shares her passion and knowledge with all levels of FX artists, makeup artists, costume designers, creators, artists, hobbyists, and film enthusiasts. As our creative leader and experienced FX teacher at Helsinglight FX Academy makeup school in Sweden, Petra provides the best education, development, and memorable experience for all students. Petra has created makeup, costumes, masks, and characters for various productions and projects throughout her career. Through her teachings, students learn technical skills, experience her passion for creating and learning the craft, think outside the box, get inspired by nature, and learn more about becoming a one of a kind cultural entrepreneur. Students who need help in languages other than Swedish are welcome to participate in our courses. Petra is fluent in Swedish, English, and Finnish, and can also assist in Spanish. We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe when taking our courses, regardless of the language they speak.
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