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Create a Plaster Lifecast of Your Face - 1-Day Course, Sweden

With FX Artist Petra Shara Stoor

Create a Plaster Lifecast of Your Face - 1-Day Course, Sweden

Location: Helsinglight - Vattlång, Sweden

 Min 6 / Max 12 students
Length of class: 1 day (approx 8h) 

Price of class: EUR 390
EUR 50 (part of total price)

Original price $49.00 - Original price $381.00
Original price $49.00
$49.00 - $381.00
Current price $49.00
Ticket type: Registration fee - Secure your spot
Date: June 3, 2023

Learn the art of lifecasting with our 1-day basic course at Helsinglight FX Academy. In this immersive experience, you will discover the technique to create an exact 3D replica of a living model using alginate. This advanced method is invaluable in SFX makeup, allowing you to produce FX prosthetics such as prosthetic limbs, appliances, and masks that fit perfectly to the model's face.

Our expert instructors will guide you through the process of creating a cast of your own face, using alginate and plaster bandages. You will work in pairs or groups of three to ensure you receive the full benefits of our instruction. We will also provide you with essential tips on how to prepare your model for the lifecasting process, and guide you through the process to ensure you feel safe and comfortable throughout.

Whether you're a budding makeup artist or simply looking to take your creative skills to the next level, our course is perfect for both beginners and experienced students. With our immersive and inspiring environment, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to create stunning lifecasts and FX prosthetics. Book your place now and experience the thrill of learning an advanced technique that will set you apart from the rest.

Important information

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

  • No prior experience required - suitable for both beginners and experienced individuals
  • Recommended minimum age is 18 years old
  • The course is taught in multiple languages and tailored to the participants' needs, with the main languages being Swedish, English, and Finnish.
  • Registration fees (deposits) are non-refundable due to the cost of materials and all the preparations we make for the course. In cases where you need to cancel your spot due to illness or other personal reasons, we will help you book a new spot on a future course.

🔥 Sign up now to secure your spot!

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Course Description

In this exciting and informative 1-day lifecasting course at Helsinglight FX Makeup Academy, you will learn how to create an exact replica of your face in plaster using alginat lifecasting technique. Under the guidance of experienced FX artist Petra Shara Stoor, you will learn step-by-step how to prepare your workspace, your model, and yourself for lifecasting. We will go through how to apply the alginat mixture to the skin and make a plaster cast of the face. Each student will take home their own lifecast.

  • The course includes all materials and equipment
  • Perfect for both beginners and experienced
  • No prior knowledge is required
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
  • Lesson time is 9am-5pm, 1 hour lunch break 
  • Coffee and tea are included, bring your own lunch
  • There is an option to book accommodation at Helsinglight. Contact us for more information and price to book accommodation in connection with this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about FX makeup, whether you are already working as a professional makeup artist or if you are just starting out and looking for a platform for a new career. The course is also suitable if you just want to try something new and get a plaster copy of your face, or perhaps give as a gift to someone who already has got everything. We also recommend this activity if you are a group of friends looking for something fun to do together, perfect for bachelorette and bachelor parties, etc. Making a lifecast as a team-building activity for the company is also a memorable experience that your employees will remember for a long time to come! 


1 day course. Lesson time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lunch break:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

  • Overview of materials and tools
  • Preparing the workspace, materials, and model for lifecasting
  • How to work together in a team to safely and securely perform lifecasting on each other
  • Mixing alginat powder and applying it to the model's skin to create a cast of the face
  • Techniques for using gauze or plaster bandages to keep the alginat in place
  • Preparing and pouring plaster into the alginat mold and allowing it to harden
  • Removing the mold and carefully cleaning your lifecast.


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.

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Course language? Our courses can be conducted 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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