This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
These papers go along with my separate Movie Makeup Powerpoint. They include a two page reading material handout for students (explains different areas of movie makeup), an assessment page for students to fill out after the lesson to check understanding, the lesson plan, and the grading rubric for the project.
I always start by performing an example makeup step-by-step so students can see how the process will work. Students will then create their own small character makeup job (cuts, tears, burns, etc.). This is to ensure they know what they are doing and have an idea of what the materials will do in their final project (a bigger and more 3D prosthetic for which they must mold a sculpture of some kind). This lesson is always the most anticipated lesson that I teach! The students LOVE seeing how these things are made, making it themselves, and then wearing it around school for the rest of the day. I just use acrylics to paint everything and the liquid latex and prosthetic glue are not all that expensive. You can do warmup projects as well as final projects for around $60; maybe less if you can find the latex and prosthetic glue for cheaper. This lesson will be the most talked about lesson of your whole curriculum!