Scary Science

The spooky season is upon us! Sign up to our Scary Science programme and learn some DIY special effect tricks in preparation for Halloween. This week-long programme will introduce teens and adults to the basics of SFX and make-up artistry, covering everything from fake blood recipes to creating perfectly flaky zombie flesh.

Just register once for this programme using the form below and you will receive a Zoom link to the live online tutorial each morning. More information on this process will be provided upon registering.

See below for the schedule of what special effects will be covered on each day, as well as the items you will need for each tutorial.

Please be patient - click Submit once and wait. It may take a few seconds as your request is processed.

Learn how to make a variety of fake blood recipes with the contents of your kitchen cupboard. Then use your fake blood in the SFX tutorials throughout the week.

Tutorial essentials:

  • Food colouring (red, blue, yellow & green)

  • Syrup (glucose works best but any thick syrup will do)

  • Flour, corn-starch, coco powder, gelatine or agar agar

  • Toothpaste, Vaseline, dish soap, toilet paper, cotton balls, glue

Wounds & Scars will be covered over two sessions.

Tutorial essentials:

  • Make-up (dull eyeshadow, brown/black eyeliner, foundation/concealer)

  • Small/medium brushes

  • Glue (a mix of PVA & glue stick works best), cotton balls/buds

  • Tweezers/toothpick/butterknife

  • Fake blood from Monday's session

Tutorial essentials:

  • Make-up (dull eyeshadow, brown/black eyeliner, foundation/concealer)

  • Small/medium brushes

  • Glue (a mix of PVA & glue stick works best), cotton balls/buds

  • Tweezers/toothpick/butterknife

  • Fake blood from Monday's session

  • Tissues