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Virtually Gorton: Make-Up/Special FX Class via Zoom Monday, July 6

Virtually Gorton: Make-Up/Special FX Class via Zoom

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Make-Up/SFX Class with Improv Playhouse

4th -8th graders
10:00 am to 12:00pm
July 6th – July 10th

Wanna learn how to age yourself 40 years in an hour? How about how to create an intricate design on your jawline? In this custom-built stage makeup and effects class, join our IP community of makeup artists as we explore and design makeup looks for beloved characters of stage and screen. Minimal supplies needed – can use supplies found at home.

  • Highspeed Internet Access
  • Windows, Mac, or Chromebook Computer
  • Chrome Browser
  • Webcam (most laptops have this built in)
  • Microphone & Speakers (most laptops have this built in. A headset/headphones are preferred)


o   Printer Paper/Sketchbook

o   Notebook

o   Phone/Tablet to easily look up reference images while remaining on Zoom call

o   Regular (mechanical is ok) and Colored Pencils (markers and/or crayons are okay as well if you do not have access to colored pencils)

o   Ability to print Face Chart PDF (if possible, if not, we will teach you to draw them in class) – Will we send this out.

o   Any makeup you have around the house already, such as:

  • Eyeshadows
  • Lipsticks
  • Lotion or Petroleum Jelly
  • Powders, Concealers, and Foundations
  • Eyeliners, Mascara, Highlight, Bronzer, Contour, Brow Makeup
  • Old Halloween Makeup
  • Markers, Pens, and other craft supplies can be used in a pinch



Download the Zoom app https://zoom.us/download
– Open the Zoom app on your desktop 
– You will receive an email invitation from the meeting host which will have a link, and a meeting ID/password

– Click on the link in the email
– Join the meeting with video and audio enabled
** Remember to “Join the meeting with video and audio enabled!”

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Class Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.

If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.