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The Art of Special Effects Makeup: An Interactive Workshop

March 5, 2016


TPAC InsideOut and NECAT presents:

The Art of Special Effects Makeup: An Interactive Workshop with Face Off Artists in TPAC’s Polk Theater

March 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Ticket price $22.00

Renowned special effects makeup artists Rick Prince (Hasbro’s Transformers Universe, Disney, Universal Studios, and writer/director for Lwa: All Saints’ Eve), Roy Wooley (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, and Fabricator/Special Effects Makeup mastermind for Georgia’s Netherworld Haunted House), and Season 6 winner Rashaad Santiago from the SyFy channel show Face Off, join forces with Emmy-award-winning makeup artist Ben Rittenhouse (Kill Bill, The Hulk, Men in Black) in a high-energy, interactive workshop creating and transforming characters using facial prosthetics, body prosthetics, and special effects makeup in TPAC’s Polk Theater.

Prince, Wooley, Santiago, and Rittenhouse will work simultaneously on a variety of the city’s top performers and dancers from the Nashville Ballet demonstrating techniques and tips from basic to advanced and answering audience questions about the process. The goals of the day are to inform, entertain, and inspire TPAC patrons, performing arts company leadership and followers, actors, dancers, costumers, filmmakers, directors, people considering behind-the-scenes careers, and anyone who ever wondered “How do they do that?”!

What’s the difference in makeup and techniques for TV, film, a small-house theater, and a venue like the Polk? Enormous. Come witness the ramp-up, receive the instruction, and learn what you could do yourself with some basic materials.

We are thrilled to announce our media sponsor, the make-up community’s top resource for innovative make-up techniques and the latest industry news and trends – Make-Up Artist Magazine. Find out more about the amazing ways they educate, connect and inspire artists and make-up lovers around the world.


Photo opportunities following the workshop with artists and models.

This special event is appropriate for all ages.

Proceeds for the workshop will benefit NECAT (Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television) to support their education and community endeavors.

For questions about the event contact Katie at

Purchase tickets from the TPAC website – here! 


March 5, 2016


Katie Veglio


505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN United States
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