Rachael Wagner made the long drive on Saturday from Los Angeles to Portland. She is here to teach the Character & Special FX program at The Art of Makeup School, and we are so lucky to have her back! Our deepest gratitude goes out to Rachael for going above and beyond to get here. She is no ordinary woman either. Check out her credits!
Rachael Wagner is a skilled sculptor and prosthetic fabricator, and internationally known Face Off celebrity makeup artist. She competed in Syfy’s Face Off Season 7: Life and Death, and after becoming a fan favorite she got invited back to compete for a second time on Season 11, All Stars. She was trained at New York’s Makeup Designory where she discovered her natural skill and passion for prosthetic makeup. She was a finalist in multiple IMATS Battle of the Brushes SFX competitions, and has worked with many diverse clientele including: Fall Out Boy, Hyundai, National Geographic, SyFy, Nerdist Industries, MGMT, The Metropolitan Opera, Girl Scouts of America, Disney, Target, and Universal Studios. As Project Supervisor of Global Effects Inc. she had the pleasure of working with ANOVOS and their Star Wars License, Agents of SHIELD, Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Castle, Doctor Who, Orbital Outfitters, and Solar City to name a few. She also enjoyed a tenure at Xiao Jin FX located in Beijing, China where she taught FX, Sculpting, and Shop Class for four months. She also enjoyed creating creature suits and fake body parts for the movie Annabelle. Rachael is also a master at creature fabrication, and is a yearly team member that dresses up the infamous Hollywood Magic Castle for Halloween. While Hollywood has been on quarantine, we were lucky to get her back. Rachael Wagner Portfolio
The Character & Special FX program is curated to meet top industry standards for theatre, film and television, using the latest technology, supplies, and skills currently used on award winning films and television shows. We seek out and hire the best instructors available, near and far. This intensive 7 week program covers everything from theatrical makeup fundamentals, aging techniques, making and applying bald caps, hand hair laying and tying, creating a life cast, sculpting and mold making, blood tubing, creating silicone, gelatin, and foam latex prosthetics, and so much more!
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