LEARN FX

SPECIAL EFFECTS  MAKEUP SCHOOL

FX CLASS INFO: Summer 2018

5 WEEK FX CLASS- new classe Starts Monday  July 23rd
Please call to sign up and start your career.

Course Info
We are proud that after a crazy busy last year of work for Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout ride and films such as "Underwater" and we have just finished working on Greyhound, For Love, Semper Fi, Fonzo, and some other projects we can set the dates for the next class.  Starting July 23rd 2018

Class will be four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 10am to 4pm.

Need a hotel , please see our list at the bottom of the page or call the local  (Madeville or Covington) Short stay housing.

Act Fast! Space is First Come, First Served
Please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to join the class or have any questions. Space is limited to 8 or less students so you will have very personal hands on attention. 
There is no experience necessary to join.

The cost is $5400 for the 5 week fx course.  and if you sign up a friend and they join, we will take off  $200.

We Actually Hire People and Work in the Industry
As a real shop who hires people to work in the industry, we understand what you need to know to get started and make sure that you learn all of the basics. This is a short but focused course to give you a skill set that is worth something to shops hiring new artists. One of the last projects of 2017 , we used 2 of our students to make a full creature suit and blood gags for an upcoming tv series and we all went to set and had a great but crazy time.  And since we have been so busy in 2018 all ready we also used our former students.
here is a list of our credits http://www.techworksstudios.com/credits

Skills
You dont need any skills to come to our schiool but you need a good base of skills to get you working in the indusrty, and we focus on those skills. You also do not need talent. Most of our jobs revolve around skills, not talent.  Dont get me wrong , talent is very useful  but save talent for later.  Most of what we use daily is a specific set of skills that will get you jobs. Talent is great, but until any shop trusts and knows you, talent is something we hire the pros for.

What We Cover
Obviously, we can't teach everything in 5 weeks, but we go deep and cover a ton of material. We focus on skills needed to get hired. You would start at the bottom, but with our course you can rise fast. Here is some of what we teach:
Mold making and casting (silicone, stone, fiberglass, resins) dental acrylic teeth, prosthetics (encap silicone, Pros-aide, foam latex), makeup effects, blood work, and much more.

The Way It Works
It takes years, people! You can't just be a sculptor or makeup artist in the industry because you went to a school, talent or not. Understand that, because it's the truth. It takes years of projects under your belt using your skills before any shop would give your talent the chance to represent them. Even if you don't join us, understand that any school that says anything else is just telling you what you want to hear and taking your money, and they actually don't work in the industry or hire anyone.  Think about that. Do you want to learn from people who actually work in the industry you are trying to get into?  As of April 2018 we have already worked on multiple films and tv shows as well as many other projects this year (2018) and its not even half over yet.  And we have  decades of films and show credits before this year. This is why our people leave us with a better understanding of the business and the real skills needed to get a job.  We dont just teach it, we live it and work in it everyday.

It's important to know that we want you working and building on what we teach. That's how we make successful students become successful artists in the industry.

Please call if you have any questions.  504 722 1504


  1. Animatronic Alligator for commercial Tech Works Studios
  2. students  learning silicone mold making Learn FX
  3. teaching mold making basics Learn FX school of special effects
  4. Certificate of Completion
  5. Student made head for  trade show display
  6. Animatronic alligator submarine head
  7. Deep Water Horizon Prop dinosaur tooth
Hotels: We have a contract with the first 2 on the list for a discounted price and they are only about 2 miles from the shop, This doesnt mean they are the cheapest so please feel free to check the others which are about 7 miles away.

My students have also said that the short term apartments /  housing were cheaper over all than hotels, such as Oakwood Suites.

Oakwood Suites in Covington: 28 Park Pl Dr, Covington, LA 70433  (985) 893-9994 Students have stayed here, its  furnished short term apartments

*Holiday Inn Express, Address: 69354 Stirling Blvd, Covington, LA 70433  (985) 892-9811

*LaQuinta covington, Address:  200 Pinnacle Pkwy, Covington, LA 70433  (985) 871-0356

Staybridge Suites Covington, Address: 140 Holiday Blvd, Covington, LA 70433  (985) 892-0003

Best Western Northpark Inn, Address: 625 US-190, Covington, LA 70433  (985) 892-2681

Holiday Inn Covington Address: 45 Louis Prima Dr, Covington, LA 70433 (985) 888-1200

Super 8 Covington, Address: 120 Holiday Blvd, Covington, LA 70433 (985) 590-3082

Also we have had students use UBER to get back and forth, probably not the easiest, but it works.