5 WEEK FX CLASS- new classes posted soon!
We are looking to start in the next few months,  please call to let us know your interest.

Course Info
We are proud that after a crazy busy year of work for Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout ride and films such as "Underwater" we  will announce new dates soon!  We are currently (March 2018) working on Greyhound, For Love, Semper Fi, Fonzo, and much more. its busy!

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.

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 6 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. Wait, because its our first class in the new building we will take $200 off the cost of the class, and if you sign up a friend and they join, we will take off another $200 for you!

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.
here is a list of our credits http://www.techworksstudios.com/credits

You need a good base of skills that will get you working, and we focus on those skills, not talent. 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 don't actually work in the industry or hire anyone.

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.

*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