Fall 2014 DVC Stage Makeup Class Drama 112 Syllabus
DRAMA-112 Stage Makeup---Fall 2014
Instructor: Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Home: 415 479 3157 Cell: 415 272 5157 eMail: email@example.com or Tara@costumes.org DON’T USE THE DVC ONE!
Personal websites: The Costumer's Manifesto http://www.costumes.org
Class Photo Page: http://costumes.org/index.php/Fall_2014_DVC_Stage_Makeup_Class
Facebook: "Tara Maginnis" You may Facebook friend me during this semester if you like to get updates on when class photos are posted at the Manifesto site.
Office Hrs: Tues 11am-11:30 in PA1 (Costume Studio) directly after class. You can also find me during most of the time between 12-7pm on Tuesdays,11-7 Thursdays and 1-5 Fridays in the Costume Studio in PA1 or The Trap Room (Costume Storage) PA6, or the Makeup Room PA3.
Catalog Description DRAMA-112 Stage Makeup Department: Performing Arts Division: Applied and Fine Arts Units: 3.00 Grade Code: Student choice Repeatability: 0 Number of Hours Per Semester Lecture: 54.00 Laboratory: 0.00 Activity: 0.00 This course studies the aesthetics, materials, and procedures of stage makeup involving: corrective and aging techniques, latex and derma wax for witches and fairies, character makeup for a variety of historical periods and genres, the creation of animals and monsters, and the construction of beards and mustaches.
Class Time & Place: Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 am-10:45 am in the PAC-3 (Makeup Room).
Class Photo Page: Photos that I take of you in class will be posted there, where you can download or print out the images. I copy-left my photos so you may use them any way you wish, however, for this reason let me know if you do NOT want photos of you or your work put online. I will still take photos of you for grading, but will not post them if you do not want your images set free in the world in this way. If you wish to make your Morgue/Portfolio an online one, you may make a page directly on the Manifesto site using the page building tools provided there.
Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to: A. Assess the makeup needs of performing artists in various genres and character types. B. Learn the techniques needed to apply the various types of stage makeup materials. C. Demonstrate the ability to apply the correct stage makeup for a variety of character types, ages and historical periods. 1. Realistic 2. Non-realistic D. Apply the correct makeup to actors in performance (LABAR)
Book: None, but Season tickets for DVC shows in current semester are requirements, you can purchase these through the bookstore, or alternately agree to serve as ushers to a performance to see it for free. I also highly recommend The Complete Make-Up Artist: Working in Film, Television, and Theatre by Penny Delamar if you can’t live without a book on the topic. You can also optionally purchase your own copies of the class DVD videos, Theatrical Makeup Design Interactive online if you wish.
Minimal Required Materials: •Full-size deluxe crème (oil-based) student theatrical make-up kit, available at the DVC Bookstore, or online from many suppliers including Ben Nye, Kryolan, Graftobian, & Mehron, in person at Encore Theatrical Supply in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton, at Kryolan in San Francisco, or at Costume Corner in El Sobrante. Every major theatrical makeup company makes excellent deluxe student makeup kits. They cost $55-80. If you already have bought a full size student theatrical makeup kit similar to the ones required feel free to use it, the choice of brand is immaterial to this class. If you are allergic or hyper sensitive to oil-based makeup you may substitute a water-based kit like Kryolan Aquacolor Theatrical Makeup Kit, Mehron All-Pro Starblend Theatrical Makeup Kit, or Ben Nye Theatrical Cake Makeup Kit. However, these kits are more difficult to use, and more expensive, so do not do this on a mere whim. • 1-2 Packages of makeup remover towelettes, like Ponds, or cheap generic ones you can find at Dollar Tree or the 99c Store. • Small container of The Master’s Brush Cleaner which may be found in DVC bookstore art materials area, or the brush aisle of any store selling art supplies. • A container like a tool box, large cosmetic bag or even a shoe box. • 3 or more extra flat chisel brushes ½-¾ ” wide • Pencil sharpener, and colored pencils for renderings. • A portable mirror for doing makeup in impromptu locations. You can, and likely should, plump up your kits with any interesting and/or cheap Halloween or street makeup you already have or find cheaply during the semester. Fall is an especially good season for picking up neat stuff like this at Hot Topic, CVS, Claire’s, Icing, etc, but there is still stuff out there in Spring also.
Instructional methods: Because this class is usually larger than the makeup classroom can fit, the class will be divided into two groups staggered to rotate in the class space for much of the semester. Students in each group will begin by viewing a video demo in the men’s dressing room next door, where my virtual self will show you how to do a style of theatrical makeup. At the next class meeting you will spend time in the makeup room working on your own face (or that of a volunteer you bring to class) and getting help from the real “live” me in how to do the assigned makeup. Other classes are done in a single large group where indicated in the calendar.
Videos: If you miss a video demo, please hasten to see it before you get behind. Tara has extra disks of some videos in the costume studio. You can also purchase your own copies of the Theatrical Makeup Design Interactive video demonstrations we show in class at http://TheatricalDesign.com. The DVC library has also ordered a copy.
Disability Statements: Students who require alternative formats for course materials or adaptive equipment because of a specific disability can request them through the Disability Support Services office. The High Tech Center in LC-‐107 is an adaptive technology computer lab available for students with disabilities and is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-‐5pm, and Fridays from 9am-‐1pm. Please contact Carrie Million in LC 112 or at 925‐685-1230 ext. 2553 for more information.
Students who wear Glasses: Some students who wear glasses (other than reading glasses) find the mirrors in our makeup room are inadequate for clear vision without glasses. Other students also sometimes find this to be true. If you wear glasses, and are having trouble with our mirrors, you can try my standing magnifying mirror with built in light and/or my two pairs of “makeup glasses” to help you, before deciding which of these types of vision aid to buy at your local drugstore.
Students with Beards and/or skin problems: If at any time, for any reason, you want to avoid doing the assigned makeup on your own face, you may bring in a volunteer whom you have recruited for the purpose. Some students have elected to do this for a full semester with one volunteer, or intermittently with several. If you already have a beard you will need to plan on finding a volunteer on which to apply a beard for your group’s Beard Makeup Day.
Grading: Grading is based on a system of points given for successful completion of assignments.
Evaluation: Project assignments will be graded based on Completion (Is the project really done, or have important steps been left unfinished?) Neatness, accuracy, clarity (How much have your drawing/makeup skills improved?) Creativity (Are the choices you have made in design or application boring and ill thought out or interesting and clever?) Practicality (Would the project actually be usable in a show on stage?) Definitions:
• Rendering- drawing of a design which one intends to execute. • Makeup rendering- drawing of a makeup design one intends to execute • Morgue- an organized file of clippings • Makeup Morgue- an organized collection of clippings, pictures and old renderings to aid in inspiration for makeup design.
Makeup Morgue Project: Throughout the semester, gather images from magazines, books and/or online that you find inspiring or useful for research, in particular on the makeup topics we cover. Save them in a binder, or a group of Pinterest boards [ http://www.pinterest.com ], and/or the hard drive of your computer to have at hand for use in future.
Student Code of Conduct: Learn your Mantra: “There is nothing wrong with my face.” While a makeup class is an appropriate place to discuss age, race, disease, genetics, smoking, drinking, gender, acne, tattoos, body issues and lots of other hot button topics that relate to the human face, that is not a license to give anyone a hard time about any of these issues. Please treat this class as a supportive therapy group that can help you learn to accept, and revel in, your face. Help your classmates do the same.
August 19: Syllabus, about makeup kits, making a list of needed color kits for bookstore & taking class "mugshot" photos.
August 21: View The Human Face Pt.1 in the Make-up room and Men’s Dressing Room.
August 26: View The Human Face Pt.2 in the Make-up room and Men’s Dressing Room and Work on Face Outline Sheets.
August 28: Bring in a Xerox of Face Outline sheet to makeup room. [10 points possible], Group 1: View Short Makeup videos & Your Self only More So Video (Men’s Dressing Room). Group 2: View The Human Face Pt. 3. (Makeup Room).
September 2: Group 1: Yourself Only More So Makeup, completed in class.  Group 2: View Short Makeup videos & Your Self only More So Video.
September 4: Group 1: View “Corrective” Makeup video, Group 2: Yourself Only More So Makeup, completed in class. 
September 9: Group 1: Bring in evidence of research on "Corrective" makeup . “Corrective” Makeup, completed in class.  Group 2: View “Corrective” Makeup video.
September 11: Group 1: View Aged Self Video. If possible, bring in photos of parents/grandparents or other older relatives next week. Group 2: Bring in evidence of research on "Corrective" makeup . “Corrective” Makeup, completed in class. 
September 16: Group 1: Aged Self Makeup, completed in class . Bring in evidence of research on Face Ageing makeup . I advise that you make a drawing of your aged face on outline sheet in class for your notes. Group 2: View Aged Self Video If possible, bring in photos of parents/grandparents or other older relatives next class.
September 18: Group 1: View Happy Aged Character Video. Group 2: Aged Self Makeup, completed in class . Bring in evidence of research on Face Ageing makeup . I advise that you make a drawing of your aged face on outline sheet in class for your notes.
September 23: Group 1: Happy Aged Character makeup rendering due at beginning of class . Bring in evidence of research on real aged faces . Happy Aged Character Makeup, completed in class.  Group 2: View Happy Aged Character Video.
September 25: Group 1: Watch Angry Aged Character Video. Group 2: Happy Aged Character makeup rendering due at beginning of class  Bring in evidence of research on real aged faces . Happy Aged Character Makeup, completed in class. 
September 30: Group 1: Angry Aged Character makeup rendering due at beginning of class . Bring in evidence of research on aged character makeup . Angry Aged Character Makeup, completed in class.  Group 2: View Angry Aged Character Video.
October 2: Group 1: Watch Wax nose video. Group 2: Angry Aged Character makeup rendering due at beginning of class . Bring in evidence of research on aged character makeup . Angry Aged Character Makeup, completed in class. 
October 7: Group 1: Wax Nose Makeup rendering . Makeup using wax nose, completed in class.  Group 2: Watch Wax nose video.
October 9: Group 1: Watch Cuts & Bruises Videos. Group 2: Wax Nose Makeup rendering . Makeup using wax nose, completed in class. 
October 14: Group 1: Bring in evidence of research on cuts, bruisies and injuries . Do freeform Cuts & Bruises Makeup  (no rendering required), Group 2: Watch Cuts & Bruises Videos.
October 16: Group 1: Watch Gothic Horror Makeup Videos TBA. Group 2: Bring in evidence of research on cuts, bruisies and injuries . Do freeform Cuts & Bruises Makeup  (no rendering required).
October 21: Group 1: Bring in evidence of research on Gothic, Horror Movie, or Silent film makeup . Do Gothic Horror Makeup  and Gothic Horror Rendering . Group 2: Watch Gothic Horror Makeup Videos TBA
October 23: Group 1: View The Human Face pt. 3 Video. Group 2: Bring in evidence of research on Gothic, Horror Movie, or Silent film makeup . Do Gothic Horror Makeup  and Gothic Horror Rendering . Note: There may be a possible Student discount preview of The Wedding Singer tonight.
Fri Oct 24: 8pm The Wedding Singer Opens, followed by cake and meeting with the cast.
October 28: Because of the 10:30am Matinee of The Wedding Singer we will be forced out of the PAC Makeup Studio. Both groups: Meet in location (TBA) with your makeup kits, portable mirrors and do Day of the Dead, Gothic, Zombie, Halloween and crime victim makeup projects on each other and the public  in honor of the upcoming holidays. Bring in evidence of research on Day of the Dead makeup .
October 30: Group 1: View Beard Video. Group 2: Watch The Human Face pt. 4.
Explanation: Famous Guys in Beards. Do a makeup design based on a well known image of a guy in a beard/moustache. The best folks to pick are historical and newsworthy ones where you can get lots of images like Lenin, Darwin, Charles I, Frederick Douglas, Emperor Meiji, Dickens, Che Guevara, King Faisal, Osama Bin Laden, etc. or the Unibomber, members of ZZ Top, Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak.
November 4: Group 1: Bring in images of a famous guy with beard/moustache . Beard Makeup Rendering , Makeup using a crepe hair beard replicating the aforementioned bearded guy . Group 2: View Beard Video.
November 6: Because of the 10:30am Matinee of The Wedding Singer we will be forced out of the PAC Makeup Studio. Meet in location (TBA) with your makeup kits, portable mirrors and do makeup projects on each other and the public  with an emphasis on Face Painting.
November 11: Group 1: View Kabuki Video. Group 2: Bring in images of a famous guy with beard/moustache . Beard Makeup Rendering , Makeup using a crepe hair beard replicating the aforementioned bearded guy .
Explanation: Kabuki/Chinese Opera/ Native Mask: find a non-naturalistic face design from a non-western theatrical tradition, including, but not limited to Alaska Native masks, African ritual makeup, Balinese dance drama, Chinese Opera, Maori Tattoos, Kabuki Kumidori , etc. Make copies of your source material. Draw a makeup rendering that adapts the design to fit you or your model’s face using primarily 2-D makeup without extensive prosthetics.
November 13: Group 1: “Kabuki” Makeup: Bring in evidence of research on mask/makeup source material . and a makeup rendering  Kabuki or Chinese opera or Alaskan/African/Asian Mask makeup completed in class. . Group 2: View Kabuki Video.
November 18: Group 1: Watch Drag Video. Group 2: “Kabuki” Makeup: Bring in evidence of research on mask/makeup source material . and a makeup rendering  Kabuki or Chinese opera or Alaskan/African/Asian Mask makeup completed in class .
November 20: Group 1: Bring in evidence of research on Drag and/or Glamour makeup source material . Rendering of Drag Makeup due at beginning of class  Drag makeup completed in class  Group 2: Watch Drag Video.
November 25: Group 1: Watch Animal Video. Group 2: Bring in evidence of research on Drag and/or Glamour makeup source material . Rendering of Drag Makeup due at beginning of class  Drag makeup completed in class .
Explanation: Animal: Research a real animal face (no Hello Kittys or Happy Bunnys or super simple cartoon critters). Gather together source material and print it out. Adapt the animal face into a stylized simplified makeup design for your face. Do the makeup.
November 27: Thanksgiving Holiday, No Class Today
December 2: Group 1: Bring in evidence of research on your choosen animal and any makeup examples or interpretations of it you can find . Animal makeup rendering due at beginning of class  Animal makeup completed in class . Group 2: Watch Animal video.
December 4: Group 1: Watch The Human Face Pt 4. Group 2: Bring in evidence of research on your choosen animal and any makeup examples or interpretations of it you can find . Animal makeup rendering due at beginning of class  Animal makeup completed in class . Probable Student Preview of The Pillowman at 8pm.
•Fri. Dec. 5th: 8pm The Pillowman opens.
December 9: Bring your kits and mirrors (so we have enough) and come and do your Mythical Creature Fantasy Final Project or Final Inspired by Tara's Crazy Hats .
December 11: Final Exam Period 8am-10am. Bring your Makeup Morgue/Makeup Portfolio project  Check through your assignments and learn your grade. Watch makeup Videos. Turn in any missing work. Also bring any late projects, photos of projects you did at home, and your double checked grade points sheet to make sure I have your correct amount of points. If you are not sure what you have, please come and we can usually find a way for you to get projects done by the end of the day sufficent to pass the class. I will be staying after the final period till 7pm to help you to get your work done.
Do a Final Inspired by Tara's Crazy Hats:
Pick a weird hat from Tara's boxes, or the Costume Studio, take it home if you wish, and design and make an amazing and brilliant makeup that is inspired by it.
Or do a Mythical Creature Makeup Final Project:
Create a makeup for a God, a Fairy, a Mythical Beast or Alien, that combines elements from the natural world (characteristics of animals, plants or minerals) and humanoid appearance. The skin should have a color, texture or pattern that is not normally human. You may use store bought prosthetics if you wish. Some examples you may want to think about:
Rawhead and Bloody Bones, blood running down face, skinless (?) With bones poking out. Shaves or scalps bad children as they sleep, eats runaways.
Jenny Greenteeth, river-hag or lake monster, green skin, long seaweed hair, sharp green teeth, turns into pond and duckweed to drown people.
The Ao Ao, a cursed hybrid of man and sheep with fangs, devours mountain travelers.
The Lorelei, a beautiful but deadly mermaid who lures sailors to steer their boats onto the rocks to drown and be devoured.
Black Annis, cave dwelling, blue-faced one eyed crone with iron claws. Eats children and lambs, wears a skirt of their skins, can transform into a cat, an Ancient goddess of child sacrifice.
Nellie Longarms, a water hag who drowns children, and snatches children up after their bedtime.
Werewolves, unfortunate humans who turn into wolves at full moon.
Quetzalcoatl one of the manifestations of the Aztec sun god Tezcatlipoca and represented as a plumed serpent.
Dragons, both good and bad, are fire breathing reptiles, some with the ability to fly or transform into human shapes. In Asia, they are a symbol of virtue and power, in Christian Europe a symbol of the devil.
Tsukumogami are Japanese objects of ordinary household use, that have aquired a living soul after 100 years of faithful service to man. Usually harmless spirits, they may act up or play tricks on their owners if they feel neglected, ill treated or rejected because they have broken. These include Morinji-no-okama (a possessed tea-kettle), Zorigami (a possesed clock), Kyorinrin (posessed papers or scrolls) and others.
Gargoyles Architectural representations of imaginary monsters in stone.
Klingons Warrior-cultured aliens from Star Trek.
The Phoenix A beautiful bird spirit found in many cultures. Associated with female characteristics in Japan where they are often included in bridal dress patterns, in China they are the symbol of the Empresses of old, in Russia, it is the Firebird, associated with the Fire Flower, a symbol of female and natural reproductive power, and in Western tradition, it is symbolic of rebirth after disaster, especially fire, which is why it is the symbol of San Francisco, depicted on the City's flag.
Goblins In Oz, underground mining creatures made of stone, fearful of eggs, in Harry Potter, small magical bankers and silversmiths who resent their 2nd class treatment by wizards.
The Green Man Pre-Christian British god of the forest, frequently depicted as part tree, especially oak.
'An Alicanto'Bold text, is a mythic Chilean night-flying bird that feeds on gold, silver, and jewels, and has the sparkling iridescent feathers and eyes to show for it. If a miner follows an alicanto without being caught, he may find silver or gold; however, if the alicanto discovers him, the bird will guide him off a cliff, and he will fall to his death.
Raven/Coyote Native American trickster spirits with superpowers that include an ability to appear human. However their greatest powers are an ability to fool the wicked, and seduce the beautiful.
The Tin Woodsman, Tic-Tock the Clockwork Man, and other mechanical and or metal men from Oz and elsewhere.
Coppelia, an 18th Century girl automaton doll (or a real girl pretending to be one).
A Kitsune-tsuki is a Japanese fox spirit, usually a represented as beautiful woman with fox like features (into which foxes were supposed to be able to transform), or a real woman, possessed by a fox.
Plataea an ugly, but lovesick, swamp nymph. Sweet but plain, often played by a man in drag, she must be funny, but touching, ugly, yet appealing, and visually connected to her role as a swamp dwelling aquatic nymph.
Villja, a supernaturally beautiful middle-European forest nymph with long hair and the ability to drive men mad with unobtainable desire.
The Green Lady, a British ghost or woodland spirit, similar to a Villja in that her beauty has an effect on men similar to that of Villji, but it also sometimes drains them like a vampire.
Hombre Gato, an Argentinian Cat-Man, similar to a werewolf, in that he transforms from human into Cat-Man at night, and preys on those traveling the streets after dark.
Yuki-onna the snow ghost of Japan takes the form of a beautiful girl as white and blue as the ice and snow she dwells in, she may kill a traveler by a kiss, freezing him instantly.
Snegourichka the Russian "Snow-Girl" of 19th Century folktales was similar in melting properties to the American Frosty the Snowman, an immortal snow maiden, who melts near fire, or when love fills her heart, or instead becomes human and mortal because of love. In the Soviet era, she was transformed into the perky and plucky Granddaughter of Ded Morotz (Father Frost), the tall, thin, doddering Santa-Claus type figure associated with the New Year.
The Mishibizhiw, the Under Water Lynx/Great Water Panther of the Great Lakes region, is the king of all North American lake monsters with a body like a Lynx with fish scales on it's back, a face like a man with a fur mane, glowing red eyes, horns, and a long spiky tail like a dragon with a fish tail end. Their roar sounds like water, and copper comes from them, if angered they cause storms that can kill travelers.
The Impundulu or "Lightning Bird" of Africa is a huge black and white bird demon-vampire, that can transform to a handsome young man and call down lightning.
DRAMA-112 Stage Makeup---Fall 2013 Student:
Assignments: Points Possible
Xerox of Face Outline sheet. 10
Yourself Only More So Makeup, completed in class. 15
"Corrective" makeup research 10
“Corrective” Makeup, completed in class. 15
Face Aging Makeup Research 10
Aged Self Makeup, completed in class. 15
Real Aged Faces Research 10
Happy Aged Character makeup rendering 10
Happy Aged Character Makeup, completed in class. 15
Aged Character Makeups Research 10
Angry Aged Character makeup rendering 10
Angry Aged Character Makeup, completed in class. 15
Makeup using wax nose, completed in class. 15
Color Rendering for nose makeup 10
Research images of a famous guy with beard. 10
Beard makeup rendering 10
Makeup using a crepe hair beard 20
Research on Cuts, Bruises and other injuries 10
Cuts and Bruises makeup. 15
Research on Gothic,Horror, or silent film makeup 10
Gothic Horror makeup. 15
Research on Drag and/or Glamour Makeup 10
Rendering of Drag Makeup due at beginning of class. 10
Drag makeup completed in class. 20
Research on your Non-Western makeup/mask sources 10
Non Western Makeup rendering 10
Non Western Makeup 20
Research on Day of the Dead or Zombies or Goth/Horror 10
Halloween, Day of the Dead, Zombies & Gothic Horror Day 15
Face Painting Day 15
Research on chosen Animal and related makeup 10
Animal makeup rendering due at beginning of class. 15
Animal makeup completed in class. 20
Online or offline makeup morgue of your research projects/portfolio of your work in class 30
Rendering of final Mythical Makeup project. 15
Execution of final Mythical Makeup project. 25
Extra credit projects by arrangement to replace missing classes and/or assignments. Examples can include: Using mesh, stencils and spray makeup to decorate skin, cleaning, organizing, photographing or scanning some part of the Makeup Studio, or the Makeup History Collection, replicate or adapt a makeup from one of Tara’s magazines or books, help with the organization and expansion of the class SuperMorgue, replicate a makeup or hairstyle from one of Tara’s makeup history books, or serving on the makeup and costume crew of a how. ?
Total points possible within normal class assignments 500
500-450pts=A 449-400pts=B 399-350pts=C 349-300pts=D 299-0pts=F