Hyper-Realistic Silicone Bust Course with Paul McDonnell supported by Screen Skills Ireland

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to support a Hyper-Realistic Silicone Bust Course. This ten day course takes place in Galway from 19-28 August 2019 and will provide participants with the confidence and skills to sculpt, mould, cast, paint, and hair punch a hyper-realistic silicone bust for use in TV and film. The sculpting, moulding and painting skills acquired are transferable to many other applications.

This fun, hands-on course is designed for model makers, prop makers, make up artists, prosthetic technicians, art directors, production designers and artists looking to work in TV and film production, as well as supervisors, assistants and trainees looking to enhance their skills.

The course is tutored by Paul McDonnell, a contemporary hyper-realist sculptor living in the west of Ireland. He has worked as a designer, model maker, and art director in the film industry for the past 25 years, working on projects as diverse as Jim Henson’s Animal Farm and Ireland’s first feature-length stop-motion animation. For the past six years he has worked with Macnas, the Spectacle and Street Theatre Company, to create giant human figures that have now roamed streets all over the world. Alongside his sculpting work, McDonnell lectures on the Design for Stage and Screen and the 3D Design and Model Making programmes at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire (IADT), Dublin.

For further information and booking, please contact info@greasannamean.ie.