Sheraton Nashville Airport
Nashville, TN
January 26-30, 2017

Hands On Workshops

Hands On Workshops

DemonstrationsCreative SessionsBusiness Classes
 Advanced All Day Workshops

RESIZED-HAUNTCON (30)The HAuNTcon Hands-on Workshops are designed to teach a technique, in a smaller project that attendees can then take home with them. Back at their own attraction, attendees can use these techniques on a grander scale to increase the effectiveness of their attractions. A materials fee is required for each class and seating is limited, so reserve your seat now.  CLICK HERE to register for Classes. Times, topics and speakers are subject to change.

Note: Registration to HAuNTcon is required to take these Workshops.

If you have a suggestion for a seminar you would like to have offered at HAuNTcon 2016, then please share the topic with us at hauntconeducation@gmail.com If you have knowledge or expertise that you would like to share with HAuNTcon attendees and are interested in presenting it at a future HAuNTcon then submit a proposal HERE.

 

CLASSES, INSTRUCTORS, AND SCHEDULE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Materials Fee Required for Each Class and Seating is limited!

 


 

Mask Making Class (3 Part) – Materials Fee Required

by Roy Wooley, Roy Wooley FX Designs

Saturday:  PART 1- Sculpting: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday:  PART 2- Molding: 9:30am-11:00am
Sunday:  PART 3- Painting: 3:30pm-5:00pm

 

Learn mask-making techniques in this 3-part hands-on mask-making workshop. The first session covers anatomy, sculpting techniques, using different clays and texturing techniques. Session two covers creating a plaster mold of your mask creation, cleaning the mold and casting the mask in slush latex. In the final session of the workshop covers base and finish painting of the mask, hair application and sealing the mask. During this class, attendees will create and take home a custom facial mask of their own design. People who have taken this class in the past have called it “life changing.” All materials and instruction are included.

 

 

 


 

Realistic Tombstone Workshop – Part 1 & 2Materials Fee Required

by Jeff & Chris Davis, Davis Graveyard

Friday:  PART 1: 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday:  PART 2: 4:30pm-6:00pm

In this 2 part, 4 hour hands-on session, attendees will make there own custom, full-sized epitaph tombstone just like the ones used in the Davis Graveyard. Part 1 will focus on shaping the stone, carving the epitaph and adding decorative accents. Part will cover finishing the tombstone, with faux stone painting techniques and detailed aging methods.

Jeff, Chris and the Davis Graveyard team will teach optional organic treatments for dressing the tombstone, and demonstrate a foolproof method for keeping the tombstone upright in almost any weather.

Price $40, Seating is limited to 16 attendees. You must be registered for the HAuNTcon​ 2016 conference to attend this class.​ Attendees must be register for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class.

 

 

 


 

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Creepy Canning: Creating Distressed Jars and Bottles WorkshopMaterials Fee Required

by Darren Hinesley, Darkwood House Productions

Friday:  1:00pm-2:00pm

In this hands on workshop, attendees will be instructed on how to turn even the most ordinary jar or bottle into the creepiest container imaginable. Topics include how to label, age and distress glass containers using simple techniques, basic art supplies and some common but unexpected materials. Upon completion, attendees will get to take home their creepy canning, with the knowledge of how to repeat the process on a whole witch’s cupboard or creepy laboratory.

ALso discussed will be how to turn many simple household items, basic “Halloween-store” props and even natural objects into horrid, hazardous looking specimens to put into your handcrafted containers. Class size is limited and a materials fee is required.

Price $13, Seating is limited to 16 attendees. You must be registered for the HAuNTcon​ 2016 conference to attend this class.

​ NOTE: People taking this class should consider also taking the Realistic Eyes Workshop, which could be used to put in their creepy containers.​

 

 

 


 

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Lifelike Acrylic Eyes Hands-on WorkshopMaterials Fee Required

by Roy Wooley, Roy Wooley FX Designs

Friday:  2:30pm-4:00pm

Lifelike Eyes are the key to giving any prop a creepy realistic look, but buying realistic eyes is expensive. In this hands-on workshop FaceOff fna favorite Roy Wooley with teach attendees how to make custom acrylic eyes for your creatures at a fraction of the cost. Different molding, casting and painting techniques are covered in this session.

Attendees will cast, paint and finish an acrylic eyeball to take with them. Included in the cost of the class is a silicone eye mold so attendees can make more eyeballs when they return home. All materials and instruction are included.

Price $40, Seating is limited to 16 attendees. You must be registered for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class. Attendees must be register for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class.

 

 

 


 

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Realistic Monster Teeth Hands-on WorkshopMaterials Fee Required

by Roy Wooley, Roy Wooley FX Designs

Saturday:  8:30am-10:00am

In this hands on workshop, FaceOff fan favorite Roy Wooley will instruct attendees on how to make zombie, vampire and creature teeth for your actors or prop creations. Working from a generic tooth cast, attendees will create one set of dentures using dental acrylics and friendly plastic, and learn the pros and cons using of each.

Attendees will sculpt, paint and finish one set of wearable creature dentures to take with them, and the knowledge to create enough for their entire monster crew. All materials and instruction are included.

Materials and instruction fee is $35, and seating is limited and you must be registered for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class.

 

 

 


 

Costume Distressing WorkshopMaterials Fee Required

by Amanda Brady

Saturday:  10:30am-11:30am

​It is said that the “clothes make the man,” and makeup is only the beginning of make a realistic zombie for your attraction. In this hands on workshop, Amanda Leigh Brady-Larson will instruct attendees on how to create rotting deteriorating clothing for your undead characters.

Using easily obtainable materials and tools, Attendees will destress two items of clothing that they bring with them and take home along with the knowledge to repeat the process for a whole zombie horde. Class is perfect for any level production from home haunts to large scale events. Required materials fee includes instruction and use of tools and process.

NOTE: Attendees must provide their own non-polyester clothing items to distress, dress, shirt and slacks, or suit coat and shirt. Seating is limited.​

 

 

 


 

Transfer Prosthetics: Film Quality, Fast, Fun, and Easy.Materials Fee Required360498315

by Stephen Herrera

Saturday:  12:00pm-1:00pm

Are you a fan of American Horror Story? X-men? What about Terminator? If you love the special effects makeup in any of these films/tv shows, then you will be a fan of this workshop. Almost every single movie and television show that has some form of special effects in it, uses pros aide transfer prosthetics. These prosthetics are the highest detail when it comes to FX makeup. They blow foam latex, silicone, and even gelatin out of the water when it comes to prosthetics. These transfers are extremely easy to apply, easy to make, and easy to paint. Come learn how to bring film quality effect makeup to your haunted attraction or just come for fun!

 

 

 


 

Create a Bust Statue WorkshopMaterials Fee Required358927414

by Jeff & Chris Davis, Davis Graveyard

Saturday:  1:30pm-3:00pm

A bust statue can add instant atmosphere to any haunted mansion scene. In this beginner-friendly, hands-on workshop, Jeff & Chris Davis of Davis Graveyard will instruct attendees on how to create a simple bust-like statue out of a foam wig head and sculpting materials.

Attendees will learn how to enhance and create distinct facial features on the piece that will bring the bust to life, as well as how to paint and distress the bust for that aged neglected look. Perfect for a display piece or as the backdrop for a projection effect, attendees are free to take the completed statue with them at the conclusion of the class.

Materials and instruction fee is $30, and seating is limited to 12. You must be registerd for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class.

 

 

 


 

Mini Sleeping Skeleton Tomb Workshop – Part 1 & 2 Materials Fee Required360246202

by Jeff & Chris Davis, Davis Graveyard

Saturday:  PART 1: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Sunday:  PART 2: 8:30am-9:30am

​Monster Mud has been a staple of the haunted attraction industry for as long as premixed sheetrock mud has been around. It has numerous uses and is fantastic for creating quick sculpture and foam texturing. In this hands on workshop, the crew from Davis Graveyard will use Monster Mud, a cotton sheet, foam and a 16” plastic skeleton to create a shrouded skeleton monument suitable for any graveyard.

The techniques learned in this class will allow attendees to tackle a litany of similar projects, both large and small, at their own haunt.

Materials and instruction fee is $40, and seating is limited to 16. You must be registered for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class.​

 

 

 


 

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Easy Skull Corpsification Workshop – Materials Fee Required

by William Ramsay, Dr. TerrorEyes

Saturday:  5:00pm-6:30pm

Skeletons are a staple of haunting, but when you buy them they are stripped of flesh and ready for the anatomy class, not the creepy rotted remains of a long dead victim. Changing clean white bone into a rotting body is known in the industry as “Corpsification,” and is a crucial technique for any haunted house props maker.

In this hands on workshop, 42 years of Haunt veteran Bill Ramsey will instruct attendees in an inexpensive way to transform a clean plastic skull into a rotting corpse head — without the mess of latex, contact cement or paper mache. Attendees will be provided with a lifelike plastic skull, tools, materials and instruction on Corpsification. When completed, attendees will take home their creation.

Materials Fee is required for this class and seating is limited. Class is sponsored in part by Skeletons and More. To add to the fun, course attendees are also eligible for several door prize drawings throughout the workshop.

NOTE: People taking this class should consider also taking Realistic Eyes Workshop, which could be used in the this class for added detail.

 

 

 


 

 

FX Workshop: Gory, Easy, and Durable Silicone Wounds – Materials Fee Required358927041

by Chris Screws, Insanitarium

Sunday:  10:00am-11:30am

In this hands-on workshop, Chris Screws of Insanitarium will instruct attendees on how to make wounds cuts, burns and scars, big or small in a matter of minutes. Using a build up process with several layers of multicolored silicone attendees will learn to create disgusting injuries as revolting as you desire.

Don’t be limited by pre-made prosthetics that are one size fits some. Learn how to make believable wounds in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes in this advanced makeup FX workshop, and take the silicone prosthetics you make with you, as well as the knowledge to be able to make enough for your whole cast.. Wounds that are perfect for the actor and will take your characters to the next level.

Materials fee is $20, and seating is limited to 20 attendees. You must be registered for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class. Attendees must be registered for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class.

 

 

 


 

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Demon Skeleton Skulls Workshop – Materials Fee Required

by Jeff & Chris Davis, Davis Graveyard

Sunday:  12:00pm-1:30pm

This demon skull statue can add detail and instant atmosphere to any haunt scene. In this , hands-on beginner-friendly workshop, the Davis Graveyard crew will instruct attendees on how to create a simple demon statue out of a plastic 24″ skeleton and sculpting materials.

Advanced techniques taught in the class include how to enhance and create distinct features to bring the demon to life. The demon head made in this class can be used as a display piece or can be attached to skeleton body prop to create a complete demon.

Materials and instruction fee is $30, seating is limited to 12 and you must be registered for the HAuNTcon 2016 conference to attend this class.

 

 

 


 

Foam Latex Prosthetics Workshop – Materials Fee Required2014-10-18-20.23.22

by Kyle Vest, Blast Effects

Sunday:  2:00pm-3:30pm

In this fun hands on workshop, Skin Wars fan favorite Kyle Vest breaks down prosthetic application and painting so that anyone can do it! Changing a clean face into the perfect demonic face, Kyle shares tips and tricks to applying a 3 to 4 piece appliance, safely onto a model on the first try with no mistakes.

Explaining different styles of a demonic character, Kyle will demonstrate how to paint your base evenly and beautifully with a scary outcome, before taking the makeup to the next level with shadow, highlight and texturing secrets. This extreme hands on workshop is for both experienced and beginner makeup artists and haunters who may be curious about the use of these products.

Class fee of $40 includes instruction, foam latex prosthetic and materials for application. Bring a model with to apply your prosthetic to. Materials fee required and class seating is limited.

 

 

 

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An acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, HAuNTcon is a celebration of people who love Haunted Houses and Halloween. It is three days and nights jam-packed full of Networking, Tours of area Haunted Attractions, educational seminars, make-n-takes teaching the latest is Haunting techniques and a tradeshow exhibiting the latest in Haunting props and equipment.

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