Makeup artist creates ghouls

NANAIMO - Makeup artist Max Dowie hosts two workshops to help people learn techniques to create latex prosthetics and more.

People can get hands-on experience learning latex makeup techniques during Max Dowie’s workshop Saturday (Oct. 24) at Hub City Cinema Studio.

People can get hands-on experience learning latex makeup techniques during Max Dowie’s workshop Saturday (Oct. 24) at Hub City Cinema Studio.

Whether people want to create ghouls or fairy princesses they can learn basic techniques during a workshop presented by Max Dowie.

Dowie is offering two different workshops this week. People can learn how to riddle themselves with wax bullet holes, or transform people into monsters during a latex Halloween workshop.

Dowie said it’s up to individuals to decide what kind of creature or character they want to create during the workshop.

“They get to exercise their creativity,” he said.

There are six spots in the workshop because Dowie wants to ensure he can give everyone attending one-on-one guidance.  The workshop is an introduction to latex and using cotton to build prosthetics.

Dowie is also partnering with the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association to give two winners a makeover. People can enter the contest at the DNBIA website, www.dnbia.ca, under the Halloween Howl event tab. Two winners will get a makeover Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Diana Krall Plaza. Participants must have their own costume and contact lenses.

“I’ll be using latex and building them up to look like ghouls and goblins or doing beauty makeup,” said Dowie.

The wax bullet hole workshop is 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 21) and admission is by donation, with a suggested contribution of $20. The Halloween workshop is Saturday (Oct. 24) from 7-9 p.m. Both workshops are being held at Hub City Cinema Studio, located at 15 Lois Lane. People can register for either workshop by calling 1-778-707-0134 or e-mailing max.dowie@yahoo.ca.

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