Not Your Average Make-up Routine

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture and Rossland Youth Action Network are presenting a two day workshop on Special Effects Make-up, April 16 & 17, from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The workshop will be facilitated by Carolyn Ferraro and will teach the skills needed to create everything from simple cuts and bruises to prosthetic appliance application.

Ferraro is originally from Trail, she moved to Vancouver to earn a diploma in Make-Up Design for Film and TV from Vancouver film school. She has worked on numerous sets in Vancouver, now she is back home and is excited to share her skills and knowledge with the youth of the Kootenays.
“The great thing about this workshop is that it will appeal to a wide range of youth,” says Tara Kowalchuk, RCAC Executive Administrator. “It is part of our film workshop series, however, the skills can be used for activities that have nothing to do with film, such as theatre, dance, or even Halloween.”

The first day of the workshop Ferraro will teach the basic skills, how to create fake cuts and bruises. The second day, she will build on these skills and teach the use of prosthetic appliances. Prosthetic appliances are what people primarily think of when they think of makeup effects. Whether it’s creating a fake injury, making someone look fifty years older, burned, or like they came from Mars, prosthetics are what are used to make these changes in appearance.
The cost of the workshop is $30 for the two days, which includes all the makeup and supplies needed, as well as snacks.

The workshop will take place at the YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. in Rossland. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration can be done at

For more information contact:
Tara Kowalchuk
RCAC Executive Administrator