Good news if you're an aspiring make-up effects artist -- KNB Effects co-founder Robert Kurtzman (he's the "K") has just announced that his Institute of Art (one classroom from which can be seen above) is now open and ready for students. The first course offered? Creature Corps Special Make-Up and Character Design Academy. More after the jump.
According to the announcement just posted on the Kurtzman Institute's website, "Robert is opening the doors to his state-of-the-art facility and giving students first hand access to decades of genuine Hollywood experience. Learn from top notch instructors with proven experience in courses covering all aspects of the make-up effects industry, including: Sculpture, Mold Making and Casting, Life Drawing, Hair and Beards, Airbrush Techniques, Human and Animal Replicas, Suit Fabrication, Animatronics, and Special FX Props. In addition, students get real world experience, working alongside respected professionals, in a fully functional film and effects studio during the course of their instruction, providing a truly unique educational experience."
The Kurtzman Institute is now accepting portfolio submissions for their first 16-week semester, which begins in October. For complete course and enrollment information, please visit: http://www.kurtzmaninstitute.com