If you’re keen to learn about the craft of prosthetics from an array of extremely talented and highly successful practitioners, you’re in the right place!

There will be a full day of educational classes and talks on both the Main Stage and Education Stage, as well as demonstrations on stands in the exhibitors’ rooms where you can talk to the artists about their work.

The Education Stage hosted by the University of Bolton SVFX course is the platform for Prosthetics Jam, our own ‘open mic’ session with high profile professionals sharing handy techniques in under and hour.

Also all about education is Portfolio Surgery, which offers a select number of people a one-to-one consultation with a senior industry practitioner, giving advice on presenting their work in interviews – look out for application info here.

2017 Educators

Barrie and Sarah Gower

Barrie and Sarah Gower run BGFX, celebrated for their cutting-edge makeup FX in many film and TV productions, but probably best known for their work on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for which they have both won Primetime Emmy awards. Working for other industry leaders, Barrie contributed towards the Academy award winning prosthetics for ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘The Iron Lady’. Sarah began work in the visual effects department of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, followed by Framestore, Disney/Bruckheimer and more recently Cinesite on projects such as ‘X-Men First Class’ and ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.’ Barrie and Sarah will be appearing on the Main Stage.