Intro into special effects - Unleash your creativity

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Experience what it’s like to be a practical effects artist working on the movies, creating ghastly prosthetic effects for a variety of scenes.

Online price from $59
1 hour


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to design a gruesome wound, inflicted by a terrifying monster, and use prosthetic effects to apply it to your arm?

At our 'Intro into special effects' creative workshop, our Wētā Workshop Unleashed crew will teach the basic tricks of the trade to deliver realistic prosthetic effects that will make your friends and family cringe in terror, and giggle with horrified delight.

The thrill of hands-on creative workshops is experiencing what it’s like to be a practical effects artist working on the movies, creating ghastly effects for a variety of scenes.

What to expect

A bloody good time!

Making something scary isn’t actually scary at all. It’s highly enjoyable with smiles and laughs all around. You’ll be guided through a Workshop brief based on the faux horror movie Fauna, featured in the Wētā Workshop Unleashed experience.

Your crew member will take you through the brief, examine the movie scene to understand the prosthetic required, then dive right into the techniques needed to bring that scene to life in all its bloody glory.

Feel what it's like to be a movie artist!

Everything you need to complete your prosthetic will be provided along with personal instruction, so you can craft a truly gruesome special effect. Workshop sizes are limited so that everyone can get the personalised attention they need to have fun and create something truly ghastly.

Certificate of Creativity!

You’ll receive a Certificate of Creativity upon completion of the workshop along with a copy of the Workshop’s own recipe for fake blood that we use in the movies!

Where to go

88 Federal Street, Auckland CBD
Take the elevator up to Level 5 
We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your booked time.

We are a quick 10-minute walk from Britomart – Auckland’s central bus and train station, and the Intercity Bus terminal is close by.

For public transport options, please refer to the AT website.

Additional info

Please notify us if you have sensitive skin or known allergies. For more on the products we use, contact us at [email protected]

We strongly recommend booking online in advance. We cannot guarantee on-the-day availability.

For groups of 15 people or more, please check out our Groups & Events.

Please see our cancellation policy and terms and conditions before your visit.