Heidi Wilkinson at Flying Fox Prop Shop will show the process from start to finish on how to do a life cast of someone’s face for mask-making and prosthetic purposes
Saturday, November 18
Sunday, November 19
Heidi Wilkinson is an accomplished props builder and the owner of Flying Fox Prop Shop, an East Van based workshop that builds specialized props for film/tv, commercials and theatre. She worked as an instructor at Capilano University in both the theatre and film departments for 17 years and has been the head of props for Bard on the Beach for 27 years. Having worked in the industry for so long, Heidi decided the time was right to create her own shop, thus Flying Fox Prop Shop was born in 2021. Both a workshop and an instructional studio, the shop employs skilled props builders as well as instructors who foster a safe and fun learning environment for those interested in taking any variety of props and art related courses. Both as a builder and through Flying Fox Prop Shop, Heidi has worked in every major theatre in Vancouver as well as on popular film and tv shows including (but not limited to) Riverdale, Resident Alien, Virgin River, Dirk Gentley, Man in the High Castle, and Fifty Shades of Gray. Her deepest passions lie in puppetry, mask work, and creating (fake) dead bodies but her skillset covers everything from sculpture to casting to carpentry. She is the recipient of numerous awards and feels fortunate every day that she deeply loves what she does for a living.