Make your own monster at the Idaho Art Lab

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2021 Prosthetic 101 class application. Photo provided by Idaho Art Lab Facebook page. Photo credit: Natelie Fonnesbeck

From Aug. 8-12, you can learn how to sculpt, mold and cast your own professional-grade prosthetics from a legend in the industry. This class will be taking place at the Idaho Art Lab located in St. Anthony, Idaho.

The Idaho Art Lab is a nonprofit art center that offers painting, pottery, metal casting and lapidary classes. It was founded in August 2010 by Kara and Daniel Hidalgo.

According to their website, their mission is to “(promote) the visual arts and (provide) opportunities to people of any age, ability or economic status to engage in the arts by offering art education programs, gallery exhibits & a gathering place for residents to be involved in the arts as part of their daily life.”

Daniel Hidalgo has been able to see students flourish in the art of prosthetics during this class. They have had people as far as North Carolina come. “It is a rare opportunity,” Hidalgo said.

Rob Burnam's grotesque family sculptures
Rob Burman’s grotesque family sculptures. Photo provided by Rob Burman from his Facebook page. Photo credit: Natelie Fonnesbeck

The class will be taught by Rob Burman, a Hollywood special effects artist who has worked on the set of “Star Trek,” “Ghostbusters,” “The Fly” and more.

As this is the third annual time they have offered this course at the Idaho Art Lab, Kara Hidalgo has been able to see Rob Burman in action many times.

“He is a third-generation special effects artist,” Kara said. “His family is a legacy in the special effects world.”

Portrait of Kara Hidalgo in the Idaho Art Lab
Portrait of Kara Hidalgo in the Idaho Art Lab Photo credit: Natelie Fonnesbeck

You can sign up to take this class on their website. Spots run out fast, so make sure to sign up and take advantage of this opportunity.