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Making Blood and Gore Tutorial

Created by Linda Veneris

This tutorial, led by Linda Veneris, shows teachers and students how to make blood and gore with easy to find, everyday ingredients.

Included are recipes, video demonstrations, and top 10 tips for working with students on blood and gore. This tutorial can be part of a stage makeup unit in your classroom as well as for productions.

7 Modules
33 minutes
2 Credit Hours

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction 2:36 FREE PREVIEW
This lesson introduces the tutorial and the instructor. It includes handouts for blood recipes, a stage makeup lesson plan, and handout on making bruises, broken skin, and blood.
Lesson 2: Top Ten Tips 2:25 FREE PREVIEW
Follow the top ten tips for making blood with students to ensure that it is a safe and relative mess-free activity.
Video 1: Base Blood Recipe 9:22
This module includes the recipe for base blood and a demonstration.
Video 2: Fixed Blood 5:11
This module covers three ways to make fixed or fix blood.
Video 3: Gore 5:52
This module demonstrates how to make gore.
Video 4: Abrasions 2:49
This module covers stage makeup techniques for abrasions.
Video 5: Bruising 5:16
This module covers stage makeup techniques for bruising.

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Standards Addressed

National Core Arts Standards

Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - High School Accomplished

TH:Cr1.1.HSII.b - Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade HS Proficient

TH:Pr5.1.HSI.b - Use researched technical elements to increase the impact of design for a drama/theatre production.

California VAPA Standards (2019)

British Columbia (2018)

GRADE 9 - DRAMA - Connecting and expanding

Demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and the audience

GRADE 10 - DRAMA - Connect and expand

Demonstrate respect for self, others, and the audience

GRADE 11 - DRAMA - Connect and expand

Demonstrate awareness of self, others, and audience

GRADE 12 - DRAMA - Connect and expand

Demonstrate respect for self, others, and audience

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