Friday, March 13, 2009

Make-up Classes go back in time!

We have had some great testimonials from our fellow make-up artists! They love the studio/workshop, our Make-up Master Classes, blog, and the work the students were producing. It is always gratifying hearing this back from your fellow artists, as we have put so much time and care into setting this all up to the best it can be.

This week the students explored the art of make-up for the 1920’s and 1940’s. Then the tricky skill of hand laying real and crepe hair, as well as working with lace hairpieces.

With our wigs preset for the 1920’s, we started off just doing the make-ups without models. It is a very intricate make-up style and not as simple as it looks. 1920’s proved a lot of fun and the short ‘bob’ hairstyles made the picture complete.
Then it was off to the great 1940’s with eyelashes, bright red lips and traditional classic brow shapes, creating a stunning beauty. Also a great opportunity to show off some good hair work and preset wigs.

A fantastic job done by all!

In art class we were exploring textures, so off outside to find leaves and rocks that we could study, feel, and take pencil rubbings of them. The students did a texture exercise using paint and then proceeded to do a make-up using the different textures discovered.

Laying of real hair with Katherine Brown on Thursday was fun and very interesting. We decided to do this as an exercise as this was what Katherine and the other Australian make-up artists were doing in Prague on ”Prince Caspian” for the Faun make-ups. She also showed the students how to apply and blend a lace front beard. Techniques like applying crepe hair and using heated tongs to create a natural look were also explored. Paramount was showing the students how to make it look real on camera, and not just look like crepe hair stuck on.
To finish this week off the students were back in the workshop helping Nick and Paul with some foam runs and doing more advanced work with their prosthetic sculptures.