Fun classes lead to busi­ness idea for part time stu­dent

Central Leader - - News -

Jes­sica en­rolled with Samala Robin­son Academy as a part time stu­dent.

A 32 week course is an am­bi­tious chal­lenge for a 16 year old, but she showed high lev­els of ma­tu­rity and com­mit­ment.

While still a stu­dent at SRA, Jes­sica started work­ing as a face painter on week­ends - a great lit­tle busi­ness!

Since grad­u­at­ing she has con­tin­ued to do face paint­ing. Even­tu­ally Jes­sica would like to be­come a trainer at SRA while she con­tin­ues to de­velop her ex­pe­ri­ence as a free­lance makeup artist.

Here’s Jes­sica’s story, in her own words:

“Well, I’m 16 years old and like any nor­mal teenager, I love hang­ing with my mates and hav­ing fun. In my spare time I work as a face painter.

“I go to North­cote Col­lege and I’m also at­tend­ing a part time course at the Samala Robin­son Make-up Academy. I go to the Academy be­tween 6pm and 9pm ev­ery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day. I also give up one Satur­day ev­ery three weeks for a full day course.

“So it’s a bit of a mis­sion jug­gling home­work and the course. It also means tak­ing a few ex­tra hours away from so­cial­is­ing with friends but it’s worth it to be­come a qual­i­fied makeup artist.

“The course is great; the SRA train­ers are re­ally help­ful and know ev­ery­thing there is to know. I’m learn­ing a lot and en­joy­ing my­self as I go.

“The classes are just so much fun, lots of laugh­ter and a great place to meet new peo­ple and make friends. It’s artis­tic ed­u­ca­tion made fun!

“I’ve al­ready ap­plied the skills I’ve learned to my face paint­ing tech­niques and also some oc­ca­sional free­lance work at school.

“ It was fun to help out and show other stu­dents some of the tricks I’ve learned. I’ve done vam­pires, old style make-up and ‘ pretty girl’ makeup.

“Last year was so busy with de­sign­ing and do­ing the makeup for our school Shake­speare pro­duc­tion – 15 peo­ple in full the­atre makeup – fun! And also the Year 9 and 12 pro­duc­tions as well.

“Over­all I’d highly rec­om­mend the Samala Robin­son Make-up Academy for any­body in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a makeup artist.”

If this sounds like you, email re­cruit@sra­, go to www.sra­ or phone 09 379-9230.

Roar­ing suc­cess: 16 year old part time stu­dent Jes­sica uses the skills she has learned at SRA to do face paint­ing, lie the ex­am­ple pic­tured, on week­ends and at her school North­cote Col­lege.

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