Fun classes lead to business idea for part time student
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 email@example.com, go to www.sramakeup.com 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.