New academy to teach the arts of hair and make-up for film

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

IT IS a skill which has helped to cre­ate some of the most mem­o­rable mo­ments in film history. From the mon­key civil­i­sa­tion in Planet of the Apes, to the de­for­maties of the Ele­phant Man, to the ter­ri­fy­ing war paint of the Scot­tish hordes in Brave­heart, film hair and make-up styling is a skill which can bring an au­di­ence’s imag­i­na­tion to life.

Now stu­dents in Bucks will have the chance to learn the process for them­selves, thanks to a new academy start­ing at Pinewood Stu­dios.

The Iver Academy will be of­fer­ing cour­ses for those look­ing to build a ca­reer in make-up and hair styling in film, tele­vi­sion and theatre.

Stu­dents at­tend­ing the school will be given lessons in how to turn peo­ple into mon­sters, or how to style their hair to help bring dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods of history alive.

The academy has been started by for­mer tu­tors from the Lon­don based make-up school Grease­paint, which has now fin­ished run­ning cour­ses in the cap­i­tal.

In or­der to keep its train­ing pro­gramme alive, the academy is now set­ting up shop in

COULDN’T MAKE IT UP: TheTh Iver Academy will of­fer film­fil make-up and hair styling cours­esco at Pinewood Stu­dios Pinewood Stu­dios, home of some of the most fa fa­mous films of all time.

Staff will be made up o of a num­ber of award win­ning make-up and hair stylists who have worked on some of the big­gest Hol­ly­wood and B Bri­tish block­busters in re re­cent years.

The academy’s prin­ci­pal, Liz Tag­gWooster, said: “Af­ter hear­ing that Grease­paint would no longer be of­fer­ing full train­ing cour­ses, we all felt com­pelled to make sure that this spe­cial­ist train­ing was still avail­able to any­one try­ing to get into our in­dus­try.

“The Iver Academy team are truly the best in the busi­ness, and we know how valu­able this type of train­ing is to those who want to suc­ceed as a film, TV, theatre or fash­ion make-up artist.”

She added: “We couldn’t have found a bet­ter lo­ca­tion for our new school than Pinewood Stu­dios.”

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