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