Make-up Artistry students showcase skills in live event

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HND Make-up Artistry students demonstrated their skills in a visually-stunning live event as part of their end of year graded unit.

Some 36 students took part in the event, displaying the themes of their chosen characters, which included characters from Alice in Wonderland, Game of Thrones and Mythology. Models were transformed by students over the course of the day, with many spending hours perfecting prosthetics special effects, intricate wigs, high fashion editorial looks and full body painting.

A catwalk-style event for staff, students, lecturers, family, friends and industry experts took place at 6pm before the doors were opened to the public at 6.30pm and models took their places in their respective sets.

Visitors browsed each set and flicked through portfolios charting the different stages of the students’ preparation. Lecturers also assessed each students’ work, which will form part of their overall grade for the course.

You can view a video of some of their work here: https://animoto.com/play/oIwqubNY2UY35YJ1DP9aZQ

Lecturer and organiser Sharon Clark said:

“This year’s showcase was one of the best ever, with students taking aspects from every unit they have completed throughout their time at college to create a visually amazing event. There was a fantastic variation of themes, which made for great viewing from the public and the feedback has been excellent.”

Curriculum and Quality Leader of Hairdressing and Make-up Artistry at the College, Donna Marie Brogan, said:

“The showcase is one of the highlights of the academic year, giving students the chance to really showcase themselves as an artist while giving them license to bring their imagination to life. We are very proud of all the students who worked so hard to make this a fantastic showcase event and thank-you to all who attended.”

Applications are now open for courses incorporating make-up skills, which range from introductory level to HND. They are available at the Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch and Motherwell campuses.

For more information, visit http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/hair-and-make-up

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