A brand-new addition to the top girls’ school’s creative arts enrichment programme, the workshop offered students the opportunity to gain insight from an industry expert and equip themselves with skills that will put them ahead of the crowd both in the art studio and on stage.
Jenny has been a leader in the Theatrical Make Up industry for many years and has won national awards for her face painting and body art. She shared her wealth of knowledge and expertise over the course of the 2 ½ hour workshop with advice about products, hygiene and skin tones followed by detailed makeup demonstrations.
The first demonstration was the basic skill of contouring, applying the right amount of colour under theatrical lighting and tricks with eyeliner.
The second had participants transfixed as she took contouring to another level by turning a young face into an older ghoulish character.
Finally Jenny showed the group some of her trademark styles with a colourful sugar skull face.
The girls were then challenged to practise their new found skills on each other and many came up with impressive versions of the skull concept.
Head of Creative and Performing Arts, Mrs Judith Tutin said: “The demonstrations had us all enthralled and really inspired to experiment with this fascinating art form. We all had a lot to take in and are looking forward to continuing to practise these skills and develop further. We hope to welcome Jenny again in the near future and to offer her expertise to girls in Years 7 and 8 with a focus on ideas for the Dance Show.”
Inspired by the workshop, girls in Year 9 have already been exploring this vibrant and exciting art medium during lesson time with more classes set to join them too.