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Pupils get Hollywood film style make-up masterclass

Pupils at Gartree School after their theatrical make-up masterclass EMN-140304-122659001

Pupils at Gartree School after their theatrical make-up masterclass EMN-140304-122659001

A former Gartree head girl made a nostalgic return to the school to deliver a series of theatrical make-up workshops.

Clare Marshall, now a London-based Theatrical Make-up Artist and Wig Technician, paid a visit to the Tattershall secondary school to share her extensive knowledge with pupils.

Having a strong background in theatre, after leaving the school Clare studied performing arts in Lincoln.

Following a period of working in the cosmetics industry she went on to study theatrical make-up and special effects at Bradford School of the Arts.

Clare then completed a BA (Hons) in Specialist Make-up at West London University.

She has worked in a wide range of fields including television, ballet, opera and hair-loss management.

Students from each year group at the school had demonstrations in a range of special effects make-up techniques.

This included bruises, scratches and scars.

They then had the opportunity to put into practice what they had learnt during the day.

Clare was extremely impressed by how engaged and enthusiastic the students were and later commented on how good the results of their work were.

“The students were a real pleasure to work with and I was so impressed with the standard of their work,” Clare said.

Many of the Year 11 Drama Group at Gartree School are aiming to study performing arts in the future and were particularly interested to learn about Clare’s career path after she left the Tattershall school.

The workshops were a resounding hit with the students and one asked “can we do this every day?”.

 

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