Last Saturday CB*MA Academy opened its doors to welcome our prospective students, most of whom are keen to join us in September, for our next 4 Month Hair & Makeup course. We were privileged to have our Prosthetics Tutor, Dan Frye, “Game Of Thrones” and “Harry Potter” prosthetics Makeup artist, creating a Monster look and answering visitors’ questions.

Dan has been in the film makeup industry for many years and has a plethora of talent and stories. There are many parallels between a prosthetics artist and a makeup artist. Yes they make many things from the simple scratch to a gaping wound, but they must also fully understand makeup and colour. As once these pieces are made they must be painted and to appear to be flesh or Zombie or whatever!

We also had a number of our recent and not so recent graduates on hand, talking about their experiences of working on Christine’s latest film project, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, currently filming in Manchester.

CB*MA students from our current course were also happy to answer any questions about their experiences of studying at the Academy, while demonstrating some of the casualty and prosthetics skills they mastered so far. Have a look at some of their and Dan’s creations below and visit our Instagram page to view a time lapse video showing one of Open day student projects.

The open day allows the students an extra day of practising and working on some of their weak points. This could be makeup or wig work, anything. Or if they are brilliant they can just have some fun!

This is the beauty of having a family ethos here as many of the extended CBMA family come and help out.

Missed our latest Open day ? – Visit us at our next Open day , Saturday 14th October, 11am-4pm. Click here to tell us you are coming.