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Best Ever CB*MA Open day

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. 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.

 

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

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Amazing 2 weeks of Prosthetics with Tutor Dan Frye, Game of Thrones prosthetics Makeup artist

That was the week that was! Prosthetics is a different beast to the other modules that the students have been learning. A different mind-set is needed. Calm and Zen is the order. Precision and extreme detail. Have a look at some of our students’ creations, from practising live casts to clay modelling and creating final gelatine based prosthetic pieces.

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Tutor Of The Week “Jane Walker”

Apart from being one of the most unassuming of Makeup Designers, she is also incredibly versatile and witty!!

Her career spans from“Allo Allo, through to cult shows such as The Fast Show, It Crowd…To films as diverse as Hot FuzzLes Miserable and to Game Of Thrones…” you will agree an amazing array of variety.

It is this variety that makes Jane stand out to the crowd.

Our students will be interviewing her next and so, if there are any questions that you wish to put to Jane…simply write them down below.

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Christine starts work on Mike Leigh’s new film “Peterloo”

A drama based on events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where British forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, this new Mike Leigh’s project is a period piece with a cast of over 100 actors. Two of our recent graduates will join Christine on set as “Peterloo” Makeup trainees. Watch Christine prep for the film!

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Wonder Woman UK release 1st June

Congratulations to our own Monique, Laura, Federica, Gillian, Claudia and many more recent graduates who worked as Makeup trainees on Wonder Woman. Scheduled to be released in UK cinemas on 1st June 2017 – read Christine’s recent interview about her role as Wonder Woman’s Makeup designer.

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David Beckham in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur had its UK premiere on 10th May, at Odeon , Leicester Square, with director Guy Richie and his cast on the red carpet. Click here to watch the video showing David Beckham undergoing 2.5 hour make-up transformation into his King Arthur film character, Trigger. Prosthetics supplied by Kristyan Mallett Makeup Effects. Click here to watch Kristyan & Lesa work their magic!

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Grayson’s story

Hi Petar,

I have got an update!

It seems your advice on getting hair experience before joining CBMA was one of the best pieces of advice I will have ever been given!

As you know I’ve been working as a Swing in the wig department at Matilda the Musical, and have now been there for over a year – I even have a fellow CBMA graduate as my boss!!. Now the exciting this is, to top that off, I’ve gone and landed a job at Charlie and the

Chocolate Factory too! Woohoo! I never thought I would be working in the west end, let alone achieved this at the age of 21, but couldn’t have done it without spending those grueling hours at a salon, sweeping, cutting and washing hair.

Just another quick update as I often think of you and CBMA when exciting things happen! Since the last email I have built a very good reputation for myself as a swing and have now joined the teams of two more shows.  

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Halloween Candy Skull Masterclass

You would know her face…well actually Faces, as she is the ‘Instagram-went-viral’ Snow Leopard, and Michael Jackson, and that brilliant Jack Nicholson…! She is Maria Malone-Guerbaa .

But she is also an alumni of The Christine Blundell Makeup Academy and, we are pleased to announce, back for one Day next week;

on Saturday 22nd October from 10.00 am to 5.00pm
at our studio at CBMA
10 Greenland Street, London NW1 0ND
for a demo of her favourite Candy Skull–

a chance to learn from the artist herself, just in time to be able to create your own amazing Halloween look.

Places can be reserved on cbma@cbmacademy.com and payment of £ 95.00 on the door.

Halloween Clown Candy Skull - London Course @CBMA
Halloween Candy Skull - Masterclass at CBMA London
Halloween Candy Skull Masterclass London - CBMA
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