Posted Wednesday 18 May 2022
Join long-time WIFT NZ members Gabrielle Jones and Dianne Ensor this Thursday 19 May at 7pm for an Instagram Live Q&A on 'What does a career as a makeup artist really look like?' Together Jones and Ensor have more than 50 years' experience in makeup for film, TV, fashion and special effects.
The duo are directors of The Makeup School (TMS) in Auckland, a small, private school committed to providing a hands-on, industry focused learning environment that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. have
While students are across all ages, TMS is a positive environment for many high school leavers unsure about their career direction, says Jones.
“TMS has been a life-changing experience for many, not only in gaining professional skills and building confidence but also for instilling a sense of purpose, while developing and nurturing their creativity as we send them out into the work force.”
The Makeup School is not NZQA accredited, a purposeful decision that allows TMS the freedom to keep courses mostly practical and enables regular curriculum updates in line with active industry standards.
“The success rate of our graduates in New Zealand and internationally is high and you will find TMS-trained artists on every production," says Jones.
"Our school is recognised as a leading source of talent and many graduates are now fully ensconced in the NZ film industry.”
The next TMS Full Time Diploma course starts 25 July, 2022.
Image: TMS tutor Gabrielle Jones on set