Greasepaint tutors are industry professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge to your learning experience. Our teaching ratio is 1 tutor per 8 students (or less) and it's likely that you'll meet several of these tutors during your course.
"Thank you for the beautiful Greasepaint, lots of love Lara, Ellie, Zoe & Sammie" - students, Oct 2011
Still at the helm, and still dedicated to introducing students to the world of make-up, Julia started Greasepaint in 1979, since when she has steered it into becoming an internationally recognised make-up academy. She originally trained at Leichner and the BBC, where she worked with a host of celebrities, including the Beatles! After going freelance, she established Greasepaint and continues to lecture around the UK and has been a BAFTA jury member for Best Film Make-up and Hair.
Continuing to impress Greasepaint students with her (apparently boundless) energy and enthusiasm, Shaunna is a BAFTA and RTS award winner who spent 18 years at the BBC before starting to freelance and teach in 1990. She specialises in prosthetics and airbrushing techniques, consults on HD makeup, airbrushing and prosthetics, is specialist advisor to several make-up companies and productions, and is a jury member for BAFTA's TV award for Best Makeup and Hair.
Have a look at Shaunna and her work featured in The Times newspaper.
Passionate about passing on her high standards and insider knowledge of the industry, Christine is a BBC-trained make-up and hair designer who has spent many years working in the fashion and film industries (including heading up make-up and hair for the BBC's 'The Clothes Show' and 'Style Challenge'). She continues to work regularly for the BBC and independent television companies.
Christine was a judge at the 2011 National Make-up Awards
Liz Tagg is a makeup artist with 28 years experience of working in TV and Film. She was awarded the prestigious Hollywood Guild Award for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp). She has been nominated for both BAFTA and EMMY awards and her work has featured in magazines such as OK and Vanity Fair.
Liz has produced her own make-up app which was recently featured in the Sunday Times best apps for 2012.
Chrissie is a BAFTA-award winning make-up and hair designer who works across film, TV, music, fashion and editorial. Her credits include Calender Girls and the TV Movies Mo (for which she won the BAFTA in 2010) and Eric and Ernie. Recent editorial work includes Harpers Bazaar, The Times and The Telegraph. Fashion shows includes Pandamonium for WWF and Top Model, both in 2012.
Anita is a hair and make-up artist who has worked across a range of high profile feature films including Quantum of Solace (crowd organiser), The Wolfman (SFX and wig maker) and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Her television work includes Poirot and Miss Marple.
Tamsin trained at Greasepaint in the 1990s. She now works mainly on major feature films, often working alongside the make-up and hair designer Peter Swords King. Her credits include the multi awarding winning film Dark Shadows, The King's Speech, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Alice in Wonderland, Nine, The Golden Compass, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People and (for TV) Lab Rats.
Renata is a hairdresser and freelance make-up artist. Her work includes Band of Brothers, Alexander, United 93, Golden Compassand Ashes to Ashes. More recently she has done prosthetic make-up for Holby City, and designed the BBC children's series Relic and Trapped.
Stuart joined the Greasepaint team in 2010, having worked freelanced as a make-up effects artist since 1994. During that time he has worked on a number of features including Saving Private Ryan, The Mummy 1 & 2, Gladiator, Blade 2, Shaun of the Deadand Stardust. Stuart specialises in all the processes involved in making prosthetic appliances and make-up effects from design, sculpting, moulding, casting and application.
Lesley joined the BBC in 1980, working as an assistant and designer gaining a wide experience in both modern and period productions such as "A Perfect Spy", "Between the Lines" and many others. Since becoming freelance she has designed live music and children's programmes including BAFTA winner "Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow".
Rob teaches on our Further Prosthetics course. He is a clinical maxillo-facial prosthetist, lifecaster and camouflage make-up artist with extensive knowledge of mould making materials and prosthetic application. He has over 20 years of experience and has lectured and taught widely on the latest advances in this specialist field. He runs his own company, Artizan Medical
Jane specialises in airbrush make-up and freelances regularly in TV, commercials, stills photography and corporate events. Currently Jane is personal make-up artist to Robert Lindsay of TV comedy My Family.
Philippa comes to Greasepaint to teach our TV, Film and Theatre students knotting techniques. After many years running the BBC Wigstore, she now runs her own company, The Wig Store, supplying wigs and facial hair to major TV, Film,Theatre production companies.
Jacqui originally trained at Greasepaint in 1985 and joined TVS working on dramas, feature films, light entertainment and documentaries. She is currently a freelance make-up and hair designer working for the BBC and independent production companies. She has adapted her skills to incorporate high fashion, catwalk and photographic. Credits include the BBC Clothes Show, Armani, Pirelli and Marie Claire.
Bringing a wealth of film and television expertise to Greasepaint, Jill trained and worked at the BBC before freelancing in film/TV make-up design, including prosthetics and airbrushing. She was one of the first UK make-up artists to use airbrushing techniques,notably in The Lost World and for The Da Vinci Code. Credits include: House of Elliot; Ivanhoe; Poldark. Jill is an NVQ assessor, a BAFTA jury member, and has been RTS Award nominated.
Ann is a freelance professional hairdresser who is involved in teaching our hair cutting course.
Sue divides her time between designing for film, television, advertising and stills photography, running her own bridal hair and make-up business, and teaching at Greasepaint. She spent nine years with the BBC before branching out into feature films working with such acclaimed directors as John Schlesinger and Nicholas Roeg. She's been BAFTA nominated, won an RTS Award and served as a BAFTA jury member for Best Film Make-up and Hair.
Joceline is a hair and make-up artist for film, television and theatre productions. Film work includes Sleepy Hollow, Bright Young Things, Nanny McPhee, Golden Compass,Penelope.