Media Make-Up student Hollie Lewis from Swindon College was awarded 1st Prize at The Media Make-Up WorldSkills UK Heat (South West) on 14 April at City College Plymouth and now goes forward into the grand final which will be held at Derby College, East Midlands on 26th June 2010.
Hollie who is on the BTEC National Diploma in Production Arts (Media Make-Up) course at Swindon College was entered into the Worldskills UK Heat (South West) by her tutors Jennifer Dytham and Ellie Baskerville.
For the competition Hollie had to produce a piece of art from memory on a model’s body and her theme was “Inside the Body”.
Four hours of total dedication was spent hand painting model Shanice Collinson with no reference to pictures or design sheets.
Ellie Baskerville, Media Make-Up Team Leader said: “Hollie was excellent and very professional and certainly did the college proud”.
The judges loved Hollies’ work and mentioned her skills base was very strong for a student of her age. The judging of this competition was throughout the whole process, and was marked on Set up, personal appearance, application techniques, dramatic impact, overall effect and the finished results.
Jennifer Dytham, Media Make-Up lecturer said: “She has a really impressive skill base and created a fantastic effect, I’m very proud of her and we both wish her luck with her interview at the London College of Fashion where she hopes to go once she has finished her course”.