Barnsley College Art and Design and Hair and Beauty students have been busy hosting a number of workshops for Horizon Community College pupils in the run up to their annual school production.

The workshops have been based around Horizon’s chosen performance of ‘The Lion King’ with the college’s Art and Design students creating headdresses for the show’s principal characters and Hair and Beauty students demonstrating face painting techniques for various animal characters.

Hair and Beauty students were set the task of researching ideas for simple yet effective face paint looks to encapsulate the African culture which they could show to pupils. The Lion King cast were then asked to recreate the imaginative designs on their peers and discuss the process in which the face paint was applied in order to replicate the creations on show night.

Barnsley College Beauty Therapy student and former Horizon pupil, Amber Birtles, said: “It’s so lovely to see familiar faces again. The pupils have been an absolute pleasure to work with and were extremely eager to learn. We really hope we have inspired them for their production and have helped develop their make-up artistry skills.”

“Both the Art and Design and Hair and Beauty departments have supported us with all aspects of the production and their advice and skills have been invaluable.”

Hair and Beauty course leader, Debbie Gillespie, added: “The students were brilliant and really got involved with the Horizon pupils. They worked with them on ideas to help them in the application of make-up of various animals themed around the Lion King. They really enjoyed it and are looking forward to working with them again in the near future.”

The college’s Art and Design department introduced pupils to clay sculpting by moulding headdresses to represent their animal characters. Each headdress was modelled to the desired shape and size and individually painted and decorated with the guidance of staff in Art and Design.

Suzy Dix, Community Enterprise Coordinator at Horizon Community College, accompanied the pupils on their weekly workshop visits to the college. She said: “Our show has many visual demands but fortunately we have been lucky enough to be able to work with Barnsley College staff and students to help us realise our vision. Both the Art and Design and Hair and Beauty departments have supported us with all aspects of the production and their advice and skills have been invaluable.”

The production is due to be staged at the end of June with over 70 pupils involved.

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Last updated: 23rd May 2016

Originally posted on: 23rd May 2016

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