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Summer School September 4, 2013

This summer, the Paris Academy organized its First Summer School for, as you may have guessed from the name, the first time, offering an intensive, all-new two-month training program. Join us as we take a look at this exciting new format with the three professors in charge.

Really hard & intensive but, at the same time, really possible.

Summer School

September 4, 2013

This summer, the Paris Academy organized its First Summer School for, as you may have guessed from the name, the first time, offering an intensive, all-new two-month training program. Join us as we take a look at this exciting new format with the three professors in charge.

Really hard & intensive but, at the same time, really possible.

The interview takes place on the rooftop of the Paris Academy with the three professors of the Summer School: Mathieu InardAndrée-Line Dumont and Noémie Contessi (who won the World Body Painting Festival in July 2012).
For the eight intense weeks of Summer School, all three were in charge of the following courses: Beauty/Fashion, Special Effects, Theater/Stage and Artistic/Face Painting.

The results of the training?

It was very interesting and enriching. We had great interactions with the participants and there were good vibes all around” said Andrée-Line, “During the classes, we listened to music playlists to find inspiration and that created a very cool atmosphere.”

The professors also liked the participants' skills and their creativity. “At the end of both months, we organized a photo shoot for each participant. The objective was to give them the opportunity to put together a makeup book. It was very intense because the participants worked on their models all day, investing their time and inspiration,” said Noémie. “And during the SFX week, participants got really creative, even getting into role-playing. For instance, one participant even went as far as to stage a car accident with her model for the photo shoot.”

For Mathieu, this intensive training was a very different experience compared to the longer training programs, because participants tended to be older and are only in Paris for 2 months. “The Summer School is a good way to get fundamentals down and, of course, improve existing makeup techniques but, realistically, it’s also a short period in which to learn. Some participants put themselves under immense pressure to do their best during the 8 weeks. Fitting in all the techniques can be challenging.”


Some anecdotes?

A male model tried to seduce one of the participants. “Really, the Summer School curriculum got taken to a whole ‘nother level, most certainly because it was hot, and taking place during the summertime,” Andrée-Line confided.

Surely the most important feedback comes from the participants themselves. They invested in this summer training to improve their makeup skills and get solid techniques in different fundamental makeup specialties. We discovered that one participant is a hair designer and entered the program to be able to offer makeup sessions to her clients. Another did this training in order to become a freelance makeup artist.

All the participants reported being very satisfied as their two-month stint came to a close, and their feedback was really positive. Their descriptions of the program speak volumes: “enriching”, “life changing”, “fun”, “challenging”, “awesome”, “intensive and intense!”, “good professors”, “really hard & intensive but at the same time really possible”.

Let’s do it again!

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