Nerve Belfast organised a 5 day feeder programme for the Production Design Academy in August at Havelock House for a group of fourteen 16-19 year olds. Use of the former UTV studios and back stage changing rooms enabled us to create a stimulating industry environment where creativity could flourish.
Specialising in either make-up or costume design the young people were given the challenge of recreating a painting by the Russian artist Olga Suvorova. Costume designers Enda Kenny and Lisa McLoughlan mentored the group of enthusiastic young people eager to learn about the roles and skills in a costume department. Throughout the week they learnt skills such as cutting, tailoring, fitting and sewing as well as paint effects for fabric and prop construction.
Theatrical and special effects make-up artist Connie McGrath mentored the group of young people in the make-up team. Throughout the week they gained skills in a variety of make-up techniques. They also worked on prop design and hair.
The recreation of the painting was stunning and feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive.
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