About us 

​​​​The Professional Make-up Academy was Founded by Martina with the vision to educate and inspire students and artists. Martina studied at the world famous tv and film school Greasepaint and is honoured to have been taught by the wonderful and inspiring Julia Gruttenden & Shauna Harrison. 

Today our role at the Academy is to Support Creative Artists in their vision to become the next generation of successful artists by providing support & training with the investment in education and people by raising high standards. The Academy work with a small team of professional artists who actively work in the media make-up industry. 


​​The Academy has been teaching students and professionals for 12 years.  In 2017 We will specialise in training and long term educational development for students who require additional support, by recognising the demands and needs required to deliver One to One training methods to students by corrective coaching teaching methods, which allow progression through assessed learning.  We offer all our students the opportunity to learn in small class sizes in a hands on environment to acquiring a new skill set. Each course is designed with the student to ensure we meet your expectations along with our high standards. Daily Assessments are conducted throughout the teaching program to ensure we cover all aspects of the course criteria with continued successes.  Teaching is about ensuring each student meets there full potential, we all learn and adapt to our environment in different ways, the methods used at the Academy are personal to each student, offering long term support when needed.  

The Academy are proud to teach students from all backgrounds and all abilities, for one to one training and development please contact us by using the Contact Us Form 

Insurances & Certificates 

Our Trainers all carry Public & Product Liability we also have Employers Liability for Live Events, Location Work & Demonstrations. Martina & Angela are both DBS Enhanced to work with Children & Young Adults in Schools and Colleges.

Martina is Accredited to Teach by Edexcel BETEC, Fonder of The Creative Events Team, which brings students new opportunities for work experience and mentoring by Martina & the team.  

College & School Demonstrations / Workshops 

For college, student and school demonstrations please contact us using the Contact Us Form. Requests of references must be sent to the Academy in writing and requested by a Dept Head.