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Robert Smith FX Owner & Founder of Rob Smith FX Blood Products for TV, Film, Theatre. Rob has designed character makeup's for all aspects of media production, he shares his passion for special effects and good education with students and professionals world wide. Rob has developed a unique and realistic blood product which is both skin safe, mouth safe, does not stain costumes, selling world wide to international artists. Robert continues to work actively with professionals on large and small productions worldwide & teaches with us here at the Academy, also around the UK, Rob has been an Exhibitor at the Media Makeup Events and also supports the PMA Open Days with his time. 

Jennie, Director & Founder of Paintopia, Jennie developed and created the largest Face & Body Art Festivals here in the UK, bridging body art and media makeup in a fusion for creative professionals. Jennie can often be found at events and Open Days for PMA, working in collaboration with inspiring new artists and professionals. Paintopia stocks worldwide brands in Body Art, taking their educational workshops all over the UK and Europe, leading the way in model and artist etiquette at live & public events. Paintopia host international artists throughout the year, Matteo Arfanotti,Madelyn Greco to name a few, for more info please contact Jennie directly she is standing by for that email... 

An artist and science teacher, Cat became a full-time artist in 2006 before moving abroad.   In Hong Kong, she trained/ led face paint teams for the HK Rugby 7's World Tournament, and body-painted 100s of daily 'costumes' for 6 years. Developing full-body glitter tattoos, she won national competitions in that, and featured in Illusion Magazine. In 2007, Cat came 5th in the World Face Painting Awards in Austria. She won UK Professional Face Painter of the Year, more awards, and demo'd on Illusion's stand at IMATS UK. For 4 years back in the UK she was a full-time face-painter in a magical woodland theme park.   Cat now works freelance, worldwide, in clubs, competitions, parties, promos, etc. She glitters leotards, creates school murals, and decorated giant statues for urban arts trails. She paints and writes for industry magazines and books and sits on the FACE committee trying to raise standards and skills. We are always delighted to welcome Cat back to our Open Days & Media Events. you can drop Cat a message at cat@cats-creations.co.uk

Elissa Barrett is a International Award Winning Body Painting Artist who has crossed all genres, owner of Imagine Face & Body Art Lil Concepts, Elissa fell in love with face painting 10 years ago, whilst working at a local holiday park, Elissa soon discovered where her passion lay and began to explore body art and creative face painting. Elissa has won various competitions, and achieved many of her goals as an artist, being recognised for her talent and artistry. Elissa has been   fortunate to have been awarded nationally and internationally collecting silver at the World Bodypaint Festival representing the UK in Austria in July 2015, in the Amateur Open category. Why not drop Elissa an email at Imagine Face & Body Art Lil Concepts via facebook

Created & Founded by Mike Dargan, we are delighted to be working with and supported by Mr Dashbo. Leaders in innovation manufacturing in Activator Makeup palettes & other products which compliment the Dashbo range, Mike has built a strong and reliable reputation within the professional makeup community to offer affordable products within a fierce market. Working with the student community Dashbo has delivered products which compliment student kits with an active student program in colleges within the UK. Winners of The Business Innovation Award 2016, we are delighted to welcome Dashbo back to this years Media Makeup Event 2017, held at Rugby College Warwickshire, whilst working with Mike to offer training within our workshops and Open Days around the UK. For more information for your college or student requirements drop Mike & The Team an email at http://www.mrdashbo.com/

Collaborators & Visiting Artists 

Angela is the Founder & Creator of Ipaintfaces, offering services in education, festivals, body art & character makeup, props and costume. Angela is a renowned International Award Winning Artist, often found creating spellbound designs at trade shows across the UK. Ipaintfaces have built a sort after reputation within the media makeup industries, collaborating with a variety of artists and professionals who share the same ethos and high standards in design and character innovation. Angela travels the world showcasing her artistic flair attending shows which push her boundaries to create and develop the next NEW design! evoking emotion with a WOW factor,  Angela also works actively in education with colleges, developing student and professional artist skills. If you want that touch of magic to your event or show drop Angela & her team a note at Ipaintfaces via facebook