Week 5 of Online Classes

Week 5 of Online Classes

Week 5 of #lockdownlearning… 

We’ve only just got started… 

The last week served up more incredible learning for the Delamar community. We were especially proud to collaborate with Mary Greenwell on Thursday as she took us on a journey through make-up history, showing tear sheets of her work in the 1990’s. This class raised almost £1500 for the NHS! Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. Mary pointed out that one of her assistants is a graduate of ours, Andrew Denton, before recommending our courses. Sian Miller gave one of her famous industry talks on Tuesday, to almost 200 people, uncovering many pieces of wisdom about the film and TV industry. Pauline Briscoe’s masterclass on glam make-up was a huge hit; we loved hearing about her stories from Beyonce’s European tour, to repeatedly sacrificing her holidays to do big A list jobs with the likes of Jennifer Hudson. Holly Edwards showed us exactly what needs to be done to achieve an Ariana-worthy high pony tail. THEN, we hosted Oscar winner, Bill Corso on IG live, as he broadcast from his home in LA, sharing his advice and tales from working with Steven Speilberg. We also hosted the brilliant Mira Parmar yesterday and top Film Make-up designer Jana Carboni today. It has been an absolute whirlwind of digital learning and generous sharing of knowledge.

Period hair and wigs expert Wendy Topping, has been busy creating videos from home. Here was her Georgian Masterclass from last week. Watch this space for the next drop! 

Many of our community will end up leaving lockdown with more skills and knowledge than when they started. We think this is a brilliant way to spend this current, crazy time we are all living in at the moment. 

Next week’s line-up is immense! 3 classes are free – Siân, Vicky and Wendy’s (video in progress!). The other three are ticketed to cover our costs. We have made sure these are affordable and accessible for all. Delamar students and graduates will receive a 50% discount on the paid Masterclasses with an exclusive code. Please email emma@delamaracademy.co.uk for your code!

To answer some questions we have been asked a lot this week:

  • I haven’t received my link! Help! Eventbrite email 2 hours before the class you have registered for and 2 minutes before the class. If you don’t receive this for some reason, login to your Eventbrite to see the class link. If all else fails, email emma@delamaracademy.co.uk and she will email you the link directly. 
  • Zoom are asking me for a code! Help! Zoom should not ask anyone for a code. If this happens please shut down the link, refresh your browser and click it again. 
  • Ok I have my link but it’s not working! Help! Simply log out of your Zoom account and log back in. Shut down the link you have opened and click to open it again. This has fixed every technical problem so far. 
  • Can we record classes? To keep the magic and exclusivity of these live classes, we have made the decision not to record them. It is also important to add that most of our tutors do not wish to be recorded. 
  • Will Delamar be issuing certificates for the online classes? Since we are in the beginning stages of creating online learning, certificates are not something we will be doing just yet. This is due to certification requiring serious practical participation from our students. This will be under review and with enough interest from you guys, we might explore the option of structured online courses. 

Please see the schedule for next week below and let us know if you have any ideas for future masterclasses you would love to see – we will try to make it happen! Either contact us via Instagram or email Emma on emma@delamaracademy.co.uk


Delamar Academy online classes 4 – 8 May:

Monday 4 May 1.00pm BST 
Vicky Voller’s Out-Of-Kit Casualty


Vicky worked on the BBC’s highly successful, and ongoing, medical drama Holby City since its inception, initially covering Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetics. However, as the programme grew so did its appetite and need for more and better medical effects. Vicky was put solely in charge of prosthetics and effects, creating for Holby, often from scratch, the necessarily realistic and sometimes spectacular medical simulation necessary for a successful hospital based drama.

In this class you will learn how to create casulauty effects on the skin from black eyes to bruises.




Wednesday 6 May 10.00am BST
Nikki Hambi’s 1950’s Hair & Make-up Masterclass

Our glamorous authority on beauty make-up will be teaching one of the most glamorous periods. Nikki has worked on numerous glitzy productions such as The Greatest Dancer, Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice. Nikki’s career spans from A list private clients, Vogue, Cannes, Absolutely Fabulous, The Brit Awards and events such as the BAFTAs to The Proms and the Royal Variety Show. Nikki was personal make-up artist to Anne Robinson for 7 years and Dame Shirley Bassey for 18 years to present day, working with her on numerous tours and publicity events.

In this class, you will learn a classic 1950’s high fashion look and a more authentic every-day woman look.






Thursday 7 May 10am BST
Sian Miller’s Transgender Character Make-up Class

Join top industry professional, Siân Miller, as she turns her husband into a transgender character from Amazon Prime hit show, Transparent.

This class will be a MTF Trans character transformation make-up and hair demo.

Siân has 30 years experience as a hair and make up artist, working in TV Drama and Film. As Key Hair, Make-up and Prosthetic Artist on films such as Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’, and Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’. Sian has worked with Richard Madden, Tilda Swinton and Timothee Chalamet to name a few. Passionate and entertaining, Sian is much loved by the students at Delamar.





Friday 8 May 10.00am BST 
Hannah Martin’s Runway to Red Carpet Make-up Masterclass


Hannah Martin is one of the top beauty make-up artists in the industry working with A-listers, beauty editors and royalty. Humble, hard working and with an infectious positivity, Hannah brings the sunshine to her work. We have hosted Hannah’s masterclasses at the Academy so decided to create an online class like no other… 

On Friday morning, we invite you to join Hannah with your make-up bag, for a fun masterclass where she will recount her stories and advice from fashion week shows. Hannah will demo a look she designed for recent a Paris Fashion Week show, before transitioning it into a glam red carpet look. Here you will learn about the process of a fashion show, with topics such as designing the look, call sheet, packing your kit and backstage etiquette, all explained in detail. 




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