Make-up Workshops for Schools, Colleges, Theatre Groups or Zoom Sessions


SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, YOUTH GROUPS, THEATRE SCHOOLS, YOUNG OFFENDERS, CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING.... whatever your organsiation, Kate's workshops work perfectly with any age group and now Kate is also able to offer ONLINE SESSIONS through ZOOM.

Fully hands-on, Covid-safe, affordable, high quality opportunities to explore this exceptionally creative subject area whilst raising attainment, aiding knowledge & understanding in a fun, imaginative and successful environment.

With over 15 years experience delivering workshops across UK, Kate has the ability to work comfortably with students and young people of all ages and abilities. Her courses and workshops are designed and built according to your requirements and can range from trauma/casualty simulation, learning techniques such as those used in the TV and Film industry through to ageing for character make-ups, period dramas, fantasy, sci-fi or zombies. Kate works closely and carefully alongside staff, designing and planning each session in order that the students receive the best possible experience. Workshops are, of course, fully inclusive and entirely flexible and suitable for all ages. Kate holds a fully Enhanced CRB/DBS and £5m Personal Liabilty Insurance.

Workshops organisation

After initial contact Kate will discuss and plan a workshop to fit your own needs with her flexible approach and relaxed manner making the process an easy one. Kate will arrive in plenty of time before the workshop to set up – all you need to provide is a room with tables and chairs! 

SCHOOL FUNDING: Many of Kate’s publicly funded schools access their PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING (PPF) to enable a workshop to go ahead. In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the total pupil premium budget from Central Government funding will increase from £1.875 billion to £2.5 billion. Schools will receive £1300 for each primary pupil who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) and £935 will be allocated for secondary FSM ‘Ever 6’ pupils. This funding does not have to be spent on the pupil individually. A calculator for PPF is available online.

How it works

From experience Kate knows how to interact with large groups of young people who may have varying levels of attention and ability. With this in mind she is able to engage fully with all students using highly visual techniques which instantly have that WOW factor! Encouraging interaction with open questions Kate generally starts the session working on one student as a demo moving on to paired working putting everyone at eas and encouraging students to push their creativity.

Products and Materials

Kate supplies everything you need for the session from her extensive kit ensuring that all products are safe to use on the skin. She can provide a list of suppliers and can also secure discount from her many trade suppliers for stocking or providing school makeup kits.

OFSTED and your school

Using a highly imaginative, visual approach to learning, Kate has had continued success over many years working with schools across the UK allowing students from all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds to engage and explore this unique subject which ticks a multitude of curriculum-based and ** OFSTED* * boxes whilst encouraging young people to express their imagination, curiosity and their desire to succeed. This* affordable* and high quality opportunity will encourage students, sparking their interest and curiosity, leading them to explore this diverse subject at a pace suited to the learners needs whilst allowing staff to spend PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING wisely, tapping into enrichment opportunities, meeting exam criteria and affirming the learner’s knowledge in subjects from the Creative, Visual & Performing Arts right through to Literacy, Science and History.

With Covid now being part of our everyday life, Kate has adapted her workshops to suit todays educational needs.  There are several options available, you can either watch and interact or alternatively Kate can send out a kit of makeup so that the students participating online can follow and participate in the step-by-step demo using the same materials throughout as Kate.  Both options work really well, please enquire and chat with Kate regarding your needs. 
Kate came to our Stagecoach School in Shrewsbury. Children from all ages had a fantastic experience with an all-day trauma stage makeup workshop. The students were instructed what to do with complete expertise, guidance and patience by Kate. The sessions were explained thoroughly and clearly. Makeup was used with all the correct safe materials and they learned with step by step guidance. Our students learned how to apply real open wounds, cuts, bruises and extra lumps and bumps. It looked so real. Lots and lots of fake blood made it very real! Some took turns on each other and they all learned great skills. They will definitely have some fantastic ideas for Halloween! Kate Griffiths has a wonderful approach with young people. I would recommend her to any theatre school. It was so much fun.

Lisa, Stagecoach. Shrewsbury