Make-Up Artistry to Move into Te Auaha

Make-up and hairstyling for the catwalk; special effects make-up for film and television - all will be part of Te Auaha in 2018.  Here we interview two of our Make-Up Artistry Tutors about what they are looking forward to at Te Auaha.  

Daniela (Dany) Pike (pictured at left) has successfully led the WelTec Makeup Artistry programmes since 2005, is passionate about teaching New Zealand's up and coming make-up artists and enjoys working with a team of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.  

Dany has worked in all fields of the make-up artistry industry from film, TV and stage to the beauty and fashion industry. Her special skill lies in character make-up, make-up special effects and wig work.

Dany's unique skill set makes her sought after in Wellington's booming film industry.




Caroline Adams (pictured  below) maintains strong industry links both in New Zealand and Australia continuing to work in industry as a freelance make-up artist whilst tutoring for the Certificate of Fashion Make-up Artistry.  Her focus is providing students with the tools and passion they need to begin their career as a make-up artist, building professionalism and upholding high standards of skill and commitment.


How do you see Make-Up Artistry evolving at Te Auaha?

2018 will be an exciting year, not only will we be moving into the new purpose built facilities at Te Auaha, but we will be delivering the new national Makeup artistry qualification. The move to Te Auaha will mean being immersed in a wildly creative hub, being surrounded by other creative disciplines will mean the students will have more opportunities for collaboration with dancers, actors, film making, photographers, musicians etc.

What are you both most looking forward to when Te Auaha is up and running?

We are both looking forward to working closely with like-minded tutors and building collaborative opportunities across other disciplines. It will be exciting and inspiring to be part of a hive of creativity.

How do you see  industry getting involved with and contributing to Te Auaha?

Te Auaha will provide industry with the opportunity to become more actively involved through workshops, guest lectures and appearances. There is much more scope for inviting industry leaders and companies to present and partake in activities/ deliveries at Te Auaha.