Fashion Designer Studio

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Gain experience, fulfil your dreams, master your craft, or learn something new but most importantly have FUN with creative lessons delivered by our industry experts.

Welcome video for S.H.A.C.E, the Simon-Hartman Academy of Creative Excellence

A WARM WELCOME

Welcome to S.H.A.C.E, the

SIMON-HARTMAN ACADEMY of CREATIVE EXCELLENCE.

S.H.A.C.E is the educational arm of the Simon-Hartman London brand founded by Melissa Simon-Hartman. 

Melissa has over 15 years experience in the professional world of Learning & Development. S.H.A.C.E was born from a vision to merge Melissa's IT education experience with her creative industry knowledge. The current climate initiated this vision sooner than planned.

S.H.A.C.E is a collaborative incentive made up of a host of creative industry experts sharing knowledge and resources by teaching valuable lessons on their niche. 

Please play the video on the left. 

We go live at shace.co.uk on 31st Jan!

"Our panel of real-world industry experts offering engaging and interactive training will continue to grow to provide our students with the best opportunities to excel in their chosen specialism"

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Melissa Simon-Hartman
Founder

Whilst we acknowledge the sudden surge to deliver virtual learning worldwide is no longer a unique concept, we believe the learning experience we offer to our students is what makes us stand out from the crowd!

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MEET A FEW OF OUR INDUSTRY EXPERTS

BRENDA BEAUX

Fashion Styling & Creative Direction

SASHA CROSS

Professional Makeup Artistry

JAMES BELL

Photography & Post Production

BRENDA BEAUX

FASHION STYLING & CREATIVE DIRECTION

As an industry professional, Brenda Beaux specialises in creative fashion styling, direction, consultancy, and personal development. She launched her modelling agency ‘Ciel model management’ in 2018 with clients such as Vivienne Westwood, Fenty, Chanel, Marie Claire, and
Beauty Papers. She continued working as a Freelance Fashion stylist and director with editorial and commercial clients, including Samsung Mobile, FILA, Hunger, and Sicky Magazine.

Images from 'Goodbye Meng editorial by Stoney Darkstone

Styled by Brenda Beaux

FASHION STYLING & CREATIVE DIRECTION COURSE

This course prepares you for a career in fashion styling and creative direction. It will help you develop
an eclectic and distinctive identity as a fashion stylist. You will learn how to challenge conventional
fashion concepts with a multi-dimensional approach to styling and professional development.


During these 12 weeks of intense work, you will create from scratch or
refine and develop a portfolio that represents your signature as a Fashion Stylist/Creative Director.
You will have access to pre-recorded lectures, one-to-one lessons, weekly tasks, and additional
learning materials created and curated by Brenda Beaux.


By the end of the course, you will have developed the required skills and techniques to start
producing and styling your shoots, insider knowledge, and a list of contacts with industry practitioners
throughout the course to increases your opportunities for employment after completion.

Enrolment for Brenda's fashion styling training will open on 31st Jan at shace.co.uk 

SASHA

CROSS

FASHION STYLING & CREATIVE DIRECTION

After years of trying to figure out her career path, in 2011, Sasha found herself taking a serious interest in make-up artistry. She taught herself how to apply make-up by reading books, watching videos and trying to imitate pictures in magazines. Eventually, with the encouragement of her friends and family, Sasha decided to go on a VTC Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up course to add to enhance her knowledge and perfect her techniques. During the first 2 weeks of taking the course, that's when Sasha knew…she was made for this!

To date, Sasha has run a series of successful workshops and online training is not new to her. Sasha takes pleasure in enhancing beauty, covering imperfections, and transforming women! She caters to her clients by listening to their needs and concerns so that they can work together to achieve their desired look.

 

Sasha’s high-profile clientele includes Samsung and the BBC with ‘royal wedding’ The Kingdom Choir.

Enrolment for Sasha's makeup training will open on 31st Jan at shace.co.uk 

JAMES

BELL

PHOTOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION

James is a visual artist whose personal work focusses on African and Caribbean identity. He mainly works with the medium of photography and moving image and is experienced in studio & location photography; James is also experienced in image retouching.  

James graduated from the Norwich University of Arts and has experience in teaching Media studies and Photography within Further Education and Higher Education. Some of James’ achievements to date is having his work exhibited within the Photographers Gallery (London) and published within a range of print and online magazines, including the British Journal of Photography, Pride magazine and Black Beauty & Hair. James will be available to deliver Fashion and Beauty photography demonstrations, Image retouching and discussions on Black representation in the media. 

Click on the play button below to view a clip of one of James' retouching courses.

ELEMENTS MAGAZINE 2020 PUBLICATION

Enrolment for James' photography and retouching training will open on 31st Jan at shace.co.uk 

TAJI MAGAZINE 2020 PUBLICATION

This is a taster of what is on offer at S.H.A.C.E and the profiles of just 3 members of an extensive panel of industry experts waiting to share their knowledge and experiences with you. We look forward to you joining us from 31st Jan 2021 at shace.co.uk

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