Mel Winning     Testimonials.

Adrian Deakes

The V&A Theatre Collections Education 2004 to present day

Mel Winning provides an excellent service for students of all ages.  Knowlegable and approachable, her skills range from theatre make-up to fashion and photography, she can always be relied upon to offer the highest standard of professional work.  I would recommend her for anyone looking for a first class workshop leader. 

Astrid Hilne

Education Activities Manager, Theatre Museum  Covent Garden 2003- 2006

“Mel is an experienced and accomplished make-up artist.  Her Knowledge of and background in performing arts is first class.   At the Theatre Museum she devised and delivered workshops on theatrical make-up to family audiences and to schools, college and university groups.  Mel has a unique ability to entertain and inform at the same time.  A relaxed teaching approach makes complex techniques seem straightforward and accessible to young people. Groups were always excited and inspired by her workshops”. 

Carol Braithwaite 2008 - 2012

Assistant Director Performing Arts, Kingsdale 

“Mel Winning has worked successfully with BTEC Acting Students on Make-Up courses here, for the past three years.  Her relationships with the students are excellent and it is a testament to her skill that students with little or no experience in this field are soon working competently using a variety of techniques.  The end results from a recent workshop were fantastic and the students were justifiably proud of their achievements. I would have no hesitation in recommending her”.