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Art Trip - Sandy Powell
Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Art Trip - Sandy Powell

Rydens Enterprise School RES Art Trip Sandy Powell

On Monday 14th November the Year 11 Art Textile students visited Shepperton studios as part of the Into Film Festival. They were in the audience of just 100 people to hear a talk from costume designer Sandy Powell OBE. From their front row seats the students had the opportunity to ask Powell about her influences and the costumes she designs. We saw snippets from films that she has worked on; films such as Cinderella, Carol and the Young Victoria accompanied by her fashion illustrations.

Powell spoke about her route into the film industry and how she progressed in her career. She spoke about the makers she works with as part of her team and how she has to work along side the film directors, hair stylists, makeup artists etc. - and sometimes not in the most harmonious way either!! She also spoke about the costumes themselves going in depth about the fabrics used and how they were constructed.

All the students found this to be a really interesting, informative talk and inspired some to look at careers in the film industry in a bit more depth….. who knows, with Pinewood Studios on our door step we may have the very next Sandy Powell in the making!!

Miss Bayley

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