At the beginning of July, we hosted our annual winter school holidays creative workshops! The week started off with a bang with our 4-day fashion workshop before the 2-day hair & makeup workshop began on Wednesday. You could feel the creativity in the air as young creatives from around Victoria learned all about their chosen industry. Fashion students learned all about trend forecasting, fashion illustration, and even got to try their hand at creating some of their own designs, while the Beauty & Makeup students learned about face masks, skincare, and all the basics of makeup artistry!

At the end of the week, a few select students were chosen to receive the T.M. Scholarship—a scholarship awarded to school holiday workshop participants who show huge passion and potential in their chosen field! We chatted to Makeup & Beauty scholarship winners Indiana and Chloe and Fashion scholarship winner Kaitlyn; they told us about their experiences at the workshop, their passion for Beauty & Makeup, and their excitement when they found out they won a scholarship.

What do you love about Beauty & Makeup?

Indiana: I have always been interested in the Beauty and Makeup industries. I didn’t know what to expect out of the course, but from the first day I was there, I felt alive and I instantly knew that I belonged in the Beauty industry and at The Masters Institute. I want to work in Beauty for the rest of my life and I plan to pursue a career in it!

Chloe: From an early age I have always loved experimenting with makeup. It’s definitely a passion of mine and I love that there is so much upskilling to learn from. I get motivation and inspiration from TV shows like Skin Wars and Glow Up. I’ve now completed four School Holiday Workshops with The Masters! I stepped out of my comfort zone and signed up to every course I could! I know this is the industry I want to pursue and I realise that winning the scholarship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Kaitlyn: I just love that all ideas are considered unique and innovative!

What was your experience at the Makeup & Beauty workshop like?

I: Before the workshop began, I was nervous because I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I was worried that I would need a lot of experience with makeup, which I don’t. I ended up loving every minute of the experience. It was an amazing workshop and I would highly recommend it. My biggest highlight of the workshop (apart from winning the scholarship!) was realising my aspirations for working in the Beauty industry for the rest of my life. 

C: I was feeling very excited and inspired as I want to continue learning as much as I can. Not knowing anyone can be daunting, but it was also exciting meeting new people with the same passions as me. I really appreciate how much knowledge the educators have—everyone at The Masters is very positive and encouraging!


K: I was a bit nervous, but I'm so thankful for the opportunity. It was one of the best weeks of my life. I loved working alongside the educator Todd! I learned so much from him in those 4 days.


How did you feel when you won the scholarship?

I: When I heard that I won the scholarship, I was so shocked. I was speechless! I felt so honoured and proud that I was able to accomplish something so big. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity from The Masters!

C: To be honest, I didn’t think I had a chance! I had talked about it with my parents after the first day and said how lucky someone would be to win the scholarship. My parents were so happy for me and supportive when they found out I won it as they know this is the career path I want to pursue. I feel really honoured to be given this chance.


K: I wasn't expecting it at all—I was so happy! There were so many talented students. This is such a huge opportunity! I can't wait to work and learn alongside the very best.


Did you miss out on these School Holiday Workshops? Don’t stress! Sign up for a Summer School Holiday Workshop and become eligible to win a T.M. Scholarship! Tickets for our Summer School Holiday Workshops are available now—or check out our full calendar of short courses and workshops!