The Art of Makeup Job Board!

Spring is kicking in Portland and the Art of Makeup has been slammed with job opportunities for student graduates. They are such an exciting variety of jobs in the industry that I wanted to share what the last 3 weeks have brought us… Z Nation! The Syfy network zombie show shooting in Spokane, WA. At
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Profile of a Student Graduate

Brittan Bodnar only graduated from Art of Makeup 6 1/2 months ago, and not long before that had just graduated High School, and she’s already well on her way to making a career for herself in makeup artistry. She just sent me this message which I wanted to share with those of you who are interested
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Art of Makeup Special Event!

You are invited to see the documentary WHAT IT TAKES, this Tuesday April 11th. This documentary premiered at this year’s LA IMATS about pursuing a career as a free-lance makeup artist. I have a few tickets to give away (3 general tickest and 2 VIP), so please let me know if you REALLY want to go!
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The Nutcracker at The Keller

For the last four years, since I opened the Art of Makeup School, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to share with my students my love of theatre makeup by offering the opportunity to work on a very professional production of The Nutcracker ballet at the gorgeous and large theater, The Keller Auditorium. I majored in
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Special FX Guest Artists in Town!

Art of Makeup has branched out and expanded our programs from not only teaching beauty, fashion, and character makeup, to now also specializing in the complex education of special fx makeup! This has been very exciting for us, but also very challenging, requiring a team of support from the best fx artists in the industry. We are fortunate
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Profile of a Student Graduate

As you know, a career in makeup artistry can take you down many paths, some rather unexpectedly! Having an open mind and flexibility can bring a lot of adventure and new experiences. Shannon Vincent recently became the IMATS retail sales manager, and gets to travel to every IMATS location around the world, managing the retail booths and
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Profile of a Student Graduate

A career as a makeup artist can take you down many paths, and Art of Makeup graduates have achieved successful careers in so many different ways! Brooke Morse graduated from Art of Makeup in 2012. Since then her life has taken her to Britain and back, marriage, and a career doing costuming full-time for the hit
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NEW Character & Special FX Program!

Interview with Thomas Surprenant We recently had the chance to catch up with legendary and 2 time Emmy Award winning make-up artist Thomas E. Surprenant to discuss how he got his start in special effects makeup, what advice he has for new artists, and why he is excited to head the Art of Makeup’s new
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Guest Artist Thomas E. Surprenant

This week we were so lucky to have such a talented artist such as Thomas E. Surprenant come teach at Art of Makeup. First he taught our Airbrush Body Painting class and then for the first time we were able to offer a Bald Cap Fabrication and Application class! Students learned the tips and tricks
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Art of Makeup Student Kits

We use RCMA cream foundation palettes in our kit. Both makeup artist Kevin James Bennett and YouTube sensation Wayne Goss love RCMA! Here’s a tutorial and a review on RCMA from the experts.

Art of Makeup Featured on Fox TV KPTV

This year at our first week of Summer Makeup Camp, we welcomed More Good Day Oregon host Jenica Villamor from Fox News to film a segment on us for her show! It was so fun and exciting to have her there filming the class while instructors Kameron Gates and Sarah Prevo teamed up for their
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Michael Key FX Demo Day at Art of Makeup

Imagine this. IMATS around 1998. Me, eighteen years ago, sprinting from room to room across the Pasadena Convention Center, not just because I didn’t want to miss a single lecture or demo from the top make-up artists in the industry, but also because I was too excited to walk between classrooms, barely able to sit
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Last Chance for Life Casting Class

$100 discount to all Art of Makeup student graduates for the upcoming Life Casting Class! We only offer this once a year. You will take home a cast of your face that you will be able to use to make appliances off of for years to come. I still have my face from 1989! (yes, before
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Still need male models for Michael Key demo

Looking for volunteers to either model for the prosthetic fx demo or hand laying and dressing of facial hair on Friday June 17th. Please let me know if you or someone you know can do this! The person doing the prosthetic fx demo will also need to meet with Michael prior for a prosthetic fitting.
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Invite Only Demo Presentation with Michael Key

Friday June 17th from 9am – 4pm YOU ARE INVITED!  [and I NEED MODELS (Read below)] On Friday June 17th, I am very excited and honored to host Michael Key, creator and owner of IMATS and Make-Up Artist Magazine, for a special invite only full day of special effects demos at Art of Makeup. From
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