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The Art of Makeup is an independently owned and operated boutique school dedicated to education in the art, business, and techniques of professional makeup artistry.
The Multimedia Master ProgramThe Multimedia Master Program is a certificate program that combines 20 classes in 15-weeks, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in every genre of makeup artistry. The Multimedia Master Program includes both Makeup[…]
Makeup Artistry EssentialsMakeup Artistry Essentials certificate program (formerly “The Master Class”) combines 10 classes in 8-weeks, providing education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in every genre of makeup artistry not requiring a lab or advanced character and special[…]
Character & Special FX MakeupThe Character & Special FX Makeup certificate program combines 10 classes in 7-weeks. Students receive an education in advanced character and special fx transformation techniques, and will be prepared for career options in film, television, special fx labs, events, commercials[…]
Fashion Makeup ArtistryThe Fashion Makeup Artistry certificate program combines 6 classes in 4-weeks, providing education and preparation for career options in fashion, print, commercial advertising, and an in-depth makeup educational supplement for those pursuing a career in bridal makeup. Hair styling and[…]
Upcoming Courses & Workshops
Whether you take a single-day class as a hobby or a full certificate program for a career in professional makeup artistry, The Art of Makeup School can be your creative space to learn, experiment, and grow as a makeup artist.
About Art of Makeup
Located in Portland, Oregon, The Art of Makeup School is dedicated to supplying quality education in the art, business, and techniques of professional makeup artistry for the film, television, theater, media, special effects and fashion industries.
All classes taught by experienced and professional working makeup artists specializing in the subjects that they teach. Character & Special FX program instructors include globally recognized award-winning Hollywood makeup artists.
Celena RubinFounder & Director
Alma CedilloGuest Instructor
Christina BraunGuest Instructor
Todd DebreceniGuest Instructor
Kevon WardGuest Instructor
Diane TrappGuest Instructor
Michael PetersonGuest Instructor
Alexander McPhersonGuest Instructor
Rachael WagnerGuest Instructor
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The Art of Makeup School is a resource for continued support and mentorship. Read more about some of the exciting career paths our graduates have taken.
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Student Success Story: Lisa DennisOne of the wonderful things about being a makeup artist is that this career can take you to unimaginable places, meeting amazing people who inspire you, and creating unique career paths that still allow creativity, but in a way you may not have planned. Lisa Marie Dennis hadn’t initially planned on the road she has […]
- October 7, 2022
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Announcing our 2022 Fall FX Program instructor!We are very excited to welcome back Colorado-based Face Off makeup and special effects artist, Kevon Ward. Kevin was a two-time competitor on the hit SYFY reality tv series, Face Off. Kevon specializes in FX makeup and creature design, and has worked on several additional mediums including puppetry, set and prop design, illustration, graphic design, fine art, […]
- August 19, 2022
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