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The Art of Makeup - The Art of Makeup School

Pacific Northwest’s
School of Makeup Artistry

Why Art of Makeup School

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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.

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Student Life

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.

Instructors

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 Rubin is a professionally trained working makeup artist from Los Angeles with over twenty years of experience in the…
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Celena Rubin

Founder & Director
Kelli Gasaway graduated at Beau Monde College of Hair Design as a fully licensed cosmetologist. Not long after, she studied…
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Kelli Gasaway

Instructor
Linda Wong is one of our prized Art of Makeup School graduates! Before The Art of Makeup she already had…
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Linda Wong

Instructor
Alma is an experienced, bilingual professional makeup artist and hair stylist, who obtained a good portion of her education from…
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Alma Cedillo

Guest Instructor
Christina is a professional multi-tasker and the owner of a successful freelance makeup artistry business called Eye Shine Beauty. A…
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Christina Braun

Guest Instructor
Todd Debreceni of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics, is a Colorado-based special effects makeup artist who…
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Todd Debreceni

Guest Instructor
A two-time competitor on the hit SYFY reality tv series, Face Off. Kevon specializes in FX makeup and creature design, and…
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Kevon Ward

Guest Instructor
Diane Trapp has been doing hair and makeup for professional theatre productions since 1972. Diane is a proud member of…
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Diane Trapp

Guest Instructor
At age 20, Michael Davis Peterson achieved a dream position in the Hollywood film industry as a Special Makeup Effects…
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Michael Peterson

Guest Instructor
Alexander gained experience in the makeup industry from a young age, as his father, Alistair McPherson, worked as a Special…
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Alexander McPherson

Guest Instructor
Rachael was destined to work in SFX makeup and prosthetics, which was showcased after she attended and trained at New…
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Rachael Wagner

Guest Instructor

Blog Posts

Read the latest news and information on The Art of Makeup School course offerings, guest instructors, and industry opportunities.

The Party! A 10 Year Celebration

To celebrate The Art of Makeup’s 10-year anniversary we decided to have a small meaningful gathering of those who are most important to us. We invited those who are close to us and those who have supported us along the way. We invited student graduates, and industry that has shown interest in hiring them. It’s […]

Oregon Film & TV Production

Oregon won recognition over time as a beautiful destination for film production long before filming Twilight and even The Goonies, but it’s only gaining more traction due to the abundance of creators and artists that spend their days bustling through the state. Besides favorite indie films shot in and around Portland such as Wild and […]

Our Catalog

The official course catalog for The Art of Makeup School includes program courses and descriptions, enrollment, and admissions policies, pricing, required supplies, and applicable terms & conditions.

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