Makeup & The Death of Phil Spector

This morning I woke to the news that Phil Spector died. It instantly sparked a memory of standing in his previously blood-soaked foyer, powder puff in hand, where a dead woman had sat in a chair having been shot in the head. I remembered seeing the crispy black weeds that crawled throughout his yard as
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Virtual FX Workshop

Zombies & Broken Noses Yes, 2020 was an insanely challenging year, but because of the limitations it brought, it also created opportunities for us to do things differently that we may not have done otherwise.  Before the threat of COVID-19, I was never interested in teaching classes online, but in order to adapt to the
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How to get a Scholarship

Faith Daniels recently graduated from The Art of Makeup School’s signature and most comprehensive program, the 14-week Multimedia Master Makeup Artist Program. This program covers everything from the basics of color theory and beauty, to specialized skills such as airbrush, hair styling, character makeup, and special effects.  Because it is our most comprehensive program requiring
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Fashion Magazine Editorial Shoot

The Art of Makeup collaborated with fashion makeup artist Alma Cedillo for our first editorial fashion magazine photo shoot! Our current program students had the opportunity to experience working on location on a photo shoot for internationally distributed Vuez Magazine.  Because of Alma’s relationship with the magazine owner, every one of the students who participated
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Special Guest, Jeff Dawn

The Art of Makeup School had the great pleasure of welcoming Jeff Dawn, Academy Award Winner for Best Make-Up on Terminator 2. The 40 year makeup veteran who is currently on break after department heading Hawaii Five-0 for the last 9 years, shared his career with us. He also covered topics such as how to
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TearSheet PDX

This month The Art of Makeup School students are published in 2 magazines! TearSheet PDX is a beautiful fashion magazine that is locally created and published by makeup artist Melanie Jackson.  Artists from around the world submit their work for publication, but local artists are prioritized, and she mixes in a combination of fine art,
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Safe at School During COVID-19

It may look like a scene from a post apocalyptic world, but it’s not. It is a world wide pandemic though, and just another day of school at The Art of Makeup.  Never would we have imagined that in our lifetime this scenario would be taken from Hollywood screens and replaced with real life. Welcome
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Virtual Summer Makeup Camp

        The Art of Makeup is proud to announce our first ever Summer Makeup Camp offered online! Learn the fundamental basics of makeup application in four days. Let your creativity shine and  make new friends that share a common love for makeup. Summer Makeup Camp is jam packed full of tips and
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Summer Makeup Camp Instructors!

Summer Makeup Camp is only a week away, and we are so excited to tell you who’s teaching! All of the instructors at The Art of Makeup School are successful working free-lance makeup artists with impressive portfolios and years of experience, and this includes our Summer Makeup Camp too! Announcing our Summer Makeup Camp Instructors!
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FX Artist Rachael Wagner is Back!

Rachael Wagner made the long drive on Saturday from Los Angeles to Portland. She is here to teach the Character & Special FX program at The Art of Makeup School, and we are so lucky to have her back!  Our deepest gratitude goes out to Rachael for going above and beyond to get here.  She
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The Art of Makeup GOES VIRTUAL

In these challenging and uncertain times, sometimes it is necessary to adapt, learn new skills, and do things differently. The Art of Makeup School has risen to the occasion and created a virtual program, so that we can still provide an excellent education while still in quarantine.  We viewed virtual streaming as an opportunity to
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Wait A Second…I Did Their Makeup!

Have you ever had a déjà vu when you were talking to someone and you realize that you have already met them? Sometimes it’s right away, and sometimes it’s after you walk away.  As a makeup artist who has worked with many celebrities for many years, sometimes this happens after I see actors on the
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Student Success Story: Megan Garcia

Megan Garcia always knew she wanted to be an artist, even at the age of 5. She just didn’t know how yet.   She was always interested in being involved somehow in making movies, and as she got older, life kept pushing her in that direction.  Megan believes a career working in film chose her. In
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Student Success Story: Savannah Somerville

  Savannah Somerville is a model graduate for what it takes to succeed.  She is focused, determined, and with specific goals in mind, she has been going after them since the day she graduated!  Her enthusiasm and professionalism on set has connected her to a stream of production jobs.  In just 2 years since graduating
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OREGON FILM OFFICE PROMOTES THE ART OF MAKEUP SCHOOL GRADUATES

Hair, Makeup, & Special FX Artists Available For Hire The Art of Makeup School is a great resource to find trained makeup artists who specialize in working on set for film, television, and commercial productions.  In addition to hair and makeup application skills from straight beauty and grooming to special fx and prosthetics, these graduates learn about
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