Open House & Free Body Painting Demo Nov 13th

Join Us! The Art of Makeup School OPEN HOUSE Saturday November 13th, 2-5pm Body Painting Demo by Face Off celebrity artist, Kevon Ward! Giveaways & Holiday Treats Please RSVP for this free event. Limited space availability. Kevon Ward is this session’s Character & Special FX Program instructor at The Art of Makeup School. We are
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Student Success Story: Sarah Bradshaw

Sarah Bradshaw moved to Lincoln City, OR almost 10 years ago from Elmhurst, IL.  Before moving across country though, her adventurous spirit first led her to the Navy at the age of 17. She wanted to see the world and she did! The Navy brought her to many places around the world which included Croatia,
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Announcing October FX Program Instructors!

The Art of Makeup School covers the essentials of in-depth character and special effects makeup transformations in just seven weeks. Our seven-week program offers the opportunity to learn from an array of industry-leading guest instructors, to take your education to the next level. Without further ado, we’re pleased to announce our guest instructors for the
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Student Success Story: Sierra Perez

In fall of 2019, Sierra Perez came to Portland, OR to attend The Art of Makeup School just after graduating college.  It was her first big move away from home, Sacramento, CA the only place she had ever lived.  It was supposed to be a temporary move while she attended The Art of Makeup, but
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Student Success Story: Rebekah Ben-lesau

Makeup is something Rebekah has always enjoyed.  When she was little she played with whatever makeup she could get her hands on before she even knew the possibility of making it a career.  As she grew older she heard about cosmetology school, but didn’t have any interest in cutting hair.  It wasn’t until 10 years
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June 2021 FX Program Instructors Announced!

Once again, The Art of Makeup School is excited to fly in top of the industry special effects guest makeup artists to teach our unique Character & Special FX Makeup Program!  In just 7 weeks we cover the essentials of in depth character and special effects transformation like no other school. Our small class size
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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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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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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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