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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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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Portland & Ashland Make MovieMaker’s 2020 Best List

Portland and Ashland Oregon have again been named among the Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker in North America. This is excellent news for Makeup Artists in Oregon.  Seize the opportunities! What Movie Maker said about Portland: The mystery of the Pacific Northwest has long inspired unconventional filmmakers, from Gus Van Sant
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Student Success Story: Supreet Prehar

  Supreet Prehar is a perfect example of what goals, motivation, and determination can lead to when one follows through with their dreams and takes action. It can only lead to success, and that is exactly what Supreet has achieved in just over one year from graduating at The Art of Makeup School! Supreet knew
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Announcing Fall 2019 Character & Special FX Instructors

Each time we offer our Character & Special FX Makeup 7-week certificate program it is uniquely special as we search for some of the top makeup artists in the industry, no matter where they live, and invite them to Portland to share their knowledge.  We are very excited to announce our instructors for our upcoming
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A Day with the Queens

This month The Art of Makeup School was transformed! Yes, we regularly hold makeup workshops, but this was more than just a makeup lesson.  It was an experience and that was FOR SURE! Almost a year ago, three of us from The Art of Makeup went to Darcelle’s XV to see what all the fuss
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2 Different Horror Makeup Workshops!

    Halloween is slowly creeping around the bend and many horror fans are looking for a fun way to celebrate the season. Whether you’re a makeup novice, budding artist, or Halloween fanatic, The Art of Makeup is offering 2 fun and distinctly different makeup workshops to feed your horror hungry souls. Halloween Horror Makeup
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3 Unexpected Top Paying Careers After MakeUp School

Many makeup career paths are industry specific; fashion, film, television, theatrical, and special effects to name a few, but there are specific careers that pay higher than others. There is an important distinction that should be made when it comes to careers in makeup and beauty. Makeup artistry is a separate profession outside of cosmetology
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