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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Announcing June 2019 Character & Special FX Guest Instructors

We are so incredibly excited to announce our guest instructors for this June’s upcoming Character & Special FX Makeup program,  Diane Trapp and Michael Peterson! This program is curated to meet top industry standards for film and television, using the latest technology, supplies, and skills currently used on award winning films and television shows.  This
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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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From Makeup School to YouTube Celebrity

In an earlier post, Career Paths for Makeup School Graduates, we highlighted the most promising career paths for makeup school graduates. We also have a detailed Makeup Artistry Career Opportunities page that is growing due to an increase in productions, new legislations, and financial/tax incentives. There is yet another makeup career path that has shown
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Announcing Instructor Todd Debreceni!

The Art of Makeup is thrilled to welcome internationally known and best selling author and makeup and special effects artist, Todd Debreceni of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics. He is at The Art of Makeup now currently teaching the Prosthetic Design, Fabrication & Application portion of our Character &
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Career Paths for Makeup School Graduates

    The opportunities are endless! A career in makeup is one of those unique industries where you can follow your passion and create your own path. It provides skills that can take you down many paths in your career if you choose.  The Art of Makeup graduates have achieved successful careers in so many
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Learn from a Special Effects Master

Register for our Character & Special Effects Makeup Certification Program! The Art of Makeup Character and Special Effects Makeup Certification Program, is instructed by none other than Emmy winning makeup master Thomas Surprenant. Learn from a bonafide master of the craft and come away with a certification and a skill set you can build a career
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Don’t Miss Our Bridal Makeup & Marketing Workshop!

  The bridal industry gives makeup artists the opportunity to have a long lasting, lucrative, and exciting career working at beautiful locations, sometimes worldwide! The bridal industry provides the opportunity for makeup artists to make a living no matter where they live. Learn how to achieve the most popular bridal looks while learning the most
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5th Passenger: Special Screening

Sci-Fi and Star Trek fans geek out over the Limited Theatrical release of 5th Passenger at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA last weekend. The movie surrounds five crew members who are forced into an escape pod after their starship is destroyed. Before they can be rescued, an alien boards their craft and begins to
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Join Us For Our Summer Makeup Camp

The Art of Makeup’s Summer Makeup Camp is a comprehensive, intensive course for anyone considering makeup artistry as a career, a hobby, or simply looking to enhance their current skill level. Our Summer Makeup Camp includes a sampling of four courses included in our Master Class Certificate Programs, engaging lectures, dynamic demonstrations, but most of
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Kits and Supplies Offered at The Art of Makeup

Every professional needs the right tools for the job, and that goes for aspiring professional makeup artists as well. The Art of Makeup offers many programs and courses that require custom professional supply kits, featuring the same products used by professional working makeup artists. Beauty Makeup, Airbrush, Special Effects and/or Hair Styling Kits are necessary
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Choosing A Special Effects Makeup School

Aspiring makeup artists with dreams of working in theater, movies or television are often encouraged to pursue an education in theater or cinema makeup artistry to acquire the most current skills with the latest product technology by the best instructors the industry has to offer. This will give students a competitive edge among others and create relationships that
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