Working with Penny Marshall

  Much of my makeup artistry career was devoted doing makeup for celebrities and important politicians for national news network shows such as 20/20, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, NightLine, This Week with George Stephanopoulos and the bonus movie interviews provided by major film distribution company, Deluxe Entertainment.  In fact, I worked for ABC
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A Visit to IMATS & Make-Up Artist Magazine Headquarters!

As much as we love the quiet beauty and serene surrounding forests that drew us to Portland, where we could live and offer a learning environment in a peaceful and safe setting, we weren’t missing the fact that it was still important to bring the industry of Hollywood to The Art of Makeup School.  One
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Student Success Story: Miki Willis

The Fashion industry in Portland is on the rise with indie apparel and unique local brands flourishing. The Pacific Northwest has been known for its outdoor & athletic apparel with major brands like Columbia Sportswear, Sorel, Nike, Adidas, Keen, Reebok, Under Armour, and Ice Breaker headquarters’ located in Portland. Several winners from Project Runway have
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Welcome Guest Instructor Diane Trapp

The last 4 days of class were very exciting as they brought guest artist and instructor Diane Trapp to oversee our Character & Special Effects Program! She brought 47 years of sculpting experience to our classroom as she helped students sculpt their final character designs on their life casts in preparation for making molds and
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The 45th NW Filmmakers Summit

                        For the third year in a row, The Art of Makeup School has represented makeup artists in the local film community of Portland Oregon at the yearly Northwest Filmmakers’ Summit and Festival at The Portland Art Museum. How was this year different? We
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Cirque du Soleil at The Art of Makeup!

One year ago, MAC Cosmetics extended a special invitation to Make-Up Artist Magazine Pro Card holders to see Cirque du Soleil’s performance of Kurios! Cirque du Soleil reserved close-up seats for us, and invited us to meet the show’s makeup designer, Eleni Uranis. As expected, the show was spectacular, and the makeup was beyond imagination.
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A Student’s Journey: Choosing The Art of Makeup

What makes the Art of Makeup School successful and a standout source for makeup education? We interviewed a recent graduate Allisun Sipes to find out why after attending other makeup schools, she finally decided on The Art of Makeup School as the one school that finally met her education needs. She came all the way
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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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Cirque du Soleil Class includes MAC makeup!

Since MAC Cosmetics is the go to makeup and sponsor for Cirque du Soleil productions, makeup designer Eleni Uranis thought that they might also want to get involved in the upcoming workshop at The Art of Makeup School on Oct 13-14, 2018. Well, she was right! Just to make it an extra special partnership for
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Burt Reynolds

My first experience with Burt Reynolds was a drive by. I was told to sit on the teeter totter while waiting for the Smokey and the Bandit car to speed by my elementary school. I didn’t mind. I was allowed to play and I liked the teeter totter. The playground was full of my strategically
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I Did Senator John McCain’s Makeup!

When I met Senator John McCain it was one of the most important times of his life. He was selected as the Republican presidential nominee, and he was about to be interviewed by George Stephanopoulos, former White House Democratic Political Advisor and the host of This Week, the national network news show out of Washington,
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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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A Student Success Story! Theater Makeup Artist

June 6, 2018 The love of makeup artistry transcends all ages, genders and races, and The Art of Makeup School supports students of all kinds with a variety of goals to make their personal dreams come true. Sometimes those dreams never got realized early on, and sometimes they are new dreams after already living through
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Welcoming a new teacher!

We, at The Art of Makeup School, are always looking to invite talented and successful working makeup artists to share their unique skills by teaching classes included in our programs or by adding special workshops. Today we are thrilled to welcome guest artist Christina Braun to The Art of Makeup!  She is teaching our students
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A Student Success Story!

We’ve been busy this spring catching up with former students and getting their advice on what it takes to be a working professional. Danielle Millard only graduated 6 months ago and is already proving she’s a force to be reckoned with. Upon graduating from The Art of Makeup School, she has already made connections with
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