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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Guest Speaker Corinna Woodcock

This week we welcomed special guest makeup artist Corinna Woodcock who spoke to our current Character & Special FX program class on her career as a free-lance makeup artist in film and television.  During her visit, we got to look inside her on-set kit, learn about her favorite products and how she stays organized. She
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We’re Celebrating Pride Month!

The Art of Makeup prides itself in keeping up with product trends and makeup savvy students by continually updating our makeup kits with brands and palettes to get excited about. If we discover a new product we love, we jump at the chance to find a way to make it available and affordable for our
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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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The Character & Special FX Photo Shoot Day

The Character & Special FX final and photo shoot day is something that dreams are made of! Let me describe. Imagine a room full of creatures and humanoids from different worlds; a swamp witch, a demon warrior, a pirate, an evil queen, a fantastical faun, Kappa the Japanese anime toad, and an array of other
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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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What is our mission?

  If you haven’t met us already, let me introduce ourselves and tell you what we are all about! We are The Art of  Makeup School. We provide a quality education in the art, business, and techniques of professional makeup artistry for the film, television, special effects, theater, media, and fashion industries. We prepare students
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Dreams Do Come True!

There are so many avenues one can take as a makeup artist, that sometimes I am surprised to find out about career paths that never even occurred to me as a makeup artist.  Sometimes, I find out about these career paths from The Art of Makeup School graduates that have landed jobs in these new
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Sometimes We Can All Use A Little Advice!

The Art of Makeup Advisory Board The Art of Makeup is a state licensed professional Career School under the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, responsible for making sure all career schools in Oregon follow strict regulations keeping their education standards of the highest quality for students and for the higher good!  Students can count on
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2018 Production Review and More!

Oregon continues to be a destination for creative media producers from around the world. From Emmy winning television productions, to Oscar nominated feature films; world class animation to award winning interactive games, Oregon has become a brand unto itself. Here is a review of productions in 2018, some that are here to stay and others
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Meet Bridal Makeup & Airbrush Instructor Kelli Thomsen

  Kelli Thomsen is Portland’s go to makeup artist for eco beauty using healthy skincare and makeup. Last year she won the 2018 Wedding Wire award for being in the top 5% of wedding professionals! What makes her unique and so in demand is that she offers brides and clients a luxury experience that goes
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So Many Guests!

During our most recent program session, we had a slew of guest speakers and owners of our favorite makeup companies stop by for a visit to The Art of Makeup School! Students got to take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions of these top industry experts, and got the inside scoop from their personal
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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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