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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Virtual Summer Makeup Camp

        The Art of Makeup is proud to announce our first ever Summer Makeup Camp offered online! Learn the fundamental basics of makeup application in four days. Let your creativity shine and  make new friends that share a common love for makeup. Summer Makeup Camp is jam packed full of tips and
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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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OREGON FILM OFFICE PROMOTES THE ART OF MAKEUP SCHOOL GRADUATES

Hair, Makeup, & Special FX Artists Available For Hire The Art of Makeup School is a great resource to find trained makeup artists who specialize in working on set for film, television, and commercial productions.  In addition to hair and makeup application skills from straight beauty and grooming to special fx and prosthetics, these graduates learn about
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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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Fashion Makeup Artistry Certification in 4 Weeks

Our Fashion Makeup Artistry Certificate Program has been revised! It is now being offered as a 4-week (103 clock hours) program, at a reduced tuition, and at a shorter time commitment. A career in makeup artistry is more available and affordable than ever. Everyone deserves to pursue their dreams, and that is what The Art
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Student Success Story: Signe Larsen

In just over 3 months from graduating The Art of Makeup School, Signe Larsen is well on her way to a successful career in makeup artistry! Signe joined us for our June 2019 Character & Special FX program with an already impressive resume in relatable skills. Her passion began in theatre where she works as
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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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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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