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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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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