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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Visit to IMATS & Make-Up Artist Magazine Headquarters!

A Field Trip to Key Publishing Group As much as we love the quiet beauty and serene surrounding forests that drew us to Portland, where ...

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 ...

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 ...

See what its like in Portland

Portland is an inspiring, diverse, colorful and unique city, and a perfect backdrop to a creative career such as makeup artistry.

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