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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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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Student Success Story: Savannah Somerville

  Savannah Somerville is a model graduate for what it takes to succeed.  She is focused, determined, and with specific goals in mind, she has been going after them since the day she graduated!  Her enthusiasm and professionalism on set has connected her to a stream of production jobs.  In just 2 years since graduating
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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: 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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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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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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3 Unexpected Top Paying Careers After MakeUp School

Many makeup career paths are industry specific; fashion, film, television, theatrical, and special effects to name a few, but there are specific careers that pay higher than others. There is an important distinction that should be made when it comes to careers in makeup and beauty. Makeup artistry is a separate profession outside of cosmetology
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Announcing Instructor Todd Debreceni!

The Art of Makeup is thrilled to welcome internationally known and best selling author and makeup and special effects artist, Todd Debreceni of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics. He is at The Art of Makeup now currently teaching the Prosthetic Design, Fabrication & Application portion of our Character &
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Career Paths for Makeup School Graduates

    The opportunities are endless! A career in makeup is one of those unique industries where you can follow your passion and create your own path. It provides skills that can take you down many paths in your career if you choose.  The Art of Makeup graduates have achieved successful careers in so many
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Learn from a Special Effects Master

Register for our Character & Special Effects Makeup Certification Program! The Art of Makeup Character and Special Effects Makeup Certification Program, is instructed by none other than Emmy winning makeup master Thomas Surprenant. Learn from a bonafide master of the craft and come away with a certification and a skill set you can build a career
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