Open House & Free Body Painting Demo Nov 13th

Join Us! The Art of Makeup School OPEN HOUSE Saturday November 13th, 2-5pm Body Painting Demo by Face Off celebrity artist, Kevon Ward! Giveaways & Holiday Treats Please RSVP for this free event. Limited space availability. Kevon Ward is this session’s Character & Special FX Program instructor at The Art of Makeup School. We are
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Announcing October FX Program Instructors!

The Art of Makeup School covers the essentials of in-depth character and special effects makeup transformations in just seven weeks. Our seven-week program offers the opportunity to learn from an array of industry-leading guest instructors, to take your education to the next level. Without further ado, we’re pleased to announce our guest instructors for the
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June 2021 FX Program Instructors Announced!

Once again, The Art of Makeup School is excited to fly in top of the industry special effects guest makeup artists to teach our unique Character & Special FX Makeup Program!  In just 7 weeks we cover the essentials of in depth character and special effects transformation like no other school. Our small class size
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Special Guest, Jeff Dawn

The Art of Makeup School had the great pleasure of welcoming Jeff Dawn, Academy Award Winner for Best Make-Up on Terminator 2. The 40 year makeup veteran who is currently on break after department heading Hawaii Five-0 for the last 9 years, shared his career with us. He also covered topics such as how to
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TearSheet PDX

This month The Art of Makeup School students are published in 2 magazines! TearSheet PDX is a beautiful fashion magazine that is locally created and published by makeup artist Melanie Jackson.  Artists from around the world submit their work for publication, but local artists are prioritized, and she mixes in a combination of fine art,
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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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