Art of Makeup School
The Art of Makeup School is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere career school exclusively dedicated to educating students in the art, business and techniques of professional makeup artistry. The school is located in a safe, quiet neighborhood in the outer suburbs of Portland, Oregon surrounded by lush beautiful forests and next to Portland Community College where there is convenient public transportation and housing.
The Art of Makeup’s creative training and education environment provide the necessary foundation to learn makeup artistry skills from successful working makeup artists current in fashion and makeup trends, film, theater, special effects, and HD makeup, and includes the most popular brands in hair and makeup supplies for their student kits. The school includes a photo studio where pictures are taken of every look throughout the program and distributed digitally, so that students may document their progress, build their portfolios, and build their online social media presence before they even graduate.
Marketing skills and job placement opportunities are an important part of the curriculum at The Art of Makeup, and long-term mentorship is available to all students. The facilities are available for students to practice their skills, as well as to review or repeat classes as needed. Students maintain long lasting relationships with the instructors, the school, and their classmates not only for mentorship, but instructors and school photographers often hire students and students often hire each other. The goal of The Art of Makeup is to see student graduates begin a career as a professional makeup artist and have the tools and relationships to keep working.
Five to fourteen week Certificate Programs are offered in beauty, fashion, character makeup for film and stage, and special effects makeup. Classes within programs are also individually offered as well as specialty workshops and summer camps aimed at younger students and above. The Character & Special Effects Program is taught exclusively by Emmy Award Winning makeup artist Thomas Surprenant and includes injury simulation, hair work, bald caps, sculpting, mold making, prosthetics and more. All programs include photo shoots taken by professional industry photographers.
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Art of Makeup School