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Workshops are taken by both students and professionals who are looking to brush-up on their techniques or are wanting to learn a new approach to an existing method. In a world that is overrun by online tutorials, it can be hard to get questions answered, and there’s no guarantee that the sources of information are always credible ones. Many online personalities are not fully aware of all available product information, or the complications that can arise due to any number of factors. Our workshops allow students to ask those questions and we empower them with the experience and insight of industry professionals who truly understand their craft.

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Our students learn together in a classroom setting where active participation is encouraged. They walk away fully-informed about the related products and are equipped with new understandings of how they can use them. We have carefully designed our workshops program, creating a place where makeup artists can learn from the professionals - experience which until now has only been available to them in the field, requiring stressful on-the-job learning, and trial-and-error experimentation under tight timelines.

  • Each workshop is $20 per person
  • Maximum 10 students per class
  • 25% off in-store products with enrollment

Tattoo Coverage Workshop

There are many ways to conceal a tattoo - from simple cover-up and powder application, to using a PAX paint with an alcohol-based layer on top. Learn simple techniques to add new dimensions to the skin with a faux-transparency finish. Develop different approaches to meet the demands of a range of scenarios in the makeup world where each day brings a new challenge. This workshop furthers our ability to accommodate this need, giving careful thought to the unique qualities of a client’s skin - all without messing up the wardrobe, of course - making this workshop perfectly suited for bridal and film needs! We also go over the longevity of each method and troubleshooting steps that can be needed


Duration:          2 hours

Bollywood Makeup Workshop

The fascinating world of Bollywood films has always featured bright, bold colours, beautiful women, and a strong story line. In this workshop, we focus on creating the face of beauty in a traditional Bollywood look, including the structure of the eyes, the flawlessness of the skin, and the matte highlights that come into play. We focus mainly on colour theory and they key components of the products involved while exploring different scenarios in each class. This class tends to fill up quickly as no two classes are ever the same.


Duration:          2 hours

Bridal and Corrective Makeup Workshop (Male & Female)

The big day is coming! This workshop focuses on the creating the "No Makeup" makeup look, for both men and women. In this workshop, we use two models to go over in detail the creation of required looks, and the complications that can occur when trying to create them.


Duration:          2 hours

Teen Effects Workshop

This class is offered mainly to new students looking to add to their skill sets, focusing on those who are currently in high school, or are self-taught and looking to add to their out-of-kit effects. The workshop is all about creating simple effects using products that are commonly available. Students of all ages can attend and learn together, as we go over wounds, bruises, and a multitude of different effects. We will focus primarily on completing two different looks so that students can see and understand the complete process for each.


Duration:          2 hours

Drag Makeup 101 Workshop

Drag isn't just about transforming a male into female or vice versa - it is a key component in altering the shape of the face, colour-correcting using lights and shadows to create a new look for an existing face, while at the same time creating a fun and lively character. In this workshop, we go over the creating of the full look. After all, drag doesn't just stop at the face - it needs to take into account the whole body of the subject. We go over everything to help you create the perfect illusion.


Duration:          3 hours

Bald Cap Workshop

Fortunately, if a performer needs a bald scalp look for their role, they don’t need to shave their head! Enter the bald cap - the application of which is a commonly seen technique, but one that can be tricky to pull off for untrained artists. From prepping the skin, to applying the adhesive, our instructors will show you how to custom fit your bald cap, blend the edges with acetone, and finish the look with the right makeup.


Duration:          2 hours

Transfers Workshop

This workshop focuses mainly on getting a transfer piece down, blending the edges, and colouring. We even show you how to make a tattoo look as its been on the skin for years. From start to finish, we cover the removal of the product without damaging the actor’s skin. In the film world, a transfer can save hours in time and help achieve a higher level of continuity, which is why we make sure to include the how-tos of taking of a proper reference photo so that the artist can easily and reliably recreate the effect the following day.


Duration:          2 hours

Beard Laying Class

This workshop goes over how to create, groom, and maintain beards for theatre, film and drag. In working with two techniques, we go over hand laying, and heckling the hair to create custom blends and lace pieces. The workshop also covers troubleshooting and problem-solving on the go with beard pieces.


Duration:          2 hours

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