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.
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.
The key to making a bride’s wedding day perfect is for her to look and feel flawless. Using the right makeup and tools will help achieve that long lasting beautiful look for your bride’s special day. This workshop will cover corrective makeup, how to make the look last all day, the different techniques for luminous skin and selecting a style of makeup which best compliments her best feature.
Schedule: Thursday July 6th 6:00PM to 8:00PM
In this day and age Drag Make-up has evolved into an art form, which challenges the make-up artist to “think outside the box”. This class will start with the basics right down to the heels of the client getting ready for their stage performance. The workshop will teach how to master brow blocking, apply lace front wigs, contour & highlighting, wig taping and eyelash application.
Schedule: Thursday July 13th 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Join us on this adventure into Hindu Cinema, where their leading ladies have become icons for the fashion and makeup industry. Learn how to create the beautiful bold makeup colors seen in their films and magazines. In this class learn how to define a strong brow; properly apply adjusters, choosing the best foundation tones, how to apply those bold beautiful eye colors and where to use Ben Nye’s Banana powder correctly.
Schedule: Thursday July 20th 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Ever wonder how actors or models conceal their tattoos? This workshop will teach the various techniques of tattoo cover up using cream or alcohol based makeup to airbrushing. It is also great to use for brides who are looking to cover their tattoos for their big day.
Schedule: Thursday July 27th 6:00PM to 8:00PM
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.
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.
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.
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.