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Makeup Training


With specific media makeup training and a first class portfolio, creative individuals can earn $400 - $1000 per day doing makeup for ads, television, films, video, music videos and CD's, fashion magazines and runway shows.


It is essential for Media Makeup Artists to know how to do airbrushing and traditional camera makeup for all types of lighting and film, and to know what type of makeup application is best for every media situation. At Award Studio you learn all this as well as formulation, blending for all skin tones, corrective techniques, camera makeup for men, women and children, and much more.


Without a professional portfolio to show the quality of your work, clients will not even interview you for possible jobs.
We work hard to make sure the actors and models we provide for you have various skin tones. Another very important factor in building the best possible makeup portfolio is to work with an excellent photographer who has many years of experience specializing in fashion, beauty and commercial print. Clients don't want someone with little skill using an amateur camera and then photoshopping it to death. They still want to see the makeup artist's true work. Amy Ward is the photographer at Award Studio. She has worked internationally for over 20 years as a makeup artist and photographer for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Oprah, President Clinton, Ralph Lauren and hundreds of other clients. For a more extensive list of Amy Ward's work, visit her about page here.


This professional makeup kit is required for use during class, for practicing between classes and to use on jobs.
The AWARD STUDIO makeup kit includes:
  • Professional compressor, dual action airbrush gun and a complete range of foundations and other airbrush products 
  • Traditional camera makeup for all skin tones and all media situations 
  • A set of ten professional artist brushes 
  • The definitive makeup case with fold out trays, used by makeup artists worldwide


In order to assure maximum individual attention the average is six students per class. We feel that quality is of the utmost importance.  


Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
We offer a comprehensive course that covers all aspects of media makeup artistry including airbrushing for HD and digital mediums and includes two days of photo sessions for your portfolio, with actors and models provided and a CD portfolio
of 40-50 images of your work to show clients.

Includes: Professional Airbrush gun + compressor, 12 foundations, concealers, HD powders, cleaner, primer, etc. Fold out metal make up case, professional brushes, eye, lip, cheek and corrective make up.
Schedule & Pricing Details

Airbrush & Traditional Media Makeup Class

This course is comprised of both theory and practical. Room does not allow for a complete description of the course material, but the list below outlines the curriculum.
  • Learning what clients expect of the makeup artist on set
  • How to conduct successful interviews
  • Developing a professional image
  • Basic principals of wardrobe styling
  • How to negotiate rates for different types of work
  • How to create contracts and invoices
  • How to prepare your taxes as a free lance artist
  • Liability and other necessary insurance
  • Union vs. non union
  • Agent vs. free lance
  • How to market yourself including marketing materials
  • How and where to find clients
  • How to balance skin tones for different film and lighting
  • Prepping the skin for camera makeup
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Concealer
  • Custom blending foundation
  • Translucent powder
  • Principles and application of contour, highlight and blush
  • Variety of eye makeup techniques
  • Lip shaping, correcting and color blending
  • Makeup for men
  • Makeup for children
  • Makeup for older skin
  • Camouflage makeup for tattoos, scars, birthmarks
  • Special techniques and products for bridal makeup
  • Structuring a successful consultation
  • Fees
  • Drawing up a written agreement with specified payment
  • How and where to market yourself for weddings
Fashion Makeup
  • Discussion of current trends
  • Retro period looks in the press
  • Special fashion eye makeup techniques including
    various smokey eyes and colorful creations
  • False eyelashes: strip and individual lashes
Photography Sessions For Student Portfolios
Two full days of photo sessions to build student's portfolios with photographer Amy Ward (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Armani, Oprah, President Clinton.) It is important for you to know the credentials of the photographer you will be working with to be certain that the quality will be excellent. No other school has a photographer of this caliber. All day Saturday and Sunday students work on models, with a variety of looks, doing fashion and beauty shoots for their portfolio.
The curriculum for the Airbrush Makeup Class is outlined on the Airbrush Makeup page. Likewise, the Two Day Fashion Shoot details are on the Two Day Fashion Shoot page. Remember, it is not only what you will be taught that is important. The experience and credentials of your instructor and photographer are paramount. 
(Friday & Saturday)
This class is conducted exactly as if you were working on a location photo shoot for a fashion magazine. We provide models for you and photograph them at various locations. Not only do you get first hand experience of what it's like to do fashion editorials, but you also build a portfolio of your work to show clients.

 Includes: Photography by Amy Ward. Actors and models provided. CD portfolio of 40-50 of best images in HD.
Schedule & Pricing Details
Deposits & Payments
Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard, bank cashier's check, money order or cash. (No personal checks)
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