You will study under a team of Professional Makeup Artists...who have years of experience in the entertainment, fashion, and beauty industries. Our instructors will inspire you as they share their real-world experiences working on feature films, television series, runway shows, music videos, and other events.
Sher Salzman is a celebrity/fashion makeup artist from L.A., where she was represented by Zenobia Agency. Her work has appeared in magazines: Elle, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Vogue (Italian), Taqa Q (Japan) Vital (France) and the Spanish publication Venue. Her credits include Cameron Diaz, Matt Damon, Keifer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Melanie Griffith, Whoopi Goldberg, Reebok, Calvin Klein, and Speedo.
She has been a platform artist for various companies, has consulted for Estee Lauder in product development, and was the West Coast Beauty Expert for Mademoiselle Magazine. Most recently she has worked as key makeup artist for a new reality series "Golddiggers".
|Lee Grimes grew up outside of Orlando, Florida. Since early childhood, he was inspired by makeup special effects. At age 24, he began making prosthetic appliances and studying makeup and special makeup effects. Soon after, Lee began assisting as a special makeup effects artist. One of his first credits was The New Leave it to Beaver, then several Nickelodeon series: “Clarissa Explains it all”, “Kenan and Kel”, “All That”. |
In the 90’s, he worked with Brittany Spears, Justin Timberlake & Christina Agulliera on “The Mickey Mouse Club”. In the past twenty years he has worked on over 60 feature Films and Television series. His credits include: Monster, The Final Destination, Zombie Land, Sorority Row, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Dumb and Dumber’er, The Sopranos, Dexter, Larry the Cable Guy, Sydney White and numerous others. In 2011 he began doing Lady Gaga's special effects.
Tim J. Hays is a special makeup effects artist.He worked at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida for over 14 years where he did every style of makeup, airbrushed, and created and applied prosthetic appliances.His work has been seen on variousTV commercials and shows including the CBS Early Show, Good MorningAmerica, E! Latin America and a UK morning show.
He has worked on award-winning short films and videos, participated in live events such as Old Town Halloween,Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue, Halloween Horror Nights and Grinchmas at Universal Studios. Tim has also lent his talents tomany local theatrical productions, and provides prostheticsto theatres all across the country for shows like Beauty andthe Beast and the Wizard of Oz via his online business,Monsterfx.net. His masks and props are sold all around theworld, and one of his personal highlights was being invitedto apply Halloween makeup at the White House.
Maria Calabresa-Echelard is a licensed esthetician, fashion and beauty makeup artist, and owner of Gamine Beauty Bar, a day spa in Boca Raton, FL. She has worked runway to retail; TV to print and all mediums in between. For over 20 years, she has freelanced for designers, international skin care companies, and retailers throughout the U.S.
Her passion lies in creating modern beauty through her brow artistry, techniques for flawless skin, and makeup design-whether keying major runway shows or designing looks for the everyday woman. She has completed post graduate study with Repechage and the International Dermal Institute. She is a contributor to Les NouvellesEsthetiques& Spa Magazine, an international trade magazine for spa and beauty professionals. Maria teaches classes in makeup and esthetics for both future and seasoned professionals.
Karla Calderon is a highly successful makeup artist with more than 20 years experience. She began her career in N.Y. representing MAC Cosmetics for 15 years. Her work has appeared in such magazines as People Espanol and Instyle. Her clients include musicians and celebrities. Currently she has a freelance makeup business in South Florida specializing in bridal makeup and special events.
Keegan Hitchcock is a face and body artist with more than 15 years experience. Her career began with face painting, continued on to stage makeup, followed by full body painting, airbrushing, high fashion and horror special effects makeup. Keegan has showcased her art at conventions and trade shows. She currently works as a body artist for runway shows, commercial ads, music videos & album covers, calendars, art shows, sports events, haunted houses, and other special events. Her clients include the Kardashian sisters and Pitbull.
Nadine Chiasson received her B.A. in Education from Moncton University in Canada. She went on to study classical ballet and acting under Stewart Soloman and at the University Center of the Performing Arts in Florida. She is a graduate of the Production Makeup Artistry Program from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry and now teaches at the Fort Lauderdale school. Nadine works as a freelance makeup artist for photographers, fashion shows, and concerts. She has been lead artist for the last 8 years at Miami Beach International Fashion Week.
She currently works for a satellite news network and her work can be seen on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN. Her clientele includes Celine Dion, Nayer, Bill Clinton, Deepak Chopra, Andrea Boccelli, Chris Matthews, She is fluent in English, French and basic Italian.
Andy Wright received a degree in graphic design at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He then moved to Orlando, Florida to pursue a career in special makeup effects at Universal Studios.
For over 15 years, he has worked on many T.V., film and theatrical productions including; Instinct, Bully, Hogan Knows Best, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, and many other independent films and commercials.
He was one of the pioneers who developed the makeup department at Universal Studios, and aided in creating many of the icon characters for Halloween Horror Nights along park-wide application and special/holiday events. In 2005, Andy established Makeup and Creative Arts, LLC.,and began manufacturing custom foam latex prosthetics, props and prototyping for world wide distribution.
Susan Naumiec Dishler is a seasoned makeup artist and instructor in all aspects of professional makeup artistry. She studied artistry at the Berger Institute of Production Technology in Miami, Florida. For over 20 years she has worked in the cosmetic industry.
She has been a freelance artist for over twenty companies, an international trainer for major retail lines and worked with celebrities in commercial, print/photography, runway, film and television. Her professional credits include: Home Shopping Network, Windjammer Cruises, Beefeater, Elle, and Premier Bride Magazine. Her more than twenty years of real-world experience in all phases of makeup artistry makes her the ideal makeup schoolinstructor of our Fundamental Makeup Technique Course providing each student with a strong foundation in essential skills.
Rachelle Hagenauer is a licensed skin care specialist and makeup artist. She trained at the Florida College of Natural Health and is a graduate of Cosmix. She owns a makeup studio and skincare clinic, where she specializes in airbrushing and custom blending.
She has worked with celebrities and models on videos, runway shows and print. Her mastery of airbrushing and her skill in bridal technique help her create the “Picture Perfect Look” for many south Florida brides. She conducts one-on-one training in airbrushing in English or Spanish.
Guest Artist - Erin Koplow works in film & television. She began her makeup artist training
at the Institute of Studio Makeup in Hollywood, California. She
worked under Oscar- winning makeup artist Rick Baker. Since her return to Florida in 1991, Erin has both taught at our school of make upand continued to flourish in the entertainment industry working on such projects as, “Something about Mary”, “The Waterboy", Tom Hank’s series, “From the Earth to the Moon” and “2 Fast, 2 Furious”, “CSI Miami”, and "Burn Notice". She has worked with many famous faces including Adam Sandler, Johnny Knoxville, Tara Reid, Christina Applegate, Tim Allen, and Kathy Bates,
She has been nominated for both an Emmy and Cable’s Ace Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Makeup”. She has been the Department Head for the hit television series, "Burn Notice" filmed in Mami, and currently working on the TV series "Nashville"
|Guest Artist - Marietta Carter-Narcisse is a celebrity makeup artist and internationally renowned educator. |
She began her career in the fashion industry in the early ‘70s in NY. By 1983, she was an assistant wardrobe stylist on the Commodores’ European Tour and toured with Natalie Cole.She went on to work on many hit music videos, commercials, award-winning television shows and films.
Her film credits include: "Old Dogs","Baby Boy", "The Negotiator", "The Red Violin", "Sphere", "Eve’s Bayou", "The Long Kiss Goodnight", "A Time to Kill", "Strange Days", "Tina: What’s Love Got to Do With It?", "Malcolm X", "Boyz ‘N The Hood", "Ghost", and numerous others. A respected expert in her field, Carter-Narcisse has been interviewed by Vogue, Glamour, Premiere, Seventeen, & other magazines, radio and television shows and newspapers. She has also written numerous articles for industry magazines, reference books,and several internet sites.
|Amy Pearman is a professional make-up artist and talented artisan of various mediums. She has grown a successful freelance business in the South Florida area for ten years. Her skillful brush technique and color detail has made her artistry sought after by many socialites and given her the opportunity to work with organizations such as The National MS Society, JAFCO, and The American Cancer Society. In addition to her freelance experience, Amy represented MAC Cosmetics for several years as a retail manager and artist.||