Our Course:

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Week One:
The Basic Fundamentals including Color Theory, Contouring & Highlighting
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Week Two:
The Business of Bridal Makeup & Makeup for Special Occasions
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Week Three:
Portfolio Building and Makeup for Fashion and Photography
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Week Four:
Basic Airbrush Makeup
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Week Five:
Advanced Airbrush and Hi-Def Makeup for TV Commercials & Video Productions
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Week Six:
Career Planning & Marketing plus Final Exams

Testimonials

Your makeup courses offered exactly what I was looking for--- you were able to offer the structure, detailed technique instruction and business education I needed to refine my own natural talents and launch my career.  Attending your Complete Media Makeup Course was the absolute right decision for me, and I am happy to say it did not take me long to make up my tuition costs from all of the referrals you have sent my way!  You have continued to be such a generous mentor to me, and I am grateful to have benefited from your guidance and support.  Please let me know if I can serve as a reference to any potential-students…I would be glad to personally share my positive experience with anyone considering your makeup academy.
I don't even know how words can truly justify how your classes were a blessing in my life and without a doubt God-sent. You are absolutely an amazing and gifted teacher, talented makeup artist and so personable. It has been such a pleasure meeting you and I truly feel so privileged to have taken your classes. I am blown away at how much I learned on top of makeup application from each of your classes. Thank you for not holding back such valuable information that you have learned with your many years’ experience. Your classes are priceless!  I really treasure learning the business and marketing aspect of makeup among the many other pearls you taught.  I just completed my taxes and got a huge compliment on my organization for my makeup business. Thanks to you! 

The Media Makeup Course + 1 Year Mentorship

This makeup course is completely different from any other makeup school, makeup classes, or makeup workshops anywhere in the Southeast. Why? Because you have a Professional Makeup Artist with more than 20 years of experience (10 years of that experience focused on the commercial side of the Industry) to mentor you (via Video Conference, Phone Calls, Emails) after completing your classroom hours and homework assignments for one full year from your start date!! In addition, these classes are taught in a private makeup studio setting that emulates real life instead of a typical classroom.

Due to the private mentorship style of this course and the close relationships developed due to that style as well as the unique situation where the Mentor is inviting the students into her home - there is an approval process to be accepted into this program prior to paying the tuition. Once you have made the decision to register and are ready to make the 1st tuition payment - you will need to submit your registration form and then schedule your admissions interview. If accepted, then the first tuition payment is due at that time in order to reserve your seat. These classes are kept very small, limited to eight students per session and only two sessions per year. It is important to the Mentor to keep the classes very small in order to work one-on-one with each student as needed.

Students pay for and attend class six consecutive Mondays from 10am until 4pm. Each of the six Mondays will start with 1/2 day of "theory" presented in a PowerPoint Presentation along with the Work Book. The second 1/2 of each training day is "practical" and includes a makeup application demonstration by the instructor and hands-on practice by the students. Makeup Artists of all skill levels (beginner to advanced) can benefit from this series of classes. With the money making ideas and marketing techniques shared in this course - even the advanced artist can increase her revenue with the knowledge gained. Students will be given homework assignments to complete prior to the next Monday. Please understand that there is a lot of homework to complete during the week including reading pages from your workbook and practicing the makeup application you learned in class plus more.

Dates:
  • Week One: The Basic Fundamentals of Makeup - Monday, 10am-4pm
  • Week Two: The Business of Bridal & Special Occasions Makeup - Monday, 10am-4pm
  • Week Three: Portfolio Building plus Makeup for Fashion & Photography - Monday, 10am-4pm
  • Week Four: Basic Airbrush plus Intro to Hi-Def Makeup - Monday, 10am-4pm
    Week Five: Advanced Airbrush plus Makeup for TV Commercials & Video Productions - Monday, 10am-4pm
    Week Six: Career Planning & Marketing plus Final Exams - Monday, 10am-4pm
 
Deadline:

Click here for dates and deadlines but please note that registration will be closed before the deadline if the class has filled up and there are no seats left (maximum 8 students per class).

Location:

The classes that jump start this one year private mentorship program are held inside Kat's in-home makeup studio located in Buford, GA (5 miles from the Mall of GA). Click here for Business License.

Curriculum:


Week One: The Basic Fundamentals of Makeup

Color Theory is one of the principal foundations of everything that the makeup artist does. Successfully recognizing and matching a client's skin tone and underlying tones, good corrective and camouflage makeup, enhancing or complementing natural coloring, all relies on color as much as makeup application techniques. Also, understanding what colors cancel each other out are essential for color corrections in makeup application. Skills in contouring and highlighting are also essential in building a good solid foundation in your makeup application. This workshop covers all of those basics and will have you finish your hands-on practice with a natural makeup look.

Color Theory
Primer
Contouring & Highlight
Concealer & Corrective Makeup
Flawless Foundation
Setting Powder
Basic Beauty Makeup Application (eyes, cheeks, lips)

Class will begin with a brief PowerPoint Presentation followed by a demonstration by the Instructor and then students will pair up to practice on each other. Students do not need to bring anything to class as everything needed is supplied by Instructor.

Week Two: The Business of Bridal & Special Occasions Makeup

Week Two the primary focus is on makeup for weddings; however, we will be covering several makeup application techniques that are important for all specialties of makeup applications, not just weddings. For example: lash enhancement is covered in this class but this is a skill that is needed for working in the fashion industry as well. After completing this week (one day in classroom and weekly homework assignments) you will have a complete understanding of: how to market yourself in the bridal market; how to handle the business end including accepting payments and giving receipts; how to schedule and conduct a trial run; lash enhancements; makeup for mature skin; grooming for men; and more.

Week Three: Portfolio Building plus Makeup for Fashion and Photography

Students will build upon their knowledge of basic makeup application with more advanced techniques, advanced eye makeup techniques, an understanding of how makeup looks on camera as well as walk away with a clear direction for building their portfolios. Class will begin with a PowerPoint Presentation followed by a demonstration by the Instructor and then students will pair up to practice on each other. After completing this week (one day in classroom and weekly homework assignments) you will have a complete understanding of the basics of makeup for fashion and photography and a clear understanding of testing and building your portfolio.

Week Four: Basic Airbrush plus Intro to Hi-Def Makeup

This class is great for the beginner airbrush artist or someone needing to freshen up their airbrush skills. In the morning session of this class students will learn the difference between the single and dual action airbrushes, correct application using dashes and dots, airbrush equipment maintenance, trouble shooting and hands-on practice on face charts. In the afternoon session - students will pair up and practice airbrush makeup applications on each other.

Week Five: Advanced Airbrush and Hi-Def Makeup for TV Commercials and Video Productions

Week Five the primary focus is on makeup for TV and video productions; however, we will be covering several makeup application techniques that are important for all specialties of makeup applications, not just television. For example: the makeup artist that perfects her techniques for hi-definition will never need her work photoshop corrected for print advertising jobs and other photography; therefore becoming the photographer's first choice for booking. After completing this week (one day in classroom and weekly homework assignments) you will have a complete understanding of the artistic and technical skills necessary to become a working media makeup artist. Whether you want to do makeup on television commercials, or video productions, this makeup class will prepare you with the skills needed for makeup applications for HDTV as well as regular TV makeup.

Week Six: Career Planning & Marketing plus Final Exams

Week Six begins with our focus on career planning and marketing yourself as a Freelance Makeup Artist from 10am until 1pm. After lunch - students will complete their final exams including a written portion and a timed makeup application.

1-Year Mentorship:

The one Year of Mentorship is a FREE bonus only for those students serious about this career. It starts on first Monday of class and is available for one full year for the students that complete their homework assignments within 30 days of last Monday in class. If a student fails to complete homework assignments within 30 days of last Monday in class then he/she forfeits the one year free bonus.

Job Referrals:

Of course we can not force a client to hire you, therefore are unable to make any guarantees of employment. However, once you have completed week one of this course then you are eligible to be added to our Assistant's List on our referral network website: www.MakeupArtistsofAtlanta.com. Once you have completed all of your homework assignments and have a starter website up then you are eligible to be moved up to the New Makeup Artists list and once you have gained the required experience and your website is complete with professional portfolio then your are eligible to move up to our A-List.

 
Workbook:

Included with course is a 140 page workbook
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Makeup Kits:

The tuition price does NOT include a complete makeup kit. It only includes the empty rolling case, set of makeup brushes, makeup primer, eight liquid foundations, six creme foundation palette, and a colorless HD setting powder. You will also have the opportunity to try many different brands during class and will receive instruction on how to apply for the pro-discounts offered to professional makeup artists in order to complete building your professional makeup kit throughout the program. Expect to spend an additional $300 to $800, depending on the products you choose, to complete your professional makeup kit

Supplies:

Everything needed for students hands-on practice sessions is provided in classroom. Click here to view student practice set-up.

Value:

The Complete Media Makeup Course plus One Year Mentorship is valued at over $6,000 but you pay only $2,900 when you purchase all together as our complete course. Click here for breakdown of value.

Price:

The total cost for the six consecutive Mondays in classroom is $2,900. Click here to go to dates and click on the month of choice to view payment plan options for that month's makeup course.

Questions?:

Click here for the answers to all of your frequently asked questions prior to calling. If you still have questions that need to be answered prior to registration then please email us a request for a phone call.

Dates:

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Mail Address

Atlanta Makeup Academy
c/o Kathryn Pfender, LLC
3257 Copper Creek Lane
Buford, GA 30519