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Makeup Artistry. Creative Day. Shopping Day.
This advanced level part time makeup course suits anyone who in in full time employment, has other commitments during the week or is already working in the industry as a makeup artist. It takes place over three weekends in our studio. This creative course in advanced makeup techniques covers a wider range of skills essential to becoming a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry. Upon completion of this course you will feel confident working with makeup, having gained the knowledge and know-how about this creative and exciting industry.
This course option does NOT include AOFM’s exclusive Aftercare or Work Experience and Assisting Opportunities.
During this course our tutors will give you a deeper insight into the competitive world of make up, discussing professional experiences and sharing all tips and tricks of the trade. This course will cover more creative areas of makeup by using different mediums and textures. This is your opportunity to explore your capability and creativity. We will explore fashion history and the corresponding makeup trends, body painting techniques, using textures and glitters and pushing the boundaries of creativity with Avant Garde makeup. If you have already completed the Freelance Certificate in Professional Makeup then this course is for you. It is also suitable for current working freelance artists wishing to refresh or update their creative skills, but we will require a makeup assessment prior to booking if you have not previously taken a course with AOFM.
It’s very important as a makeup artist to have a good understanding of makeup history. This looks in detail at the makeup trends from the 20s-80s. You will also learn how to relate these makeup styles to modern day trends.
This will cover make up application when applying to a mature person.
Male Corrective Make-up
This covers make up application skills to use on men.
You will learn in detail an understanding of techniques to use on different skintones.
Learn about body paints and their uses. You will learn this from a makeup artist with extensive body painting work experience
This covers creative stencilling and tattooing with a makeup artist with extensive work experience.
This covers glitters and their application techniques.
Working with Textures
This will cover adding a variety of creative textures to your make up, giving extra impact.
This section will explore you creative side and teach you how to add experimental influences to your work.
Getting started in the Industry
You will learn the necessary skills for starting out in this industry. How to your do your tax return, invoicing, networking and self promotion. You learn this with guidance and advice from a well-established hair and makeup freelance artist.
Building a Professional Make-up Kit
This covers in detail how and what you need to build a professional makeup artist kit. You will find out what tools are needed and a makeup artist will show you their own kit to give you a good understanding.
Creative Day with Photographer & Stylist
Demonstrate the skills learnt over the duration of the course and put them into practice with your own photoshoot. This section gives you the chance to give get a head start with your portfolio picutres and gain valuable work experience with a professional photographer and stylist.
Tools and Products
On the first day of class you will receive a 24-piece AOFM Pro brush set designed by the AOFM Pro Team, which are yours to keep. Throughout the duration of your course you will work from a range of over 35 cosmetic brands and luxury skincare.
We don’t just offer a few products from each range; we offer the entire range of brands like Makeup Forever, MAC, Chanel, Nars and Dolce & Gabbana. You wont find a school with more products choice than AOFM.
This course includes our famous AOFM shopping day with a professional makeup artists to help guide you through building your makeup kit. We offer unrivalled discounts at leading stores and boutiques including MAC, Benefit, Shu Uemura and many more brands exclusive only to AOFM.
Fees & Dates
Course Fee: £1400
- The academy will accept a 50% deposit to hold a students place at the time of booking.
- All fees must be paid in full no later then 5 weeks prior to the course start date.
This course will run over three consecutive weekends on Saturday and Sunday.
NOVEMBER: 24th November 2018 – 9th December 2018
JUNE: 8th June 2019 – 23rd June 2019
NOVEMBER: 23th November 2019 – 8th December 2019