I could not be more excited to be competing in Battle of the Brushes! Competing at IMATS has been a goal of mine since I held my first makeup brush and being accepted on it’s own is such an incredible opportunity. The moment I was eligible to apply, I did not hesitate. I’ve worked hard for several years to pursue my dream career as a Makeup Artist, receiving my exception really proves hard work pays off! I was so excited to share the news with my family, I could barely get the words out.I was mostly excited to call my Dad..
What inspired you to get into makeup artistry? My dad’s been my inspiration my whole life. He’s an incredible artist who has a wide range of talents, from airbrushing, drawing, and painting. Since I was a little girl he’s taught me everything about being creative and expressing myself in my work, watching my Dad do what he loves inspired me to express my passion to be an artist as well. I started experimenting with different styles and techniques and one day I decided to express that passion into my makeup. The moment I discovered makeup, my world became much larger. Each face and body being a new canvas to work on. Makeup became my outlet for expressing my imagination but instead of painting a picture, I’m making it come to life. .
The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal and professional growth potential.
John Casablancas Institute is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre.