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IMATS Battle of the Brushes LA



This weekend at IMATS LA, JCI will be very well represented! We have 3 students/grads who were accepted to compete in the Battle of the Brushes, and we couldn’t be more excited for them. The best part? The competitions will be streaming live on the IMATS Facebook page, so you can watch along from home. We cannot wait to see what our super talented JCI crew comes up with – here’s a preview of the ladies representing our school this weekend:

Tiera Murray

tiera murray

IMATS LA will be JCI grad Tiera’s second time competing in Battle of the Brushes. After graduating from JCI in September of 2016, Tiera has kept super busy creating! With a history of success at JCI (Tiera was top of her class and runner up for top makeup student of the year) it’s no surprise that her work (with fellow IMATS competitor Kathleen) has already been featured on CTV Morning Live. We are very excited to cheer Tiera on as she works her makeup magic in LA!

tiera murray IMATS Vancouver

Kathleen Fowlstone

Kathleen Fowlstone

Kathleen is a current Makeup Artistry student, who will be graduating from JCI this March. A self-taught visual artist, Kathleen excels at airbrushing. Her company Little Monsters Studio provides her amazing creative bodypainting for events or special occasions. This mother of 4 has also been featured in Skin Markz magazine, was one of our #JCITRICKORTREAT winners last Halloween and has had her work (with fellow competitor Tiera) featured on CTV Morning Live. We are so looking forward to seeing her Battle of the Brushes entry! FullSizeRender (48) (1)

Jessica Lust

jessica lust

Jessica has competed (and placed!) at both IMATS Vancouver and IMATS Toronto. An extremely talented artist, she graduated from JCI in September of last year. We can’t wait to see what she comes up with for LA! We have no doubt the third time will be the charm for Jessica and can’t wait to see it all unfold.


Are you as excited as we are? Watch our recap video of IMATS Vancouver Battle of the Brushes to tide you over until the fun starts in LA.

The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program

JCI 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 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.

3 responses to “IMATS Battle of the Brushes LA”

  1. Julie says:

    They all look amazing! Good luck!

  2. […] you may have seen over the weekend, JCI had 3 grads/students competing at IMATS LA Battle of the Brushes! Each talented woman was accepted into the Beauty/Fantasy category, and completed their […]

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