Sunday, April 13 2014 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Firehouse

Title: The Art of Makeup


Dates: April 13 – May 11 (no class on April 20)

Times: Sundays 12:00 – 4:00pm, followed by optional work time.

Cost: $110 for entire course or $30 per session

Students Should Bring: Essential tools will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own makeup kits as well.

Registration: Online at or at the Des Moines Social Club.

Description: The Art of Makeup is geared toward up-and-coming makeup artists as well as individuals who just want to learn more about technique, history, style and products.  Students will be paired up to practice technique on one another.  It will be comprised of four workshops:

April 13th – Artist Tools and Technique

General but essential makeup techniques and tool overview.  A wonderful class for everyday makeup lovers. We will cover airbrush in this course!

April 27th – History and Trend … Culture and Style

While 1000’s of years of makeup would be impossible to fit into four hours we will cover the basics of makeup history and demonstrate the general styles that centuries of trends have lead us toward.

May 4th – Theater’s No Drag

Covering theatrical makeup application. While fun, this will be a much more technical class—by far be one of the most entertaining makeup applications during the whole series!

May 11th – The Magic of Loving Beauty

A perfect class for people who want to see the different faces of more natural beauty! While geared for the artist who loves making people pretty for events such as weddings, this will be a great class for people who just want to understand and create pretty makeup on themselves as well!  This workshop would be a good Mother’s Day outing for a special woman in your life.

Instructor Bio: Patrick Boltinghouse, experienced makeup artist of almost 15 years, got his start professionally by chance wanting to be a comic book artist for Marvel comics. At a young age he sought out any extracurricular classes that could mold his artistic skills going to great lengths to learn any new techniques that involved painting, drawing,  or sculpting.

At age 16 Patrick was working with now Youth Unlimited as a teen performer, with paid support for his makeup talents. He was subsequently recruited by Estee Lauder Inc. and worked for MAC Cosmetics for 8 years. In addition to having the opportunity to work with icons including Barack Obama to Paula Abdul, Patrick has also received multiple awards for his makeup talents; from Best Makeup Effects at Iowa’s 48 hour film festival 2008, to winning multiple awards for Drag performances, to designing award winning looks for dance competitions.

After 10 years of dedicated makeup experience, Patrick partnered with two labs in 2008 and ventured to design his own brand of cosmetics called Vanity & Glamour (VGCosmetics) which Launched April 2009 and has become a mecca for makeup gurus coast to coast.  Dubbed the Golden V&G of the Des Moines’ Historic East Village, VGCosmetics has won City View’ s “BEST OF” awards for makeup the last two years in a row!

**These workshops are intended as makeup theory classes and do not count as continuing education credits through the Iowa Board of Health.

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