Colour Box Makeup Studios founder and award-winning makeup artist Kerry Herta will teach aspiring makeup artists the latest techniques used in the entertainment and beauty industries this summer in Chicago.
Following a number of successful classes in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and Iowa City over the last two years, Herta’s workshops – the five-day Makeup Artist Boot Camp and one-day Airbrush Seminar – come to Chicago July 7-12. The exclusive workshops are limited to 12 aspiring artists, all of whom will be trained by Herta and complete assignments using live models and industry-leading products and equipment.
Herta is the creative force behind many of the entertainment, beauty and fashion industries’ most memorable faces and highly-regarded projects. Her success as a department head for projects in every genre – film, HD television, editorial, beauty, fashion, bridal – make her one of the industry’s true creative leaders. A longtime mentor of up-and-coming artists, Herta educates part-time while continuing to work on her industry’s most recognizable projects. She has carefully designed Makeup Boot Camp and the Airbrush Seminar to provide both real-world training and hands-on experience she seeks when selecting a professional makeup department.
During Boot Camp, each student will learn and apply the latest techniques through daily projects – many of which mirror projects Herta has undertaken during her career – using live models and industry-leading products from Koh Gen Do, FACE Stockholm, Crown Brushes and Autonomous FX. Boot Camp also addresses the industry’s business and occupational realities, such as ethics, agents and labor unions. The one-day Airbrush Seminar teaches the latest techniques using live models and airbrush equipment from Temptu.
Upon completion of these workshops, artists are eligible for advanced level workshops and other ongoing support and assistance as they begin their careers. They also receive a wide variety of products from Koh Gen Do and FACE Stockholm and qualify for numerous professional artist discount programs.
Artists also come away with the experience they need to begin working on film and television projects. Some former students have joined Herta’s own makeup departments. Others have booked production jobs within days of completing the workshop.