Announcing Art of Makeup, Professional School of Makeup Artistry


Contact: Celena Rubin

Telephone: 503-245-4551 / 310-502-3223

Email: [email protected]



Oregon’s First School of Makeup Enrolling Students Now For Summer Courses

Portland, OR, May 24, 2012 – Renown professional makeup artist and Portland resident Celena Rubin to launch Art of Makeup, School of Professional Makeup Artistry, Oregon’s first school exclusively dedicated to Makeup Artistry.

According to the Oregon Media Production Association, “The film and TV production industry in Oregon hit a milestone last year with over $100 million dollars in production spending from out-of-state projects” (  Celena Rubin says, “this is an exciting time to launch such an endeavor while offering Portland and surrounding communities an opportunity and destination to establish professional makeup training, especially for burgeoning young makeup artists who can’t afford or are unable to travel to places like Hollywood or New York, where traditionally such careers begin,” further stating, “it is the Art of Makeup school’s intention to be a valued local source and potential launching pad into the industry, offering curious members of the community an opportunity to acquire the skills to enter into a career of professional makeup artistry.  Celena reflects on the thought of going full circle with her career, “I have always loved makeup and after actualizing my dream of becoming a professional makeup artist and becoming fortunate enough to work with top celebrities and talent throughout entertainment, starting this school and teaching what I have learned to others with the same dream has become a passion.”  Keith Zenobia, owner of Zenobia Agency, one of Los Angeles’ top agencies since 1986 providing talented, experienced artists to the advertising, publishing and entertainment industries internationally, has added, “Celena is a very talented makeup artist and I look forward to seeing her succeed in this exciting new venture.  We are always looking for talented makeup artists to represent, and with Celena’s background we will certainly be keeping our eyes open in the Northwest.”

Art of Makeup employs local Portland based artists who have well respected professional credentials and a passion for teaching the art, science, techniques and secrets of the trade.

Art of Makeup is accepting enrollment applications now.   Examples of courses offered include:  Corrective Beauty, Fashion/Bridal/Retail, Period Makeup, Film/TV/Stage, Hair Styling, Airbrush Makeup, and Special FX.  A complete

6 1/2 week course as well as individual classes are offered.  Celena and her professional team will also discuss the rewards and challenges of a free-lance lifestyle, as well as the marketing tools and networking skills needed in a competitive environment to excel and thrive in a life long career as a professional makeup artist.


About Celena Rubin:

Celena is a professionally working makeup artist from Los Angeles with over twenty years of experience doing makeup in almost every area of the beauty industry. She has worked in theater, TV and film, retail cosmetics and bridal, print, commercials, music videos, and runway. Celena has worked with top celebrities and directors in Hollywood, and working for ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20, she has also worked with some of the top politicians in the country.  Her makeup work has been spotted in W, Oprah, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair and many more top publications throughout the world.


About Art of Makeup School of Professional Makeup Artistry:

At Art of Makeup our mission is to provide every student with quality education that will encourage confidence and creative freedom in the art and science of makeup.  Art of Makeup’s training techniques and experienced instructors will provide the necessary foundation and environment needed to prepare students with the fundamentals that are required for a career in makeup.


For More Information about Celena Rubin or Art of Makeup, School of Professional Makeup Artistry, please visit


If you would like additional information or to schedule an interview with Celena Rubin please call:
503-245-4551 / 310-502-3223 or email: [email protected]

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11 Responses to “Announcing Art of Makeup, Professional School of Makeup Artistry”

  1. sam barraza says:

    my daugther, is showing som interest on fx make up, I have no idea if how to go about it, she is 14 almost 15 yrs old, any advice? thanks…

  2. Celena says:


    please contact me at [email protected] with your email address and I can communicate with you better.

    Thank you,


  3. Caity says:

    Hi, Celena!

    I’m so glad I found a great makeup school in Portland, Oregon!
    I have a few questions I’d like to ask you if possible.

    Would it be alright to e-mail you at [email protected]?

    Thank you,


  4. carrie wolfe says:

    hi my husband and I have always been interested in doing special effects makeup for horror movies. we really want to go to school for this and I’ve been hitting dead ends in trying to find good schools in the Portland, OR area. can you give any advice or ideas. I’d greatly appreciate any help or guidance you could give. Thank you.

    A lost Artist-
    Carrie Wolfe

  5. Kaitlyn Nicole says:

    I was so excited to see that there is now going to be a school in Oregon that teaches Special Fx. I’m graduating high school this june, and I’ve been looking all over for a school to help me get into this career. I’ve had much difficulty in finding one here, until now. I do have a few questions about the program and cost. Any Help would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Kaitlyn Nicole Craig

  6. Netalia says:

    Is the makeup learned here like the makeup they do on face off?

  7. maria cano says:

    hi! ive always been interested in special effects makeup. I have always done peoples makeup for costume parties and even face painting for parties. I haven’t been able to find much info on any schools in my area. and this is a field im particularly interested in. any info would help greatly!

  8. leslie says:

    hi i have always wanted to go to school for fx make up mostly horror… but i have never fond one near me always in LA or florida i now live in cave junction… can i get information of your school sent to me?? thanks

  9. Bronwen says:

    I’ve recently taken an interest in f/x make but I live in hawaii, therefore don’t have many opportunities to learn. I’m only 14, but I would really like to learn f/x make-up and go to college for it. I visit either California or Oregon in the summer. Can you help?

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