Beauty to Beast Workshop

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Lesson series
  • By: CMS Digital Studios & Cinema Makeup School
  • Level: Any
  • Study time: 5 Days
  • Class Type: Video (12 Total)
  • Materials Provided: Yes
Course overview
Create magnificent movie monsters! 

Our two-day Beauty to Beast Workshop is all about special effects makeup designed to educate all ages! Within this workshop you’ll begin with the fundamental basics of beauty, and tailor it to create movie monsters. From sci-fi centric aliens to 70s inspired punk makeup, there's sure to be a lesson to excite everyone! 

This workshop is led by industry experts Nelly Recchia, Andrew Velazquez, Heather Pepe, and Jason Adcock.
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CMS Digital Studios is dedicated to educating the next generation of makeup artists for the film, television, fashion, and entertainment industries. 

We aim to provide students with all of the skills needed to succeed as makeup artists and to give them a solid foundation for any job they seek. 

In addition to makeup techniques, CMS Digital students are taught professionalism, ethics, business, and history.

What's included?

12 Video Lessons

Access to over 11+ hours of detailed pre-recorded educational videos. Rewatch, rewind, repeat, and most importantly recreate! Cut down the confusion and view our video demonstrations an unlimited number of times. All video lessons are tailored for students looking to improve their makeup techniques.

Lessons At Your Own Pace

Go at your own pace and individual timeline for easy & stress-free instruction from Hollywood's professional instructors. Better yet, have access to all of your course materials for up to a whole year! Now you can brush up on your education, multiple times for the best continued training.

Learn From Anywhere

Students from anywhere around the world can access our video lessons. Whether you want to boost your career or looking to further your makeup skillset, this is the perfect course to add to your repertoire for your movie makeup needs! This class welcomes artists of any level, whether you're a beginner or industry professional!

In Business Since 1993

With over 28+ in the industry, Cinema Makeup School is distinguished as being one of the most prominent learning academies.

Flexible Learning

Although this class is scheduled in (insert days/dates here), feel free to learn at your own pace with always accessible content and courses.

Learn From Any Device

Enjoy flexibility and variety of your specific learning habits. Can be viewed from any device. Mobile, tablet, or desktop!

2-Time Emmy Nominated Instructor

This class is taught by one of our most prominent professors in the makeup industry and CMS former Chief Academic Officer, Michael Spatola!
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Meet the instructor

Andrew Velazquez

A native to LA, Andrew Velázquez has always been passionate about beauty and style. After receiving his degree in fashion merchandising and license in cosmetology, Velázquez honed his skills at top beauty destinations like Aveda Spa, Anastasia Beverly Hills and MAC Cosmetics.

Today, he has a roster of celebrity clientele, such as Demi Lovato, Keith Urban and acclaimed indie band Florence & the Machine. However, this multifaceted artist doesn’t just cater to those who walk the red carpet! He notes his specialty being the unique and dynamic approach he takes towards further educating his students. While encouraging and teaching them to achieve a greater sense of self awareness, Velázquez instills methods that propel his students towards greater success!
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Heather Pepe

Heather Pepe has over 15 years of experience as a professional makeup artist and beauty educator. Starting her career off by assisting some of the top makeup artists in Film and Television, she quickly realized her passions lie in the beauty & fashion industry. This led Heather to broaden her clientele and gain experience working on acclaimed fashion shows, editorials and campaigns throughout the world, such as Burberry, Allure, & W Magazine.

Heather has worked on some of the industry's most elite clientele and celebrities for red carpet events, music videos, commercials, weddings as well as working with luxury cosmetic companies such as Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury and Youngblood, where Heather worked as a Senior Artist and Educator for over 7 years!

Heather's career is assuredly vast, with her latest venture being Beauty Before, an online platform dedicated to sharing the most iconic and obscure beauty references in pop culture, the history of makeup, and artistry! 
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Nelly Recchia

Born and raised in France, Nelly Recchia is a multitalented Body Art Evolutionist that is all about emotion forthright and putting quality before quantity.

As a multi-award winner in specialized international makeup and body art competitions, Nelly humbly aims to be perceived as someone who is contributing to body art’s evolution. Recchia lends her fine arts talent to the renowned Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles, the city she now resides in, utilizing her wide skillset to collaborate on multiple visual art forms such as music videos, editorials, commercials and fine art photography.

Some of Nelly's clients include Taylor Swift, Ozuna, Twenty-One Pilots, Jason Derulo, Beck, Usher, Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, Static X, Marilyn Manson, Vogue, and Wired Magazine.
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Jason Adcock

Jason Adcock, Los Angeles transplant, is a multifaceted FX and Beauty Artist who specializes in latex masks, wigs and theatrical makeup. Jason's clientele includes the acclaimed Drag Race alumni, nightlife icons, musicians, theme parks and specialized print.
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About Beauty to Beast

Learn character development, beauty monster makeup & fundamental effects for all different types of looks!

Learn basic beauty, sci-fi creatures, drag, editorial, vampire-inspired makeup and how to use these skills in the real world.

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