Classes & Workshops

Improve Your Professional Makeup Skills Now

Makeup Veteran Terri Tomlinson provides Professional Level training to anyone who is interested in a career as a makeup artist. MTA classes & workshops help you develop the skills and techniques needed to work in all makeup mediums. This includes makeup for Production (video, film, Television, photography) to Bridal, Runway, Editorial and Special Event/Red Carpet.

Our core programs focus on beauty makeup. This is makeup that enhances the face, in contrast to character or FX makeup. MTA enables students to create makeup on any skin tone and any face for any medium. Our classes rely on color theory, light theory, application, technique, sanitation, product knowledge and creativity. All of which are very much needed to work as a makeup artist in any field.

In-Person & Online Classes Available

Classes & Workshops To Suit All Career Stages

Whether online or in-person, we keep our classes short, small and intimate in order for all students to receive a strong foundation as well as practical repetition. All in-person classes are hands-on, taught in sections focusing on specific techniques.

Our online platform Makeup Class Online focuses on Color Theory in Skin with options to take a single class or bundle many together. Classes on Face Shapes, Eye Shapes (coming soon) and Color Match are available with more coming in 2023.

Makeup Training Academy Has Training To Fit Everyone

Terri Tomlinson, the founder of Makeup Training Academy, started the school with a mission to empower and mentor students and working makeup artists. Terri believes that it is important to teach the highest-caliber, and most up-to-date makeup techniques available. Because classes are small and hands-on, they are catered to your personal needs and abilities, regardless of level. Terri has literally “Reinvented The Wheel” with her trademarked Color Wheel, and has adapted this modern, exciting approach to her teaching methods. Her Color Theory in Flesh Tone classes are ground-breaking and with the creation of her online platform MakeupClassOnline, are taught all over the world. Having had successfully taught the art and business of makeup for over a decade, Terri and MTA have an alumni that includes hundreds of successful working make-up artists. Makeup Artists that work in print, Television, film and fashion come to Terri to dive deeper into color theory or update their skills. Now, Terri has expanded her teaching to include online learning and private coaching.

Online Classes & Workshops

Learn at your own pace and on your own time from Terri Tomlinson. Our most popular classes & workshops are now available online at MakeupClassOnline.com starting with Terri’s world famous Color Theory in Flesh Tone. Are you looking to grow your skills in color matching and skin work? Let’s get started!

Courses Available Include:

Color Theory In Flesh Tone
(Bundle)
Online Training

Color Theory In Flesh Tone
(Single Course)
Online Training

The Complete Program
(Bundle)
Online Training

Color Match 1
(Single Course)
Online Training

Color Theory In Flesh Tone Bundle

$130

Online Now

Color Theory In Flesh Tone

$95

Online Now

The Program Bundle

$650

Online Now

Color Match

$595

Online Now

In-Person Classes

Our in-person training is offered in private and semi-private classes. Private training allows you to learn specific skills based on your experience and needs. Semi-private classes give students personalized attention and hands-on learning. We provide models so that your hands-on time is maximized and you work on a range of skin tones. Workshops and classes are for all experience levels because they are catered to you. Terri will be traveling more in 2023 with her world famous “Color Theory in Flesh Tone” Workshops. See below for offerings.

Upcoming In-Person Training:

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022

Color Theory In Flesh Tone
In-Person Class
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In Studio

Tuesday, Jan 10-12, 2023

Level 1 Professional Makeup Class
In-Person Class
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In Studio

Coming Soon

Makeup Training Academy
In-Person Training
Classes & Workshops

Also Check MakeupClassOnline.com

What Students Say About Terri & MTA

Terri is an amazing makeup educator! I have taken several classes with her from color theory to hair styling for makeup artist to airbrushing. I cannot express how patient she is with students. If you have been thinking of taking a class with her...DO IT! You will not regret it. She keeps her classes small and personable. Terri gives so much valuable information you cannot find anywhere else. READ MORE

Amanda A.

Google Review

I am taking sessions with Terri for mentoring, very impressed with her guidance and feedback. She has a lot of knowledge to share, really cares about seeing artists thrive and succeed. I recommend her whether your just starting out and want to take classes to develop your artistry or are more advanced and want to challenge yourself this is where you need to go in DFW. Worth every hour and every penny. READ MORE

Christi P.

Google Review

Terri Tomlinson is an amazing educator and artist! I send all the people who ask me about becoming a makeup artist to her. Her knowledge and experience in the real world and upper levels of the makeup industry is an invaluable resource. Along with makeup courses on all skill levels, she also hosts classes and workshops to help people in the industry with all aspects of the business. READ MORE

LaDonna S.

Google Review

Frequently Asked Questions About Makeup Training Academy

The short answer is Yes! No matter whether you are a licensed cosmetologist or just starting out, Makeup Training Academy will teach you the fundamental techniques you need to thrive in the fast paced makeup industry.

Makeup Training Academy requires a deposit to hold your spot in class. The remainder is then due on or before the first day of class. MTA accepts certified checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or cash.

We are not able to offer financial aid however we will allow students to make payments for their class prior to attending. (Class must be paid off before start date and a fee is incurred. Please contact us for details.) Those who have a Pay Pal account may want to explore their ‘Bill Me Later’ financing option.

If you are a working artist with a makeup kit, you are welcome to bring it with you to class. However, please make arrangements prior to starting. At Makeup Training Academy we utilize professional makeup lines as well as Terri’s line “Makeup 101” in order to expose students to high-grade professional products that work in all mediums.

All makeup products utilized in MTA classes and workshops will be professional grade cosmetics or items Terri has discovered in her career and uses. Most applications will feature Terri Tomlinson’s own line ‘Makeup 101’ which was developed in Paris. Other kits may vary depending on the nature of the class or workshop.

No. In Texas, Makeup Artists are not required to be licensed. MTA is geared solely towards providing the skills that a Professional Makeup Artist needs to develop in order to succeed. Our proprietor, Terri Tomlinson, has been a working Makeup Artist for over 30 years with a very distinguished resume. All guest lecturers are also Professional Makeup Artists with lengthy pedigrees as well.

Students receive a certificate of completion for each class taken. Completed classes from MTA enhance your portfolio, includes eligibility for many professional discounts , and helps prepare you for work in the industry.

Since there is no standard licensing regulation for make-up artists in most states, each student will still need to communicate with their respective state authority for information on business licensing if they wish to offer more than freelance Makeup Artistry in the Beauty industry.

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In Person Classes

Gives You A Hands-on Approach

Become a professional makeup artist! Classes are taught by industry leader, Terri Tomlinson. She’s a professional working artist with over 30 years of experience.

Virtual Classes & Workshops

Learn At Your Own Pace

Are you looking to grow your skills as a makeup artist? We offer hands-on workshops for all experience levels. We cover topics like Color Theory, Airbrushing, Highlighting & Contouring.

Private Coaching & Mentorship

Fastest Way To Learn

Terri Tomlinson offers one-on-one private instruction that is completely tailored to your specific needs. Terri also offers business development and mentoring to existing artists.