Makeup Training Academy Workshops

Makeup Training Academy Has Great Workshops To Suit All Career Stages

Are you looking to grow your skill as a makeup artist? Are there beauty services that you would like to be able to offer your clients, such as Airbrushing, Highlight and Contour, or Corrective Techniques? Workshops at Terri Tomlinson Makeup Training Academy are a wonderful way to get specialized training in a shortened amount of time. Our workshops focus on new techniques, deeper understanding or skill, and the business side of being a professional makeup artist. Workshops can be taken as “a la carte”, or in addition to our Professional Courses (Level 1-3).

Our workshops offer specialized and unique training opportunities in 1-2 day formats to small groups of makeup artists. All makeup workshops are hands-on with no more than 10 students at a time. This means that you’ll receive a personalized experience and the chance to practice and grow as a professional makeup artist.

MTA owner and instructor Terri Tomlinson brings over 30 years of experience to her students. Terri creates the curriculum for each workshop based on what she sees trending in the industry. Terri has a very hands-on, personally engaging education style and works individually with each student to help them grow as a makeup artist.


 This class is a MUST. Changes your entire perspective on color theory. Go! (On MTA’s Color Theory Classes)

Michael DeVellis

The Powder Group

I took so much away from this class, I'm so excited for her to come back again and again again!

April Love

Pro Makeup Academy

Color Theory Review

Color Theory Review

Duration: 1 hour

Fees: $95

Color Theory Review is now Online on our digital platform

CTR gives attendees a 4-lesson video program with visuals on color theory and how to use The Flesh Tone Color Wheel™. We discuss how to see color in flesh tone and how to work the wheel to find foundation, highlight, contour, and makeup colors. There is also a 35-page workbook that can be purchased separately for a deeper leaning experience. Join and receive free content from Terri as well as more color classes coming soon. $95

Color Theory In Flesh Tone

Color Theory Flesh Tone

Duration: 4 hour Workshop

Fees: $ 225

When Terri invented The Flesh Tone Color Wheel™ she did not realize that she would create a new method for adapting color theory in skin tone. This is a hands-on workshop that re-introduces color theory to makeup artists and how to adapt it in skin tone. Using The Flesh Tone Color Wheel™ as a guide students will learn to work the wheel to create foundation, highlight, contour, correction, eye, cheek and lip colors. This class is an eye-opener for anyone who works with skin and has sold out in New York, Chicago and Dallas. Price includes The Flesh Tone Color Wheel™ and Terri’s color theory palette. (Retail value $72)

Class size: Max in Dallas studio is 10. Out of town classes max 15-20 depending on venue.

Dates: ***Please note the location of the class when signing up.
Next Class Pending – Location: TBD

Airbrush Basics

Airbrush Basics

Duration: 6 Hour Workshop

Fees: $300

Airbrush technology is an essential part of any professional makeup artists kit. Whether you choose to utilize airbrush for your daily work or not, it is important to at least understand how to use airbrush and have it at your disposal. Airbrush Basics is designed for those that either do not know airbrush technology and technique or who need to develop their skills in order to expand their services.

Overview of Airbrush Basics:

  • Technical aspects of an airbrush system, and usage.
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Understand the pros and cons of various formulations for airbrush and uses
  • Application of foundation, corrector, highlight/shadow, and face color
  • Work with a variety of airbrush makeup products

Added Features: All hands-on training uses silicone based makeup products, however you will learn about all formulations (alcohol, water, and silicone). You will receive a 30% discount on product while in class. Class is limited to 6 students.

Dates and Times

*Schedule Pending   | Location: TBD 

One Day Bridal

One Day Bridal

One-day Bridal is a very specialized workshop focused on teaching the application techniques needed to do a beautiful bridal makeup. Good for someone who is comfortable doing makeup and is wanting to expand their abilities. Work on a model in the afternoon.

Upcoming Dates:

Next class date/time to be determined based on ongoing Covid-19 recommendations. Join our mailing list to be alerted when new class dates are established.

All About Eyes

All About Eyes​

Duration: 7.5 hour Workshop

Fees: $350

Who should take All About Eyes? –Anyone doing makeup who wants to have more styles for eyes in their arsenal. Also anyone who wants more practice on creating dramatic eye styles for their clients.

Class Overview:

  • Eye shapes
  • What’s trending in eye makeup
  • Color wash
  • Smoky eye styles
  • Using texture

Who should take All About Eyes? – Anyone doing makeup who wants to have more styles for eyes in their arsenal. Also anyone who wants more practice on creating dramatic eye styles for their clients.

The Focus? – We focus on eyes and how to create a wide variety of styles for any eye shape and client. Also, how to interpret what is fashionable to the everyday eye.

The Goal? – To give artists more eye styles in their arsenal and also an understanding of how any eye shadow style can be adapted to the face they are working on.

Cost: $350 

Dates & Times:

Due to Covid-19, class dates are pending

Portfolio Build - Clean Beauty

Portfolio Build - Clean Beauty

Duration: 7.5 hour Workshop

Fees: $300 for Workshop / $800 Workshop + Photo Shoot

Who Should Take Clean Beauty? – Anyone wanting to work more in editorial, commercial and fashion print. Clean beauty is what sells in magazines and having images of clean beauty models in your portfolio is essential. We have 2 options: Day 1 is a clean beauty workshop and Day 2 is a photo shoot with professional models to create clean beauty images for your book.

Class Overview:

  • What is clean beauty?
  • Color theory in flesh tone
  • The no-makeup makeup
  • Creating perfect looking skin
  • Shape and texture as skin
  • From super natural to natural to clean beauty
  • Create 4 clean beauty images for your portfolio with 2 models

The Focus? – We focus on skin and making skin look perfect without looking made-up. Clean beauty is about restraint and an understanding of skin prep, color theory and texture.

The Goal? – To understand the steps of creating clean beauty and create beautiful images for your portfolio. We will be working with professional models and photographer for the photo shoot day.

Due to Covid-19, Class schedule pending

You will receive a 30% discount on makeup product while in class. Class size is limited to 6 for workshop day and 4 for the day of the photoshoot.

Shop Talk

Shop Talk

Duration: 1.5 hours
Fees: $30


Shop Talk brings the makeup community together for specialized educational topics that are important for any business. We bring in the experts and give you a chance to meet other makeup artists and network.

The Focus and the Goal? To give area Artists and opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, tips & strategies to help your career flourish. 

Upcoming Dates & Topics:

  • Wed Sept 23, 2020, 11-12:30 pmSetting Rates – ONLINE CLASS
  • Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11-12:30 pmONLINE CLASS Surprise Guest.

Cost: $30 Time: Unless otherwise noted, Shop Talk times will be 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. You will receive a 30% discount on makeup product while in class. 

Highlight & Contour

HIghlighting & Contouring

Highlighting and Contouring is used in every makeup an artist creates as a tool for perfecting shape, creating balance, correcting, and implementing a camera-ready makeup. Whether used to accentuate the features or correct them, whether used to create character or narrative, we use highlight and contour in all areas of the face and for all mediums.

Upcoming Dates:

Due to Covid-19, Class schedule pending

One Day Beauty

One Day Beauty

Duration: 7.5 hour Workshop

Fees: $425

Would you like to start learning how to do makeup on someone else but not ready for a more intense class? One Day Beauty is a very intimate workshop focused on teaching the fundamental how-to’s for an everyday makeup. This is a great class for someone who isn’t sure if they want to pursue a career as an artist, but loves makeup and application.

Overview Of Class:

  • Prepping the skin
  • Foundation application, color matching, concealing
  • Facial color and highlight
  • Basic eye, brow, liner, and mascara
  • Work on models

The Focus and the Goal? You will be able to create a full makeup after this one or two-day workshop and will have an opportunity to work on 2 models during the day.

Cost: $425 (includes all makeup material, hand-outs and models)

 Dates & Times

Please bear with us as we adjust our schedules due to Covid19. In the meantime, Click the link below to see our online class options.

Frequently Asked Questions About MTA Workshops

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.

This class meets at the Makeup Training Academy, 15713 Quorum Dr, Addison, TX 75001. A Map Link can be found here. Our telephone is 800-531-5092.

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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