All classes and speakers subject to change
TV make-up artist Riccie Johnson will discuss her 65-years-and-going-strong career at IMATS New York 2015 during the Make-Up Artist Pro-Card Event. Johnson has worked as a make-up artist for CBS since 1953; she started her career in 1950 at NBC and trained under Dick Smith. Read more about Johnson in Make-Up Artist magazine Issue 112.
Join other professional make-up artists for a preview of IMATS New York! This exclusive event is for Make-Up Artist magazine Pro-Card holders only. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, you can shop leisurely (exhibitors are reserving products and offering deals) and network.
Throughout the weekend, other Make-Up Artist Pro-Card perks include front-of-the-line service, preferred classroom seating and pro-only discounts from participating exhibitors.
Ticket pre-registration is now required for all days of the show! You will find ticket allotments for each Pro-Card type when you register for your tickets.
To attend, you must visit the IMATS New York tickets page and enter your Pro-Card information to register.
Keynote speaker Mike Marino will do a character make-up demo onstage with the help of Mike Fontaine, based on an original creation from their prosthetic catalogue.
Need a wig for a shoot but don’t have the time or budget to use a custom build? Kai Ravelson shows you how to successfully fit and style a rental wig to achieve the realistic look you need, starting with the appropriate hair prep.
Clive Owen stars as a troubled surgeon in New York’s turn-of-the-20th-century Knickerbocker Hospital in The Knick. Make-up department head Nicki Ledermann and special make-up effects department head Justin Raleigh talk about the challenges of working on producer/director Steven Soderbergh’s hard-hitting period medical drama.
This class with Thomas Surprenant is a study in the application of prosthetic appliances and painting techniques for film and television, using tools specifically designed to create an HD-quality finish. Surprenant will create a likeness character make-up as he demonstrates these techniques and tools.
Join us as IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key interviews make-up effects designer, prosthetics and animatronic creator Neill Gorton.
One of the breakout hits of the 2014-15 TV season, Gotham follows the origins of Batman’s greatest villains, including The Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and The Riddler. Make-up department head John Perkins leads a discussion on creating looks for these iconic characters. Panelist include John, Dave Presto, Sarah Tollenaar and Camren Bicondova.
Immediately following her class, The Canvas of Creative Make-up, on the North Stage, award-winning make-up artist Einat Dan will greet guests and sign copies of Issue 84 of Make-Up Artist magazine at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#212). Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
Learn how to easily prime, perfect and contour skin using the most user-friendly complexion system on the market: OCC Skin. In this seminar, learn why Tinted Moisturizer and Creme Foundation are the only products you’ll need to create skin looks that range from barely there to fully covered for any professional medium, including event make-up, fashion and red carpet and HD television broadcast.
Special make-up effects artists Tyler Green, Bethany Serpico and Mark Santos will offer insight on how they took an original design from conceptualization to realization. Costume designer Ebony Amber will also explain how costume can play an important role when creating a character from head to toe. Creature performer Alec Green will bring the character to life as he walks onstage during the discussion.
Celebrity make-up artist Ricky Wilson will discuss insider tips and tricks on creating beautiful red-carpet looks. With more than 17 years’ experience and 10 years of red carpet work at every major award show from the Grammys to the Academy Awards, he will share his secrets for making skin look flawless without piling on make-up. Wilson will also discuss how red-carpet beauty can benefit every make-up artist in their craft.
Join him immediately following his demonstration at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#112) for an exclusive magazine signing of Make-Up Artist magazine Issue 113.
Immediately following is keynote presentation on the Main Stage celebrity make-up artist Ricky Wilson will greet guests and sign copies of Issue 113 of Make-Up Artist magazine at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#212). Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
Head to booth 212 (the Make-Up Artist magazine booth) to purchase your copy of Issue 113!
Do you love making your clients feel beautiful but wish you had more time for creative projects? Do you wish someone else would handle the business side so you could focus on your art? Know you should focus on marketing but don’t know where to start? Trina Merry discusses how to take creative risks, wow your clients and make the competition irrelevant. Her presentation will cover five client case studies that will inspire you, the test shoot mistake most make-up artists make, how a small change led her to a six-figure project and seven creative ideas to generate a larger profit in 2015.
Einat Dan will present a unique creative make-up onstage with her special technique and style. She will create the make-up with the rhythm of the music, and the audience can ask questions at the end of the demonstration. In a show full of colors and beauty, Dan will transform the model’s face into a unique piece of art.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s beauty-category theme is Historical Beauty Trends.
Kanesha Perry discusses and demonstrates how a fashion-week look can go from soft and beautiful to fun, feisty and avant-garde!
Time-consuming, heavy make-up never belonged on runways or editorial sets. Since minimalist beauty and hyper-real skin are all the rage, stylists and photographers alike will demand nothing less. In this dynamic seminar, Sébastien Tardif will share his backstage tips on the art of fresh-looking skin done with speedy and precise execution.
A panel of top agents discuss building an effective book, getting signed by an agency, going out on jobs and more. This informal conversation and question-and-answer session covers all aspects of the artist/agent relationship. Learn how agency representation works and how it could benefit your career. Panelists include Darin Barnes (Exclusive Artists), Madeline Leonard (Cloutier Remix), Megan Garmers (mg hair and makeup) and Timothy Priano (ABTP Agency).
Moderated by Kevin James Bennett.
This tongue-in-cheek, Forrest Gump-like adventure has become the top-grossing movie in Swedish history. Make-up artists Love Larson and Eva von Bahr not only faced the challenge of aging their lead actor several decades, they also had to replicate real-life historical figures ranging from Stalin to Reagan, without much time or money. Larson and von Bahr share their story in a panel discussion.
Moderated by Joe Nazzaro
Couples are spending more on their weddings than ever. With the industry expanding past traditional weddings to gay marriages, the opportunities to generate income are endless. As varied as these ceremonies have become, so, too, is the way make-up artists should approach each client. This workshop with the five-time Emmy winner, author and innovator of High Definition Makeup, Eve Pearl, focuses on the bride and wedding party, paying special attention to skin tones, color theory and facial structure analysis. She will demonstrate the EVE PEARL Reverse Contouring technique, creating a visual facelift, and remedies for skin imperfections. She will share her business secrets, used across media platforms, and stories of her success in launching her own brand. A must-attend class for the experienced make-up artist and those just starting out.
An in-depth look back in time to make-up’s beginnings, how it was applied and the reason for its creation. This presentation will feature two demos: one for the ’20s and one for the ’30s.
Wiser Oner explains how to create realistic airbrush tattoos with the new Tattoo Pro Airbrush Tattoo Stencil System. This class is for artists who are new to airbrush tattoos and want to start using them, artists who are already using them and want to take it to the next level or artists who want to add more energy to models’ photo shoots. Oner will show how to operate the new Tattoo Pro system with only basic airbrush skills to create realistic tattoos of any size in minutes. He will also demonstrate how to join designs together to create entire tattoo sleeves.
Join Emmy Award winning make-up artist Louie Zakarian (Requiem for a Dream, Saturday Night Live) at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#212) for an exclusive signing of Issue 113 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live and the 20th anniversary of make-up department head Louie Zakarian’s tenure there. IMATS is thrilled to honor these milestones with a special celebration featuring Zakarian, John Caglione Jr., Josh Turi, Jennifer Aspinall, Kevin Haney, and Peter Montagna.
London-based make-up effects artist Neill Gorton and New York-based make-up effects artist Josh Turi will team up to recreate an iconic pop-culture character whose identity will become clear when they’re done.
In this demo, the Vargas team will give a full step-by-step demo on how to transform a model into a piece of art. From beauty make-up to fantasy avant garde to effects, learn highlighting, contouring, color theory, use of paints and how to layer them when you use water-based products with oil-based products, prosthetic applications, different use of media and how to use the right beauty and body-paint/effects brushes when you’re feeling a bit more creative.
Join pro makeup artist, photographer and creator of Liberty Republic cosmetics Jordan Liberty at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#212) for an exclusive signing of Issue 112 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
Join Christopher Milone (Lily Collins, Gina Gershon, Ashley Greene, Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard) at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#212) for an exclusive signing of Issue 106 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
Alex LaMarsh will show you how to properly groom men for photo shoots and video, including basic grooming and sports grooming.
In an age when elegance and classic beauty are more important than ever in our celebrity-driven beauty industry, Siân Richards will demonstrate how to create vintage red-carpet looks using Kryolan’s array of colors and products to achieve HD results without HD make-up. Expect classic beauty by a classic make-up artist using a classic brand.
Fresh off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, editorial and celebrity makeup artist Joy Fennell will be dissecting and interpreting the beauty trends coming off this year’s runway. She will demonstrate two looks that incorporate some of the trends on one model.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s character-category theme is Age Make-up Challenge.
Kanesha Perry discusses and demonstrates a natural, contoured editorial look.