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Bastien + Body Painting = Bedazzlement!

When it comes to body painting, the canvas is so unique, and we are always so inspired by creations we see at IMATS. Last year, Alexandra Bastien created decorative and verdant works that were ethereal and naturalesque. But this year, Bastien will change gears. And we’re really excited!

Bastien will create two works of art at …

Let’s See Those Portfolios!

Like in many industries, learning from predecessors is invaluable. Being able to sit down in front of someone—whose work you respect and admire—and get their professional opinion on your own work, can be life changing.

At IMATS Toronto you will have such an opportunity with Portfolio Reviews!

Alex LaMarsh, Colin Penman and Mike Hill will be doing …

Mo’ Wat? Mo’ Make-up!

Donald Mowat's make-up in Bladerunner

Donald Mowat is one of those make-up artists we can’t seem to get enough of. His litany of projects is impressive to the point of envy and his skills leave us in awe. Executive producer of IMATS, Michael Key, will be catching up with Mowat at IMATS Toronto.

MacKinnon Will Make You Jump, Jump

That is, jump up to get your IMATS Toronto tickets!

The great James MacKinnon with be doing a prosthetic demo on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. It’s sure to be transformative! He is teaming up with Hugo Villaseñor and Rocky Faulkner for this demo.

Education is the cornerstone of IMATS, and without the …

The Battle Rages On

Tick tock make-up warriors!

Toronto’s Battle of the Brushes submission deadline is looming. It’s not too late to throw your hat into the ring but it soon will be, come July 23.

A little late to the game and don’t know what Battle of the Brushes is? Think Face Off but, like, the older cooler sibling that …

Colin Penman in the House

IMATS is happy to be returning to Toronto this year! We are looking forward to so many aspects of this make-up artistry celebration, one of which is seeing our friend and very talented artist Colin Penman in action!

In his 29 years of experience, Colin has worked with so many top talents and on some of …

The Shape of Make-up

Mike Hill working on Amphibian Man for The Shape of Water

Mike Hill is an award-winning sculptor. His career began early; in fact, at age four he was sculpting mud on the riverbank. Last year, we saw him sculpt his way to the top seven movies being considered for an Oscar with his work on The Shape of Water. The creativity and innovation of the man-like …