Paramita Academy of Makeup Inc., Toronto:
Paramita Academy of Makeup Inc. in Toronto, Ontario is dedicated to introducing the world of makeup artistry to students. Our goal is to mould a novice student into a professional makeup artist. By expanding their creative abilities through our one-on-one instructed Bootcamps, we ensure that each student learns new techniques to become an artistic, expressive and confident makeup artist in their chosen field. Paramita gives students the skills to not only work as Makeup Artists, but to empower other women by bringing out their natural beauty and confidence. Students will also learn about marketing, networking, job opportunities, business cards and setting goals. Once in the workforce they will have the know-how to promote themselves competitively. Paramita Academy of Makeup Inc. is listed on the M.A.C. Pro approved school list and our certificates are recognised internationally.
No previous experience of makeup is required for the first bootcamp, as the techniques are taught from day one. There is no age minimum or educational requirements. These classes are suitable for students who are serious about a career in makeup. We allow a maximum of eight students per class to ensure that each student receives the best quality instruction. Paramita has had students of all ages (17-55) and backgrounds attend from across North America, including Mexico, Africa, Asia, Russia, Europe, Dubai & the Caribbean.
Makeup Bootcamps and Classes:
- 1 Week "Beauty and Bridal Makeup Artist Bootcamp" *Day & Night Classes*
- 2 Day (weekend) "Fashion, Film and Photography Makeup Artist Bootcamp"
(prerequisite - 1 week Bootcamp)
- 1 Day "Special Effects Makeup Artist Bootcamp" (prerequisite - 1 week Bootcamp)
- 3 Hour "Personal Makeup Class" (no prerequisites)
- Makeup Artistry Certificate
- You'll be able to apply for the M.A.C. Pro discount card
- The creator and owner of Paramita Inc. is your only instructor
- Paramita will be celebrating it's 10 year anniversary in October 2012
- Edited photos of your work (online)
- One-on-one training with a maximum of 8 students per class
- There is no makeup kit or kit fee
Paramita Academy of Makeup Inc. was established in 2002 by Jessica Obregon, a 32 year old identical twin who grew up on Prince Edward Island, on the East coast of Canada. She created the school to teach others who share an interest and passion for Makeup Artistry the skills required to reach their goal.
Jessica received her certificate in Makeup Artistry in London, England in the fall of 1999. Bringing her new skills back to Canada, Jessica worked in Toronto, Charlottetown, and Montreal. Her portfolio includes work with Ellen Page "Mrs. Ashboro's Cat", Michael Smith "Chef at Home" Food Network, Peter Mansbridge, C.B.C. The National and more.
"I went to a school that had seventeen people in my class and I find this to be very common in makeup schools, they seem to be filling the classes without any consideration towards how the student will be effected by this. I decided from the beginning that my school would have small classes. Paramita's classes are very one-on-one, I see everything the students are doing and offer constructive criticism as they work. With other classes, by the time the teacher makes their rounds in the room the student will have almost finished the makeup application and it could be all wrong because the focus isn't directly on their work and how they are doing. Larger schools have people paying to get their makeup done by the students at the school. Essentially the students are working for the school, not for themselves. There is a limit when it comes to makeup, from there your experience and creativity are everything.
I am still, to this day, close friends with my graduates and they call or email me whenever they need advice or to share their latest success. I opened this school so that I can, not only teach my students to be the best makeup artists that they can be, but to also be there for them as they grow in their careers and their lives."
- Jessica Obregon
1-week "Beauty and Bridal Makeup Artist Bootcamp" (no prerequisites)
- Tuition $995.00 cdn. (includes tax)
- Registration Fee $250 cdn. (non-refundable and applied towards tuition)
- No Kit Fee (Students are responsible to purchase their kits. More information is provided below)
2 Day (weekend) "Fashion, Film and Photography Makeup Artist Bootcamp"
- Prerequisite - "Beauty & Bridal Makeup Artist Bootcamp"
- Tuition $395.00 cdn. (includes tax)
*** Save $100 on tuition when you take 2 bootcamps in a row
Q. Who is our instructor?
A. Jessica Obregon, the owner of Paramita is your only instructor.
Q. Do I receive a certificate after the bootcamp?
A. Yes. You will receive a certificate as a makeup artist after the 1 week bootcamp.
Q. Who do I do makeup on during the bootcamp?
A. Students do makeup on each other.
Q. I'm not meaning any disrespect when I ask this, but with your bootcamps being just over a week, how does it compare to other schools who are way more expensive and take longer periods of time? I'm just trying to gather as much information as I can.
A. Other schools cover topics (e.g. foundations) for longer periods of time. They have bigger classes with one instructor and they have people paying to get their makeup done by the students at the school. Essentially the students are working for the school, not for themselves. There is a limit when it comes to makeup, from there your experience and creativity are everything.
Q. Is there a kit or a kit fee?
A. No. Students are responsible for purchasing their own brushes and makeup.
Q. When can I apply for my M.A.C. Pro card?
A. You can apply for your card after you receive your certificate. (40% discount)
Q. Can I take the weekend bootcamp before I take the 1 week bootcamp since I'm already a makeup artist?
A. No. All students must complete the 1 week bootcamp before they take a weekend class.
Q. How can I pay for my registration fee and tuition?
A. You can pay by certified cheque, bank draft, money order, cash, email money transfer or paypal (no personal cheques accepted)
Q. Is there parking at the school?
A. No, but there is a paid parking lot close by.
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