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Discover the art of makeup with a diverse range of classes in Chicago. From basic techniques to advanced skills, learners can unlock their creativity, enhance their beauty skills, and gain confidence in their makeup application.

1 class in-person in Chicago has spots left, and 10 classes live online are available.

Basic Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush Academy @ 1441 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

Learn the techniques of bridal airbrush makeup and how to create a flawless foundation for HD, Film, and TV with the Basic Airbrush Makeup course at Airbrush Academy. Join experienced teachers and get hands-on experience with professional quality airbrush equipment. Certificate included.

Monday Dec 18th, 10am–6pm Central Time

How to Produce a Fashion Show/Pop Up

M SHOP @ Live Online

Learn the insider secrets to producing captivating fashion shows and pop-up events that attract top influencers, celebs, and the press. Gain expert knowledge in budget management, securing sponsorships, creating eye-catching promotions, and more. Join us live on Zoom for this comprehensive workshop on event production.

Saturday Jan 13th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Certified Lactation Support Counselor CLSC Workshop

Boober @ Online Classroom

Enhance your knowledge and skills in lactation support with this comprehensive training course designed for doulas, nurses, healthcare providers, and nutritionists. Gain a deep understanding of the scope of work and ethical considerations, and earn CERPS and CMEs. Join us in January for a combination of virtual group classes, personalized training, and self-directed assignments.

Monday Jan 8th, 9:30am–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

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SST 10Hr Fall Protection, Drug & Alcohol Awareness-Eng

Safety Dynamics @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the essential skills and knowledge needed to ensure safety in the workplace with this comprehensive course from Safety Dynamics. Covering topics such as fall protection and drug and alcohol awareness, this training will equip you with the tools to create a secure environment for yourself and your colleagues. Prepare to enhance your understanding and make a positive impact on workplace safety.

Monday Dec 4th, 5–10:30pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Achieving Leadership Success Through People

American Management Association

Master the art of effective leadership by developing your people skills. American Management Association's course offers strategies to improve communication, build relationships, and achieve maximum results through a P.E.O.P.L.E. approach. Perfect for executives and managers looking to enhance their leadership abilities.

Wednesday Feb 14th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

SST 10Hr Fall Protection, Drug & Alcohol Awareness-Span

Safety Dynamics @ Virtual Classroom

Get the essential training you need to maintain safety and compliance in the construction industry. Learn about fall prevention and drug/alcohol awareness in this comprehensive course offered by Safety Dynamics.

Wednesday Dec 20th, 5–10:30pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

DOB 40 Hr Site Safety Manager

Safety Dynamics @ Virtual Classroom

Master the rules and regulations of construction safety in New York City with this comprehensive course from Safety Dynamics. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to protect the public, workers, and adjacent properties, and meet the requirements for Site Safety Manager certification. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your career in the construction industry.

Monday Dec 11th, 5–10:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

DOB 8 Hr Site Safety Manager Refresher

Safety Dynamics @ Virtual Classroom

Stay up-to-date with the latest safety practices for construction sites in New York City with this comprehensive refresher course. Learn about the responsibilities of a Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, and more. Earn a certificate of completion from Safety Dynamics upon finishing the course.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 5–10:30pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

30 Hour OSHA - Construction Industry Online

Safety Dynamics @ Virtual Classroom

Enhance your construction industry safety knowledge and skills with an in-depth online course from Safety Dynamics. Learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent hazards, understand workers' rights and employer responsibilities, and gain valuable insights from an authorized OSHA instructor. Complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 5–10:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

SST 32 Hour SST Bundle Online

Safety Dynamics @ Virtual Classroom

Enhance your construction site safety knowledge with a comprehensive bundle of courses from Safety Dynamics. Gain valuable insights on fall prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, supported scaffold usage, site safety management, pre-task meetings, site safety planning, toolbox talks, general electives, and specialized electives. Ensure compliance with NYC regulations and enhance your professional qualifications.

Monday Dec 4th, 5–10:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

SST 22 Hour SST Bundle

Safety Dynamics @ Virtual Classroom

Enhance your construction site safety knowledge with a comprehensive bundle of courses from Safety Dynamics. Gain valuable insights into scaffold safety, site management, pre-task meetings, safety plans, toolbox talks, and more. Ensure compliance with NYC regulations and earn your site safety identification card.

Wednesday Dec 6th, 5–11:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Fantasy Make-Up

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Use your face as a canvas! Explore and learn how to apply make-up correctly. We will focus on designing and creating different fantasy looks, including: gore, old age, animal faces, and basic corrective make-up. Some of the techniques that you learn you can also apply in your everyday make-up, and some for the next Halloween party. Materials provided. 

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6 sessions

Glam Make-Up Advanced Makeup Techniques

Goldplaited @ 161 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL

Do you like to wear a lot of makeup? Liner, Lashes, Smokey Eye and Bold Lip! Come learn techniques from goldplaited most glam MUAs. We can show you how to work with glitter, shimmer, different product textures, full coverage complexion, sculpting contour/highlight, statement brows and more. Great for the makeup hobbyist or aspiring professional! What's Provided: All makeup supplies and brushes provided for student use

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Pinup Beauty / Makeup

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

This September, the artists of Beauty Parlor Chicago show you hwo to get the perfect photo ready pin-up look. Even if you know how to do your makeup well for stage or everyday life doing it for camera is a whole new game. Luckily the artists at Beauty Parlor have been doing on-camera makeup for over a decade and can teach you how to look your best for a glamorous retro-style photo shoot. Come with a clean face. All products are supplied, but you...

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Halloween Makeup / Gory

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Whether you like your halloween gory or gorgeous we have a makeup class for you. Beauty Parlor artist Ashley Vest is bringing you the gory showing you how to make cuts, bruises and even a zombie look out of easy to find items. Take one or both Beauty Parlor Chicago makeup workshops and scare everyone with how good you look.

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Discover the Best Makeup Classes in Chicago

People have used makeup throughout history. In ancient Egypt, both men and women used substances like kohl, henna, and oils to enhance their appearance. Cosmetics can be traced to early civilizations in Mesopotamia and China as well. Makeup has long been used for religious ceremonies, cultural rituals, theatrical performances, and personal adornment, and it reflects the unique beauty ideals of a culture.

You may use makeup to enhance your facial features, express your individual style, or feel more self-confident. Products like foundation, blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick combine for a look that is unique to you, whether you use multiple products or choose just a few. When you select high-quality, certified makeup, it nourishes your skin and is safe for the environment. Plus, quality makeup is often easier to apply and gives you better-looking results.

Many people look for ideas from online tutorials and beauty influencers who share new trends in makeup. Beauty products can enhance your features or conceal imperfections, and your look can be subtle and natural or bold and dramatic. 

Why You Should Learn Makeup in Chicago

Chicago has a thriving beauty industry with many opportunities for makeup artists and enthusiasts. The city is known for its diverse population, with many ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds producing a rich tapestry of beauty styles and traditions.

Chicago led the nation in the development of cosmetics and hair care products for African Americans for most of the twentieth century. Kashmir Chemical Company in the 1910s and 1920s was followed by cosmetics maker Fuller Products Company in 1935. In 1954, a Chicago barber helped launch a major manufacturer of African American hair care products - the Johnson Products Company. Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, the creator of Ebony and Jet magazines, put on the Ebony Fashion Fair and entered the cosmetics business in the 1970s with the top-selling Fashion Fair makeup for women of color.

The vibrant entertainment and fashion industry in Chicago includes theater, film, television, and fashion events. Chicago was the birthplace of a unique style of improvisational theater pioneered by Chicago Compass, a short-lived ensemble that led to the famed Second City and hundreds of other improvisation-based companies. Chicago boasts over 250 theater companies putting on thousands of performances every year, and the city hosts more world premieres than any other city in the country. Chicago is the birthplace of musical styles including gospel, electric blues, house, juke, footwork, and drill, and boasts 250 live music venues and 74 music festivals each year.

Learning about makeup can open doors to opportunities like theatrical makeup, special effects, editorial makeup, and runway looks. There are numerous cosmetics companies and beauty retailers in the city, and Chicago hosts fashion events like Chicago Fashion Week. Theatrical and performance makeup artists earn a median annual wage of $96,000, and Chicago is the fifth-highest metropolitan area for the employment of makeup artists in the United States. Professionals can connect with others by joining groups on social media like Chicago Makeup & Hair Community. Join the national Professional Beauty Association to connect with students and professionals in the beauty industry. The global cosmetics market is valued at $262 billion and is expected to grow. 

Makeup is a unique way to express your creativity, individuality, and personal style, and helps you feel more confident and empowered. Despite the seemingly effortless results some people achieve with makeup, making it look great is an acquired skill. Learning to apply makeup can be a fun and social activity, where you bond with others who share your interest in beauty and fashion. 

In-Person Makeup Classes & Schools in Chicago

Basic Airbrush Makeup offered by Airbrush Academy in Chicago is a one-day basic airbrush makeup class. You’ll get hands-on experience with professional quality airbrush equipment and instruction from teachers with real-world expertise in beauty makeup. You’ll learn how to create a flawless makeup foundation for HDA, film, and television, plus bridal makeup, tattoo cover up, and airbrush tanning. 

Airbrush Academy is a makeup artistry school for students who would like to become professional makeup artists. They specialize in airbrush makeup techniques for television, video, film, print, runway, bridal, body painting, and special FX.

Makeup & Hair for Stage offered by Vaudezilla Studios in Chicago is a 90-minute workshop in the basics of theater aesthetics. Bring your makeup kit and practice amping up your look with help from a hair, makeup, and costume artist and designer with twenty years of experience. Vaudezilla Studios is a performance venue that offers burlesque and belly dance classes for anyone with a body. Experienced theater professionals also teach makeup and hair for stage and special occasions.

Fantasy Makeup at Evanston Art Center in Evanston helps you learn to apply makeup correctly. The class focuses on designing and creating different fantasy looks, including gore, old age, animal faces, and basic corrective makeup. Evanston Art Center is a non-profit arts organization that offers classes, exhibitions, lectures, outreach, and publications. 

Glam Make-Up Advanced Makeup Techniques at Goldplaited in Chicago shows you how to work with glitter, shimmer, product textures, full coverage complexion, sculpting contours and highlights, and statement brows. This class is designed for both makeup hobbyists and aspiring professionals. Goldplaited is a finishing salon that specializes in creating on-trend and flawless looks for its clients. They offer classes in hair styling and makeup techniques.

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Virtual Makeup Classes & Schools

In-person classes are a great way to connect in person and share your makeup experience with others. However, online makeup classes offer the ultimate convenience and flexibility. You can participate from home, without the time and stress of a commute. Make sure you have a space to join your class where you won’t be interrupted. You’ll need to have a web-enabled device with a microphone.

Makeup Artistry Certification by Mt. San Antonio College is for makeup artists, aspiring professionals, and hobbyists. Through live demonstrations and hands-on experience, you’ll discover the professional secrets to beautiful makeup. You will develop improved skills and greater confidence in working with clients or just for yourself. This class covers beauty makeup, eyes, runway and drama, character makeup, and bridal looks. 

Special Effects Makeup: Beginner Level by East Los Angeles College teaches you how to create awesome and gruesome facial effects in this horrific hands-on special effects class. You’ll learn about burn effects, zombie makeup, bullet holes, fresh scabs, bruising, and realistic blood.

Private Group Makeup Classes in Chicago

Are you planning a team-building activity for your business or organization? Maybe you want to organize a special activity for a bridal weekend or gathering of friends. Live online group classes from Coursehorse bring an expert instructor right to you, wherever you are. Makeup classes for private groups in Chicago will bring you up to speed on the latest makeup trends, how to use tools and products, and techniques for looking your best. 

Start your makeup routine with clean, healthy skin. In Virtual Soap Making Workshop, you’ll learn to use the melt-and-pour method to make unique soaps by hand. The class covers materials, basic techniques, recipes, and the benefits of making your own soap. Participants will receive a soap-making kit with all the materials needed.

Learn to make layered soap and shea butter in Virtual Layered Soap Making. Participants will receive a melt and pour soap making kit that includes all the soap, dye, scent, and accessories to create DIY custom soaps. You can even incorporate household items to make your soap truly one of a kind. You’ll need a microwave for this class. 

If you don’t see the makeup class you’re looking for, don’t worry – Coursehorse will plan a course just for your group. Click on the Contact Us button and let Coursehorse know how they can help you. Booking with Coursehorse is simple - just estimate the number in your group, pay the minimum deposit, and schedule your class date. You can finalize the number of class participants up to a week before your event. There are no booking fees, and you’ll receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your reservation. 

CourseHorse recommends using the Zoom platform for your class, but they can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. Many courses can even come to your office or home space if you’d like.

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