Power Pro Weekend Course
Jumpstart Your Passion
Learn Pro Makeup… South Florida Style!
This month long Power Pro Weekend Experience is the ULTIMATE VIP PRO MAKEUP course that combines exclusive professional makeup artistry training with real industry experiences within the exciting, fast paced and luxurious world of the Miami/South Beach beauty & fashion industry.
AoG’s weekend program is a month long exclusive experience in South Florida. You’ll be immersed in artistry training taught by top celebrity makeup artists and Instagram sensations while working with real models and pro photographers. This program focuses not only on mastering your artistry skills but will build your exposure to the most in-demand techniques in our industry.
During the program, you’ll experience an on location photo shoot, work with top rated photographers and models, build your own portfolio base and be treated like the star you are!
In fact, this course will conclude with you being whisked off to a secret on location photo shoot for the ultimate adventure in beauty.
AoG’s exclusive Power Pro Weekend Experience. Designed for a new generation of makeup artists…
- Bridal & Wedding Industry
- Life Coaching and Personal Development
- Celebrity Artistry
Our Full Curriculum
Fundamentals of Makeup Artistry
Mastering the fundamentals of makeup artistry will become the foundation for building your success.
We believe that a great artist makes a great makeup artist. Mastering the art of beauty make-up is an essential skill for all make-up artists.
This course is designed to perfect your artistic skills while building your ability to apply attention to detail.
Fundamentals of Makeup Artistry becomes your solid foundation in mastering basic techniques of make-up application and is a key requirement for moving forward into AOG’s more advanced makeup courses.
FUNDAMENTALS OF MAKEUP ARTISTRY curriculum includes:
-Art appreciation: museum field trip
-Tools of the trade: proper use & sanitation
-Skin: structure, care and preparation
-Troubleshooting skin issues
-Correct analysis of facial architecture
-Contouring, shading and highlighting to correct or enhance facial shapes & features
-Principles of color theory & skin tonality
-Application techniques for all products
-Eye & lip shape correction
-Clean & flawless beauty
-False eyelash application
-Grooming (makeup) for men
-Diversity, women of color and mature skin
Latest Trends | Technologies | Technology
At AoG, we understand that knowledge is power and having the ability to stay on top of innovation is a game changer, especially in the world of beauty. The ability to master the latest trends, technique and technology will play a critical role in your future and ongoing success as a makeup artist.
That’s why Victoria Duke created this dynamic new program to add to the AoG core curriculum. This course is packed with “must haves” way beyond the norm. In fact, Victoria tapped a leading college professor of photography and graphic design to help address not only the latest in technology for today’s creative minded, but more importantly to get in front of what is up and coming so that AoG students are ahead of the curve competitively, and in more ways than one.
If you’ve ever wondered what are the secrets behind the best YouTube videos, lighting tricks of the trade and essential apps for now and into the future, this course undoubtedly will bring out your star potential and raise your game to A+ level.
AoG: Trends | Technique | Technology wraps up the latest in our artsy world of contouring, strobing, cut crease, glossy skin and no-makeup makeup and ties it all together with the precise “how-to” shoot the winning look yourself and/or publish on your own website or social media platform. Go ahead, be a trailblazer …. we’ll go ahead and bet you’ll take some of the awesome stuff you get out of this class and use it to create your own world of beauty!
Taught by the founder of AoG, celebrity makeup artist, Victoria Duke, this class is the ultimate in learning the insider master makeup artist techniques used on A-list celebrity clientele, current reigning beauty queens and elite super models.
Victoria has literally created a magic formula for bringing out the absolute best in beauty and she candidly shares her secrets with her AoG students in this interactive, provocative and engaging seminar.
In addition to teaching specific techniques and product placement, Victoria’s Celebrity Artistry course is filled with key information from a practical business side as well. Behind the scenes of red carpets, award shows, fashion week and top photo shoots, makeup artists must understand “the need for speed”, the absolute effects of lighting and the burden often created by high definition media.
It’s been said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. That said, the ultimate makeup artist instructor is Victoria Duke, herself. She is indeed a dynamic mix of entrepreneur, educator, life coach, and motivator extraordinaire; a perfect blend of beauty, brains, and betterment
Editorial & Print
At AoG, it’s no secret, we LOVE all things beauty. Creating beautiful images includes a carefully blended recipe of flawless makeup application, stunning models and top photographers as we set out to help each student build a world-class portfolio. That’s why we put great care in the curriculum for our course in Editorial and Print. During our Editorial and Print course and photo shoot, students learn advanced artistry technique and utilize fundamentals and professional airbrushing to generate editorial quality photos.
In addition, the Editorial and Print photo shoot session is a replica of a true on set experience.
The Editorial and Print course curriculum includes:
- Learning to increase your speed of makeup application
- How to recreate a consistent look for all models involved
- How to work well with and coordinate with hairstylists, fashion stylists and photographers
- How to get along with and build strong relationships with a production team
- How to read a lead artist’s face chart
Bridal Makeup & Guide To The Wedding Industry
According to Bloomberg.com the wedding industry is now at a staggering $51 billion. It is not only growing, it’s booming according to a new report published at American Express. Align these hard facts of market sizing with the also absolute trend of almost ALL brides now see having a makeup artist for her big day a “must have”, and we know there is a true viable business opportunity for those with passion, skill and know how in beauty.
This is very good news, (actually it is excellent news) for any of us in the entrepreneurial makeup artist business or for those aspiring to be there. If you’ve been wondering how to break in or maximize success in the bridal industry, this course is perfectly designed for you!
Taught by our top instructors who have already built success in the bridal industry, this course will empower you with knowledge and skills necessary to quickly build your share within a $50+ billion-dollar industry.
AoG’s Perfect Bridal Makeup. Technique, Trends & The Industry curriculum includes:
- Achieving flawless bridal skin
- Lighting. Indoor versus outdoor. Adjusting outdoors – makeup for morning, afternoon and evening
- Classic and custom designed bridal makeup artistry looks
- Application speed and quick change
- Building PR with industry contacts and general public
- Networking with other professionals
- Marketing Tactics To Build Your Bridal Business
- Assisting. Do’s and Don’ts
- Rates, Contracts, Invoicing and Payment
- Bridal photo shoot, guidance on bridal comp card creation and website
Life Coaching & Personal Development
The Life Course at AoG is unlike any other seminar in the industry and an absolute favorite of AoG students. This course focuses on expanding core life principles to help you in the world of makeup artistry and beyond: Focus. Clarity. Direction. Purpose. Resilience.
Simply put, this course will walk you through a process of creative expansion and assist you in creating the best version of your life.
The foundation of this unique class doesn’t rely on makeup brushes, the latest contouring techniques or even top business advice to help build upon your dream and vision of your own future. Rather, the Life Course at AoG is solidly built on the guided principle of AoG founder, Victoria Duke. Victoria’s mantra, “At AoG, we weave life coaching into everything we do. We help empower people to succeed not just as makeup artists, but in life!”
We believe that one of the secrets to unlocking your full potential and discovering what sets you ahead of the competition lies in knowing exactly what you want your life to look like and more importantly, knowing precisely how living the best version of the life you want feels. That’s why half way through our Power Pro Masters Program, we purposely take a time out and focus on you and your big picture. In The Life Course, the spotlight moves away from technique and business and shifts to you, your dream, your vision and supporting you in creating the future that you want.
During The Life Course you’ll discover The 6 Keys to setting your own internal GPS on course so that you’ll be aligned with what matters most to you. There’s an old adage that states, “You’ll see it when you believe it” and another one that declares “You experience what you create.” The Life Course takes you on a journey of self-discovery so that you can begin to see precisely what it is that you wish to create and experience.
Packed full of creative exercises and empowering magical surprises, the Life Course at AoG is perfectly designed for anyone who is setting off in a new direction, needing a strong dose of self-esteem and courage or wanting to know how to simply build beyond their current level of success.
Dream. Believe. Create. Succeed.
No experience needed. Limited space available!
- Next Session: November: 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, December 2 & 3