CMU College Summer Makeup Camps answered our questions
Who are you as an organization?
Learn about the world of pro makeup artistry in Film, Television & Fashion! CMU College (est. 1987) offers two one-week summer camps - 1) BEAUTY MAKEUP: learn smokey eye, perfect eyeliner and (red) lip, celebrity makeup looks and high trend makeup. 2) SUMMER SPFX MAKEUP: create bruises and abrasions, lacerations, incisions & scars, 1st-3rd degree burns and Zombies.
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What do you do differently or uniquely well?
"At CMU, we will have industry professionals guiding you through the program. Teaching you step-by-step on how to create the perfect Fashion look, to the TV ready cuts, bruises, lacerations, and so much more! Being Canada's Top Makeup School, you will be immersed in the creativity and be around passionate artists in their field. Inspiration is all around wherever you look. "
Who are your staff and counsellors?
"Our Summer Camp instructors are also our CMU College instructors. The instructors we have are some of the best in the industry of Film & Television and Editorial -teaching the campers the techniques when it comes to making some movie magic! Our instructors give the campers lots of creative freedom, so they can make some amazing creations and make lasting memories. "
What do families need to know about registration?
"To register for CMU College Summer Makeup Camps, please call 416-968-6739 x 47 or email [email protected]
The Our Kids review of CMU College Summer Makeup Camps
The best camps are those that allow kids to engage with their interests along with peers who share them, and that’s something the CMU camps offer in abundance. The sessions attract young people who have a passion for fashion, media, and communication, allowing them to exercise that passion with others in a professional setting. For many campers it’s a means of building skills, servicing talents, and allowing them to begin imagining how they might be further developed. For others it’s a chance to experience something different, which to some extent is what the summer months are really all about.
I want to send a huge thank you to the school for having such supportive instructors, and for all of their knowledge and advice to help us succeed in the industry. It is because of everything they taught, beyond just school, but more importantly how to make connections and being professional on set, that really got me through the competition.
Nicole Lupis� ...Show More
MEAGHAN BELL-GREGORY, TORONTO , Alum
I gained the contacts that have been the building blocks for my career achievements
“Looking back at my experience at CMU, the greatest thing I achieved was gaining the contacts that have been the building blocks for many of my career achievements thus far! The instructors, administrators, and staff all showed me such loyal support both during my study of the Comprehensive program and after graduation. Their support helped me to prepare for the real world and face the challenges I encountered. At CMU, you learn from real working artists belonging to all facets of the makeup industry, and the excitement I felt buzzing around the school gave me true inspiration.”
ALEXANDER SILBERBERG, CHILE, Alum
The Best Academic Experience
"The complete program is by far the best academic experience I’ve ever had. The instructors are all so willing to help and guide students even after having graduated. Everything we were taught is invaluable now in the professional world.” ...Show More
MIA, CAMPER, Alum
Summer Camp at CMU
"Thinking about CMU College Summer Camp right about now. I had so much fun last year, and I made connections with humans I never thought I could ever make. In that room the energy was positive and everyone was so hungry to grow and learn new tricks and techniques about makeup. I made friends that I still communicate with to this day and it was hands down one of the best experiences of my entire life and I cant wait to go again one day and learn even more!"
-MIA, Beauty Summer Makeup Cam ...Show More
More details about accommodations: CMU does not offer accommodations for our summer camp. Campers who are dropped off prior to 9:30 a.m. or picked up after 3:00 p.m. may wait in the foyer (front lobby) of the school or in the courtyard outside the front door. The summer camp Instructor will meet Campers each day in the foyer at 9:30 a.m. CMU does not provide sign in/sign out or supervision outside the summer camp hours (9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
More details about property: CMU College of Makeup Art & Design is housed within Toronto’s famed Old Fire Hall. Built in 1898, this historic building has served as a fire station, comedy venue for The Second City, and residence of Gilda’s Club. CMU purchased the building in 2011 and was excited to restore this important city site before moving in January 2012 from our prior location in northern Toronto. This move allowed CMU to develop larger, new state-of-the-art classrooms and new features including our expansive prosthetics lab.
CMU is located near one of Toronto’s main intersections, Queen and Church Street. We are a short walk from the Queen subway station. Surrounding the school are dozens of restaurants, libraries and museums. Several bus routes and streetcars stop near the school.
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At CMU COLLEGE OF MAKEUP ART & DESIGN, we’re proud of our 30+year history in makeup artistry for film, television, theatre, and fashion. And we’re very excited to offer students aged 14-18 a choice of two summer 2017 camps:
1. FASHION MAKEUP SUMMER CAMPS: Learn celebrity makeup looks, high trend makeup & the world of pro makeup artistry.
2.SPFX - SPECIAL EFFECTS FOR FILM AND TV MAKEUP SUMMER CAMP: Learn about the world of pro makeup artistry as used in film, television and video games.
Each camp is Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CMU’s unique learning environment is intimate, engaging and hands-on. Our teachers have professional industry experience and technical knowledge that is second to none. We’ve got state-of- the-art classrooms, studios and labs, located in downtown Toronto’s historic Old Fire Hall and an adjacent satellite campus.
Come to CMU and we’ll unleash your creativity, develop your skills and expose you to cutting edge techniques. I invite you to join us to innovate, imagine, and discover. Please visit our website at cmucollege.com or call us at 416-968-6739 ext 47 for more information.
Excerpt: Camps at CMU College voted top 6 most unique summer camps by Breakfast Television!
For many teens it can be difficult to find where they fit in with their peers, especially if they don’t share the same interests and hobbies. For teens that have a passion for beauty and/or special effects makeup, the Summer Camps at CMU College of Makeup Art & Design are the perfect environment to develop new makeup skills, pursue their passions and meet people with similar interests. CMU offers two camps, one focusing on Beauty and Fashion Makeup and the other on Special Effects Makeup. Beauty and Fashion makeup - teaches campers how to recreate stunning makeup looks seen in magazine editorials, on major fashion show runways, as well as basic everyday makeup they can use on themselves. The second camp is perfect for teens that are interested in Special Effects Makeup and want to learn how to recreate looks from movies such as Stranger Things, Hannibal, The Conjuring 2 and Suicide Squad. These SPFX campers will learn and practice creating realistic bruises, burns, scrapes, zombie makeup and more.
The camps at CMU are extremely collaborative, allowing participants plenty of opportunities to interact and discuss their passion and interest in makeup. The campers will also receive one-on-one help from their instructor to ensure that everyone in the group is getting the instruction they need to learn, practice and develop these new creative techniques and skills.
Learning alongside other campers in their teens gives participants a wonderful and relaxed environment to interact and build a base for developing new friendships. CMU Campers all have an interest in makeup, making it easy for them to share and have something in common to talk about which helps to build these new relationships. This is so beneficial for the students because they will meet new people through their shared interests, making for easy conversation topics that they feel comfortable with, all in a space that nurtures their creativity and individualism.
Discovering an artistic talent or passion is a great way to help build up self-esteem in these young teenagers. Learning and practicing new makeup artistry skills also provides campers with a sense of accomplishment and increased confidence.
Whether students walk away from camp having found a new passion, a new friendship or a newfound confidence, CMU’s makeup camps are the perfect summer activity!
CMU instructor David Scott, along with grads Tabitha Burtch, Alexandra Smith, Emily Skoggard and Johann Trebake, lent their fantastic prosthetic and makeup artistry skills to the set of Sundance 2016 film Antibirth. The makeup crew had the pleasure of working alongside such names as Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny. To learn more, take a look at Antibirth’s IMDB and Hollywood Reporter review.
Congratulations to CMU Makeup Camp instructor and Makeup Artist, Meaghan Bell Gregory, for winning a 2016 Contessa Award. Meaghan, along with Hairstylist Marilyn Cirello-Vendittelli, received the award for Session Stylist and Fan Favourite. http://www.cmucollege.com/cmu-in-the-media/cmu-instructor-receives-2016-contessa-award/
What types of programs does CMU College Summer Makeup Camps offer? CMU College Summer Makeup Camps runs: day camps. Programming specializes in: Makeup Artistry, Mixed Media, Arts (multi). Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.
What age does CMU College Summer Makeup Camps start? CMU College Summer Makeup Camps has programs for children aged 13 to 18.
How much does is cost to attend CMU College Summer Makeup Camps? Fees to attend CMU College Summer Makeup Camps range from $499 to $900/week.
Does CMU College Summer Makeup Camps offer support for children with special needs? CMU College Summer Makeup Camps does not offer support for children with special needs.
Does CMU College Summer Makeup Camps offer busing? No, CMU College Summer Makeup Camps does not offer transportation.
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