Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
“For my entire life I felt that humans are boring looking,” laughs Pepper Gallegos. “I always liked sci-fi growing up and thought people should have ridges, horns and tails like the aliens on Star Trek."
Whether in the classroom, behind the camera at a fashion shoot, or touching up the face of an A-lister as she’s about to step out onto live TV, the instantly-recognizable celebrity Makeup Artist and Blanche Macdonald Faculty member can produce a pithy mantra for his students to remember for each and every industry situation.
Fresh faced and humbly confident, Andrea offers a huge smile from her red-slicked lips immediately upon meeting me. Her rolled ‘r’s and charming Spanish accent make every word so melodious, it’s hard not to be hypnotized once she begins speaking of her native Guadalajara, Mexico and her passion for her artistry.
From a Vancouver basement to the sets and FX shops behind global hits like The X-Files, Millennium, Stargate, Supernatural, Fringe, Once Upon A Time, Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies, iZombie, Lone Gunman, Harsh Realm and countless others, Special FX Makeup superstar Rachel Griffin has proved that passion and practice can turn a fan into an industry insider.
If you find yourself in one of Vanessa Giles’ classes on Canada's best Makeup Artist Course, pay attention to every word. You never know when you’re going to be treated to a magical story from the daily adventure that is the TV and film industry.
At University in her home country of the Czech Republic, Eva earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree studying the question “What is Beauty?” analyzing the theories of critics, philosophers and art historians who, like Eva, were searching for the answer.
Students lucky enough to be attending Leah Ehman's classes at one of Canada's very best Makeup Schools soon realize that they’re being treated to more than expert training from a Gemini Award-winning artist.