Colour Box Announces Summer Makeup Workshops in Chicago

Award-winning film/HD/editorial makeup artist Kerry Herta will teach 12 current and aspiring makeup artists the latest techniques used in the entertainment and beauty industries this summer in Chicago.
Kerry Herta gives hands-on instruction
Kerry Herta gives hands-on instruction
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April 8, 2011 - PRLog -- CHICAGO–Colour Box Makeup Studios founder and award-winning makeup artist Kerry Herta will teach aspiring makeup artists the latest techniques used in the entertainment and beauty industries this summer in Chicago.

Following a number of successful classes in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and Iowa City over the last two years, Herta’s workshops – the five-day Makeup Artist Boot Camp and one-day Airbrush Seminar – come to Chicago July 7-12. The exclusive workshops are limited to 12 aspiring artists, all of whom will be trained by Herta and complete assignments using live models and industry-leading products and equipment.

“The Makeup Boot Camp provides both education and real-world experience," Herta said. "Artists, broaden their skills in a nurturing classroom environment and practice these skills by completing real-world projects in a fast-paced studio environment. Two graduates of our most recent Boot Camp actually booked production jobs within days of graduation.”

Herta is the creative force behind many of the entertainment, beauty and fashion industries’ most memorable faces and highly-regarded projects. Her success as a department head for projects in every genre – film, HD television, editorial, beauty, fashion, bridal – make her one of the industry’s true creative leaders. A longtime mentor of up-and-coming artists, Herta educates part-time while continuing to work on her industry’s most recognizable projects. She has carefully designed Makeup Boot Camp and the Airbrush Seminar to provide both real-world training and hands-on experience she seeks when selecting a professional makeup department.

During Boot Camp, each student will learn and apply the latest techniques through daily projects – many of which mirror projects Herta has undertaken during her career – using live models and industry-leading products from Koh Gen Do, FACE Stockholm, Crown Brushes and Autonomous FX. Boot Camp also addresses the industry’s business and occupational realities, such as ethics, agents and labor unions. The one-day Airbrush Seminar teaches the latest techniques using live models and airbrush equipment from Temptu.

Upon completion of these workshops, artists are eligible for advanced level workshops and other ongoing support and assistance as they begin their careers. They also receive a wide variety of products from Koh Gen Do and FACE Stockholm and qualify for numerous professional artist discount programs.

Artists also come away with the experience they need to begin working on film and television projects. Some former students have joined Herta’s own makeup departments. Others have booked production jobs within days of completing the workshop.

Herta welcomes the opportunity to speak with interested artists about their careers and whether the workshop is right for them. For more information, visit or To enroll or speak to Herta, contact or (310) 360-3992.

About Kerry Herta
For 20 years, Kerry Herta has perfected her award-winning makeup technique and adapted it to the most current styles and production technology. The creative force behind some of the industry’s most recognizable projects, she’s regarded for her mastery of HD makeup.

In 2010, Kerry took a break from her mix of film, television and editorial work to oversee a single project: All My Children’s transition to the HD format. By applying her one-of-a-kind technique, she revamped the legendary looks of a well-known cast and, in the process, set a new standard for makeup on daytime television. After 100 episodes, Kerry returned to the mix of film, television, beauty and editorial work that’s made her one of the industry’s most versatile artists.

Her makeup designs made the promotional campaigns for FX’s Nip/Tuck and Rescue Me some of the most-talked about campaigns ever. She oversaw both the makeup and hair departments for The Alphabet Killer (2008). Her work also appears in the feature films Expired (2008), Aces ‘n Eights (2008) and The Gods of Circumstance (2009).

After years of mentoring young artists – many of them poorly trained at high-price makeup schools – Kerry created Colour Box Makeup Studios on the founding principle that working professionals with proven experience are best suited to teach future makeup artists.
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