IGNITE your passion

Ignite Your Passion

Professional makeup academy for aspiring artists.

We are passionate about a lot of things, fashion, creativity, self-empowerment, skill and talent. But above all we are passionate about providing the techniques, ability and confidence to make your career dreams come true. Gain all the necessary tools you need to start your inspiring and fulfilling career as a professional makeup artist today. Our online courses are designed to educate, support and challenge you to become the best artist you can be. Backed by years of experience, Artists Within instructors understand exactly what students need to know to be successful in this exhilarating industry.

Artists Within offers two professional online courses. Makeup 101 teaches you the basics and shows you what to expect when working as a professional makeup artist. You’ll master makeup application and product knowledge, allowing you to work confidently in areas such as cosmetic retailing, bridal and client makeovers. Our Master Makeup program covers the essentials learned in Makeup 101 while thoroughly preparing you to work in exciting areas such as photo shoots, television, music videos, and runway shows.

Artists Within online courses are perfect for you if yoU:

  • Dream of becoming a professional makeup artist
  • Are looking to be instructed and supported by highly qualified, skilled artists
  • Want your vocation to be backed by a highly accredited and licensed academy
  • Are already working as a makeup artist but want to improve skills, training and experience
  • Aren’t sure you want to be a professional artist but would love to learn more about perfecting technique, application and product
  • Prefer to learn in the comfort of your own home
  • Enjoy convenient and flexible learning environments
  • Live outside of Calgary or travel often
  • Prefer to learn and work at your own pace
  • Live in Calgary but work full time or have a family to raise
Ignite Your Passion

how it works

Tara Anand, owner and director of Artists Within shows you how to take your passion and turn it into valuable skill, confidence and expertise.
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Using a clear step-by-step format, Tara ensures that you’ve mastered each and every skill before moving onto the next module. Because it’s all online, you can watch the tutorial video as many times as you’d like, allowing you to learn at your own pace as you perfect your technique. In addition to the video tutorials, your online code enables fast, convenient downloads of your personal workbooks and assignments. Take your time or speed through the course, either way you have a full 12 months to complete the program.

Course Structure

  1. Read about the module and encompassing assignments.
  2. Watch the online tutorials as many times you like.
  3. Practice and perfect techniques.
  4. Download, fill out and hand in the online theory assignments.
  5. Tara will then personally mark each practical and theory assignment, giving you constructive feedback.
  6. At the end of each module you take a quiz before moving on to the next one.
  7. At the end of the four modules, you’ll take your final theory and practical exams.
  8. After completing your course begin your fulfilling and exciting career as a professional makeup artist!

meet the

Tara Anand is the founder and director of the Artists Within Academy. With 27 years of experience in the fashion and cosmetic industry behind her, she is exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable about makeup artistry. Tara began her career in Europe working for major shoots, magazines and runway shows. Her work has appeared in popular publications such as Marie Claire, Allure, Flare, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Avenue, Instyle Weddings and Fashion Magazine as well as working on numerous social media influencers & celebrities, fashion shows, commercials, and fashion television segments. In addition to her fashion work a huge highlight of Tara’s career was working as a national artist for Laura Mercier cosmetics, giving her vast insight into the running and training of a prestigious cosmetics brand.


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what our
students say

Dear Artists Within Team, you are so awesome! You did a great job with your academy. I really did not expect from an online course something extraordinary but it really was. Thank you so much!Anna - Argentina

After I achieved my Makeup 101 Basics Certificate, I was excited to come back and take the Master Makeup Course to continue to learn more advanced makeup techniques, and learn more about the industry. I loved how much this course covered, it's very thorough. I feel confident and prepared with the knowledge I obtained from this course. Kaitlyn - Ontario, Canada

I liked the convenience of working on my free time while being able to continue working at my job. Having the flexibility to work on it on my own time and place. The videos were very straight forward and easy to follow. It was a great program and I’m glad I decided to take the course! I learned a lot so thank you very much! Nadine - Canmore, Canada