• Welcoming A New Instructor!

    • April 6, 2021
    • Author | Celena Rubin
    Savannah Somerville

    We are excited to welcome Savannah Somerville into our roster of specialty instructors. Savannah completed The Art of Makeup School’s Multimedia Master Makeup Artist Program and hit the ground running! She not only received top notch Hollywood industry education during her program, but continued to come back for future programs, taking advantage of our variety of out of state industry experts that were flown in each session.  Her Character & Special FX portion of the Multimedia Master Program was taught by Star Trek Emmy Award winner Thomas Surprenant.  Thomas has been doing special fx makeup for over 30 years, working on popular films such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and X Men: The Last Stand. Savannah then assisted Thomas for another full session.

    Savannah wanted to learn more!  She assisted our Aging class with two time Star Trek Emmy Award winner, Michael Key. Michael is also the creator of IMATS and Makeup Artist Magazine. She then audited a class with Todd Debreceni, author of the famed industry book on mastering making prosthetics, Special Makeup Effects. After that she assisted another CSFX program with Michael Peterson (Hannibal, Van Helsing, Pirates of the Carribean), and 2 more CSFX sessions with Rachael Wagner of the internationally popular TV show, Face Off.

    Besides her education at The Art of Makeup, Savannah has assisted local artists, keyed short and feature films, commercials among other things.  I think we can safely say she is now more than qualified to join our select family of working hair and makeup artists who instruct at The Art of Makeup School.  She will be focusing her instruction on film production and special effects makeup.  You can see her resume here.

    As always, we are so excited to have Savannah back at our school, only this time to teach!