Our tutors are dedicated to your success. You’ll be learning from the best in the industry! You’ll upload your assignments electronically to our Online Student Center including photos of your makeup applications. Your tutor will review your work and will send you an audio file with advice on what you are doing well and where you can improve. You’ll form a close relationship as you work together.
Nathan Johnson, Executive Makeup Artist
Nathan Johnson is a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years of industry experience. Nathan has worked on over 300 famous faces including Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Paul McCartney, and more. More than anything he loves to bring out the beauty and confidence of the everyday woman.
Nathan’s work has been featured in Glamour, Elle, Genre, Harper’s Bazaar, Access Hollywood, Running with Heels, and more. He was a makeup artist on seasons four and five of Project Runway.
As the executive makeup artist for QC Makeup Academy, Nathan is responsible for ensuring that all the instructional materials are in line with best industry practices. He’s also featured in the instructional videos for all of QC’s makeup courses. You’ll love learning from his practical approach to makeup artistry.
Azzi Williams, Professional Makeup Artist
Azzi Williams is a Sydney-based makeup artist with over 10 years of experience. Her career has taken her to exciting cities around the world including London, Barcelona and Istanbul.
Prior to launching her own successful business, Williamspro Makeup, Azzi worked as an international model. She credits her sharp eye for detail to her many years of experience in the modelling industry.
She has transformed countless models, dancers and actors. Azzi has also worked with film, television and video production companies from Italy, France and the UK. Television credits include Network Ten (Australia), BBC and ITV (UK). Advertising credits include Skin Chemists (UK), Celebrity Hair (UK), Eurostar (Belgium) and Diesel (France). Celebrity clients include Rihanna’s backup dancers and Australian Entertainment reporter, Angela Bishop.
Azzi believes, “It’s not just about the end result, but the entire journey to capture you in your best light, enhance your best features, and create a look that evokes a unique you.”
Michele Mulkey, Special FX Expert
With 11 years of experience working as a special effects makeup artist and prop maker in New York City and Los Angeles, Michele Mulkey is the perfect tutor to introduce you to the world of special effects! She has worked for countless reputable special effects shops, such as Keith Vanderlaan’s Captive Audience, Unit 7, Crisis FX, Alterian, Inc., Film Illusions, and Global Effects. She also has a well-rounded repertoire of film, television, and theater work!
Throughout her career, Michele’s work has been featured in such feature films as The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick, Sin City, The Alamo, Seed of Chucky, Constantine, The Passion of the Christ, and more. She has also worked on known television programs like CSI Miami, Firefly, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Charmed. She even worked on the off-Broadway production of “Beast!” Through these experiences Michele has transformed the faces of celebrities such as Denzel Washington, Vin Diesel, Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, and Christopher Atkins, among many others. Michele’s expertise and friendly confidence is just what you’ll need to begin developing your skills in the world of special effects makeup artistry!
Pat Armstrong, Professional Makeup Artist
Since 1997, Pat Armstrong has been the owner and operator of Image Essentials Spa in downtown Ottawa, Canada. She is known for her ability to make every client feel beautiful, special, and confident through her expertise and kind heart.
Pat has studied makeup artistry and worked in cosmetics with major lines like Germaine Monteil, Lise Watier, Sheseido, and Lancaster. Her impressive client list includes Olympic medalist Elizabeth Manley, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She has worked the main stage for the National Women’s Show, and is currently teaching at Algonquin College in the aesthetics program.
Pat says, “I feel that everyone is beautiful and I am grateful that I can help people feel that way about themselves, too.”