Our makeup school began with a vision: to raise the standard in the makeup industry
Our vision is coming true class after class
Along with Tara Cowles, the Artists Within team includes professional artists that specialize in hair, fashion, special fx, and makeup. All our instructors stay actively working in the industry to ensure our students receive the most current training.
FOUNDER, CEO & DIRECTOR
Tara spends her day keeping our Motley Crew happy and sane. She is Artists Within’s own femme fatale. With her sky high heels and her subtle charm, she has the innate ability to direct “the show” to go off without a hitch.
With 30 years of fashion acumen behind her, Tara has now focused her creative abilities towards education and achieving the highest standards in the makeup profession. She’s passionate about nurturing and fostering students with the skills & business tools to become successful in this industry, to ensure our students are ready for the competitive & fast-pace world of makeup artistry.
Tara also develops our own makeup line AW03 Maquillage. The line was designed with a makeup artist in mind, with all products being pigmented, blend-able and long wearing. Tara also spends many hours promoting the school with the media to create awareness locally and throughout Western Canada. She is the education mastermind behind all our programs and now leads our brand new Virtual Makeup Diploma.