We create skilled makeup artists who raise the standards of the industry.
Our vision is coming true class after class.

Next start date May 1st - Limited Availability



Founder and director of the academy, Tara Anand Cowles, who has 30 years of experience working for major shoots, magazines and runway shows based in Europe is the vision behind Artists Within.

At Artists Within Makeup Academy we teach you what you really need to know to be the best, what others don’t.

Pro Makeup Kit available



We have been producing successful makeup artists for 15 years. We have a formula that works.

Our academy is licensed and accredited giving you peace of mind that your training is thorough and your diploma is of value.

Online Academy available WORLD WIDE

International Recognition


We are the only makeup academy in Canada to offer the ITEC makeup artistry certification which is recognized in 36 countries world wide.  ITEC is the recognized leader in international make-up artistry and a significant advantage for our graduates.

To date, our students have achieved 100% success, something we are very proud of.

Student Testimonies

"Taking the course has changed my life. The instruction was better than I could have ever imagined. Taking makeup artistry is something I have always wanted to do, but until Artists Within it was only a dream." - Zoe, Full Time Makeup Diploma

"The instruction is at the highest level, the class size was small enough that we received extensive personal attention, and the course work and practical experience provided fast tracked my abilities as a make up artist exponentially. To top it off, I secured a job with one of the best makeup brands at Canada's top luxury department store a week after graduating. My credentials as an makeup artist trained through Artists Within is why I secured employment so quickly and successfully." - Kirsten, Full Time Makeup Diploma

"When I started I was terrified that I wouldn't be good at makeup or hair and it seemed like a lot to take in as I had no experience. The instructors were so patient with all of us and the many demo's and hours of hands on really left me feeling confident that I can tackle anything now that I am finished. Thanks so much Artists Within, the staff were so amazing, it feels like leaving home!" - Kimberly, Full Time Makeup Diploma & Hair Design

"I loved that our instructor was also an artist working in the industry. The real life stories were both inspiring and eyeopening giving me things to work hard for and also things to live up to and not take for granted." - Natasha, Fashion Styling Diploma

Makeup Diploma Program

Fully accredited Full and Part time programs available. Sessions start every 8 weeks. Sign up now, make your dream career a reality!

Next Sessions: Full Time May 1st, 2019 . Part Time April 29th, 2019

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Online Makeup Academy

Our makeup programs are available online world wide. Study from home at your own pace, create your own schedule, start your dream career today!

As easy as 1, 2, 3.



Pro Makeup Kit

AW03 has put together this amazing makeup kit at a discounted rate with all you need to get started as a professional makeup artist. Perfect for active makeup artists or those hoping to get started! 

Hair Session Styling Diploma

Designed for makeup artists or hair stylists wanting to break into the editorial world. No cutting or coloring, just fabulous creativity!

Next Session Starting March 4th, 2019

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AW03 m a q u i l l a g e

AW03 m a q u i l l a g e was originally created in New York for Artists Within Makeup Academy which was available exclusively to the Academy. Over the years the line has grown and started a life of it's own in many different retail locations. We carry a wide range of colors and products to suit everyone's needs. Professional artists and clients alike are celebrating the line.

Makeup Basics Workshop

Do you have a drawer of products you have no idea what to do with? What colours work for you? How do you create a great everyday look? How do you apply so it lasts all day? What should you be doing with your brow shape and how the heck do you do all this in 5 minutes every morning?!

Come and join Director of the academy Tara Cowles as she answers all these questions and more in her interactive makeup demo.

SATURDAY . MARCH 30TH . Noon - 2pm . $75


Learn from the best - become the best

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