Posted by Janet on February 20, 2009
I was very excited this week having found out about the IMATS, the “International Make-up Artist Trade Show.” As many readers already know, I was learning how to make facial prostheses as part of my graduate study at UIC. In the past few months I have been making prostheses for patients at the UIC Craniofacial Center (under the supervision of my instructor, of course), but always wanted to do something that involves more creativity. The IMATS, one of the largest gatherings of make-up artists around the world, features all kinds of make-up techniques, including special effects prosthetic make-up. I just read on the exhibitor list that factor II, a supplier of prosthetic materials, will have a booth at the show 😀
The show includes student competitions, a special museum exhibit, speakers, workshops, and more. It takes place this June 20 and 21 at the Pasadena Convention Center at 300 E. Green St. in Pasadena, California. If all things work out, I will be flying out to attend. Tickets may be purchased online here at the advanced prices until May 17.
Click here to watch exhibit videos.