Artists at Play is Perth’s most prestigious Makeup Academy offering its students current and on-trend knowledge within the makeup and fashion industry. Founded in 2005 by internationally renowned makeup artist Carol Mackie, each of the full range of specialised courses have been carefully developed. This was born from a desire to change the face of education in Makeup Artistry, through inspirational learning environments and industry connections.

Our mission is to deliver a sophisticated makeup artistry program, that focuses on teaching contemporary trend and traditional techniques as well as conceptual application of makeup design, effective and dynamic communication skills and professional work standards.

With approach, all lecturers at Artists at Play Makeup Academy have collectively over 80 years of industry experience and are employed based on what they can offer.

The academy offers a variety of courses for Beginners through to Advanced Editorial workshops and Masterclasses. Artists at Play caters for all students at any level providing a professional and open learning environment along their inspirational journey to success.


Artists at Play lecturers, trainers, and industry-aligned makeup experts are the core of our organisation. They impart valuable, real-world knowledge and exposure to the industry to every student. Their experience and industry networks provides students with access to invaluable contacts and opportunities.

Artists at Play aligns with acclaimed and reputable industry organisations and Individuals such as Perth Fashion Festival, Audi, Vogue, Local and international designers, makeup artists and photographers.


Our training facilities has been purposefully designed to provide students with a professional and safe educational environment. Artists at Play provide the highest level of professional makeup and materials so that students graduate confident and ready to start their career.


We understand that not everyone’s schedule caters to full-time study. Artists at Play offer study options to suit your lifestyle. Full Time, Part Time, Short Courses, Workshops or even Masterclasses; whatever your needs, we have a solution for you.