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Schedule for 2014 and 2015


Please email us for more info and private viewing of

the studio...makeupbyss@gmail.com


All new classes for 2015 to be released the first

week of December 2014

Gore Class

Come join award winning make-up artist Shary Scully and Fairfield counties premiere make-up studio to learn the latest techniques and marketing in the make-up industry!!! Now in the convienience of Shelton Connecticut. 

Are you an aspiring make up artist? Are you looking to express yourself creatively in the beauty industry? I offer one on one training for basic make up techniques theory and tools needed to get started. All you need is your creativity from there.

I have been training other artist for over 17 years. When I started working for Christian Dior in NYC it quickly became apparent that this was a rewarding part of my career working with others and teaching the newest collections and theories in the industry. To this day I always put myself in situations where I can work with other artist with all ranges of experience. Each artist has his or her own way of creating through their own art perception and technique. Once you know the basics the sky is the limit to build from there. I have over 24 year experience that I would love to share with you.

101- Introduction to Makeup Artistry - MAKE-UP CLASS

Current Schedule~

September 9, 2014  (10 consecutive weeks)

January 26th, 2015 (10 Consecutive Weeks) NEW DATE


Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Now taking registrations for classes fill up fast! Deposit required to hold your reservation.

A Touch of Color Make-up Studio llc.                                                                 
194 Leavenworth Rd. Suite I 2nd Floor                                             
Rt 110 White Hills Shopping Center
Shelton Ct.

Pre Requisites: None

Make-up is supplied at class. No kit necessary.
Deposit: $250.00 non refundable
Workshop fee: $995.00 - Payment Plans Available

  • Facial Anatomy
  • Feature Correction Color Theory
  • Color Blending
  • Makeup Theory History
  • Hygiene Sanitization
  • Building Your Makeup Kit
  • Product Knowledge
  • Skin Preparation
  • Customizing Foundations
  • Hi-Lighting Contouring and Bronzing
  • Faux Lash Application

This is where it all begins~

Learn all aspects of the art, theory, and application of make-up, and acquire the tools and techniques to practice makeup artistry with ease. We will help you to evaluate, prepare, and choose the proper products for all skin tones, for every occasion. This course includes theory, demonstrations, and hand-on training to prepare you for a glamorous career as a professional makeup artist.

Make-up classes are kept very small, a maximum of 7 people, and lasting for two hours, so there's plenty of personal attention and chance to practice the techniques in easy step-by-step lessons. You may also be guided as to what products are essential and needed for your make up kit. A certificate will be issued upon completion of course.

Instructor~ Shary




101-Introduction to Makeup Artistry - MAKE-UP CLASS - ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION

This class encompasses everything from the 10 week workshop in a time frame and dates of your choice. Models are required by the student for classes 3 thru 8.  

Schedule made upon request.....preregistration is required with as much notice as possible. You will get the one on one personalized attention to focus in on any trouble spots or challenges to be able to perfect out in the field.

Tuition: $1500.00


Instructor~ Shary


You asked for it~ Here it is!!!

102 ~ BEHIND THE BRUSH~ Make-up for the intermediate artist or professional

You mastered the basics ~ Now take yourself to a new level! Runway, editorial and transformation make-up.

Learn how to master~

Graphic Eyelining

Contour and Highlighting

Eye Shaping

Eyebrow Shaping

Lip Sculpting

Feaux Lash Building

Flawless Finish Clean Make-up Techniques

Ombre Technique

New Eyeshadow Trends


Who to, Why to and should you or should you not? This is the class for the answers!!

Prerequisite~ Basic Make-up 101 and Airbrush Basics through A Touch of Color Make-up Studio

Bring your make-up cases!

10 consecutive weeks

Tuition: $995 payment payment plans available $200 non-refundable deposit required

Class will be held beginning January 27, 2015 for 9 consecutive weeks

January 27th Tuesday Evenings



If you are looking for a fun filled class and always wanted to venture into the exciting world of special effects this one is for you!! You will learn how to create cuts, the look of old age, dirt, sweat and a scalped head.....maybe a little surprise will be added too!

Classes start Monday AUGUST 18, 2014 from 5:30 to 8pm (6 weeks 6 mondays)   SOLD OUT!

Tuition $595 which includes kit

Instructor~ Sonja Basia


Character Make-up





In this workshop, Sonja Basia will demonstrate how using products in a makeup application can expand your creativity to another level! Sonja will share her tips and tricks that she always has up her creative sleeve. Using materials that you would never think to use to create a 3 dimensional work of art!  You will learn how to morph a blank canvas to a beautiful, unique and truly original makeup art concept.   In this workshop we will cover looks from Snowy Ice Queens, Cracked Porcelain Dolls to Worldly Creatures and more. Sonja will share some easy to follow design techniques that will break you out of any creative rut, even if you’ve never done character makeup before. In the hands on portion of this workshop, you will work with the Sonja to apply the concepts above to your own work. You will have time in class to practice these techniques on a model (bring your own or one will be appointed to you for practice).

Bring your makeup kits and the extra materials will be provided for you!


Class runs January 27, 2014 for 4 consecutive weeks

Tuition is $275 per student

 Location ~ A Touch of Color Make-up Studio

                     194 Leavenworth Rd.

                     Shelton, Ct. 06484

                     2nd floor next to Huntington Rental Center

Preregistration required by  Jan 20th paid in full

Prerequisite~ A basic make-up kit and your creativity!



How to Create a Proper Business Contract


Take the guess work out of how to protect yourself while freelancing for weddings or events by building a proper contract.

Learn how to outline your policies and procedures, payment schedules and important info needed for a successful and smooth event.

You will have a finished contract by the end of this workshop. A must see for todays freelance artists!

 Preregistration required by September 5th

Workshop  will be held on September 12th Friday night from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Registration fee is $75 per person



Airbrush Make-up for Intro Training (Beginners)

A complete introductory course to applying airbrush make-up and mastering the use of the tools as well as troubleshooting. This class will teach you the fundementals of airbrush make-up, product knowledge and application technique. You will learn how to properly match foundation color as well as apply blush, high lighting and eyebrows. To attend you will need to bring a compressor and airbrush gun as a requirement. If you are looking to purchase an airbrush and compressor we can help you with that as well.

Next Class... November 30, 2014   NEWLY ADDED!!

                          January 11, 2015

                          March 29, 2015


Time: 10am to 4pm (one hour lunch from 12 to 12:45)

A Touch of Color Make-up Studio llc.
194 Leavenworth Rd. Suite I 2nd Floor
Rt 110 White Hills Shopping Center
Shelton Ct.

Pre Requisites: must purchase airbrush gun and compressor.....call for brochure of airbrush packages available
Deposit: $150.00 non refundable deposit
Tuition: $500.00

Instructor~ Shary



Eyelash Extensions Training and Certification

The eyelash extensions training is an intense seven hour course that will educate you on all the important aspects of applying eyelash extensions properly. This is going to be an extremely "Hands ON" training.

Don’t try and reinvent the wheel by “Trial and Error.” Our training gives you everything that you need to satisfy your clients from day one. Working with the eye area is very delicate and you should have proper training in application of any product to the eye area.

The beginning part of this class will focus on theory, product knowledge, procedure and technique, frequently asked questions, how to market yourself and who to market to, client safety and sanitation, Consent form, adhesive and chemicals you will be working with. The rest of the day will be focused on procedure, mock client evaluation and lots and lots of practice. You will be supervised as you apply your extensions and critiqued and evaluated by your technique.

You will learn everything you will need to apply lashes correctly and will recieve a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar.

One on One upon request

Time: 10am to 4pm (one hour lunch from 12 to 1)

A Touch of Color Make-up Studio llc.
194 Leavenworth Rd. Suite I 2nd Floor
Rt 110 White Hills Shopping Center
Shelton Ct.

Pre Requisites: must purchase starter kit for class $450 (which will allow you to do over 50 sets of lashes)
Deposit: $150.00 non refundable deposit
Tuition: $500.00
This course is a one on one course and can be scheduled at anytime with a non refundable deposit.


All About Eyes!!

Learn all you need to know about the eye area specifically…the eyes are the first feature people see when they see you…and the windows to your soul.

You will learn:

  • Eyebrow sculpting…the secrets to creating a perfect eyebrow shape and waxing techniques
  • How to Eyelash and Eyebrow Tint
  • What colors are best for each eye color and how to get eye make-up to stay all day
  • Specific techniques for different eye shapes and age groups and ethnicity
  • Step by step instruction on how to contour, elongate or create an illusion
  • Skin care techniques for daily use.
  • How to create the infamous Smokey Eye
  • Application of false lashes band and individuals

March 10, 2014
$250...4 models needed


Bridal Bliss Make-up Business

Clearly the most sought after class aside from basic make-up 101......FUN FUN FUN!!!!

This one day seminar is packed full of everything you will need to know to build your bridal business. Whether you are a beginner or a professional looking to venture into the wonderful world of happily ever after this class is for you! We cover marketing as an airbrush make-up artist and go over different looks achieved for the bride by using airbrush make-up and traditional make-up skills.

Shary Scully Award Winning Bridal Make-up artist will guide you from the time the bride calls you to the time she’s says I DO! As one of the biggest days of a girls life we want to make sure we are always on top of all details needed and to ensure a less stressful experience for the bride and you the artist.


Date~ March 15, 2015
Workshop and Seminar Fee $300...3 models needed 9 to 5pm

PREREQUISITE ~ Make-up 101 or a very good understanding of basic make-up as well as airbrushing


How to Start and Market Your Make-up Business

This 3 hour seminar will venture into the different possibilities there are in the big world of make-up artistry! If you have always dreamed of owning your own business and become a make-up artist this class is for you. Learn how to set up your business to marketing and networking tips. You won’t want to miss this informative seminar before you started!

DATE: March 25,2015
Fee: $250