Eastwood addresses makeup grads

DOWNEY - Actress and makeup artist Kimber Eastwood, daughter of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, was guest speaker at the graduation ceremonies Wednesday of the Downey Makeup Academy.The Downey Makeup Academy is a 15-week program at Downey Adult School that prepares students to work as makeup artists in film, TV, photography, advertising and retail cosmetics. The course touches on every form of makeup work, from casualty makeup, airbrush, body art, historical and character makeup, prosthetic application and theater. Students are also instructed on business formalities, the development module of set etiquette and working on professional photo shoots. On Wednesday, graduates were presented with a diploma and a portfolio of their work, created with the help of professional celebrity photographers. Kimber Eastwood addressed the graduates during commencement ceremonies, which took place in the school's Harriet Paine Event Center. Eastwood has worked as a makeup artist and department head on TV shows such as "Wheel of Fortune" and "Dog the Bounty Hunter," as well as "Letters from Iwo Jime" and "Million Dollar Baby" with her father.

********** Published: December 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 35