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The Colour of Drag: Makeup Artistry Class with Umber Ghauri

25 February 2019
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

Professional make up activist Umber Ghauri is returning to ONCA to celebrate LGBT History month with a fun makeup class which explores the history and the art of Drag.

Drag is gender anarchy and liberation. In this class where we will go through the process of designing looks and then executing them in real time. You will participate in designing a look from scratch on paper and then learn how to translate that onto a face.

Umber Ghauri is known for creating looks that combine the influence of drag and race politics, moving beyond the idea of dressing up as someone else, and into the idea of using makeup to better know yourself. Join us at ONCA, let’s celebrate and explore our features, let’s destroy the limitations of beauty standards and respectability politics, allowing a new relationship with our selves and our identities.


We are excited to announce that Revolution Beauty, Kohl Kreatives and LUSH will be providing makeup and brushes for you to use and take home with you so your exploration doesn’t end when the class does.


Umber Ghauri is a makeup artist, writer, model and public speaker. With a passion for celebrating marginalised identities, Umber began their journey with a degree from The Courtauld Institute of Art, quickly moving onto a makeup training course. Combining an understanding of historical and current representation within art and media, Umber realised the role of makeup artist was one of great responsibility where LGBTQ people, disabled people and PoC are underserved. Umber believes that we should all experience our beauty in a positive environment, where we have control over how we look and how we are treated.


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