- Self-Esteem / Image Enhancement
- Social / Business Confidence
- Image / Appearance Enhancement
- Designing Makeup, Face and Body Art
- Aging – Beauty over Fifty
- Make-up Artist
- She’s the Pied Piper of Shopping
Diana Tenes is a actress, model and makeup artist. Diana Tenes is a multitalented and unique individual.
She started acting in high school, then became interested in Fashion and Costume design. Winning a full scholarship from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, has a Associate Degree in Fashion Design.
Diana has won awards for her Fashion Designs including the Black Filmmaker Hall of Fame / I.Peri – Outstanding Designer, Excellence in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute.
Her interest in acting was rekindled when she designed costumes for the Chicano Theater Department.
She earned her Bachelor Degree in Art: Conceptual Design / Performance Art.
Diana is an accomplished actress. Working in front of the camera in corporate videos, commercials, independent film, and print work.
She started her venture into Makeup Artistry while working on Cathy Morgan, an independent film. She had the opportunity to do a drag Queen Makeover for one of the characters, was sponsored by M.A.C. Cosmetics for this project and has never looked back.
Her talents include designing Makeup, Face and Body Art for television, film and print, Face Painting for children, teens and special events.
She teaches Make-up, Fantasy Make-up and Face Painting.
She won a grant from Urban Arts Institute to teach students Technical High School Face Painting.
This is a letter of recommendation for Diana Tenes. Diana has worked for the Museum as a face painter at a variety of family and community programs.
Diana has distinguished herself in every capacity of this demanding job and I would highly recommend her for any position in the areas of face painting for large and small public events as well as teaching the art of face painting for youth/and or adults.
Diana has been the lead face painter for “A Community Celebration for The Days of the Dead,” the Museum’s largest annual community event drawing an audience of more than 3,000 people.
Diana has demonstrated extraordinary creativity, focus and patience while playing the dual role of artist and instructor for a team of more than 20 volunteer face painters.
Diana was able to effectively juggle competing demands of working with volunteer of all levels of interest, experience and ability.
Face painting for the “Community Celebration” is very specific to the Calavera (Skeleton) traditions of the Days of the Dead and Diana worked beautifully within the artistic and cultural confines of that specific tradition.
Diana is knowledgeable in her craft and is able to move from specific traditional assignments to the broader realm of festival face painting as she demonstrated in the museum’s 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Diana has worked visitors ranging from preschool to adult.
She has lead training sessions in face painting for young adults and community volunteers with great success.
Diana has a wonderful mix of openness and experience; she embraces projects with both seasoning and energy. Her manner in dealing with people is warm and friendly. It is a great pleasure to work with her. We consider her an asset to the education programming.
Family/Community Programs Coordinator
Books by Diana Tenes