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Looney Bin Workshops & Courses for 2017

Face Painting for Fun or Profit - Beginners

Learn how to be a professional face painter.  This course is designed to either start your career as a face painter, or you may do it just for fun!  Professional face painters are in high demand & agents are always seeking well-trained, costumed face painters to represent their agencies. Everything provided including notes to take home. 

Tutor: Award Winning and Looney Bin and FPA Proprietor with over 30 year experience in the face painting industry: Diana Cooke.

Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm 2017, Feb 7, 14, 21 & Mar 7, 14, 21 6 Lessons

$460 kit included
or byo kit $380


2017, May 9, 16, 23 & June 6, 13, 20

    ​2017, Aug 15, 22, 29 & Sept 19, 26 & Oct 3    

Face Painting Crash Course - 3 hours basic instruction for beginners

This workshop is a crash course for busy beginners on a budget!  Join us at the Looney Bin to learn from an experienced, award winning face and body artist to get a feel for the basics of face painting before you commit to buying your own kit and more extensive courses and workshops.

Tuesday 7pm to 10pm 28th February 2017
​tutor: Dale Proposch

1 Lesson

$95 early bird by 1/2/17
​        or
$110 thereafter

Tuesday 7pm to 10pm

2nd May 2017
​tutor: Susanne Daoud

1 Lesson

$95 early bird by 02/4/17
​        or
$110 thereafter

  7pm to 10pm 5th September 2017
​tutor: Dale Proposch​
1 Lesson

$95 early bird by  5/7/17
​        or
$110 thereafter

  7pm to 10pm

14th November 2017
​Tutor: Susanne Daoud

1 Lesson

$110 early bird by13/10/17
​        or
$125 thereafter

Balloon-a-versity for Beginners

Be introduced to the basics of ballooning.  Course covers basic designs, balloon care and safety, tying, inflation ratios for different sculptures.  You’ll learn over 20 different designs and shown how to deliver your routine, either using comedy or straight. 


7pm to 9.00pm

Term 2, 2017
18 April, 25 April & 2 May
Tutor: Diana Cooke

3 Lessons


    ​Term 3, 2017 - by appointment 3 Lessons $230
    ​Term 4, 2017 - by appointment 3 Lessons $230

Introduction to One Stroke

Mondays    7pm to 9.30pm           Term 3, 4th & 18th September, 2017             2 Lessons      $190

Resident one stroke guru Charlie Thomas's Intro to One Stroke Workshop shouldn't be missed to learn the art to this fabulous time saving and eye popping brush technique.

Split cake face paints, when used efficiently can greatly enhance your artwork by creating depth and colour blends with minimal effort. This technique of painting is particularly effective when on the job and allows you to create designs that have “wow” factor but are also quick. A must when you have a long line.

This workshop is designed to help you develop the skills that are required for the use of split cakes and one stoke face paints. We will explore both the brush and sponge application methods and the simple details that can be added to enhance your designs.

Visiting Internationally Acclaimed Artists

2017 Visiting Artists’ WorkshopsInternational & nationally acclaimed face & body artists join us regularly here at The Bin to run their workshops, for starters Pashur, Wendy Fantasia, Jenny Saunders, Janie Fearon, Susanne Daoud, Laurie Faulkner, Dawn Anderson and more will be visiting us in 2017.

We keep our customers informed on who will be visiting The Bin via email.  To keep up to date on the action be included on our mailing list.

Other exciting workshops will be held in 2017 including Design Bootcamp, Airbrushing, UV/Neon, Pregnant Belly Painting, Special FX, Professional Development Sessions, Beginners Body Painting, Henna, Crash Course for Beginners Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Introduction to One Stroke Technique and moreContact us for further information via email or phone.

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All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. Colours are a guide only and may not appear exactly as the product.