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Learn how to be a Professional Face Painter! This course is designed to either start your face painting career, 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.

Professional Face Painting
Beginners Course
5 x Lessons

When: Thursday Evenings | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Starts 1 FEB | 5 Weeks
(Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th)

Location: Looney Bin Products, 11 Hayward Road, Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156

Price: $470 
*$50 non-refundable security deposit included in price if paying in full. 
(Please select the payment option that applies to you from the drop-down menu) 

Tutor: Diana Cooke
Award-winning Face & Body Artist, as well as the Looney Bin and FPA Proprietor, with over 30yrs experience in the face painting industry.

Course Outline:

  • Lesson 1:¬†Products¬†& Techniques. Two step-by-step designs
  • Lesson 2:¬†Sanitising &¬†Safety Standards. Pro Equipment.¬†Two step-by-step designs.
  • Lesson 3: ¬†Routine practices from taking a booking to getting home safely.¬†Two step-by-step designs.
  • Lesson 4:¬†All about operating your professional business.¬†Agents, insurance, copyright, advertising, fees, travelling, WWC registration, costuming, cancellations, invoicing &¬†accounting.
  • Lesson 5:¬†Menu board displays & introduction to one strokes &¬†stencils.¬†You will learn 5 fast & furious designs.¬†

Important Details:

  • $50 security deposit (non-refundable) required to secure booking
  • The remaining $420 is payable by the first lesson
  • Maximum of 6 students
  • Students must be over 18 years old
  • Come in and set up for a prompt 6:30pm start.¬†(Diana will be there from 6:00pm)
  • During class we will be painting on face boards that Diana will provide for you
  • You will receive a handbook with all the notes, so you don‚Äôt have to write¬†all the information down. Then revise after each class with an opportunity for any questions.
  • No food is consumed during the class (water bottles are ok)
  • Purchases from Looney Bin can be done online anytime¬†before 1pm Thursdays¬†and Diana will have your¬†orders ready for you to collect in class that night.
  • Missed classes can be made up by attending the next group of classes.¬†

Equipment Needed:
You will need a Basic Beginner Face Painting Kit to participate in the class.
(or your own similar version)
Kits are available for $88 from our website.

For your reference, here is a list of products (or similar) Diana may use during the classes:


  • 12 colour palette of Face Paint (or individual cakes)
    Recommended Brands: Face Paints Australia (FPA) or TAG

  • Brushes:
    2 x #2 Round
    2 x #4 Round
    2 x 1/4" Angle
    2 x 1" Flat

  • 4 x plastic water jars or a brush tub

  • Sponges:
    3 x ¬Ĺ sponges
    1 x pack of mini ¬Ĺ sponges
    1 x pack of butterfly sponges

  • Glitter:
    1 x Poofer bottle of Crystal Mint cosmetic loose glitter
    1 x Essential Glitter Balm (Eg: Icicle, Crystal Prism or Platinum)

  • Washable¬†wipes (or wet wipes),¬†hand towel, and a bag for rubbish

  • 2 x 50gm FPA cake: Outback and Serendipity.

  • 2 x 28gram one stroke¬†cakes - any choice.¬†

  • 4 x finger daubers (Or make-up blenders)

  • Stencils used for class #5:¬†Fairy, Superheros, Dinosaurs, Shell, Unicorn, Scales, Mandala and Stars.


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