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Great News… we are teaching again! Start Your Face Painting Career Here!


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.

Day & Time
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

2022 Dates
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th of August (5 x Weekly Classes)

*$50 non-refundable security deposit included in price.

11 Hayward Rd, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Register and pay online here: 


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

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Products and Techniques. Two step-by-step designs
  • Lesson 2: Sanitising and 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, menu boards, fees, travelling, W.W.C registration, costuming, cancellations, invoicing and accounting.
  • Lesson 5: Introduction to one strokes and stencils. You will learn 5 Fast and Furious designs.


List of essential products used during the classes:

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

  • Brushes: 2 x Round Size 2, 2 x Round Size 4, 2 x Angle Size ¼ inch, 2 x Flat Size 1inch.

  • 4 x plastic water jars or a Brush Tub.

  • Sponges: 3 x ½ sponges (pink), 1 x pack of mini ½ sponges and 1 x pack of Butterfly sponges.

  • Glitter: 1 x Poofer bottle of Crystal Mint cosmetic loose glitter and 1 x Essential Glitter Balm. Eg: Glimmer, Icicle, Platinum or Over the Rainbow.

  • Pack of Baby Wipes, Hand Towel, and a bag for rubbish.

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

  • 2 x 28gram one stroke combo cakes of your choice.

  • 4 x Finger Daubers or Make-up Blenders.

  • Stencils used for Class #5 on 30th August: Fairy, Superheros, Dinosaurs, Shell, Unicorn, Scales, Mandala and Stars. 

    Important Details:

    • $50 security deposit (non-refundable) required to secure booking.
    • The $370 remaining is Payable by the first lesson .
    • The maximum number of students is 8.
    • Students must be over 16 years old.
    • Come in and set up for a prompt 6.30 start. I will be there from 6pm.
    • During class we will be painting on Face Boards that I will provide for you.
    • You will receive a handbook with all the notes, so you don’t have to write all the information down. Then revise after each class with an opportunity for any questions.
    • Please try to have a large Tackle Box or sturdy case to pack your kit into.
    • Water Jars must have tight fitted lids.
    • No Food is consumed during the class, Water Bottles are Ok.
    • Purchases from Looney Bin can be done online before 1pm Tuesday and I will have your orders ready for collection that night.
    • Missed classes can be made up by attending the next group of Classes. 
    Please email if you have any questions 🙂