Face Painting Course

Students on Hazel's Face Painting Course

Learn how to be a face painter. Comprehensive two day face painting course gives thorough training on materials, equipment and the skills required to become a professional face painter. The course is run by Hazel Wood and takes place in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Next course: April 2017

Price: £180 pp or individual, one to one training £225

About the course

This course is for people who want proper training in the art of face painting.

If you value high standards and you want to learn everything you need to know in order to offer your customers a first class service then this course is for you.

Course Tutor Hazel has been working in the Face Painting Business for over twenty years. She is highly respected by other established Face Painting Professionals and has herself received training from many of the world's most renowned face painting exponents.

As well as being a great teacher Hazel is also friendly and approachable. She will always do her best for you.

There is a lot to learn, it's hard work but it's also great fun!

Course Content

What is covered

The course provides comprehensive knowledge on all aspects of face painting together with expert instruction on techniques and practical matters.


Find out the pros and cons of different types of equipment to help you choose what is right for you.


Compare a variety of different products. Learn how they vary and try them out. Find out which ones you like and how you might prefer one to another when you are working.


We also cover the important administrative side of the business.

Safety and Hygiene

Heath, Safety and Hygiene are extremely important. Some things are obvious but others are not so. You need to be fully aware of your responsibilities when providing a professional service.

Sponge Work

How to apply a base colour evenly and blending several colours together.

Practical training on the correct use of sponges for various applications.

Brush Work

Good brush work is vital for putting in outlines and detail. Learn how to use your brushes properly.


To produce stunning faces you need to master the techniques of blending.

Basic Portfolio

Step by step instruction on painting a selection of basic faces.

Practical Tips and Advice

Prior knowledge can save you time, money and stress. Things you should know about:

Face Painting Books and Magazines

Be inspired by looking through our library of Face Painting books and magazines. You are also welcome to watch our Face Painting DVDs at break times or over lunch if you wish.

FACE - The Face Painting Association

Find out about FACE and how to join.

What is provided?

All of the materials and equipment you require is provided for you.

We give you "hand outs" / information sheets to take away.

You will be working in comfortable surroundings.

There is FREE tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits.

If you are travelling by train we will collect you from Darlington Railway Station.

You will need to bring

A camera to record your work.

A notebook and pen.

A packed lunch ( or you can go into Richmond to buy lunch ).

Booking a place

Contact Hazel by email, hazel@jollygoodfun.co.uk or telephone 01748 821621, to check that the course is going ahead and that a place is available.

Send a £80 non refundable deposit either by cheque or Paypal to secure your place. The balance is paid on arrival on the first day of the course.

When we receive your deposit we will send you a receipt plus joining instructions with course information and directions.

Reviews and Ratings

Comments (3)

Topic: Face Painting Course Pro
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Catalina Alvarez Suau (Spain) says...
Hazel's Beginners Facepainting Course is fantastic, I learnt lots of tips and new techniques and found Hazel resources absolutely great. Hazel and her family made me feel welcome and their personal approach to teaching facepainting is thorough and fun! If you are thinking of starting your facepainting business or just want to learn how to facepaint I thoroughly recommend her course!!! Thanks very much Hazel and Katrina!!
1st February 2014 10:47am
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Gillian Atkinson (Wakefield) says...
Thank you so much for a fantastic eye opening 2 day course. I hadn't realised how much goes in to being a professional face painter. I am so proud to not only be able to offer this service to my customers but also to be able to assess good face painters when I need to book them for my events. Brilliant course with a wealth of experience from Hazel. A must for all budding face painting artists and events organisers.
2nd October 2013 1:31pm
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Tamsin Barrow (Huddersfield) says...
WOW! an excellent two day 'Face Painting' course. Techniques, paints and lots of ideas. Hazel showed us so much and of course we got to try the faces on each other. Thanks you so much. Tamsin
26th September 2013 7:35pm
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Trainee face painters


Trainees take turns painting each others faces.

Trainee painting a face

Taking care

Tranee takes care painting near eyes.

Hazel observing a student

Hazel observes

Hazel observes a student applying face paint.

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