online face painting courses

Face painting is a wonderful skill. It’s also incredibly well-paid!

A skilled face painter can earn between €50 and €180 per hour!

I always ask myself why more people don’t do this job! At every single event we attend, face painting is one of the most popular if not THE most popular attraction and that would be for children’s and adult events. We have worked in places where people will queue for up to 2 hours to get their children’s faces painted. Doesn’t that speak volumes? But whether you would like to learn a wonderful new hobby or if you aspire to become a professional. It is a highly rewarding talent to master and great fun.

Take our face painting beginner course in the comfort of your own home. With step-by-step guidance and video instruction, we have crafted an in-depth online workshop from years of experience in the industry.

Our goal is to teach you in the easiest way possible. We know that learning something new can be daunting, so we have broken this course down into 6 chapters with 22 lessons and a bonus lesson. It also comes with free downloadable templates and multiple links to get you started on your face-painting journey!

One of the most important parts of the course is you will not only learn how to face paint and all the tips and tricks that go with it but in every lesson we will also guide and explain what not to do. This is a very important part of our in-person workshops as there are so many common mistakes of the novice face painter. If you know these mistakes from the start half the work is already done! Each video explains everything in detail with repetition and slow-motion close-ups so you can really understand the techniques such as hand placement, paint consistency, perfect sponging and much much more

By studying this beginner face painting course you will learn how to:

  • Gain knowledge of the face painting industry
  • Discover tools and materials
  • Follow step-by-step guidance on how to create each type of brush stroke in-depth
  • Follow step-by-step guidance on how to sponge and use split cakes
  • Gain knowledge of the colour wheel and colour theory
  • Understand focal points
  • How to work with glitter
  • Learn how to promote yourself and start a business
  • plus much much more

Premier Face Painting Ireland’s “Beginners Face Painting Course” is designed to teach you the easiest way possible with all the in-depth training to get you get started as a face painter but also to fine-tune your skills in this field. We go back to basics showing you all the tips and tricks.

What you will need to proceed with the course:
A starter kit (Only sold in Ireland and the EU)

Or you can start with your own equipment to get a feel for what you are about to learn. Always remember to use FDA-approved products if you are going to work on the skin. The absolute basics you will need to complete the course would be as follows:

ESSENTIAL BRUSHES – (acrylic only) FACE PAINTS, SPONGES, GLITTER (skin friendly)

  • Liner brush #1,2 and 3 to create small lines, outlines and tiny details.
  • Round brush #6 for thick lines and filling in large areas
  • One-inch flat brush for rainbows and one-strokes
  • One-inch angle brush for creating elegant side designs
  • Filbert brush 1/4 inch for creating unicorns, ears, filling in shapes etc.
  • Petal/flora brush for creating flowers
  • Face paints:  Black, white and a few different colours for sponging
  • Face painting sponges, hydro foam half sponge and a latex wedge sponge
  • Cosmetic glitter
  • 1 split cake and a rainbow cake

Links to these products on Amazon:


…and you are good to go! Having the basic equipment above will help you complete the course but if you decide you love what you are learning there are also multiple links inside showing you where to buy the best equipment worldwide