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Body Painting Course - VTCT Level 2 Award in Body Art Design


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Learn to body paint like a pro on this accredited body painting course.

This course is available in 2 ways - either as a 10 week evening course or in a 1 week intensive course. Both courses are exactly the same, except for the delivery time.

Both courses are in person in our Dublin based studio at 68 Dame Street, Temple Bar.

We will teach you everything you need to know to get you started on your creative journey.

You will learn how you can achieve the best artistry and skills during these workshops and with small class sizes and each tutor teaching their own techniques and strengths, you will really get a one on one experience.

Who is this for?

This course is suitable from complete beginners to intermediate students.

Whether you want to work as a body painter, upskill, try out a new hobby or just want to get out of the house!

What is else is included?

Full photoshoot and portfolio building day in early April in professional studio.

This course includes a full body painting kit including a wide selection of product and brands.

All class materials are provided in your kit. Due to Covid, everyone will be using their own kits.

Additional certification from in VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (Covid-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services.

What's in the kit?

All sorts of cool stuff, worth over €200 from all the top brands such as Diamond FX, Fusion, Kryolan, Mehron etc.

A huge selection of goodies to get you started in your new hobby/career/interest/creative journey.

If you already own some of the products previously, you can swap them in the shop problem at all.

We will be working with water based paint exclusively.

What will be covered?

This body painting course will focus on both giving you the technical skills and giving you specific body painting looks.

Each week we will cover a different theory topic, a number of techniques and specific looks.

For example, you may start with learning stencils, then how to airbrush/sponge/brush a stencil, then we'll paint a full corset look, then we'll amp up the corset using the airbrush to add additional dimension. So each technique will lead to the next until you have the confidence to create your own looks.

Technical Skills

  • Linework
  • Airbrush
  • brush & Sponge
  • blending
  • sponges
  • texture
  • hygiene
  • Stencils
  • One strokes

Theortical Skills

  • Colour theory
  • Composition
  • Kit
  • Social media and business info
  • Integration of makeup
  • Accessories
  • How to work with your model and photographer
  • Developing mood boards
  • so much more...

Looks & Designs

  • Lingerie
  • Camouflage
  • Adornments
  • Accessories
  • 3D Effects

VTCT Level 1 Award - What's that?

VTCT own ITEC and are based in the UK.

VTCT sits on the Irish FETAC framework and is an internationally recognised qualification.

What can I do with this award?

You can work as a professional body painter or just paint your family or friends, the world is your oyster!

We will help you as much as we can with getting yourself started as a self employed artist, if that's what you want to do.

Many body painters also work as face painters and go on to train in body painting, makeup and the beauty industry.

You will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Dates & Times

Evening Course: 10 weeks, Thursday evenings. 6.30 - 9.30pm Starting 13th Jan -

1 Week Intensive: Date tbc - contact directly for more info if you are interested in this option

Additional full day photoshoot for exams and portfolio building: April (exact date tbc) 10-5pm (In a private professional photography studio)

You will receive a selection of professional photos of your work from the photoshoot.


€700 - Early bird discount to €600 for bookings made before the end of August.

Payment plan: €250 to be paind by the first day of the course, when you'll receive your kit, €50 per week after that.

Alternate payment plans can also be easily set up and customised to suit you, just get in touch.

Deposit of €100 secures your place.

If you choose to do both the Face painting course and body painting course, then the combined cost comes down to €1000 for both, saving you €400. 

This course will run again in Sept 2022, potentially before that also depending on demand, as will the face painting course.

Grants for your body painting course

Contact your local Intreo office to check if this course is eligible for funding from the social welfare.

Which course length is for me?

Some people may want to be finished up before Halloween, so the 1 week intensive course may suit you better.

If you have never painted before at all, then the 10 week evening course might suit you better because you'll have much more time to practice in between.

About your tutors

Tutor/artist Caitríona Giblin (Irish makeup artist of the year 2019) is currently working in the industry face & body painting and has competed in the World Body Painting Festival in Austria multiple times. She has studied the art of face & body painting both here and abroad for many years and are happy to share their knowledge with you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions surrounding the course, no matter how big or small.

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