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  • Artist Caitríona Giblin Face Painting Course
  • One Stroke design by Caitríona Giblin
  • Artist Caitríona Giblin Children's face painting
  • Artist Caitríona Giblin
  • Face and body painting course

Themed Face Painting Course - VTCT Level 1 Award


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

This course is available as a 10 week evening course, 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 face 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 March 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

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 face painting course will focus on both giving you the technical skills and giving you specific face 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 linework, then how to blend with a sponge, then we'll do a tiger look, then we'll do a rainbow tiger. So each technique will lead to the next until you have the confidence to create your own looks.


  • linework
  • brush control
  • blending
  • colour theory
  • sponges
  • hygiene
  • stencils
  • one strokes
  • kit
  • social media and business info
  • so much more...

Looks & Designs

  • Tiger (also rainbow tiger)
  • Princess
  • Butterfly (multiple designs)
  • Flowers
  • Abstract designs
  • Spiderman
  • Characters
  • Unicorns
  • Skulls
  • Adult Designs
  • Festival Face Paint
  • Dinosaur
  • Makeup looks using paint
  • so many more...

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 face 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 face painters go on to train in body painting, and makeup.

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

Dates & Times

Evening Course: 10 weeks, Tuesday evenings. 6.30 - 9.30pm Starting 11th January

Additional full day photoshoot for exams and portfolio building: end of March(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 December.

Payment plan: €250 to be paid 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. 

Grants for your face 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.

Thomas Bartley, also known as Thomaspaints 

Jessica Kelly (jess_0_matic on Instagram)

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

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