Face Painting Training | Leicester & beyond!

face painting training 9Last week I had the pleasure of teaching this wonderful, talented lady how to face paint! She booked in for 2 sessions of 3 hours, during which we covered tear drops & tiger stripes, dots and swirls, double dipping and of course one stroke painting!

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My client nailing one stroke painting!

My face painting training sessions are designed to be a wholly enjoyable, hands-on learning experience. I myself learn best by doing, rather than just watching, and that’s exactly what we do in my lessons. I demo all the basic techniques on my arm or board, then my clients repeat what I’ve shown them.

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My student practising one stroke flowers

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This lady absolutely nailed everything I showed her! She made it seem so effortless and it was such a joy to watch her pick up brand new techniques with such ease.

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My student nailing the one stroke holly!

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My quick holly demo

After practicing brush technique and all the strokes that compromise a multitude of designs, we contextualize the new skills into specific designs  – rainbow butterfly, spiderman, princess, tiger, then using one stroke painting we create flowers, snake, dinosaur, unicorn and dolphin.

Her dolphin in particular was just awesome. I was super impressed!

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“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for teaching me so brilliantly! It has been a pleasure to meet you and am so grateful for all your face painting wisdom. I actually had a chance to practise today and I feel like I’m getting better already!”

My classes can be taught 1-2-1 or in small groups, depending on your budget. My next full day group workshop is Saturday 26th January in Leicester.  If you’d like to reserve a spot, please get in touch! Or if you’re interested in 1-2-1 training drop me a message at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com.

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Face Painting Training | Leicester

Moving into 2019 I’m all about the face painting teaching! Training others to face paint is one of the highlights of my job.

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Two students learning how to do ‘one-stroke’ rainbows for the first time!

We always start with the basics – the ‘fundamentals of face painting’ – which includes teardrops, swirls, dots and tiger stripes. It took me years of practise to perfect my teardrops so it’s amazing to see some students nail them after such a short time!

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My teardrop demo

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Student practising teardrops for the first time!

Also essential for any girly face painting design is double dipping! This effect is perfect for florals and princesses. In my face painting class I’ll show you how to achieve this, the best brush to use and the best paints to use.

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Double dipping demo

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Student practising double dipping – she nailed it!!

During my longer face painting training sessions we also delve into the essential ‘tips and tricks’ of face painting – ‘one stroke’ painting! I am still in love with one stroke face painting, as the effects achieved are just amazing and can be done super quickly with time and practise.

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One stroke leaf painted by my student!! I was so proud of her!

My face painting course can be taught 1-2-1 or in groups of 2, 3 or 4 people. I offer one hour taster sessions right through to 6 hour intensive day workshops. Courses are currently held at my home in Clarendon Park, Leicester.

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Amazing rainbow butterfly painted by one of my students for the first time!! Two different styles on left and right.

If you’re interested in 1-2-1 face painting training, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more info! Alternatively, I still have 2 spots available for my face painting workshop at the end of January! https://www.facebook.com/events/327001574567611/

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Zombie Unicorn

This year, for the first time since I started face painting about 8 yrs ago, I’m missing Halloween, and I’m actually pretty happy about it! (Ssssshhh, a face painter who doesn’t like Halloween!!?) To be honest, I love all the pretty, frilly girly stuff and abhor the gore! All those cuts and bruises and blood and special FX wounds – not for me! This year I’ll be taking a break in sunny Portugal with my partner and step son and I can’t wait 😍

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I have a few Halloween themed face painting events prior to Halloween itself however, so I thought I’d get in the mood and get my paints out. I wanted to create something fun and colourful, with only a smattering of blood! And as unicorns are ALL THE RAGE these days, I figured I’d mix it up.

Unicorns have always been my nemesis – getting their head shape correct has always driven the perfectionist in me crazy! And so I persist. And persist. And persist. I painted this little angelic green unicorn on my leg today, taking a few photos to illustrate the step by step method. Once completed, I said goodbye to her cute little face and zombified the unicorn!

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Below is my step-by-step zombie unicorn face paint. I used TAG lime green and metallic green for the head and neck, Cameleon Bollywood pink for the hair, splattered TAG red for the blood and outlined in Diamond FX black.

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What shall I paint next? I’m thinking lots of Halloween pumpkins with different faces/ different guises. Let me know your ideas!

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Face painting lessons | Not just for grown-ups!

Not only do I teach grown-ups to face paint, I have also started teaching children to face paint! We work through most of the same skills I teach in my adult workshops, but at a much slower pace and in shorter classes.

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My first child student booked in last week (well, her mum booked her in!) and I’m not sure who was more excited, her or me! She rocked up in a pink tutu clutching a pink glittery notebook to make notes – a true dedicated student!

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For our first class we used this template to illustrate the beauty and versatility of tear drops. Our aims were to achieve a beautiful rainbow butterfly and some daisies.

My experience has been that once you can paint a tear drop, anything is possible! For this reason, painting the perfect tear drop is one of my top tips for the fundamentals of face painting. We practised tear drops on our arms to nail the technique, and this little girl’s tear drops were ON POINT! I was gobsmacked.

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It can be pretty tricky to achieve – my adult students often exclaiming “This is so much harder than it looks!!” – so sometimes I’ll guide my students’ hand so they can commit the motion to muscle memory. It seems to work!

I then re-painted the face painting practise board to demo how the butterfly is created, and also a little arm butterfly to show how it’s done on skin. This also allows the child to go home with a piece of Livi Lollipop art, which they love 😍

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Child face painting lessons are typically one hour long and I suggest a minimum of 4-6 sessions to understand all the basics. It is then entirely up to you and your child if the lessons continue! Face painting teaching is done at my home in Clarendon Park, Leicester, mainly after school.

If you’d like to learn more about face painting lessons in Leicester for you or your child, please get in touch! Drop me a mail at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

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Taster | Fundamentals of Face Painting!

Good afternoon! After a chat with a friend recently about my face painting training, I’ve decided to have a little re-jig of how I structure the lessons. The aim is to make the classes more accessible for more people – financially and creatively!

I am now offering a Taster session – ‘The Fundamentals of Face painting’ – for those of you brand new to face painting or for people who just want to try out a new fun creative activity!

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This session is one hour long and can be taught 1-2-1 or in small groups of up to 4 people. The focus will be on tear drops, swirls and dots –  of which most face painting designs are comprised – and we’ll put these into practise using a butterfly and spiderman designs!

My taster session can then be followed up with an intermediate class – entitled ‘Tiger’ – where we’ll look at achieving the perfect tiger stripe! We’ll also look at ‘double dipping’ (how to create two tone petals) and start to utilise ‘one stroke’ painting. To contextualise your new skills we’ll create a Tiger face and a princess.face painting lesson 2 no price

In addition to these two sessions, I will then be offering a 2 x 2 hour ‘one stroke’ painting class! You will learn what brushes to use, how to load them, and how to create flowers, leaves and fantasy creatures!

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The first part of this face painting class will look at one stroke flowers and one stroke leaves, which can be used to create beautiful eye designs and arm art. You’ll then have a choice of what you’d like to create: unicorn, dolphin, snake and dinosaur.

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Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! I look forward to hearing from you. livilollipopfairy@gmail.comlivi signature

 

 

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Face painting course | Leicester

Want to learn how to face paint? I can help!

Whether you’re a total beginner or starting out professionally, I can help you nail the fundamentals of face painting and increase your confidence at the same time, all in a totally fun, safe, non-judgmental environment!

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Demo tiger with alternative muzzle options!

I’ll show you how to create the perfect teardrop, something that took me years of practise! And once the teardrop is mastered, the world of face painting is your oyster. Nearly all designs, particularly butterflies and princesses, are comprised of tear drops.

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Teal teardrop princess demo

We’ll also cover double dipping, line work and one stroke painting – all integral for face painting and for making your designs pop!

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Double dipping and one stroke painting demo

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Half face designs

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Festival face painting

Face painting training can be done 1-2-1 or in small groups of 2, 3 or 4 people. I teach mainly at my home in Leicester but I am happy to come to you if there’s more than 4 people and we can create a one off workshop! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask: livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

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1-2-1 Face painting training | Leicester

As summer draws to a close 😢 I’m upping my face painting teaching and I can’t wait! Taught a wonderful lady last week and have a bunch more clients booked in for the Autumn!

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Demo princess face

In my sessions we cover all the basics – line work and brush technique eg. tear drops, double dipping, tiger stripes and also one stroke painting. We then apply what the client has learned to actual designs: princess crowns, butterflies, tigers, spiderman, hulk etc etc and watch their new skills come alive! I can tailor my sessions to what my client is looking to learn.

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My ‘tear drop’ demo – the fundamentals of face painting!!

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My client painting tear drops for the first time!

Training can either be done on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups of 2, 3 or 4 to make it more affordable for hobbyists. Sessions are done in my home in Clarendon Park, Leicester on weekdays.

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Swirls and twirls for the perfect princess!

Clients leave the session feeling more confident and more inspired. I always take photos during the classes of our work and email these afterwards, along with a list of suggested kit items and recommended brands.

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Example fairy face & the one stroke paints to achieve it!

If you’re interested in my 1-2-1 face painting training sessions, or would prefer a small group face painting class, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Happy to answer all your questions and queries. Please email me at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com.

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