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Course Description

Face painting, simply defined, is the act of applying cosmetic paint to a person's face for entertainment, theatrical, or even symbolic reasons.   We see examples of face painting at Halloween or at school carnivals and other charity functions where face painter's set up booths.

However, face painting is not a trend that's come about in recent years, as you will soon learn.   It's also not a craft that's limited to Halloween or to entertain small children.   Once you learn the art of face painting, you will be surprised at the number of ways you can put your skill to use, either for fun or profit.

This course is designed to introduce someone who's never painted a face before to this intriguing art.   It also goes one step further and provides detailed instructions for getting started, application techniques that you can use, and outlines of patterns so that you can start to paint faces like you've been doing it for years.  

You'll learn:

  1. The history of face painting
  2. How to learn to paint nearly any design you want
  3. The tools you'll need to be a successful face painter
  4. The types of paint you can use
  5. How to use the brushes and sponges to create beautiful designs
  6. How to create tribal art, animal faces, scary faces, and more
  7. The steps to create 6 beautiful designs--you'll be a pro at creating these by the end of the course!
  8. All about cheek painting
  9. How to make money from face painting
At the successful completion of this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to be able to paint almost any design that you want.  Don't worry! We will walk you through every step and teach you everything you need to know so that by the time you start painting designs, you're well on your way to being a pro!

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Introduction

    Face painting, simply defined, is the act of applying cosmetic paint to a person's face for entertainment, theatrical, or even symbolical reasons.
  • Lesson 2: Face Painting in History and Today

    Since ancient times, face painting has been used for ceremonious, hunting, religious, battle, and military reasons.
  • Lesson 3: Face Painting Supplies

    There are lots of different types of paints, brushes, and other accessories that you can buy for face painting.
  • Lesson 4: Becoming a Face Painting Artist

    For the purpose of this lesson, we are going to assume that you've never painted a face before or, if you have, that you've only done the most amateur of face painting designs on your children for Halloween.
  • Lesson 5: Safety Tips for Face Painting

    The last thing you want is to cause anyone skin or health problems because of the design you've painted on their face.
  • Lesson 6: Preparing the Painter and the Face for Painting

    As a face painter, the face is your canvas. If you were using paper, you wouldn't want to use sandpaper or paper that's been soaked by the rain.
  • Lesson 7: Planning Your Designs

    When you're first starting out, it's helpful to always sketch your designs on paper before you ever apply them to the face.
  • Lesson 8: How to Select and Use Brushes and Sponges

    In this lesson we are going to teach you how to select a brush for a design, how to use sponges, and teach you to paint faces.
  • Lesson 9: Basic Designs: Animals and Bugs

    As you start out painting faces, you want to choose designs with simple lines and shapes. Some designs are very intricate.
  • Lesson 10: More Designs: Clowns and Scary Faces

    Let's continue with more basic designs that you can quickly and easily learn to paint.
  • Lesson 11: Tribal Designs and Cheek Painting

    Tribal designs are getting more and more popular with young people and adults. You see more of them as tattoos, and you are also seeing more requests for tribal designs at face painting booths.
  • Lesson 12: Face Painting as a Career

    There are plenty of face painters out there who make their living creating designs on people's faces.
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Course Title: Face Painting 101
Course Number: 8900272
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Hobby/Enthusiast
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $70.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $95.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize face painting in history and today.
  • Identify face painting supplies.
  • Summarize safety tips for face painting.
  • Prepare the painter and the face for painting.
  • Plan your design and select the proper brushers and sponges.
  • Identify and use basic designs in face painting.
  • Demonstrate tribal designs and cheek painting, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1: IntroductionExam8
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2: Face Painting in History and TodayExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3: Face Painting SuppliesExam10
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4: Becoming a Face Painting ArtistExam9
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5: Safety Tips for Face PaintingExam10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6: Preparing the Painter and the Face for PaintingExam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7: Planning Your DesignsExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8: How to Select and Use Brushes and SpongesExam10
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9: Basic Designs: Animals and BugsExam10
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10: More Designs: Clowns and Scary FacesExam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
New ThingsAssignment100
Lesson 11: Tribal Designs and Cheek PaintingExam10
Lesson 12 Assignment AAssignment25
Lesson 12 Assignment BAssignment25
Lesson 12: Face Painting as a CareerExam9
The Final ExamExam100
Total Points:646
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