Body Painting Basics

The bare necessities you need to know to start body painting like a pro

Are you a makeup artist or face painter interested in body painting, but don't know where to begin? This course is for you!

Body painting is an awesome fusion of makeup artistry and fine art. Taking the leap of becoming a body artist can be really daunting, even if you have some face painting or makeup artistry experience behind you. It's quite a complicated process and a lot can go wrong along the way if you're not well prepared.

Don't get overwhelmed - get learning! This course will arm you with the knowledge you need so that you don't succumb to the most common body painting pitfalls.

This course will help you:

  • Understand the overall body painting process from start to finish
  • Gain product knowledge and learn about tools and equipment to include in your own kit
  • Know how to choose, manage, and look after body paint models
  • Navigate the awkward parts of body painting, such as underwear selection and painting sensitive areas
  • Learn about different body painting jobs, clients, and their requirements
  • Know what to expect at a body painting competition, and how to make the most of it
  • Learn how to body paint in a safe and healthy manner
  • Learn the fundamentals of designing a body paint from concept creation to your final sketch
  • Learn where to go next to advance your skills and experience

For further details of what's included, check out the course curriculum below for a preview of the course content.

This comprehensive theory-based course is full of practical information to help you start body painting with confidence. Don't waste time learning by making costly mistakes. Arm yourself with knowledge, and enroll today!

Please note that this is a theory-based course to prepare you for embarking on your body painting journey. It is not a technique demonstration. Technique demonstration videos are in the pipeline to purchase separately, but this course is a recommended prerequisite.

Your Instructor

Susanne "Suedy" Daoud
Susanne "Suedy" Daoud

Susanne Daoud (AKA “Suedy”) is the founder of Juicy Body Art and Face Painting in Melbourne, Australia. Suedy started out in face and body art over a decade ago. Her paint brush has swept far and wide at many events, from kids’ parties to corporate events, festivals to photo shoots, masquerade balls to markets and everything in between. Suedy has painted thousands of people at every type of event imaginable.

Far from being an exclusive art form practiced by a precious few, Suedy believes that face and body art is something that everyone can enjoy, regardless of skill or experience level. Her goal is to create a series of fun and informative workshops for all levels, from absolute beginners through to seasoned professionals who want to take their business to the next level.

Suedy attends national conventions and workshops with internationally acclaimed face and body artists on a regular basis to further her skills and keep her mind fresh with new ideas to apply to her art. She also passes on her knowledge by teaching face-to-face classes and workshops and as an instructor at face and body painting conventions all over Australia.

Suedy is a certified Level 1 Accredited Member of FACE – the International Face Painting Association, and has formal qualifications in event management, studio teaching, and small business management. Her art work has been featured in Illusion Magazine, SkinMarkZ Magazine, Kustom Art Magazine, and countless news publications, and she has made several television appearances on Channel 9’s Kids WB and Channel 31. Suedy regularly writes for face and body painting blogs and publications such as FACE to FACE Magazine. Suedy is also a regular guest trainer at high profile beauty schools in Melbourne, sharing her body painting skills and knowledge with specialist makeup students.

Suedy competes with other amazing professionals in the face and body art world and makeup industry on a regular basis. She was the Australian Body Painter of the Year 2016, the National Winner of the Australian Body Art Awards State Face Off Championships 2016, First Place Winner of the Brush and Sponge category of the Melbourne Body Art Xpo 2013, First Place winner of the UV Body Painting category at the Australian Body Art Awards 2013, and the First Place winner at Melbourne Studio of Art’s Body Painting Competition 2012. Most recently Suedy was the UV Category Winner at her first international competition, the New Zealand Body Art Presentation 2017, and the Professional Category Winner of the Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup Halloween Competition 2017.

Her current obsessions are Chromadepth 3D UV body painting, and painting dogs onto people.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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