Face Painting

My Body Art, Photography & Stop-Motion Animation Series ”Please Don’t Spoil” was Shortlisted & Published in the United Nations Academic Magazine – The Art of Climate Action. Summer 2021

COVID19 UPDATE: Services will resume as of June 2021 for gatherings in compliance with CDC guidelines & local laws.

The Artist has 26 years professional experience painting children in both BC & Quebec.

All Body Art Services under pandemic circumstances has changed. Due to additional costs associated with providing body art services during a pandemic, prices have been raised accordingly.

Due to the correct sanitary procedures to be able to provide body art or makeup services during a Pandemic, the artist’s ability to work is slowed down & I can’t make any promises about how many children can be painted per hour & will go as fast as possible under the circumstances.

Due to hygiene & safety to not contaminate face paints with COVID19, the client will be charged for a basic face painting kit for your party which the paints will remain with the client for use on their child (please check with the artist about what to buy & what NOT to buy).

You can choose your Face Painting Kit Here: Click Here.  Please make sure to include all primary colours, black & white. Split cakes will save time for fancier work.

Face painting & artistic make-up are suitable for all ages and can take between 10 minutes up to 2 hours per person, depending upon complexity of the concept. Black light face paints (UV sensitive) are also available. Find out more about face painting Services for Kids.



“April-Anna did a fantastic job at my daughters 4th birthday party, All the children were very happy and everyone was very impressed with her designs and natural way with children. Definitely hiring again!”

– Ashley Scourse, 2016

“I hired April-Anna for my daughters eighth birthday this past September (2015). We had twelve kids ranging in age of 4 to 8. I was extremely impressed with how calm and professional she was during the two hour session. The children were delighted at the range of designs and themes. I would definitely hire her again.”

– Alison Meldrum

“April-Anna’s make up art services are extremely unique in style and detail.
We were extremely impressed with her work and her commitment to our school (UTT) She works with so much passion, enthusiasm, and devotion.
We highly recommend her!”

– Yael, Spring 2016

Face Painting Services are suitable for all ages. I use Make-up Forever, Mehron, & MAC PRO face painting products.

April-Anna face painting a childResidential Pricing:  $150  for 1st hour, or $250 for 2 hours. For 4 hours or more receive 10% off hourly rate ($100 an hour, not including 1st hour).

Set up takes 15 minutes and is part of the first hour.

Please understand I arrive for the time you book me & set up begins once I arrive on location. You will be charged from the time I start set-up until the time I finish painting the last child. You are not charged for clean up which takes 30 minutes.

Please make sure my work space is ready for me before I arrive on location; client is responsible for providing an adult size table of 4 feet long & proper lighting.

Do no place me besides the speakers if you have loud music.

Parents are responsible for managing the children while I work, which includes deciding which child will get face painted next.

If you are a business, school or daycare, it is a 2 hour minimum for all bookings.

Discounts available for daycare & schools.

No discounts for corporations & businesses for contracts that are under 6 hours.

Out of Town: 3 hour minimum plus travel expenses. Laval there is a $30 travel fee.

Custom Designs:

I can do this but understand that new designs take me longer, approx. 8 minutes to 20 minutes per face if I have never done it before.

If I am not doing customized work, I provide a selection of choices for the children to choose from that I know can paint in 4 to 10 minutes each (can be slowed down if the child won’t stay still).

Airbrush Face Painting is available for $150 per hour, no discounts.

  • Birthday parties
  • School events
  • Bat mitzvah
  • Weddings
  • Corporate parties
  • Fundraisers
  • and more!

Deposits & Cancellation Policy:

There is a 20% deposit required for all bookings. Cancellation policies from contract to contract are different depending on how big the contract is, how far in advanced you booked & the time of year (peak season versus the slow season). My cancellation policy for all bookings is if you don’t give sufficient warning (aka enough time for me to replace your contract with another contract) then 50% of the booking is owed (which you can use as a credit for fine art paintings, photography & commissions). For some contracts this means there is a 7 day cancellation policy, for other contracts it might be a 3 week cancellation warning.

I will never cancel on a client and have never had to. If for some reason I cannot personally come, I will send another talented artist (but will update you about what is happening as it happens) in my stead.