Are your paints hypo-allergenic?
Absolutely! ALL of my paints, powders, glitters, and tattoos are specifically designed and approved for use on the human face and body without any allergic reactions.
Do you paint at parties?
Of course. We travel throughout the Washington D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas for birthday parties, community events, festivals and school or church events. See my Book Mr. Corey
page to contact me for your next event.
Is there a minimum number of hours for parties?
Most birthday parties are booked for two hours or more, but it all depends on the number of guests you'll have for painting or glitter tattoos. Parents should also be sure to schedule me for the time you want painting or body bling to begin. If you don't expect your guests to arrive until 30 minutes after your party starts, I should also be booked 30 minutes or more after the party begins. For more details about painting or body bling at parties, see our page on What to Expect When Hiring a Face Painter
Did you go to school to become a face painter?
Yes and no. I have been drawing and painting all of my life. I'm entirely self-taught, and when it comes to face painting, I simply adapted a natural talent to a different canvas; in this case, the human face. However, as a professional face painter, there are several conferences and conventions held locally and around the country each year hosted by a variety of groups. I not only attend these events to continue my own education, I also have been invited to teach at several of them, including the Face and Body Art International Convention, one of the largest in the world.
Are you available to teach other face painting groups?
Yes! I love teaching and enjoy every opportunity I have to teach whether locally or internationally. Whether you are planning a regional conference, or you have a group of face painters interested in me conducting a workshop, please contact me to set up a date and time.
How did you decide to get in your line of work?
I took my daughter to a birthday party and there was a lady painting faces. The first thing I thought was "I could do that!" It provided the perfect combination of things I love: art, children and (in my case) comic books.That was more than 10 years ago. The rest is history!
What do you like most about your job?
I love working and interacting with people and seeing their reactions to the designs that I've painted for them. A bonus for me is when adults see my work at a children's party and ask to be painted as well. I love it when adults want to get in on the action.
How can we book you?
Booking me is easy. For parties and community, school, or church events, simply use the Book Mr. Corey
page on the site. For professional face painting workshops or conferences, please use the Teach Me Mr. Corey!
link for more information.