Now booking: Paradise Jam 2018

Much excitement here at Façade Academy as we launch the next Paradise Jam – 2018. The theme this year is Once Upon a Time… suggested by clever Helen Goodinson, who wins a pair of tickets to the jam. Watch this space for more details closer the time!

Please click on this this Eventbrite link to book your tickets.

Peace and Love on half-term Monday at Paradise Jam 2017

Façade Academy presents Paradise Jam 2017

As Principal of Façade Academy of Face and Body Painting, I’m thrilled to invite you to come and be part of the country’s biggest annual face and body painting gathering! Paradise Jam 2017 is happening on half-term Monday, 13 February (10-4). Bring your paints and Join the hundreds of painters, their friends and families in the big, heated marquee at Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, Herts.

Adults £11 and Children £5.50 (under 2s, free) … and the ticket price includes admission to Paradise Wildlife Park. (Purchase your own ticket and you can buy up to a total of 4 tickets. Great value as tickets to the Paradise Wildlife Park usually start at Adults from £15 and Children from £13.)

This year’s theme is Peace and Love … and the soundtrack is the Sixties and Seventies!

The day’s jam-packed with…

• Competitions for face and body painting at junior, novice and open levels; plus freehand glitter art events. Prizes include places on Façade Academy courses (facadeacademy.co.uk).
Demos of techniques by top painters and artists, including airbrush make-up, face painting, body art, prosthetics, nail art, mehndi henna decoration, pregnant ‘bump’ painting, festival faces and grown-up party eyes.
Stands of merchandise, so painters can stock up on essential paints, glitter, balloons, tables and chairs.
FACE, the International Face Painting Association.
A fabulous children’s entertainer.
Giant raffle with fantastic prizes.
A photographer will be making prints on the spot throughout the day.
The public will be visiting from midday for painting.

Click here to book now!

Check out our Facebook group and Paradise Wildlife Park for directions to the Jam!

Look forward to seeing you there! – Juliet

Jamming in Paradise

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Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to this year’s Paradise Jam! And jam-packed it was, too, with painters both face and body, children, demonstrations, traders, nail artists, henna, balloons, glitter, airbrush, hair plaiting – and don’t forget Frankenstein.

Once again, the day whizzed by in a colourful blur with so many wonderful designs flowing from the brushes rising to the heights of our theme, Nirvana. Children laughing at our entertainer AJ and an excellent raffle to finish off the day. Nearly 400 people came through the doors, browsed the stands and visited the zoo as well – a great bonus for the accompanying families.

All in all, a great way to celebrate the 10th year of the Façade Academy.

I hope you’ll be back next year – Monday of the February half-term. And perhaps in 2017 it might even be a two-day event!

Check out the Facebook page for more photos and painty chat about the Jam.

And thanks, too, Marsha Dunstan at Pinktree for all the lovely photos.

We’ll be JAM–packed on half-term Monday, 15 February

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Zoe Thornbury-Phillips, the winner of the open face-painting competition at last year’s Paradise Jam

Preparations for this year’s Façade Academy Paradise Jam are almost complete!

On this half-term Monday – 15 February, from 10am to 4pm – more than 150 painters will be working in the big marquee, plus their families and friends are coming to enjoy the day. This year’s Nirvana-themed Jam will feature…

  • More than 12 demos of techniques by top painters and artists, including airbrush make-up, face painting, body art, prosthetics, nail art, mehndi henna decoration, pregnant ‘bump’ painting, festival faces and grown-up party eyes
  • 11 stands of merchandise, so painters can stock up on essential paints, glitter, balloons, tables and chairs
  • A team from Paintopia, the paint shop and organisers of the annual Paintopia face and body-painting festival
  • FACE, the International Face Painting Association
  • The fabulous children’s entertainer AJ
  • Competitions for face and body painting at junior, novice and open levels; plus hand-painting and freehand glitter art events
  • Raffle with fantastic prizes
  • A photographer will be making prints on the spot throughout the day
  • The public will be visiting from midday for painting

… and then there’s the whole of Paradise Wildlife Park to explore – because your ticket to the Jam includes entrance to the park!

See you there!

Check out our Facebook page and Paradise Wildlife Park for directions to the Jam!

Join the 2016 Façade Academy Paradise Jam!

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I’m so looking forward to the 9th Annual Façade Academy Paradise Jam on half-term Monday – 15 February. This year’s theme is Nirvana.

The Paradise Jam is the most popular place to be for face and body painters and all connected activities. More than 100 artists will be painting, mingling, watching, learning and experimenting.

The Jam is held at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Herts, and the ticket includes entrance to the Park, so there’s plenty for children and non-painting family members to do and explore. The Jam itself is held in a huge marquee with good lighting and heating.

Bring your family (max 3 guests) and pay the fee (£8 adults, £5 children, under-2s free).

There are only 35 places left, so sign up quickly!

You can sign up through the Facebook group, or contact me directly.

How to get there: Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Jamboree 2015!

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It is here! I’m holding my 8th Annual Facade Academy Paradise Jamboree on 16th February 2015.

This has become hugely popular over the past few years with record numbers of artists and their families attending. The cost includes the face painting jam and also getting into the Paradise Wildlife Park www.pwpark.com  for a visit – so all the family can enjoy themselves for a day.

We will have traders with paint, brushes, balloons and all the paraphernalia associated with face painters. Kit Envy lives here!

Competitions, demonstrations, children’s entertainment, lots of chat, a fantastic raffle, painting on faces and bodies, glitter art, nail art, henna and much much more!