Archive for April, 2012

Videos from Silly Heather on YouTube

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Silly Heather from Silly Farm has 100 face painting tutorial videos on YouTube at

Spring Chick Face Painting Tutorial
Here’s a good design that’s perfect for Easter and Spring, a chick hatching out of it’s egg using rainbow cakes and floral designs.

2 Minute Bunny – Face Painting Tutorial
Here’s a quick tutorial on a fast bunny face painting design, just in time for Easter!

Storytelling with Face Paint

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Christopher Agostino — Transformation Artist

Christopher Agostino has enjoyed a 30 year adventure in theater, storytelling, face and bodypainting. Trained in theater, theatrical makeup and graphic arts, he developed a technique for quickly transforming a human face in a unique mask-like style with bold designs that capture the essential quality of traditional body art.

He has brought this performance art onto the stage in the Transformations show, and has appeared before hundreds of audiences in schools, festivals and theaters with his original productions combining storytelling and painted faces.

Li Chi Slays the Dragon — a Transformation Tale by Christopher Agostino:

Before Cave Walls…The Transformation Lecture:

Entertainers Liability Insurance

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Two years ago, when I was finally ready to go from doing volunteer events to paid events, I knew I wanted to have liability insurance. It seemed like most of my friends had their insurance through the World Clown Association. They offer insurance as an additional option when paying the annual membership dues. It seemed like the easiest option. Although, the insurance is offered by the World Clown Association, I know a lot of non-clowns who do either balloons or face painting who join just for their insurance.

World Clown Membership and Insurance

If you get your insurance through the World Clown Association, their policy year ends on April 30th, 2012. It is time to renew your membership and pay for another year of insurance.

New Members – $40
Membership Renewal – $35
Liability Insurance – $139

They do offer Additional Insurance for a client who requests being added to your policy.

From their website:

Coverage: This is a Comprehensive General Liability Policy provided by an A-rated insurance company with coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate per event.

Deductible: None The price remains the same regardless of number of months covered (The fee is NOT prorated) and includes Premium, Brokerage fee and Association handling fee.

Policy Exclusions: This program is designed for Clowns and Magicians.

The following types of performances are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

  1. Hypnosis
  2. Hot Air Balloon Events, Circuses (production), overnight camping Tractor pulls, Rodeo and roping events, motorized events, Mechanical amusement devices, inflatables, rock climb,Bounce Houses, laser tag, sky diving, competition racing.
  3. Pyrotechnics, Explosives, Fireworks or similar materials except “concussion effects, “flashpots”, and “smokepots” (Flashboxes covered up to $5,000)
  4. Production Management or Promotions Management for hire
  5. Animals except performing dogs, doves and rabbits
  6. Musicians and Disc Jockeys, except clowns/magicians who engage in these activities as part of their act
  7. Copyright infringement exclusion (i.e. Barney, Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny)
  8. Throwing objects (juggling is acceptable)

Be sure to evaluate your insurance needs and pick the coverage that is right for you. If you hire employees or have special requirements, you may want to get a different policy. Other companies that offer insurance include:

Specialty Insurance Agency

K&K Insurance Group

Cossio Insurance Agency