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Olga Murasev
Founder of the School

“The only face painter you should ever compare yourself to is the one you were yesterday.”

Hi, I’m Olga Murasev! Face painting is my passion and an important part of my life.

You may already know me from YouTube or Facebook — Olga’s Face and Body Art. Or perhaps you have taken one of my workshops?

Now let me tell you a little more about myself and my experience with this wonderful artform.

I started face painting as a hobby in 2011 and it soon developed into a full-time career. I’ve always played around with art so creativity is quite natural to me and I was lucky to develop skills for face painting quite quickly.

Most of my artwork is inspired by nature as well as popular culture and cartoons. I have a background in medicine, which no doubt helps with the more graphic artworks you may have seen me create around Halloween time.

As you might expect with such diverse influences, my portfolio demonstrates a wide variety designs, from super cute characters through to some very gruesome ones.

Over the past six years I have created hundreds of original face painting designs, and I have traveled the world to share my art as an instructor. It has been my pleasure to meet and teach so many students in person. From Australia to the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine, Israel, Kazakhstan and more… it is amazing where the humble art of face painting can take you.

In 2013 I visited Australia for the first time as an international instructor, and in 2014, I was a guest instructor at FABAIC in the USA. In 2015, I instructed at the UK Face Painting Convention.

And now I have combined my experience and knowledge in one easy to navigate online training program — the International Face Painting School.

With love

Olga Murasev

Annabel Hoogeveen
Instructor

“We are just face painters, but actually, we are working for the ministry of happiness because we are smile-makers! We’ve got the best job in the world!” — The Wolfe Brothers

Hi, I’m Annabel Hoogeveen! Once a vet, but now a face painter with all my heart. It is, like the famous Wolfe brothers once said, the best job in the world!

Just last year I enrolled in Olga’s International Face Painting School and that’s when all the magic started to happen!

But that’s not where it began…

My first encounter with face painting was in 2008 when they asked volunteers for face painting at the preschool playground my son attended. From early childhood on I was always drawing and painting so I thought I could do it and I volunteered. But with the party only a few weeks away I became a bit nervous and decided search for a last-minute face painting course. I learned the basics just in time. And… I caught the ‘face painting bug’, I fell totally in love with it.

More than 60 (!!!) courses and workshops followed and in 2013 I finally gained the courage to found Blije-Snoetjes Kinderschmink (‘Blije Snoetjes’ means ‘Happy Faces’ in Dutch 😉), my very own face painting company and school. I have been teaching face painting ever since.

Teaching in my own studio is fantastic, but not everyone is able to come to a workshop or course in person. So I began thinking about alternative ways to teach, without driving through the country all day. And then I found the International Face Painting School! That’s what I was looking for! And, a little bit later, the School found me! 😍

I like designs that are colorful, elegant and ‘easy-to-copy’. But, when there is time, I also like to create more realistic designs, especially sweet and furry animals (there is still a little bit of vet left in me 😋).

I love being able to make children happy with just a little bit of paint and attention. I want them to feel even more beautiful as they already are. And that’s why I want to teach too! Because the more face painters there are, the more children we can make happy!

Face painting and teaching others how to face paint brings me so much joy and happiness. I truly believe that’s what I was supposed to do in life. So joining the tutor team of this amazing School is like a dream come true for me.

What’s your dream?

With love

Annabel Hoogeveen

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