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Body Painting with Tim Gratton

Last week I attended a body painting workshop in Adelaide delivered by Body Painter and Artist Tim Graton.

Burlesque Body Painting

Burlesque Body Painting

The workshop was held over two days. The first day we learned about different products and application techniques and the second day was hands on. On the first day I purchased a pair of nipple covers which ended up being my key accessory for the following day. I went to Spotlight and found a few bits and pieces that transformed my nipple covers into the most amazing tassels ever.  Along with a pale pink ostrich feather, they formed the inspiration for my Burlesque body painting concept.

At the end of the second day we had an in-house photo shoot with Leanne King from Crackerjack Photography. Leanne worked her way through our models over the course of the afternoon. I have added a video so you can see the work produced by the other artists at the workshop. I'm so happy with the results!

I was inspired by Tim’s passion for body painting and his ability to share as much as possible with his students. A quote from Sir Winston Churchill springs to mind - “We make a living out of what we get. But we make a life out of what we give”


I want to send a big thanks to my model Tahlia, Wendy Fantasia for organising the workshop and Tim - none of it would have been possible without you! I met some amazing people and left with a well full of inspiration. All in all a huge success!


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