What areas do you service?

Happy Art has a team of artists who service Southwestern Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area, and select cities beyond. This includes Guelph, Erin, Elora, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Hamilton, Waterdown, Brantford, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Toronto, Brampton, and Vaughan.  A travel fee may be applied to remote areas. Please contact us for more information. 

Are you insured?

Yes! Happy Art has Performer's Insurance and Vulnerable Sector Checks for our artists.

Is your paint safe?

Happy Art uses only professional, water-based body and face paint. It is very gentle and designed for use on the skin. Paint is easily removable from any surface with soap and water.   We are especially mindful of hygiene and contamination risks when painting near eyes, nose, and lips. We do not paint over open sores or wounds and equipment is disinfected and washed before and after every event, or new equipment is used altogether. We ask that guests be considerate and we reserve the right to not paint those who pose a clear health risk to others. Below is a list of ingredients of the common paints used by Happy Art Artists. Please contact info@happyart.ca with any concerns.

Kryolan Aquacolor:

Talc, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Kaolin, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Coumarin, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Red 36 CI 12085, Ultramarines CI 77007, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Carmine CI 75470, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Red 22 Lake CI 45380, Red 28 Lake CI 45410, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Mica, Tin Oxide] (EU seulement/only: CI 77266, CI 58000, CI 77120, CI 74160, CI 73015) May contain carmine as a color additive.

Kryvaline Professional Face and Body Paint:

Paraffin Wax, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Calcium Carbonate, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin, EDTA Disodium Salt, Sodium Benzote, Acacia Senegal, Dextrin, Water, Mica.  Soft Kryvaline Ingredients: Aqua-Calcium Carbonate-Acacia Senegal Gum-Glycerine. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, FD & C Yellow, DF & C Red 40, FD&C Blue 1, Mica and Non Toxic Fluorescent Pigments.

Wolfe Face Art & FX Ingredients: 

Calcium Carbonate, Paraffin Wax, Petrolatum, Dextrin, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Perfume Musk, Disodium EDTA. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (77891), Black 2 (77266), Iron oxides (77491, 77492, 77499), Red 7 (15850:1), Red 6 (15850), Yellow 5 (19140), Yellow 6 (15985:1),Chromium Oxide Green (77289), Blue 1 (42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (77742), Ultramarines (77007), Yellow 10 Lake (47005:1). Conforms to ASTM D-4236 and 76/768/EEC. Manufactured with FDA and EU approved ingredients.

Wolfe Face Art & FX 12 Neon/Metallix Palette:

Calcium Carbonate, Paraffin Wax, Petrolatum, Dextrin, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Water, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA. May contain: Mica (77019), Titanium Dioxide (77891), Iron Oxides (77491), Yellow 5 (19140), Yellow 6 (15985:1), Yellow 8 (45350), Bismuth Oxycloride (77163), Zinc Oxide (77947), Ferric Ferrocyanide (77510). Disodium Distrybiphenyl Disulfonate, Polyester-3, Red 28 (45410), Red 22 (45380), Ultramarines (77007), Orange 5 (45370), Conforms to ASTM D-4236 and 76/768/EEC. 

Diamond FX Face Art:

Parafin wax-petrolatum – Glycerin – Calcium Carbonate- Stearyl Alcohol- Sodium Benzoate – Acacia Senegal Gum – dextrin – Aqua. Some products included perfume (Hydroxy-methylpentyl cyclohexenecarboxaldehyde). D&C Red no.27, D&C Red no.27 & no.6, FD&C Yellow no.5, Utramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Bismuth Oxyclhoride. CI 45410, CI 15850/CI 15850-1, CI42090, CI 77266, CI 19140, CI77007, CI77510, CI 77491, CI 77891, CI 77019, CI77163.

How long does the paint last?

Water-based paint is not designed for long wear and generally begins to fade and break down within a few hours, depending on a few factors like perspiration, weather, and friction.  For a more durable, longer wear option, airbrush is available in an alcohol base and can last for several days. It is usually used for artistic body art and temporary tattoos. Alcohol-based paint requires a specialized remover and/or emollient to remove the paint without irritating the skin.

How long do glitter tattoos last?

Glitter tattoos are applied with special fx adhesive called spirit gum and can last for up to 2-3 days if well cared for. To remove, use an emollient-based lotion like baby oil and saturate the tattoo to break down the glue, then wipe away the glitter residue.

How far in advance should I book Happy Art?

Please allow for a minimum of 2 weeks time when booking Happy Art artists from October to May, and 4 weeks lead time for a holiday event or Summer event (taking place between June-September). 

Does Happy Art provide free services to any events? 

As an artistic entertainment company, Happy Art is often asked to provide complimentary services or "gifts-in-kind" donation to public events.

Because we are committed to supporting communities and causes, Happy Art reviews requests for donated services annually. We ask that organizations submit their event details to info@happyart.ca by the end of December so that we can plan which events we are able to service and partner with that year.

For those chosen events we provide one face painting artist at a maximum of 2 hours, which paints an average of 55 faces. Out of respect for our team member's skill and time, we do not provide additional artists or services. It is our firm belief that art should be valued and properly compensated for, and any and all costs incurred by us to provide donated services are absorbed by our owner.

For select fundraisers, Happy Art can provide a 1hr face painting party for organizations to raffle or auction off. Please be advised that vouchers are good for 1 year from issue date and are subject to service area and availability.