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What is the JAMvention and who is behind it?

JAMvention is the warmest, most colorful and budget-friendly, face and body paint event in Europe. The event was first established and hosted by Facepaint In Progress in 2008.

All participants have the opportunity to attend an array of informative and fun workshops hosted by top artists from around the world. JAMvention’s fabulous hospitality, informal, friendly atmosphere, not to mention the delicious home cooked meals, all for the budget-friendly price of €275,- (bed, food, drinks and workshops inclusive) are what makes it one of the very best face and body painting events around. There are a limited number of spaces available, so if you want to be certain of securing your place, book your ticket as soon as possible!

Facepaint In Progress, or FIP for short, was founded in 2007 to promote professional face and body painting. Organizing and hosting the JAMvention, as well as providing and overseeing the face and body painting at Elfia Arcen and Haarzuilens, all serve to implement this.

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our regular visitors back as well as the increasing number of new attendees, from beginner to advanced professional painters.

A warm welcome awaits you all at the next edition of the JAMvention. THE warmest, most colorful and budget-friendly, face and body paint event in Europe!!!

See you 20-22 October!


Where does the JAMvention take place?

This year we'll be back at the lovely 'De Bonte Beestenboel'.
The JAMvention is set within a tranquil nature reserve, surrounded by beautiful woodland and open countryside.

De Bonte Beestenboel
Kolonie 35
2323 Wortel (Hoogstraten)


Our instructors for 2017

Fun and informal workshops hosted by awesome artists!

Jenny Marquis
Skull faces and bellypaint


Kim van Nieuwaal


Silke Kirchhof
Quick masks and halloween make-up



Peter Tronser
Small SFX


Catriona Finlayson
Glitter applications


Houyam Hajlaoui


Donna Nowak
Airbrush beginners, waterproof facepaint, henna stencils


Sabine Vogel
Freehand glitter tattoos


Melissa de Bruyker
Extreme make-up


Richard van der Laan
Creating textures


Silvie Vissers
Freehand writting


Jacklyn Suiskens
One-stroke flowers, Color theory



This was JAMvention 2016!

Book your ticket now for only €275,-

What is included in the ticket price?
ALL workshops, as well as bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 2 days and unlimited drinks are included in the fee!
Please note that you must provide your own sheets, pillow case and sleeping bag.

Once paid in full, tickets cannot be refunded, however; they are transferrable at your own arrangement.

Get your strip card!

For those unable to enjoy the JAMvention for the whole weekend, we now have a strip card available!

4 hour strip card €75,-
8 hour strip card €150,- (saturday only)

With both cards you will get lunch. Dinner and breakfast is not included. The workshops for the 4 hour card must be in the same block (morning or afternoon). For more info or when interested, contact

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Contact us!

Willy Suiskens

Any queries regarding FIP on Elfia and JAMvention bookings

Jacklyn Suiskens

Any queries regarding teachers

Richard van der Laan

Public Relations
Any queries regarding sponsors

Jurriën Suiskens

Event manager and visuals
For everything photo, film or web related

Tessa Luites

Model manager

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