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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 €245,- (bed, food 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 21-23 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 2016

Fun and informal workshops hosted by awesome artists!

John Poppleton
Blacklight - scenery bodypaint


Sarah Scarer Smith


Matteo Arfanotti
Face ornament prosthetics


Peter Tronser


Gert Leefting


Sabine Gabrielle Vogel
Facepaint mask


Gretchen Fleener


Jacklyn Suiskens


Shaul Moalem


Mario Spelemans


Workshop schedule

This was JAMvention 2015!

Book your ticket now for only €245,-

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

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

Sold out!

The weekend tickets are sold out. Only day tickets are available.
Send a mail to if you want a day ticket

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

Any queries regarding

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