Kari's Occasions
Kari's Occasions

Kari's Occasions

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Introduction: Hello! My name is Kari and I love art, parties, and making people smile! I offer a fun and memorable experience for your next party or event. I use water based, washable hypoallergenic paints. I am insured and licensed. I am happy to work with people of all ages. I especially love interacting with kids. They say some really funny things and ask me all sorts of questions. (Important note: During the summer months I have flexible weekend scheduling options, but otherwise I am unavailable until after 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays the rest of the year.) If I sound like the right artist for your event, contact me today!

Hired 15 times

Serves Urbana, IL

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7 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Great 4.7

16 reviews


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Jennifer L.
Aug 21, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

Kari was amazing at our neighborhood event. The kids loved her designs and was so accommodating. She had a line of kids when her time was up and she was willing to stay an extra hour (we did pay for extra hour). She was absolutely great to work with. We plan to have her back next year for sure.

Details: 21 - 40 guests • 4 - 6 years old • Community event

Face Painting
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Emily N.
May 19, 2016

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Hired on Thumbtack

We had the pleasure of having Kari at our field day. She did an excellent job with our students who were still talking about their face painting today! Thanks again Kari!!
Face Painting
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Bethany M.
Jul 23, 2016

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Hired on Thumbtack

Kids loved the face painting. She did an amazing job. Thank you
Face Painting
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Kendra O.
Jul 24, 2015
Mickey mouse clubhouse party! She made the hat..and the matchin Candy bags!also the picture back drop w the character faces cut out!and she did an amazing job face painting the kids faces for me! Kari did an amazing job an I will recommend her services to any one! Owen her husband helped too! Wht an amazing guy he is
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Sydney S.
Aug 2, 2015
As a childish adult I had Kari paint my face and I loved it. I would absolutely have her do it again. She's great with children and also willing to paint adults as well. She really cares about her art and the final result for each person. She does great work and offers a lot of cool things that kids will love. She is extremely talented at what she does and I highly recommend her for parties or even just to make dull events more fun !
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Kari Keller


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is very straight forward: $60/hour.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I ask them what type of event and how large it will be. I ask how many hours they will need my services for. If not immediately evident, I ask if the event will be indoors or outdoors, so I can prepare for things like wind, access to water for my paints, and whether or not I will need to bring my own table/chairs. I ask if there is anything special I should know about the guests, location, or parking at the event. At that point I will ask for a contact phone number and ensure we are clear on the final price. I ask if they would like an invoice or any other documentation. If there are no further questions, I'll conclude the call with thanking them for their business and "I'll see you on the 5th!" or similar. :)

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I was inspired to pursue face painting when a friend asked me to try it as a volunteer at an event she was hosting. I had never done something like that before, and was so suprised when a mother approached me about working for a children's 5k at the YMCA. She asked how much I charged, and I had to confess that this was my first time face painting. It was very encouraging! I continued to work at events and practice on my friend's children, and found it to be very enjoyable.

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