Jo Barkoukis

Professionally entertaining since 1994

Face painting extraordinaire, advanced balloon sculpting, comedy magic,
glitter tattoos, professional clowning, stage shows, birthday parties,
company events, promotional events, nursing & day care centers,
hospitals and church ministry.

Over 35 years of experience working closely with families
and children's ministry programs at many churches.

Certifiably Family Friendly

I have a clean background check and fingerprints are registered.


Attending continuing-education seminars every year since 1994,
advancing the skills of my craft to be able to offer excellence
in performance for your event.

I also have the privilege of instructing the fine art skills of face painting,
balloon sculpting, clown ministry, business ethics, techniques and skills for:

Ohio Fellowship of Christian Magicians   •   The Klown Klub
Joeys-for-all Clown Alley   •   Church workshops   •   ClownTown
C.H.U.M.S. Conference   •   Private Classes


A sampling of some events are:

Fox 28 Kids Klub
WBNS TV10 Operation Feed
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Crew
Columbus Clippers
Wendy's International Corporation
The Limited and Limited Too!
Columbus Metropolitan Libraries
Wisconsin Cranberry Festival
American Diabetes Association
Rolls Royce
Les Wexner's 'New Albany Classic'
Colgate Palmolive
'Friend to Friend' WSFJ TV51 show
Popcorn with the Pops
Columbus Festival of Trees

As well as the Parks & Rec. Departments for various events in:
Dublin, Westerville, Coshocton, Marysville and Reynoldburg

Restaurant Experience

Hoggy's (3 locations) Texas Roadhouse (3 locations) Denny's
Taranto's (2 locations) Rally's Burgers (4 locations) Orange Leaf
Chik-fil-A (3 locations) O'Charley's (2 locations) Don Pablos
Damon's (2 locations) Spaghetti Warehouse Dairy Queen
Buffalo Wild Wings Pizza Cottage (2 locations) Roosters
Whit's (2 locations)   Massey's

Daycare/Preschool Experience

Children's World Learning Center (8 loc.) Headstart (2 locations)
Kindercare (5 locations) Rainbow Station
Goddard School Daycare Flying Colors Preschool
Lending Hand Learning Center Ready, Set, Grow
Enchanted Care Learning Center Temple Isreal Preschool
Grove City Christian Daycare Center Primrose School
Northwest Christian Childcare Joyland Preschool
Tutor Time Learning Center Creative Child Care
Friendship Baptist Church Daycare Kare-A-Lot Daycare
Genesse Avenue Daycare My Place Childcare
Little Enrichment Center Overbrook Preschool
Jelly Bean Junction Learning Center Mary Poppins Daycare

I work with several Central Ohio entertainment companies.
(Letters of recommendation available upon request)