Northern NJ Face and Body Art Guild

Welcome to Northern NJ Face and Body ART Guild

Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Center
100 Centerton Drive
 Parsipanny NJ 07054

What better time to join the No NJ Face and Body Art Guild.  As a member, attend all the meetings for free, receive monthly newsletters and reminders of upcoming events.  You get a step by step PDF of the designs painted at the meeting, should you miss an event, AND access to the members only section of our WEB site. We give out prizes, have contests and often raffle off convention registrations and gifts from vendors.  BUT you must be a member to win.  Non-members pay $20 per class for each meeting, unless other fees are specified.  But to join, it is only $75 per year, and your membership runs for 12 full months!  Why don't you join today? Lastly, you get the privilege of shopping from our vendor at 20-30% off of Mehron and Wolfe products.

Summer salutations artists!
Once again, the NJFABAG is set to bring you even more ways to improve & increase your business. Have you guessed who our guest instructor for August is? Read on and we'll TAL you all about it!

That's right! Tal Thompson is back!

Join us at our monthly meeting for important insight on marketing your business from business cards to social media and beyond. In addition to being a talented artist, Tal has years of both corporate & small business marketing experience. We've included her bio below -- one glance is all it will take to convince you this meeting will be a WINNER for you & your business.

But we're not ALL business!

Tal is also an incredible Henna Artist -- so she will be offering 2 half day workshops the day after our meeting. Details with class descriptions & sign up information are included below.

Bio:Tal Thompson began her creative career in 2001 by working for numerous Ad Agency’s such as Ambrosi Inc. and Emergence Inc.As a graphic designer she specialized in retail and catalog design, working with clients such as Bloomingdales, Home Depot, and Russell Sportswear to name a few.
In 2002 she founded Metoda Inc Creative Studio, a marketing/graphic and web design firm that focused on assisting small businesses grow their customer base and grow exposure by creating strong brands and marketing plans.
In 2010 Tal became the official US distributor for Ybody Brand in the USA and created a small business that strive to train others to become self-employed successfully.
Tal spent the past 2 years as a creative director in a political strategic firm and has been able to leave her job to fulfill her passion of becoming a full time business owner, designer and teacher.
Along with distributing Ybody Products, Tal continues to provide design and marketing services to help small business owner’s establish professional representation in today’s competitive market.

Guild Meeting

Wednesday August 5th

Many of us are artists in our souls, but when it comes to turning our passion into a paycheck, sometimes success seems out of reach. Join us at our August meeting where Tal will show you the way! We voted at our last meeting on Marketing Topics and asked that Tal focus her advice on:

1 Explanation of different forms of Social media and how it can be used to advance our business

2 How and where to find leads for bigger, better gigs.

3 Helpful tips for successful small business management.

4 How to create successful self-promotion tools that will increase sales.

Where & When

Wednesday, August 5th -- 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:15 for set up, shopping & socializing.

Parsippany Rescue Squad
100 Centerton Drive
Parsippany, NJ

Meeting is FREE for current members, guests welcomed for $20.

Ricki will be on hand with her treasure trove of goodies from Wolfe, Mehron, Global & more! Be sure to arrive early so that she can finish selling & enjoy the class with everyone.
Diane will have sets of the new Nick Wolfe Face Cards for sale as well!


Practical Henna Workshops

August 6, 2015
1-4:30 p.m.Part 1 $75
6-9:30 p.m. Part 2 $75

Pick up a cone and dive right into the art of henna. Learn the fundamental design elements that can turn you into a henna artist quickly.
In this hands-on workshop we will work on creating designs from scratch and practice quick money making designs.
This workshop is focused on practical henna designs and set up.
The classes will include:
Part 1 for beginners who have limited knowledge of henna basics
• Brief Henna history & tradition
• Black henna - Market problems and safety
• Mixing henna basics
• Application technique and practice
Part 2 for henna artists that have experience but want to expand their business/skills

• Design elements and composition.

• Gig booking and contracts.

• Gig set up - What to take / After care.
Each student will receive fresh henna cones and design sheets that can be used as a menu.

Sign Up Today!


Bella Faccia Painting Studio, 11 Chelsea Drive, Randolph NJ

Contact Diane Spadola to reserve your space: (973) 722-6122


We hope you will take the opportunity to join us in a few days of fantastic learning & creative fun right in your own back yard!
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Coming in September

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Save the date for Mr. Corey Morgan's Face Painting, coming to NJ as our September Instructor: September 2, 7-9:15 p.m. for the Guild meeting, and two workshops the next day (September 3) 1-4:30 and 5:30-9 September 3, $125 for both or $75 each. Bella Faccia Studio, 11 Chelsea Drive, Randolph



Save the Dates:

As dates of workshops get closer you will be able to register for courses.



August: Tal Thompson of Art Factory and Ybody Glitter Tattoos, will be here on August 5 for a marketing class at the Guild Meeting. Then Thursday, August 6, 1-4:30 and 6-9:30 p.m. is HENNA DAY! Come learn all you can about this beautiful and relaxing art form!

This year we are going to experiment with some different timing on the workshops.  When possible to do so, Teachers will split their one day workshop into two half day workshops ($75 each) and they will be offered in the afternoon (1-4:30 p.m.), and then in the evening (6-9:30 p.m.) on the designated day.  Afternoon participants will receive a reduced price if they stay into the evening, and have dinner.  In this way, we can pick up those that have full time jobs, and those students who might be able to take a half day off, but not a full day.  It also give the instructor a chance to do some of their own work, in the morning after the guild.  


Bella Faccia Studios
11 Chelsea Drive
Randolph NJ

Contact Diane Spadola for deposit information to reserve your place in class. EMAIL: / 973-252-9140


Bella Faccia Studios
11 Chelsea Drive
Randolph NJ

Contact Diane Spadola for deposit information to reserve your place in class. EMAIL: / 973-252-9140



The Northern NJ Face and Body Art Guild is over 50 members strong and growing. Our goal is to raise the standard of professional face and body art in Northern NJ. Diane Spadola founded this guild and has brought many talented and renown artists to teach and share their craft. 

 Thinking about Joining? 

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, at our new location: Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Center, 100 Centerton Drive, Parsippany, NJ, 07054 unless otherwise noted. We meet ON THE FIRST FLOOR.  Park on the right hand side and come in the doors on that side of the building.

Non-members are welcome to meetings, clinics, workshops  or classes for a fee.  You may join the guild for only $75 for an annual membership. Annual junior membership (age 9 -17) is $50.  Most events are free to members. In some cases a nominal fee is required. 

TO PURCHASE a Membership using PayPal  CLICK HERE

More information: Guild benefits, goals and standards.

Our guild has hosted great instructors like:


Adam Ray,

Mark Reid,

Sharon Hodges,

Heather Banks of Silly Farm

Kurt Drake & April Powell of Wolfe FX

Margi Kanter

Val Daft

Allison Kenyon

Pam Trent

Jay Bautista

Kerry Ann Smith

Gen Keller

Marcela Murad

Anne Reynolds

Lea Selley

and many others


entative Schedule  ~   Mark your Calendars!    ~   Subject to change.

NOW with some other Important Dates to Save: (As with any event, schedules may change: please confirm with presenting organization. click on Agenda Tab for scrolling list format.

To Pay for Classes/Workshops or Memberships with PayPal:

be sure to identify your name

and the class or workshop

or membership

  Call Diane for more info:  972-252-9140.
Send us a photo of your 
best Face Paint!
email to


The regular guild meeting will now be on the First Wednesday of each month. 


Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Center
100 Centerton Drive
Parsipanny NJ, 07054

Doors OPEN at 6:15 for SHOPPING, SETUP and Socializing  


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 A Note from our founder, Diane Spadola:


Thank you to all who have accepted a committee position.


Diane Spadola  



Like like like!!! Ditto to Corinne & Maritza this group! Love the people that I've met, love the educational opportunities, recognize that my face painting has improved as a direct result.
Happy weekend!

Patti                                                                                           Posted August 9, 2013

I have to admit, this is a really great bunch of artists and you are all so talented!!  I am thankful for you all willing to share your experiences and to teach your techniques!  I feel truly blessed!
Sharing the love,
Maritza                                                                                           Posted August 9, 2013

Hello fellow guild members:

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy being part of this group and meeting all of you. If you attended this past guild meeting you had a real treat! Freehand glitter tattoos are awesome. I had almost given up on my glitter tattoo business due to all the personal kits one can get and I found it a hassle to switch between the glitter and face~painting.

Now doing it free hand it will take the same amount of time and wow. The effects are splendid. Thanks to Diane for bringing Tal Thompson to NJ. And Kerry, Your work was magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Sincerely, with smiles and sparkles too,

                                                                                          Posted August 9, 2013

"wow.................what a fun night! 

I  enjoyed the talents of Kurt and April so much.  They were very informative as they painted.  I didn't want it to end. so thanks again for inviting them to our amazing group meeting."


More Testimonials  .  .  .    


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and a most successful new year!


Eye designs by Mark Reid that we learned at Bella Faccia Studio!


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