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Check out the revised April schedule!
April: New Date: Sean Avram Guild Meeting April 8: Monsters in Minutes:- This class is based upon Sean's amazing step by step face paint book: "Ghouls, Gore and More!".
Workshop Thursday, April 9: Body Painting for Portfolio 11-6 p.m. Must Bring Your Own Model, $150 includes late lunch.
If there is interest: Face painting workshop on Friday, April 10: The Skull - The face painting classes allow1/2 day option for people who work during the day: 1:00-4:30 for the first half...then a dinner break, and then 6-9:30 for the second half, and the people who stay thru get a $ break: $75 for each workshop or $125 for the whole day.
April Spring Bonus Class, Tuesday April 14: “Airbrush Tattoo Pro” founder and creator Wiser Oner will be in the house to give us an awesome overview of the new stencil program for you to make high-end realistic airbrush tattoos,combining freehand textures and patterns with tattoo elements. $125 for the class includes dinner 12-5 p.m. Then for an additional $50, you can stay through and take a workshop for 6:30-9:30 p.m. on “Graffiti Eyes”
from the fantastic Lea Selley!
Save the Dates:
As dates of workshops get closer you will be able to register for courses.
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES and A LOOK AHEAD ....
April: Fresh off the season 1 of Skin Wars: Sean Avram
New Date: Sean Avram Guild Meeting April 8: Monsters in Minutes:- This presentation is based upon Sean's amazing step by step face paint book: "Ghouls, Gore and More!". This class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of monster making. Books will be available for purchase.
Workshop Thursday, April 9: Body Painting for Portfolio 11-6 p.m. Must Bring Your Own Model, $150 includes late lunch. This class is great for anyone, especially those who have never body painted before. Sean focuses in on the essentials of body painting and the creation of your body painting portfolio. This is hands on. You will paint your own model with a design of your choosing with Sean coaching you, teaching as we go. You can paint by hand, airbrush or both! By the end of the day, everyone who takes the class will have a portfolio quality body paint image to show off to friends, attract clients and intimidate your frenemies.
You will paint along with Sean on your own body paint project. Artistic techniques for brush, sponge and airbrush taught in this class include but are not limited to: texture fx, depth, detail, illustration, highlighting and shading. And then there's all the other Information in class will include; how to find models, what products to use, where to paint, how to break in to the professional scene, getting your work published, copyright and legal issues,health and safety, caring for your model, tricks of the trade, design secrets and the list could go on all day.
If there is interest: face painting workshop on Friday, April 10: The Skull - The most important face you will learn - Sean will cover the basics such as layout, shading and highlighting, and some extra details that will add those finishing touches to your skull design. The evening continuation will teach you how to turn those skulls into 'monsters:' sharing techniques for designing your own skull-based characters. The face painting classes allow 1/2 day option for people who work during the day: 1:00-4:30 for the first half...then a dinner break, and then 6-9:30 for the second half, and the people who stay thru get a $ break: $75 for each workshop or $125 for the whole day.
April Spring Bonus Class, Tuesday, April 14: “Airbrush Tattoo Pro” founder and creator Wiser oner will be in the house to give us an awesome overview of the new stencil program for you to make high-end realistic airbrush tattoos,combining freehand textures and patterns with tattoo elements. $125 for the class includes dinner 12-5 p.m. Then for an additional $50, you can stay through and take a workshop for 6:30-9:30 p.m. on “Graffiti Eyes”from the fantastic Lea Selley!
May: Donna Nowak, Airbrush Master and maker of PROAIIR and DIPS will be to our meeting on May 6, then a follow on airbrush boot camp for the two days to follow: Thursday, May 7 ($150) for beginners who do not have or haven't used their equipment, and Friday May 8 ($150) for those who have used equipment for tattoos only--focus on Face Painting with your airbrush. Both workshops for $250.
June: Denise Cold is here to answer all of your Starblends and show you how to repot them, how to blend them, how to paint on them and more, Wednesday June 3. First Workshop on Thursday will be Starblends for 3D effects, and One Stroke Masks with your rainbow cakes. You will need to know simple one stroke elements for this class. Two half day workshops: 1-4:30 p.m. $75. And one 6-9:30 p.m. $75. Both workshops for $125.
July: New Date: Shawna Del Rea will offer to us a class in extreme beauty tips and facial aesthetics on Wednesday, July 8 at the Rescue Squad, and then a one day class, Thursday July 9: Time TBA “The Art of Beauty, a fusion of makeup and face painting workshop” Then on Friday, July 10, Shawna is doing a Sugar Skulls Workshop Time TBA followed by the Guild Annual Pot Luck Barbecue. Come and Join US!
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.
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.
Heather Banks of Silly Farm
Kurt Drake & April Powell of Wolfe FX
Kerry Ann Smith
and many others
Tentative Schedule ~ Mark your Calendars! ~ Subject to change.
To Pay for Classes/Workshops or Memberships with PayPal:
be sure to identify your name
and the class or workshop
Call Diane for more info: 972-252-9140.
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR NEW HOME:
Doors OPEN at 6:15 for SHOPPING, SETUP and Socializing
A Note from our founder, Diane Spadola:
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU
Thank you to all who have accepted a committee position.
Like like like!!! Ditto to Corinne & Maritza ...love
this group! Love the people that I've met, love the educational
opportunities, recognize that my face painting has improved as a direct
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,
Corinne Posted August 9, 2013
"wow.................what a fun
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 . . .
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday
and a most successful new year!
Eye designs by Mark Reid that we learned at Bella Faccia Studio!