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.


(and keeping the best for last)

The November meeting is being moved so we can still host the Amazing Jocelyn Casdorph. She will be here at the Rescue Squad on November 11--one week later than we had originally planned and then a workshop at the Bella Faccia studio on Thursday, November 12. Topics will be out tomorrow, but do not miss the chance to learn from a masterful trainer who helped put the Creative Face Painting Book together!!!


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.

New Meeting Date: November 11

Greetings Artists!

The NJFABAG is always working on bringing a wide variety of artists, styles & information to our membership (and friends). That's why we are thrilled to host a new guest instructor for our November meeting. (So excited in fact, that we've rescheduled our regular meeting to accommodate her availability.)

Jocelyn Casdorph is going to knock our socks off!

Wait?!? WHO?
No, Not Joce-who? Joce-lyn...Cas-dorph...and while you may not be familiar with her name....if you've been to any major theme park in the last absolutely know her work. She's been too busy working to be a "touring" artist...but that doesn't mean she hasn't been teaching....She's actually instructed some of our industry's most well known artists.
When taping her Face Painting Podcast earlier this year, Kerry Ann DePetro asked some of the "rock stars" of our world who their favorite artist was...Nick Wolf, Jay Bautista and others all responded with the same name....Jocelyn Casdorph! (Read her bio below & you'll know why "those in the know" know who she is....) And now we've got her! Not just for our meeting -- but for a full day hands-on workshop as well!

Meet Jocelyn....

out of Phoenix, Jocelyn Casdorph’s company, Arizona Face Painting, takes face painting to a whole new level of vibrant, extraordinary works of art that are completed in less than five minutes and frequently customized on the spot for clients of all ages. Besides quality, speed and affordability, one thing that sets Jocelyn apart from other face-painters is that for many events, she uses her creative skills to craft brand new face-painting designs uniquely themed for each event such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Chocolate Festivals, Renaissance Fairs, Halloween, themed birthday parties, etc. Jocelyn’s formal training began at a highly gifted art magnet high-school in Orlando, FL, where she spent most of her childhood. At the young age of seventeen, she was recruited by Enjoy Your Face, a prestigious international face painting comp any with over one-hundred employees. For the next twelve years, Jocelyn worked for Enjoy Your Face as a full-time face painter, instructor, lead designer and assistant manager for operations around the globe. Some of the locations she’s worked at include Disney World Parks, Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and she spent over a year in Osaka training and hiring artists for theme parks in Japan. Jocelyn has also face & body painted at celebrity parties, including Oscar Award parties, Playboy, and has been flown out for special events in the Bahamas. She earned an IMDB movie credit for her make-up work in “Sea Legs.” In 2007, Jocelyn was the featured artist for Brushstrokes Magazine. She was a contributing artist and model for two publications of “Creative Face Painting” how-to books, and was a face painting instructor at the International Face Painting Convention in Orlando, FL. Jocelyn has been featured in several on-line magazine publications, ABC News Phoenix, and her designs are used throughout the world.

Fabulous Faeries!

Guild Meeting - Wednesday November 11th 7PM

Join us as we welcome Jocelyn for an evening of her FABULOUS FAERIES.
Bring along a small kit & paint along as she demonstrates ways to bring your work to a whole new level.

Parsippany Rescue Squad

100 Centerton Drive

Parsippany NJ

Class starts at 7PM

Doors open 6:15 for set up, shopping & socializing.
As always our meetings are free for current members. Non-members are encouraged to come enjoy the class and see what we're all about for a $20 fee.

But WAIT! There's MORE!!

Full Day, Hands-On Workshop

Theme Park WOW! (plus bonus Exotic Animals faces)

Faces that sell your work from 50 feet away

BIG IMPACT, quick to learn and execute! Join Jocelyn for a full-day hands-on workshop chock full of the faces she has spent years developing for Enjoy Your Face & the many theme parks listed in her bio. Discover just what it is that make her designs literally stand out in a crowd. Learn how she uses neons and the right color combinations that make a design go from flat to fabulous without losing precious time.

And because so many people showed an interest...she will also be teaching some of her awesome exotic animal designs.

Don't miss out on a fantastic LOCAL opportunity to learn from such an amazing artist!

Thursday November 12th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Workshop fee: $125 (Lunch fee $7 cash the day of workshop)
Location: Bella Faccia Studios, 11 Chelsea Drive, Randolph NJ
Paypal your money to
Call Diane for more information: 973-252-9140; or


And as if our November happenings aren't enough...

SAVE THE DATE for our DECEMBER gathering

Wednesday Dec 5th is our annual HOLIDAY PARTY.
This year we will have a very special guest as HEATHER GREEN of Silly Farm will be joining us for a fun & festive evening!
Save the date now, details will be sent soon
We hope to see you at ALL of our upcoming events!


Save the Dates:

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


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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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!


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