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

September 3, 2014

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 $50 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.


September 3, 2014

7:00 - 9:15 PM

(Doors open @ 6:15 for shopping, socializing & set up)

Greeting Artists!

What was is that crazy old uncle used to say when you were a kid?  "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose...but you can't pick your friend's nose."  This month the NJFABAG is going to put that to the test...sort of...because in September we welcome the premier Master Artist of the Nose...Margi Kanter! It has taken us a while, but we've finally been able to snag this amazing artist for some creative fun & learning.  Mark your calendars & make your plans now to join us on September 3, for an evening of cartoon faces & animated nose art by the artist who made it acceptable to "pick your nose" in public! 

Margi Kanter

"Cartoon Eyes & Mouths"

Join us at our September meeting and learn from the creator &  best selling author of the "Pick Your Nose" series & "Quick Picks"  face painting books.  Margi has developed a unique & whimsical style of "bringing art to life" -- come meet this incredible artist (international instructor, yogi, eternal optimist, sage....) 

The eyes aren't just the windows to the soul...they are also one of the keys to expressing the mood of any character you paint! Follow along as Margi shows us how shape, size & placement can transform any character you paint from cute to menacing or from happy to sad with a few simple strokes of the brush.  And lets not forget that frown, grimace or grin to add even more to your design.

Paint along...learn a new a book....grow....  (You should have your FAB or Wolfe white & black with you)


Free to Current Members, Guests warmly welcomed $20

(Children $10)



Want to learn MUCH MORE than just Eyes & Mouths?
No problem!  Margi is staying another day!!!  Seats are LIMITED!!!

Thursday, September 4, 10-5 p.m. "Beyond the Nose" 

Join Margi for an exciting hands-on workshop designed to open up your mind to animated face designs!
* build cartoon characters from the inside out
* face graphing techniques for proper placement to achieve maximum animation
* quick tips and tricks for advancing your line at large well as masks and quickie eye designs.

A seasoned instructor, Margi has taught overseas with Nick Wolfe and has been an instructor on FABATV and at many FABAIC.  Her classes are chock full of fun, creativity, and "Margi-isms"  -- a must for EVERY artist! 

 "Beyond the Nose"
Cartooning Concepts and More
Bella Faccia Studio Classroom

11 Chelsea Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869
* $125
* $50 deposit to Margi's paypal account:   

(include "New Jersey" in notes section of payment)
* or Payment in full to Diane Spadola (cash or check)



Take advantage of having this creative opportunity with a world renowned artist right in your own back yard!  We look forward to seeing you.

Northern NJ Face & Body Art Guild
Save 20%

Ricki Davidson will be on hand with a treasure trove of merchandise for sale.  Take advantage to fantastic savings on Wolfe FX & Mehron products along with other miscellaneous items.  Be sure to come early for shopping so that you can be done in time for class to start.  Shopping is for members & paid guests only.


Save the dates:



Call Diane for more info:  972-252-9140.


The Northern NJ Face and Body Art Guild is 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 $50* for an annual membership. Most events are free to members. In some cases a nominal fee is required. *EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2014 guild annual membership is $75.00.  Act fast (by March 31st) to prepay your 2014 member fee at the old $50.00 rate.

More information: Guild benefits, goals and standards.


"Totally Tribals", Thursday, June 21, 2012


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

Allison Kenyon

Pam Trent

Jay Bautista

Kerry Ann Smith

Gen Keller

Marcela Murad

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.

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 trully 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  on Tuesday!


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