Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Sunny Summer Greetings!
We hope everyone is having a safe & successful summer season. The Northern NJ Face & Body Art Guild is thrilled to have Val (formerly Lampkin) Daft as our guest artist for our August 6th meeting. Val left a very successful face painting business behind in the UK when she moved "across the pond" but thanks to her tremendous talent and knowledge she has already reprised it here stateside. In addition, she has become the US rep for FACE, the only international certification organization for Face Painters. Please join us in welcoming her to her first appearance at the NJFABAG and as always, leave with some new tricks & a whole lot of know how! "What is FACE?" Better come and find out!
Wed, Aug 6th 7-9:15 pm
(Doors open 6:15 for set up, socializing & shopping)
Val will be covering a large range of topics at this month's meeting. Be sure to arrive early so that we can get it all in!
- The history of FACE and the importance of certification.
- Working with Agents - tips & tricks
- UK STYLE: Full face w/blended base; taking into account the shape of the face; "good side / wicked side" designs; promo-themed painting for the launch of new products, books, shows & movies.
Parsippany Rescue Squad
100 Centerton Drive
Free for current members, guests are warmly welcomed for $20.
But she has so much more to tell us....how can we fit it all in? We're glad you asked!
"HOW TO KEEP EVERYONE HAPPY!"
DAY LONG, HANDS ON WORKSHOP: Thursday, August 7
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. with a break for lunch. FEE: $125.
This class is about how to crank things up several gears to a high professional standard. Shift yourself out of being SOLELY a festival painter, to becoming an agent's favorite. How to build up local corporate business and get your name out there. Designs you can build on with genuine child appeal that also keeps parents happy. Fast designs that look so professional, tips worth those extra few seconds, and how and when to spend 10 minutes painting a child to keep the client happy. Simple tricks to follow to get the most out of every stroke.
Valerie has been a professional face painter and body artist for 15 years now, in the US and the UK and is steadily booked by agents and pulls in her own work. She has also won many awards, from FABAIC Masters, to FACE Design and Photo and numerous others. A founding member of the Human Art Collective, a fine art body painting group, and a body painter for PRIDE SF at City Hall, a VIP event, booked direct by the client.
For the first time Valerie is going to pull apart what her business is, and how it ticks. This class is unique. Known as a design master, she will teach you her rules of design, and then you will approach your own free styling with more confidence after this class. Valerie still loves what she does and is completely engaged by it, keeping herself happy too.
You will not think the same about your business after this class; it's all about walking that fine line of keeping everyone happy.
Bella Faccia Studios
11 Chelsea Drive
Space is LIMITED. Reserve your place today! Send cash or check to Diane Spadola, 11 Chelsea Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869
Diane Spadola EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (973) 252-9140
20 years old this year, FACE is the only certifying group in the world to provide testing and insurance to its members. Val, the US rep, will gladly review your materials and test your skills, if you want to apply for certification. Please review the requirements on the FACE website: by clicking here. FACE is about maintaining the standards of face painting, promoting training, and the use of safe products and techniques.
Certification tests will be scheduled for the evening of Thursday August 7, if desired by NO NJ FABAG members. It costs 27 pounds (converted to US $ at time of test) to take the test and annual membership is 20 pounds.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED, BEFORE VAL'S ARRIVAL ON THE 6TH. CONTACT DIANE OR VAL BY EMAIL IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE.
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.