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

August 6, 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.

 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!

Val Daft

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

Parsippany NJ

Free for current members, guests are warmly welcomed for $20.

But she has so much more to tell can we fit it all in? We're glad you asked!  



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

Randolph NJ

Space is LIMITED.  Reserve your place today!  Send cash or check to Diane Spadola, 11 Chelsea Drive, Randolph, NJ  07869

Diane Spadola  EMAIL:   (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. 


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:

Watch for workshops with NIX Herrera- you saw him on FACEOFF, and then you watched him on Naked Vegas.  Come learn from this celebrity artist:  July 11-20, Dates TBA

Wednesday, August 6, FACE rep Val Daft visits the Guild for a special UK-based creativity class:  "Good Side/Wicked Side" using facial anatomy to design full faces with blended bases,  7 p.m. at Parsippany Rescue Squad, 100 Centerton Dr. Parsippany


Thursday, August 7, Val Daft teaches us "How to Keep Everyone Happy"  10-4:30 p.m. at Bella Faccia Home Studio, 11 Chelsea drive, Randolph, NJ. $125 plus lunch  10 pp max


FACE CERTIFICATION TESTS THAT EVENING WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 p.m. for those who are interested.


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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