EVERYTHING GLITTER (Hands-on)
Learn how to use Liquid Bling and Mica Shimmer Powder to accent your face & body painting and for faux-henna designs. Use Crystals and Liquid Bling for Bindi Designs. Add easy glitter tattoos for your business for fast fun profit.
BEGINNING HENNA BODY ART (Hands-on)
Learn how to make and apply henna paste. We’ll discuss the basics of henna as a body art and as a business, including how to add this new art to your current line-up of services. We’ll cover marketing Q&A and then we’ll start practicing basic festival henna designs.
OVER THE TOP – EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS (Demo/Instructional)
We’ll discuss adding staff and services to your current business as well as ideas to help carry you through the “slow” seasons. Up-sell your events with themed parties, workshops, and retail sales.
GORE GALORE (Hands On)
Have you ever wanted to give someone a black eye, but lack the intestinal fortitude? Want to add some dramatic flare to you Civil War reenactment? Or just gross out your family? Then this class is for you! Everyone else is welcome too! In this beginner’s moulage/special effects class we will be focusing on the basic techniques of gore in face and body art. Such as: black eyes, bruises, scars, cuts (fresh and scabbed), blood splatter, muscle awareness and grouping, burns (1st, 2nd and 3rd degree), tooth fx, stitches, and basic skin effects with the use of silicone, latex and nose putty. This is a class involving audience participation, so be prepared to get messy!
SPECIAL FX (part 1) (Hands On)
Everyone is welcome in this hands on Beginner’s Special FX class. We will be focusing on the basic materials and techniques of gore in face and body art. Such as: black eyes, bruises, scars, cuts, blood splatter, burns, tooth fx, stitches, and basic skin FX. This is a class involving audience participation, so be prepared to get messy!
SPECIAL FX (part 2) (Hands On)
In this Intermediate Special FX class we will be focusing on techniques of gore in face and body art with an emphasis on muscle awareness and grouping, as well as prosthetics application and when to use silicone, latex and/or nose putty. Learn the science behind the technique to create as real an effect as possible. Eye FX, blood and foam capsules, uses of household items, as well as appropriate lighting techniques will be covered. Once again, this is a class involving audience participation- be prepared to get messy!
In this class students will learn colorful,fun and fresh quick designs, great for any line work, tiki bars or back yard Lu’au Parties.
Dont know what a Ninjango is? Or how about a Fin? Are your birds not angry enough? then you need some catching up on todays hottest cartoons and designs. In this class we will go over the top 10 kids cartoons and their designs.
PARTY ADD ONS: FACE AND BALLOONS
Are you a beginner looking to add something to your parties? Balloons are a great up sell, or time filler for smaller parties. In this class, students will learn some balloons to compliment their face painting and make their party a bigger hit!
Glitter, Mica, Powders without stencils ‘Swipe, Swish, swoop on the glue, free-hand, and create tribals, flowers, butterflies, snakes and birds with a snap of the wrist. Make more money on swoops- save on stencils. Swoops tend to be bigger than using stencils so more money goes in your pocket. Bring your glitters, mica, and powders and adhesives.
DOODLE DAZZLE DESIGNS
Put those details in your creations on the face, arms or legs. There is a knack to doodle. If you ever doodled, you will love this class. Bring your notebook, and paints.
REALITY CHEEK ART
The Easy Way Let’s get serious about being out there in the real world and making quality art and making those parents happy. (most kids don’t care what you paint them) It’s what the parents want. Right? So what do you do when the Parent says, “ no, no not a full face” In this class, we will cover as many as 81 designs that we have time for with the easy approach to backgrounds, shapes, and details. This is a hands-on class.
STARTING AN AGENCY (or how to hire or contract other entertainers)
This is an A to Z class discussion group that covers anything and every- thing you need to know about getting other performers to help your company grow and make more money in the cash drawer. Just bring a notebook.
ALL ABOUT BRUSHES & BUTTERFLIES, FLOWERS AND VINES
There are names to every brush used in facepainting. We will use many kinds of brushes to make those flowers and butterfly vines and what those strokes look like. Bring all your brushes and learn new ways to use them.
This demo focuses on the geometry of evil! Nick will paint the grid and show how monster faces fit into it.The textures and colors may vary but the outcomes will be the same…balanced and brutally beautiful! Don’t miss it!
STAR WARS FACES!
Nick (and Brian) designed the faces for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and will now share them with you! This demo will cover some of the most popular characters and some obscure ones. Everyone in the Star Wars universe gets their own action figure AND face paint! From Asoka to Zero the Hutt, the deep space denizens will be revisited and may the Force be with you!
This class will explain the parts of animals to tweek your cheek art. Many animals share the same structures with backwards knees to segmented bodies. You can even use your own body for reference as it takes one to know one! If you want your animals to have a more realistic flair,this is the demo for you!
MAKING FAIRS AND FESTIVALS WORK
Painting at Fairs and Festivals can be risky. Dawn will share tips and tricks for making them profitable, fun and safe. She will share some of her most popular faces with you as she shares the knowledge she’s gleaned from 10 years of working the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. As a bonus, her painting partner Lacey Bailey will be on hand to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly side of working with Dawn.
FREEHAND TEMPORARY TATTOOS FOR BEGINNERS (Hands on class)
Do you have a temporary tattoo palette that just doesn’t seem to work right? Have you tried doing temporary tattoos in the past and been disappointed in the results, or are you new to temporary tattoos and want to add value to your offerings? This class is for you. Please bring your pallets, bottles, and brushes with you. If you don’t have any yet, come on in anyway Dawn will have extras to share. We will be discussing how to condition your inks, which brushes work best, various brands available and their pros and cons. Dawn will demonstrate several simple tattoo styles and discuss ways that temporary tattoos can increase your revenue in a pay per face setting.
FLOWERS FROM SIMPLE TO ADVANCED (Hands on class)
In this class we will be painting 3 different versions of three different flowers . From simple line work to realistic styles, we will explore what gives each design impact, as well as how to break a design down and then build it back up again. We will explore ways to simplify for speed work and how to maximize the impact of your lines for more drama. Please bring your paints and supplies to this class.
Are you stuck in a rut? Think you have to use black to create an impactful design? In this class you will learn lace effects that can be used quickly and effectively to change the look of your designs. Learn super simple techniques to create delicate, airy faces that will set you apart from the crowds.
Learn to make a traditional sugar skull as well as advanced sugar skulls. Bring your paints and join in the fun!
From kitty cats to tigers learn the basics of how to make your cats stand out
BEGINNING BODY ART
A beginner’s body art class….learn the tips and tricks to body painting.
BODY ART – Photography and Posing your model. Question and answer session as well.
A lesson on Illustrative brush strokes. (Basic brush control and techniques are required.) Learn to line like an illustrator! This class is geared toward the intermediate to advanced artist, but if you’re a beginner, you’ll be way ahead of the curve! Over the years, one of the most prevalent comments Dutch gets regarding his work is the mastery of his line work. Whether it’s Victorian filigree, tribal flames, lettering or cartoon characters, it’s the line-work that make the piece pop. You know you need this class! This isn’t your grandma’s swirls and teardrops class!
TATTOOS U CAN DO
You too can do a few new tattoos! (Intermediate to Advanced suggested) Expand your face paint display board and get those boys and girls that are too cool to be face painted. Why limit your paint to the face? Arms, legs, shoulders and backs are cool too! In this class we will cover many of the popular real tattoo styles; old school, contemporary, bio-mechanical, black & gray, tribal and more. Learn TIPS to creating powerful imagery. Learn new TRICKS to make your tat look authentic and realistic. Stretch your creative limits and find your own style!
By popular demand, Dutch’s signature style, blobology teaches the fundamentals necessary for creating quick miniature masterpieces on the face and body. This is not one stroke with split cakes or swirls and teardrops. It’s characters, logos, pop culture icons, and so much more. If a child can dream it, he’ll teach you how to create it!
WINGS AND THINGS
Dutch is resurrecting this fundamentals class by request! Learn to paint extraordinary wings of all types. From fast and basic to intricate and realistic and every thing in between! “Hey, Don’t just Wing it!” Learn to do it right!Types and styles covered may include, but are not limited to; Dragonfly, Butterfly, Dove, Eagle, Bat, Dragon, Fairy, As well as an overview of wing anatomy, folded wings, diving wings, open wings and more if time permits.
SPLIT CAKES (Class repeats on Wednesday)
AIRBRUSH CLASSES TBD
Learn sculptures that just take two balloons. Great for line work and other crowded events. Silly Jilly will bring about 20 sculptures to class, and you tell her which ones you want to learn. Bring your 260s.
SO, YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU COULD MAKE BALLOON ART (Balloons for Beginners…Balloon Art Made Easy)
This beginner class will have even children making balloon art they never thought possible! Learn easy to make creations that will delight your friends and family and amaze even yourself. With easy to follow instruction, and a little hands on training, you will be twisting balloons like a pro. If you never thought you had the ability to make amazing balloon creations, this class is designed just for you. Come join us and see how easy and fun making your own balloon creations can be!
TIPS AND TRICKS THAT WILL MAKE BALLOONS FUN (Tips and Tricks I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me!)
This class is designed for the beginner balloon twister, to help make your twisting more fun and enjoyable.
I will give you some of the tips and tricks that have taken me years and miles to learn!
These will be tips that will make your adventure with balloons easier with less popping!
After several years of frustration, I began to learn tips and tricks that made my balloon career much more enjoyable. I had less frustration and lost a lot less merchandise due to popping. Let me show you some of the things that I wish I would have known at the beginning of my career. Things that will help you to be successful in your balloon art endeavors!
QUICK AND EASY BALLOON ART ADD ONS
This class is designed for beginners who want to learn small, quick and easy balloon creations to add to other children’s services. Learn small trinkets to give to your customers even if your main attraction is not balloon art. Learn how to make balloon bracelets, hats and other small items to give your customers to enhance their experience. Imagine for instance, the delight on the face of a child who receives a small balloon hat or bracelet after face painting! Not to mention the delight of their parents for the extra time and effort you spend with their child! Watch the faces of your clients light up with these fun and easy to make designs!
STEVE KLEIN (MR. BALLOON WIZARD)
How to approach a restaurant, Market it and keep it. This class is all about marketing. From increasing the amount of people that come in, to the check average of the customers. I.e. How to be the best in your market and earn your keep, so the restaurant keeps you!
A-Z of how to set up a Face Book Fan page, where to post on FB-so Google Picks it up, how to tag a business (on a fan page), how to get the Free URL (Vanity Name) that will help you gain access to more LIKES and customers. I can show everyone how to set them up. Along with how to use Twitter , Free Press releases online and Google Plus. The main part here will be Face Book Fan pages. I will also have lecture notes for purchase with more information.