Convention Classes

DUTCH BIHARY

Black Attack

Dutch’s signature class is back!  Learn illustrative brush strokes and line like a master.  Exercises and drills to enhance face and body paintings most important skill set.

3 Minute Festival Art

Learn “Blobology” and blow people’s minds at your next corporate gig or festival.  Make those customers happy by giving them what they want, but fast!

LILLY WALTERS

Pretty Princess Faces

You will learn Split cakes and one-stroking for speedy crowns, elaborate jewel crowns , Shading and highlighting secrets to enhance the face, Bling! Where to buy it, how to organize it, ,—– and many ways to use it! ,Glitters and safe adhesives.

Day of the Dead Face Painting

From the beautiful elaborate designs used for special events, to the fast and quick faces you can do at Advanced Face Painting Class parties. How to break down the various aspects of the Day of the Dead designs into hundreds of great designs. Find out the tricks of applying the white background flawlessly.

Glamour Faces

Elegant Glamorous and EASY Faces for Proms, Raves and Balls: How to accent the face for elegant looks. Also, using stencils and jewels for fast wow factors.

ARLA ALBERS

Make your own jewels (no experience necessary)

$5 supply fee. This is a hands on class. Don’t pay $3 for each jewel from a store. For the $5 supply fee for this class, you will get supplies to make at least 5-10 jewels. Arla will teach you a couple of different ways to make your own jewels. Then you can “WOW” your customers with bling to add value to your face painting.

What’s wrong with this picture?….Improve your painting by learning to “see”

Arla will give you tips to improving your face painting by showing you “what’s wrong with this picture” and then explaining how to fix it or what to do to improve it. Also, take beginning face painting to the next level by adding color.

 

MARIANNE BARTLEY

Taking Care of Business

Making your business memorable and unique so that you have a definitive style that is recognizable can be essential to building your business. How do you evaluate your style, your business practices, your marketing and promotion processes. In this class, we will walk through techniques and practices to help you improve your marketability and make you a more identifiable entity in establishing and nurturing the growth of your business.

How do I?

Sometimes the basic questions get overlooked. Do you want to know more about paints, glitters, types of brushes, sponges, and other tools of the trade? Do you want to know more about brush strokes and have someone evaluate where you are having difficulty with a design? This class is for those who want to really understand their options and be able to try new techniques in their existing designs. Bring a couple of your existing designs or some ideas you have for new designs and let’s explore ways to make them better, make them “POP”, and make them more requested.

 

LORETTA KAVA

Guaranteed Profits With Airbrush Tattoos Airbrush

Tattoos often command a higher per hour rate than classic face painting due to the perceived value factor. It is much more sought after by corporate event organizers that traditional face painting. Find out how you can make more money in this fast growing field of airbrush tattoos. Learn tricks to enhance your current business with the Zero G airbrush system or a complete classic multi brush setup, learn streamlined systems. Learn the trend of positive and negative stencil use for enhance and realistic tattoo looks. And learn how to add staff, market your business and upscale for even higher profits. Come and find how easy it is to make money in airbrush tattoos.

Stand Out From The Crowd With Airbrush Hair Painting

Enter a new world of creativity by using an airbrush to quickly and effectively create hair looks that wow crowds. The class will cover what types of hair can and should not be painted and a variety of makeup and hair products. Learn to easily weld large stencils for hair and extreme body tattoos. A great way to make money at festivals and as an add on for parties. Learn to market Hair Painting for grad nights, sporting events and holidays for fast high profits.

Discover More With Special Effects Techniques and Products

What’s what and how to! So you love face painting but need more. This class will cover the popular products of 3D gelatin, emulsified latex, prosthetic transfers, and silicone. Learn how and when to use which product. Learn to mold a prosthetic and make direct skin application. This class will spark your imagination and show both creepy and beautiful effects for striking face and body art.

 

MICHELLE PHILLIPS TRADEMAN

Marketing Calendar

A marketing calendar is one way to layout your progress. Learn how to design your yearly marketing plan, and utilize forward thinking and planning to ensure your success. Master how to create a smooth, seamless marketing strategy. Find out how and create your very own marketing calendar.

GOALS + MARKETING = SUCCESS

We love to do our craft and work hard to master our technique, but what good is that if we don’t have any clients to beautify? Combine Goal Setting and Planning strategies to create your very own road map to success. Challenge yourself and stretch your imagination in creating a plan to cultivate the business you’ve always DREAMT of having! Leave this workshop with a plan in hand!

 

ANNA WILLINSKI

One Stroke Faces for BOYS

Get ready to take your 1 stroke cakes to a different world! Anna Wilinski will teach you the techniques to move from roses to monsters, flowers to dragons, and butterflies to beasts! Anna will show you how to use your rainbow cakes to shape new and frightening full and half face designs. Using 1 strokes for dragons, skulls, robots etc. speed up the shading and highlighting process and can even be used for super quick designs without outline work.

Painting with powders

Come learn about face painting with powders! Learn all the ins and outs to using powders while at a gig. Anna Wilinski will demo pressed powder full face designs, and will also introduce you to other face paint alternatives that you can use to try to beat the heat. If melting face paint designs are making you crazy, this class might save the day!

 

BARBARA BREITUNG

Awesome Arm Designs

Barbara Breitung owner/artist of Tappy’s Face painting will take you thru the steps of creating awesome arm designs.  From basic hearts, butterflies, spiders and peace signs.  Barb will show you how to build from them and make them into designs you can put on your board at the next price level.  Bring your paints as we will paint on each others arms.  Also a few tips and tricks. on how to keep your kit organized.

 

REBECCA LYYSKI of Lyyski Designs

Prep, Paint & Shoot: An introduction to photographing your art

Have you struggled or wanted to learn tricks for making your photography more professional? Then this is the class for you. Besides being an award winning photographer Rebecca Lyyski is also a professional face and body painter and owner of SkinMarkZ Magazine. In this class you will learn techniques that will improve your eye for model positioning, lighting and what to avoid with your imagery. Don’t halt your artistic abilities once the painting is done! Extend yourself with prep, paint & shoot.

I am Rebecca and I am a self-motivated graphic designer, photographer and entrepreneur. With a natural talent for anything creative and over 20 years of industry experience I feel as though I am just hitting my stride and really making a name for myself. Based out of the Midwest, I find that as the demand for talented individuals grows so does my enthusiasm. I have worked with big business, as well as independent professionals and it has given me the experience and knowledge that I need to succeed with any venture.

Photography and body art have become two of my passions! I find that the human body is a way to bring my art to life and give it an added dimension that you just cannot achieve with a static canvas. Every piece that I have created was just a crazy thought that passed through my mind or a situation/ emotion that my models (or myself) were going through at the time. There is no telling what projects or opportunities lay ahead of my but I invite all of my fans to come along for the journey… it is bound to be one hell of a ride!

 

WISER

Graffiti 101  

Painting demo class

Learn to paint Graffiti Letters and Tribal designs!!
Join Wiser for easy to learn, fun to paint, popular graffiti letter designs for the arms, shoulders, chest, and back and face. This class is ideal those who want to add the fun art of graffiti to their service offerings. Be confident at parties because you will know the structure of the letters, and many tips on the best placements on the body for the designs!
-learn how to easily structure letters to make awesome graffiti designs
– learn easy to paint free style graffiti tribal designs!
-learn awesome color combinations!

Thinking Outside the Box  

(Discussion Class/ Lecture)

Discussion Class/ Lecture
Wiser is renowned for his imaginative use of the body and illusion to create some mind-blowing and iconic fine art bodypaintings. Take a step into his mind in this discussion panel type class, in which he will share the with you knowledge, insights, and thought processes, that went into creating his most illusionary bodypaint masterpeices and help you find ways to think outside the box using your imagination!

 

MICHELLE SOLITIS

3D Transfers – Monster Paste

3D prosthetic transfer appliances are a new technique in the makeup industry. In this class we will go through the steps of creating a transfer using John Place’s Monster Paste and applying it to our model. There’s a lot of upfront time put into these prosthetics, but it pays you back in the end when you have a ton of actors to cover in a very little amount of time.

Working with Flat Molds

Flat molds are a cost effective way to create small prosthetics that you need to apply dozens of times. When you are working on a piece that will only be used once, it is sometimes more cost effective to buy a premade prosthetic from an FX shop. When you are working in theatre, film or at a haunt, you make have to reapply the same piece dozens of times. That’s when using flat molds and pouring the prosthetic your self will pay off big in the long run.

Haunted House 101

Quick makeup applications, short cuts and all out crazy, in addition to budgets and quotes. Money can be made as an artist working for a Haunted House. When to cut corners and when to go all out and how to do it right.

PSYCHO T. CLOWN

Evil Clown School

Have you always wanted to let out your alter ego but didn’t know how? The famous, Madison, WI based, Psycho T. Clown will be on hand to teach you how to let out your demon and bring it back under control once the job is done.

How to make a zombie horde on a budget

This class is a mixture of various applications of makeup along with the practical knowledge of planning out a zombie hoard to fit your client’s budget.

Moulage Training

The fine art of mass casualty simulation used for training purposes of emergency service personnel.

 

YVONNE COLEMAN

WOW, Look at that!

Mastering those details.
This class will teach you how to get that perfect line work, airbrush look blending, easy shadowing, and perfect dots every time. Great tools and techniques makes the difference.

No! Not another Spider Man!

Fun and quick designs for those hard to please boys.
This class will give you fun and easy boy designs. Using some split cakes, stencils, and thinking outside the box.

Beginner Basics

This class is wonderful for the newer or beginner face painter. I will be explaining how to work with the public, children, and those other clients. How to set up your kit. What the focal points are. How to get perfect dots, tear drops, swirls, flowers, stars, and blending.  Can’t wait to see you guys soon. It’s going to be fun.

 

DAWN DEWITT AND LACEY BAILEY

Speed Painting Tips and Tricks

For intermediate to advanced painters who are comfortable with doing quality sponging and linework.

Time is money and in this class Dawn and Lacey will share the time saving tips and tricks that have made them fair and festival superstars. You will learn how climate can affect your speed, when to “cut corners” and how to minimize your customers’ wait time. You will learn how to produce top quality work in half the time.

We will not be teaching you new designs, we will be teaching you how to make your designs work for you. Come prepared to discuss the designs you use that you find the most time consuming.

This is not a beginners class.

Making Fairs and Festivals Work

Painting at Fairs and Festivals can be risky. Dawn and Lacey will share tips and tricks for making them profitable, fun and safe. They will share some of their most popular faces with you as they share the knowledge they’ve gleaned from over 10 years of working the good, the bad, and the downright ugly together. As a bonus, Lacey will be more than happy to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly side of working with Dawn.

 

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

Things with Wings

Join Dawn as she shows you how to paint all sorts of things with wings. She’ll show you her favorite birds, dragons and maybe even some bugs, how to place them on the face and different ways to achieve the effect you want.

 

LACEY BAILEY

DIPS! Freehand Festival Tattoos

Hands on class

In this class Lacey will be showing you how to use Donna Nowak’s fabulous DIPS! alcohol based inks to do fast and easy temporary tattoos in a fair and festival setting. Please bring your DIPS! and brushes with you. If you don’t have any yet, Lacey will have some available to purchase. We will be discussing how to condition your inks, which brushes work best, weather conditions, setting, and removal. Learn how to increase your revenue in a pay per face setting by as much as 30%!

GORE GALORE

Have you ever wanted to give someone a black eye, but lack the intestinal fortitude?  Want to add some Haunted House gigs to your fall schedule?  Or finally successfully target that illusive “12 year old boy demographic?”  Then this class is for you!  Everyone else is welcome too! In this beginner’s 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, blood splatter, burns, tooth fx, stitches… All will be taught with basic ingredients from your own kit and kitchen.  This is a class involving audience participation, so be prepared to get messy!

 

DENISE COLD AND LAURA OLIVER (team teaching)

Sunsets & Sea Creatures

Paint along with Denise and Laura as we share one-stroke sea creatures and ocean themed designs which are always super popular and you’ll be ready to add

them to your menu. Tropical sunset, Dolphin, Tropical Fish, Shark & Mermaid Crown.

Holly Holidays

Get ready for the holiday parties with Denise and Laura as we teach you one-stroke elements that you can put together for those large corporate and family parties. Holly, Snowflake, Reindeer, Poinsetta and Jingle Bells.

Fairy Eyes and Butterflies

Every girl and even mom loves butterflies and blossoms and with one-stroke they are easy and amaze your clients. Paint along with Denise and Laura as you learn two kinds of butterflies, simple blossoms and flowers when put together make amazing Fairy designs.