Convention Classes

CONVENTION CLASSES will be held on

Monday, November 14 – Thursday, November 17 2016.


The power of the dark side!

Nick will demonstrate the sithlords of the Star Wars universe in this villainous class. The complex geometry of these bad guys will be shown and explained to Fri g tour’s to the next level.Darth Maul, Vader,Kylo Ten and the Emperor will be together at last! The circle is now complete!

Jaw dropping animals!

This demo features Nick Wolfe painting a variety of creature with open mouths. Whether it’s a design with the model’s mouth integrated into the design or the tongue and teeth painted on,these fantastic fauna will leave your maw agape!



Add Beauty makeup to your Face painting designs!

This class teaches how to include Beauty makeup to any Face painting designs to add value and to add that WOW effect.
We will learn the use of powders like eyeshadow, Starblends and pigments and the the use of special makeup brushes.
Take your designs to the next Glamour level!



Tropical Paradise

In this class we will be using stencils and split cakes, we will be learning different flowers with some other elements to create some really nice tropical designs. They will be on the face neckline and arms as well. This Class will be hands on so bring your paints.

Outrageous Owls

In this class we will be learning one stroke owls how to place them and use design elements to create designs on the face, arm and décolletage. This class will be hands on so bring your paints and brushes and let’s get ready to paint.

Make Your Own Headpieces JAM CLASS Monday Night

Have you ever wanted to make your face and body art pieces stand out? Come learn the basics of making your own head piece design. You will see how to transform a headband, a dollar store crown and a visor into a head piece using different materials. I believe you can make these as simple or elaborate as you want when knowing the basics of how to put them together. Beautiful accent pieces, that will make your art designs pop. Come and join us in this fun and basic head piece class in the jam room its going to be a fun time. Look for the time and day when the schedule comes out.  There will be a $10 supply fee but ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!


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Perfecting the Essentials

Do you want to take your face painting to the next level?! Perfect the basics! In this class, 10 year face painting veteran, Aubrie Goodnoe teaches and demonstrates methods to get those sleek, crisp lines and flawless sponging that will take your work from good to AMAZING!



Ponies, Ponies and more Ponies

MLP often seem to be the nemesis for face painters. Margi Kanter has taken the time to study and figure out the quickest most effective way to paint these characters with the benefit of adorable animation, to take them to yet another level.
In this workshop, Margi will break down the steps to creating 4 different styles of MLP designs. She will guide you through demonstration as well as hands on principles. The eyes are the window to the soul of each character but often times we do not have time for detailed eyes. She will show you how to create ponies for every season with just a few quick twists and turns. Adding just a bit of bling in all the right places finishes your design with a bang!

Powders demo class

Are you tired of your paints melting in the sun? Let Margi share her tips and tricks for painting with powders! She will demonstrate how to combine different powder makeups to create both vibrant and quick designs! Margi will share her techniques to help you to understand the value of your powder palettes. They are not just for hot days but also for busy events and preschool and sensitive kids who don’t like the feel of wet paint on their face.The industries best kept secret revealed! Let’s Play!



10 Essential Tips to Achieve PERFECT Face Painting Stencil Transfers

In this 90 minute I will share essential knowledge you need to know to achieve PERFECT transfers using your face painting stencils! You will attract face painting success on so many levels…! Getting clean transfers, how to use them on kids successfully, and how to keep the stencils clean while working so that integrating the art of stenciling into your painting process is fast and efficient! I will even demonstrate different types of face painting products such as water activated paint versus pressed powders, and how to use them so that you can use to get ideal transfers no matter how much experience you have. As an added bonus you will learn how to create prefect backgrounds for cheek-art and how to create the Ultimate Graffiti Eye design!!



Fun with Glitter Tattoos

Glitter tattoos have been around for a few years now, but there are still so many clients and potential clients that haven’t seen them yet. Learn the best way to display and apply them. This class will also benefit those who currently offer glitter tattoos, but want a more professional set up and to learn the secrets of how to make the tattoos look their best! You will also be supplied with a list of where to buy the best supplies. Some artists say anyone can do them, but I disagree. There really is a technique and an art to it.

Pretty Kitties

Join me in this cute and cuddly class filled with the prettiest kitties around! In this class, I will teach you how to make simple and adorable feline faces with splashes of color using one stroke technique and stencils. The kitties you will learn are the Tiger, Cheetah, Lion cub, a Holiday kitty, and Princess Kitty.
This is a great class if you struggle with cats or just want to take them up a notch!



Ladies and Gentlemen! Face art is not just for kids….

So you are great at painting the kiddies….but what about the adults who want to be painted? In this class, explore some simple designs for both men and women and learn techniques for giving your existing designs some renovation to make them more appealing to the more mature clients. If you add designs that appeal to an older demographic, you open up all kinds of possible venues, whether you want to encourage parents to be painted or would like to expand to late teens and adult type events.

Creating fast and easy Princess crowns with split cakes

Princess crowns are always in demand but do you cringe when someone asks for one because you have a line and know it is going to be a slower design for you? Let’s play and explore ways to make quick but impressive crowns to satisfy the little Princesses in your line without the stress.

Creating levels in your designs….fast, fabulous, fantastic

What if your designs all had 3 levels? Let’s explore how take your designs from the basic to more embellished to more intricate. Learn how to make your simplest designs more appealing and engaging. Using very quick and easy embellishments, you can make even your most basic designs rock and do it in record time. This is a hands-on class. Learn some quick new designs or bring your favorite designs and collaborate on techniques to make them pop!



Introduction to Pro Face Painting: Tips and Tricks

Includes lots of HANDS-ON practice and a handout to take home
Getting Started With Professional Level Skills, Techniques and Tools
Professional Set-up in 3 Minutes
Using Glitters Safely and With Amazing Effects
Sanitary Safety Musts
Beautiful Brush Strokes
Essentials Elements for the Best Fantastic Designs
Using Face Paints and Powders With Professional Level Skills



Includes lots of HANDS-ON work and a handout to take home.
From the author of the best selling book on how to do Day of the Dead Faces. Learn the beautiful elaborate designs used for special events, to the fast and quick faces you can do at 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.

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2 Minute & Under: Fast & Fabulous Designs

Full Faces & Large arm designs
Speedy Boy Designs in under two minutes
How to use pressed powders with amazing effects
split cakes strokes for easy quick designs
Speed tricks to help you fly through a large event

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“Black Attack” 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, this class will launch you 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!

“Wings and things”

By popular demand, Dutch is resurrecting this anatomy fundamentals class! 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.


Building flowers is just the beginning!

You do it in paint, so now learn it in henna! Roses, buds, Indian style basics, and shading! Creating stunning floral ‘arrangements’ in henna lend itself well to more illustrative face and body painting too when you incorporate those same lines and design building techniques. Let’s create some beauty that they won’t soon forget!!!

Henna is not just for the girls!

AKA Henna illustrations. Skulls, fairies, feathers! Take on modern tattoo favourites and create henna patterns that will be your walking advertisement for many days to come! We will break down some basic patterns so you can whip out a large design in minutes that can make you fly down a long henna line!!

Traditional henna style!

We’ve seen the ‘cool’ stuff that most kids and tweens want, but there has been a trend towards some of the more ‘old school’ and traditional patterns among non-traditional henna lovers! Learn how to create beautiful paislys, mandalas and leaves! Breaking it down ‘old skool’ is what this class is all about! 



Scary and Cool Faces with Split Cakes

Anna Wilinski will teach you how to use your split cakes to transform your clients into skulls, sea monsters, dragons, fierce felines and more! Learn how to use your split cakes to create 3D facial shading, horns, gills, flames, cheek art creatures, scales, bones and more! Feel free to bring a practice board and some face painting supplies to follow Anna along during this very popular class.

General Session Presentation: The Fabulous Face Paint Low Down

Anna Wilinski and Santiago Massano will be going over all of the questions you have concerning different types of face paints available on the market. After running Jest Paint for the past 7 years they have tried all of their products and know them inside out! If you are not sure what paint will be best for the heat, pool parties, your humid or dry climate, sensitive skin, black light events, temporary tattoos, different skin tones, etc, this session is for you!

Learn about FDA regulations for cosmetics, how liability insurance plays a part in the products you use and how you use them and other important factors as well.




Get your cat on!! This class teaches the basics of cat faces….. Kitties, Lions and Tigers!
From the basics to the extreme.

Superheroes for Boys and Girls

Most popular masks for Boys and Girls. Quick (well….some of them) and easy designs for birthdays and festivals!



The Facepainting Business

Manage your business by knowing how to market it, how to use the internet, write press releases, approach restaurants, organize the desk, get the scoop on booking secrets, and how wheel and deal the clients.

Easy Peasy Cheek Art

Some parents don’t want full faces on their kids. Don’t lose that extra five bucks. Okay, how about a very simple design on the cheek. You please the parent and the child. Step by step, easy to follow, great looking cheek designs on the cheek.



Picture This!

Photo opportunities are all the rage in our selfie obsessed nation. Learn how to create photo frames with minimal cost that can produce a big sale as add-ons to your existing events. We’ll teach different shapes, styles and even show off portable frames.

Hands on Centerpiece class

Pull out your pumps and scissors and join us in this workshop to make adorable centerpieces for the final night banquet. They include several different techniques so come join the candy brigade and create a tabletop delight!

Business Roundtable

Join your peers to discuss marketing, sales, booking platforms or just about anything that you can think of. You can learn quite a bit from your peers and our moderators have over 38 years in business combined as a personal business and as a corporation. So bring on the questions!



How to Hand Paint with ProAiir

I will show you how easy it is to make your own ProAiir plastic palate in this class, and paint like a pro with just a few colors. Learn how to use watercolor techniques on the skin! After this class, you will be able to add waterproof options to your       arsenal, no airbrush needed! This class is perfect for those students who love to paint on canvas or paper! Learn WHY it is so important to be on top of your game by offering the waterproof option to your potential clients in all four seasons.

 Most Popular Mythological Creatures

Learn how to effortlessly paint full arm pieces with popular requests that seem more challenging than they are… Enchant the Unicorn! Swim with the Mermaid! Fly with the Dragon! Ignite your Imagination with the Phoenix, and more! This class not only shows you how to paint these mythological beauties, but learn secrets to amaze guests and collect your handsome reward$$$! We will be using the full length and width of the arm, but all these designs can be modified to become cheek art, or around the eye! The beauty and ease of this class is found in painting basic shapes, stacked with detail.

Intro to Body Painting

This class will cover the fundamentals of body painting to prevent rookie mistakes! This is a wonderful class in which to ask business questions. We will paint!!! But we will also talk about model care, the differences between pasties, model releases, photographer rights, composition, subject matter, what makes a top shelf body painting, timelines, and making the most of your assistant! How do judges find a winning piece? How do I make money body painting? Find out in class, and start your joyful journey in body paint self-discovery, and the path of competition.



Balloon twisting 101

This class is going to be technique focused. Together we’ll cover all the basic twists to set you up to get the most you can out of your convention experience. We’ll be going under the assumption that you’ve never twisted a balloon before but there will be tips and tricks useful to any level balloon sculptor.

High Seas

Klutzy (aka Dustin Queary) the Pirate will take you on a journey showing you some the most popular pirate, nautical and tropical themed requests. Pirate and tropical themed parties never go out of style so it’s great to be able to create designs that fit the theme of the party. This class is promised to be like no other you’ve experienced before

Gotta catch ’em all

Pokemon is at its peak in popularity right now and is sure to stay. We’ll cover the essentials and some of the more popular ones. Ideas will be a nice blend of simple, complex and large decor items. You’ll walk away with enough knowledge to impress any Pokemon trainer!




Lacey Draws it, Dawn Paints It

(Or how to turn a drawing or cartoon into amazing face art)

Stuck in a rut? Not sure how to turn a Pokemon, logo or fluffy Pomeranian into a fun, quick face?

Lacey and Dawn will talk you through the process of turning any drawing, cartoon or illustration into a unique face painting. This duo will help you laugh your through a process we all struggle with.



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.

Fair and Festival Story Time

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 12 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.



STENCIL WIZARDRY w/Andrea O’Donnell, Creator of Bad Ass Stencils

So we all know how a stencil works right? You put paint through a little hole and VOILA! Instant design! Simple concept, even a kid can do it! In this class, Andrea will take you beyond the basics, showing you how to master the proper use of stencils in your face and body painting with advanced techniques and cool tricks that will elevate your designs from pretty cool to BAD ASS in minutes!
Learn how to achieve crisp edges, work with textures & freestyle designs, combine and layer stencils for unique effects, create custom stencils, and more. Andrea will also discuss how stencils can be used to work with other non-skin related techniques, projects, tools, products and surfaces! Come prepared with a paper, pen, camera and an open mind! You will never look at stencils the same way again after taking this class!