Convention Classes



From snakes to lions, Jocelyn will show you how to create different styles of animal faces that will help you express your creative side and still make your client happy.


Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and more….in this class, Jocelyn will show you some of her favorite go-to holiday designs that are quick and effective for any time of the year.


Head piece Jam Class Part 3

This class will take off from the past 2 year’s. You do not needed to have attended either of the other two classes to attend this workshop.  This year we are also teaching the making of fairy wings.  All supplies provided.  The basics of making your own head piece. You will learn how to make a head piece by using a visor and head band, and using different materials to make them come alive. I believe you can make these as simple or elaborate as you want when knowing the basics of how to put them together. Come and join us in the jam room it’s going to be a great time. I also have a few new elements for the class this year so keep your eyes open for the class day and time.


Get the Giggles

Bring joy to the little guests in your chair and remember what it was like to be a child. This class will be all about the designs that let children (and adults) pretend and they let you be a part of making that few minutes of interaction with you memorable. Let them scowl and roar and chomp and help them make up stories to tell their parents & grandparents.
These designs are also the ones that get shared more on social media, make parents react to children sometimes ignored, engage boys more to increase your marketing opportunities and give YOU the opportunity to LOVE your job like I do. Make yourself memorable and a small part of the lives of your clients.

You will leave with an renewed enthusiasm about the job we do, lots of designs with a humorous twist and an ability to share it with your clients.

Two Loads, Two Minutes, TOO FABULOUS

Most face painters have to deal with long lines at festivals or “free to public” events where speed is a must. You must be able to paint at least 20 faces per hour or more to be competitive but how do you keep your quality high enough to maintain a good reputation?
I will show you how to make 1/4 & 1/2 face designs, using one-stroke technique, that will impress those in a “Free Face Painting” line so much they will want you at their private event and your client will be inviting you back year after year.
We’ll also be sharing tips and techniques for speed events that will maximize your head count.


Gem Basics

Gem Basics is a class for all levels. In this class you will learn the basics to paint realistic, 3-D effect gems. You will learn about direct/indirect light and shading; different kinds of gems: colors and shapes. This will be a hands–on class experience where you will have the opportunity to practice and explore your creativity.

Materials you will need: paints, specifically: black, white, gold or silver; a liner brush (#1 or #2

Gems On

Now that you’ve learn all the basics from the Gem Basics Class….in this class you will learn how to incorporate Gems into your designs. You will learn how to create beautiful necklaces, bracelets, etc. This is a hands-on class experience.  

Materials you will need: paints, specifically: black, white, gold or silver; a liner brush (#1 or #2)


Special Effects: FX 101

Burns! Cuts! Blisters! Oh my! FX 101 will teach everything you need to start adding FX to your services. We teach cuts, burns, blisters and so much more. You will be shown tips and tricks to set up your own FX kit, without breaking the bank! Learn how to market your FX business all year long.

The Haunt Life:

Welcome Foolish Mortals! Do you want to be part of the wonderful world of haunting and make a fantastic living? Well you are in for a treat! This class will teach the tips and tricks of becoming a make-up artist,  for ghoulish, scary,  morbidly funny, and haunting make-up applications. Covering building your kit,  FX looks and much more. Marketing yourself to our special October clients. Tips and tricks on how to speed up your application without jeopardizing the quality of your work.


Floral Designs (double class)

Part 1: Calla lilies and roses intensive training.

You’ll learn how to do calla lilies in easy steps and hands on training. Get creative with these flowers.
Part 2: We will do different styles of roses and other flowers and finally create different floral designs including calla lilies.


In this class you’ll learn how to create depth and bring your designs  to a third dimension. 

We will do realistic looking and detailed designs and learn about blending, contouring,  contrast, proportions, light and shadow.


Face Painting with Powders

In this class, Lenore will teach you how to use powdered pigments to create adorably amazing face painting creations that will be a huge hit at your next event! Ideal for theater makeup as well as the sweltering heat of summer, she will show you how she creates her most requested faces that are loved by children of all ages. The next time a child (or adult for that matter) sits in your chair with sweaty hair and a forehead dripping like a faucet, FRET NOT! Lenore and her powder techniques have got you covered.

Butterflies 101

Do you struggle with your butterflies? Are they your greatest nemesis? Struggle no more with Lenore’s intro to beautiful butterflies! She will teach you several techniques and designs that will be sure to help cure you of your Lepidopterophobia. This class is ideal for people who are excited  take their butterflies to the next level.

Lisa Frank-inspired Face Painting

Did you grow up in the 80’s and 90’s? How many sticker albums and Trapper Keepers did YOU have? Lenore had a zillion! And many of her favorite designs to face paint reflect that. Let her guide you through a world of unicorns and rainbows, ice cream cones, brightly-colored candy, wacky animals filled with sass and jazz hands, and so much more! This class is for the Lisa-Frank lover in all of us. And yes. There WILL be GLITTER. See you there!


10 Essential Tips to Achieve PERFECT Face Painting Stencil Transfers

In this class Lea 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!

She 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 perfect backgrounds for cheek-art and how to create the Ultimate Graffiti Eye design!!

Check out Lea’s Instagram feed where she has inspired artists from all over the world to use her GraffitiEyes line of stencils! to know lea Selley and watch one for her amazingly helpful youtube videos:


Fairs and Festivals

Big events can mean big money if done properly. How to navigate conventions, fairs and festivals and make a profit. Booth fees, travel and staffing can be confusing and frustrating. Learn tips and tricks from Mike Murray, owner of XFX Makeuo, whom has been vending at these types of events for over 10 years. From the largest comic con in the USA to a small block party. 



How to Hand Paint with Pro Aiir

  1. 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.
  3. Shannon’s Speedy Sugar Skulls: Fast Brush technique

The daunting part of painting a sugar skull managing the time you invest to successfully remember and render all the components that are missing from a traditional skull.  The roses, the leaves, the filigree, the spider web, the key hole, the perfect nose, the right size eye socket…  It’s one of the fanciest face paints by far.  Learn my personal short cuts that will minimize time with clients, while still producing a sugar skull that knocks it out of the park. Have extra time?  Make it EXTRA fancy for them, and learn how to upsell this look! Learn the history behind this beautiful and honored face which has evolved from tradition, into American Pop Culture!  Now you will easily earn the skeleton keys to bring out your inner skull!


 Coachella Eye Designs

You going to learn designs to impress the young adults, and more important the moms. im going to help you understand placement ,composition how to use the sponges ,one strokes,glitters , gems ,line work my goal for this class is to share tips to help you build each designs like that you be able to use it on the job .keep in mind is always great to have few fancy eye designs ready to go to impress this kind of public so be ready to learn

Dragons vs Princess

i’m going to help you build each design step by step during this class we going to work with sponges ,one strokes , stencils ,placement,line work composition . I’m teaching designs to use on the job great to impress the clients I hope i can see you in my class



“I bought this brush…. Now what??”   (part 1)

Learning to master Specialty Brushes: We all have that lonely specialty brush, tucked away in the corner of our kits that we never remember to use. Why do you need it? What can you do with it?  Well, I’ve got some tips for you!

Using La Cornielle “Flora Brush”, Black Gold Dynasty “Hat Trick Brush” and “Whales Tail Brush,” as well as a few others, I can show you how to use these brushes to bring fast “Wow Factor” punch to your designs. In this class, we will explore furry, feathered and scaly textures, as well as some fun, stamping techniques.

Bring a small paint kit and your specialty brushes if you have them. This will be a hands-on class.


“I bought this brush…. Now what??”   (part 2)

Learning to master Specialty Brushes: In part one; we learned how to properly load our specialty brushes for magical effects. Now let’s bring it all together and do some full face designs.

If you didn’t make it to the first class, don’t worry. We will be doing a quick refresher at the top of the class. Again, we will be using Using La Cornielle “Flora Brush”, Black Gold Dynasty “Hat Trick Brush” and “Whales Tail Brush,” as well as a few others, to bring fast “Wow Factor” punch to some full and half face designs.

Bring a small paint kit and your specialty brushes if you have them. This will be a hands-on class.


Fast and Fun…Dauber Designs to Speed Up Your Line

Although many of us have used a dauber now and then, it truly is an amazing tool for speeding up your line with a quick and impressive touch and to give a ombre effect to so many designs.  I will show you 20 superfast and easy designs where a dauber makes all difference. Prepare to paint.  I will provide the daubers and it will be a hands-on class.

NOT just faces….

Discover the joy of painting arms, legs, and necks!   Some of those potential clients who are reluctant to have their face painted are very often more willing to let you design something on their exposed skin elsewhere.  Learn how to create scenes and collaborative pieces to quickly fill larger areas like arms and legs.  Those very visible designs are both fun and an effective marketing tool.  Prepare to paint.  This is definitely a hands-on class.

Stained Glass style…..

One of my most popular techniques is a stained glass style of painting.  As artists, we love to explore different ways to create something unique.  Come and play using linework and glitter in a style of painting that shimmers and pops.  I will show you how to create dragons, unicorns, dolphins and more using the stained glass style.  This is definitely a hands-on class so be prepared to paint!


One Stroke Wonders!

Fun one stroke designs for parties and festivals with a neon twist and sparkles !!


Going Green!

Want to add some envy to your basic green designs?  Then this is the class for you, time got get off the sidelines.

This class is interactive, a partner you will paint, so come join the adventure, our designs will be anything but quaint.


Glitter Addiction

“Glitter is every girls best friend! Glitter makes everything better! Eat Glitter for breakfast and shine all day! Glitter Glitter Glitter! These are just a few Glitter quotes that Abby lives by! Which is why, Abby will be teaching all about GLITTER at the FPBA Convention 2018 at her awesome class #GlitterAddition
Take your favorite face painting designs and add a whole new level of sparkle to give them a new quality that your customers will be super impressed with. Abby will teach you different ways to apply, how much to apply, and where to apply. You may not believe this but…. Glitter can get a bit messy! Lol Well, Abby has a few tricks to help you out with that too! Glitter isn’t just to make you look shiny and extra pretty, Abby will also be teaching a few tips on how Glitter can make you more money! $$ 
Join Abby on her “Hands-On” Glitter Face Painting class! Bring your paints, bring your practice boards (or models), bring your brushes, and of course, bring your GLITTERS! PLUS, you don’t want to miss out on some special surprises that Abby will be having for all of her students. #GlitterAddiction #GlitterFun #GlitterParty”


Airbrush 101

Introduction to use and care of airbrushes (Kat or Gypsie to teach)

Airbrush Tattoo Stencils 101

How to use them on face and body. (Kat to teach)

Stencil DIY

How to design and make your own stencils, for airbrush and face painting. (Kat to teach, 2 times)



Flower Designs

Learn how to make perfect and fast flowers and how to flower designs!

Mystic Lines

My favorite lines to make…. If you want something different with your basis designs….. replace your lines with Mystic lines… they’re beautiful, fun and mystical….  


Over The Rainbow

In this fun-filled class,Donna will share with you her very favorite Zoo fun designs using rainbow & split cakes. She will show you how  to utilize your cakes to their fullest advantage, while having some fun & laughs as you learn! This class will also give you great tips on having fun with the children in your chair, giving them their moment to shine! 
Get ready for a fun & magical trip “Over The Rainbow with the emphasis on fun!



Beautiful Birds!

Learn strategies for some terrific bird designs to add to your board! In this class we will cover developing custom bird masks, adding humming birds to floral designs, and creating easy one-eye bird designs with personality. Hands on class, come ready to paint!

Building an awesome team!

How to increase market share in your area and avoid some common pitfalls. In this class we will talk about beginning to add contract workers to your entertainment team. How do you train and establish expectations, and manage multiple artists going to multiple gigs with differing ability levels? We’ll also talk about branding a group of artists, figuring out a pay/profit strategy, and  keeping your booking and staffing systems simple. If you have thought about increasing your team by one artist or ten, or would like new techniques for booking groups, this will give you the starting place you need!

Michael Mauthe


More tips and tricks to take your balloons to the next level.
Our focus is making good balloons great by following a few simple rules.
Topics will include artwork, proportions, cleanness of presentation and tightness of structure.
Also, add-ons such as stickers, feathers and bling.


So you want to do headbands.  Every aspect of doing headbands will be discussed.
From what can be put on headband, how to attach it and what headbands to use.
Examples of simple but high impact headbands with big WOW factor will be taught.


These are the balloons that I make at each and every job.  The ones that are the most requested and the ones that get the biggest reaction from both kids and adults.  Whether they are put on sticks, headbands or bracelets, they are just adorable.


How to apply a bald cap.

Latex, vinyl, plastic or homemade – it’s all the same basics that can take your creations to the next level. Included will also be how to make your own bald cap using cap plastic or latex.

ShowOffs Stencil Eyes and Profiles

StencilEyes and Profiles are face paint airbrush stencils designed and created by Donna Nowak of ShowOffs Body Art. They are simple and easy to use with a little patience and practice. There are endless designs and possibilities to create hundreds of faces in a quick and professional manner. They work great for large parties with hundreds of kids. Learn how Glitter to Gore and other businesses have increased their business by 60% by adding these stencils to their list of services.

Use StencilEyes to create 1/4, ½ and full faces with simple stencil manipulation. Continue to practice and easily be able to do 30-40 full faces in an hour!

Mass Casualty/Blood Makeup

The fine art of mass casualty simulation used for training purposes of emergency service personnel. Cuts, wounds, bruises and burns to name a few just to get started.

Learn to work with professional materials to make realistic looking wounds, bruising, scars and burns with all materials a FX artist should know. ‘Out of the kit’ techniques are fast and effective and created in a variety of materials

Henna 102 (Follow Up to Tal’s class)

So you know how to roll your own cone, make your henna paste and the basics. Lets take it one step further and add some simple and a couple of complex designs to your board!