Face and Body Art Television (FABAtv) is a subscription based, educational website for face and body artists. FABAtv has classes on face painting, body art, airbrushing, henna, and more! Once a month FABAtv hosts a free and live class from one of our many instructors. Take your body art to the next level with FABAtv and subscribe today!
Our featured FABAtv LIVE class for the month of May is Australian painter, Annie Reynolds!
Her company, ACA Larrikans Entertainment, has been providing quality entertainment and body art around Sydney, Australia for over 13 years.
Since she started to paint, Annie decided she wanted her paintings to be as good as her mentors Lynne Jamieson and Jinny MUA.
After watching her paint amazing masterpieces, it was evident that Annie had already accomplished her goal. Her unique style of painting combined with her bubbly and enthusiastic personality has made her a perfect candidate to teach in the Face and Body Art International Convention. Annie’s other talents includes acting, singing and being a hairdresser.
Tune in May 15th starting at 8:00pm EST for this FREE & LIVE class on body painting with Annie Reynolds!
Are you getting requests to teach face painting or another form of body art? Are you wondering where you want to take your face painting career and if teaching is your next step?
It’s a great question to ask yourself and put some thought into. Teaching is rewarding, it also requires a level of selflessness, confidence, and organization.
The pros of teaching face painting are that you will share your passion with other painters and hopefully inspire them to transform their love of art into a business. You will no doubt become a better painter, because you will be forced to practice, refine your designs, and constantly be creative. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to teach a class, watch my students exceed my expectations, and leave energized.
However, there is a downside to teaching. Many of my workshops are 6+ hours. They require a level of dedication, planning, and energy to motivate your students. You also have to be willing to take criticism of the students that are unhappy or be patient enough to handle the students that require a little more help.
When you become a teacher you also have to factor in that you will potentially inspire someone else to try their hand at teaching. Are you willing to share your designs and teaching abilities with others that will use the information for their own personal gain? Will you be okay if one of your students gets booked for a gig you used to do?
The most important question to ask is: How will teaching benefit me?
Traveling to teach can be exciting. I am grateful I have been able to see half the world because of my teaching engagements. I get to travel to different countries, meet artists, try new foods, and advertise my companies. International teaching opportunities are worthwhile for me because I have product to sell after the class. If your money making opportunities stop at the end of the class, you might want to re-consider if teaching is for you. Every chance I have to teach is a new potential market opening doors for me to sell, increase my distribution, and expand my network, but for every day I am away from my desk I am also losing time and opportunities. So I weigh the pros and cons prior to planning classes.
My first class I was asked to teach was in Orlando for a clown convention. They did not have a large budget. They could only offer me $100 for gas, tolls, and my class. At that point I was just starting Silly Farm so I didn’t have travel inventory, a system in place to sell on the spot, or a website to direct students to. I jumped at the chance because I was excited and honored, but after I spent $75 on gas and tolls, $100 for a hotel, 8 hours of driving time, and 6 hours of teaching, I ended on a down note. It was a fun experience and helped me get my feet wet. From a business stand point it was not a good investment because I had no means to extend my money making opportunity.
If the local PTA, theater department, clown alley, or any other group want you to teach, start by making a list of opportunities and possibilities.
Ask yourself these short questions.
What am I trying to accomplish from teaching?
Will I cover all my expenses and have anything left?
What investment in supplies, advertising, or travel will i need to make ?
Am I okay if some of my students become teachers?
Am I comfortable in front of a crowd for long periods of time?
What would I like to see happen after the class?
If you have a passion for teaching, consider finding additional means of profiting from your class. Do you have your own products to sell? Are you part of a company’s program that allows you to earn commission from selling their products, such as Silly Farm’s Incentive Program? Do you have a company you can work with to sponsor the class?
The difference between a career and a hobby, is that your career should be making money. If you want to take your business to the next level you have to get in the business frame of mind. Place a value on your time, services, and talents. When you sell your services remember the fee for your services should net you at least 10% more than the other opportunities you are turning down.
I love to see face painters blossom into strong entrepreneurs. Sometimes a little guidance and out of the box thinking is all it takes. I wish you a prosperous and success filled 2013!
Happy painting my friends, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!!
This 5 day intensive workshop will cover EVERYTHING about face painting!! No it’s not a real university, but it might as well be since you will be getting so much face paint education while there!! We will go over supplies, line work, blending, girl designs, boy designs, marketing, self promotion, press kits, portfolios, and so much more!
Who should take this workshop? This class is aimed towards beginners and those wanting to take their face painting to the next level. Still have trouble doing line work and blending? This class is for you too! If you lack confidence in your face paint skills or designs, this class is also for you! Walk in a beginner, leave a face painting powerhouse!
Three Master Instructors
Monday Day 1: 10am – 5pm
The Basics â€“ From Brushes to Brushstrokes!
Products (Sponge & Brushes, Face Paints, Products, etc)
Tuesday Day 2: 10am – 5pm
15 Essential Girl Designs!!
Butterflies, Princess, Fairies, Flowers, Masks, Tiaras, Mermaids and more!
Wednesday Day 3: 10am – 5pm
15 Essential Boy Designs!! Monsters, Dragons, Zombies, Pirates, Ninjas, Puppy, Sharks, Spiders, Tigers and more!
Thursday Day 4: 10am – 5pm
15 More Cool Designs!!! Add more pizzazz with Roses, Glitter Jewelry, Eye Designs, Rock Star Eyes and more!
Friday Day 5: 10am – 5pm
Focus Groups: We will break up into 3 hands-on groups to focus on designs or techniques you might be struggling with.
Requests: Have a certain design you want to learn? Just ask.
Q&A : Ask questions about designs, techniques or the business.
Marketing & Promotions: We will cover how to promote yourself, what to charge, press kits, portfolios and so much more.
Face Paint Games and Creative Exercises.
Face Painting University Location:
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Orlando Altamonte Springs
205 W. Highway 436
Florida 32714 USA
Class Size: 30 Students Max
Sponge & Brush – Hands-on Experience
Age: You must be at least 15 years old to take this workshop.
Lunch: Lunch is included each day in workshop fee.
Cost: $500 – That’s only $100 per person, per day, for 3 amazing instructors!!
RSVP & Payment Deadlines:
Payment 1 $100 non-refundable deposit is due ASAP to reserve your spot.
Payment 2 $200 non-refundable payment is due by Sept 1, 2012.
Payment 3 $200 non-refundable balance is due by Nov 1, 2012.
Payment can be sent via PayPal to: PashurCreative@aol.com
Remember, only 30 spots available. They WILL go fast so sign up today!
Things to Bring:
Your face painting kit
Pen and paper
**Supplies are NOT covered in your workshop cost.**
Wow Factor Stuff will be on-site selling your favorite supplies at the workshop.
Lodging and Hotel:
SpringHill Suites Orlando Altamonte Springs (where the workshop will be held) has given us a room rate of $79 per night. The lodging fee is NOT covered in the workshop fee.
Spring Hill Suites Orlando Altamonte Spings
205 W. Highway 436
Florida 32714 USA
Hotel also has free Wi-Fi and indoor pool. Free Continental breakfast for guests staying at the hotel.
The location of the hotel allows for easy walking distance to multiple restaurants like, Wing House, McDonald’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, and convenient stores. It is just across the overpass from the Uptown Shopping Center and Altamonte Mall.
Join Face Off contestant Athena Zhe on June 14th, 2012 on FABAtv LIVE for her free, live class on how to create body painting designs. This class will show you where to begin in your body painting career, how to design a body painting piece suitable for any occasion, give you insight on being prepared to meet your client’s needs, and how to work with different body types.
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