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    Leanne Courtney

    Australian Face paint artist Leanne Courtney, designer of the Leanne’s Collection face paint range and Leanne’s Rainbow Brushes, is now bringing her whimsical face paint designs to New Zealand!
    Fairies & Unicorns + Mermaids & Butterflies (same class taught twice)

    Leanne will also be holding an intensive post convention class (not included in FABACONZ ticket price)

    Yolanda Bartram

    With her talent and passion, Yolanda has transformed the world of face and body art. Get ready to be inspired as she shares her expertise and tips for unleashing your creativity.
    Class 1: FX Prosthetic Creation Part 1
    Class 2: FX Prosthetic Creation Part 2 (Must do both classes)
    Class 3: Belly Painting Demo with Myrthe
    Class 4: Airbrush 101
    Class 5: One Stroke Full Faces

    Christy Lewis

    Daizy Design Creator, Christy Lewis, is a world class artist. She has been teaching her creative designs to face painters all around the world, as well as training up the Daizy Design team to offer exceptional face painting at parties and events, in Kapiti and Wellington, New Zealand.

    Christy has over 10 years of experience, and specialises in creating exquisite designs that are also child friendlyand can be done quickly at parties and events.

    Class 1-NZ Native Flora and Fauna - 

    Learn how to paint some of our favourite birds, plants and even bugs with quick on the job face paint designs.

    Class 2-Party Animals - 

    Learn some new animal designs that you can add to your face paint options when you are next on the job. 

    Donna Rae

    Donna has been a Hair and Makeup Artist for 11 years and a part of the BodyFX team for 7 years. Join Donna for a Festival Hair workshop where she will teach a variety of braiding including incorporating Ombraids to Hair Styles.

    Class 1: Festival Braiding

    Myrthe Heydenrijk

    Myrthe is an award-winning face and body artist renowned for her captivating blend of beauty and fantasy with a hint of the macabre. Join her as she shares her innovative techniques, inspiring artists to explore new realms of creativity and expression.
    Class 1 - Elevate your face painting with Makeup
    Class 2 - Transform your makeup/face paint designs with paper!
    Demo Class - Introduction to Body Painting (With Yolanda)

    Ngaire Jermaine

    Ngaire lives in Auckland and has been a face painter for around 18 years and a balloon twister for around 10.

    Ngaire is neuro-diverse, specifically AuDHD, which is the life-on-fire combo of autism and ADHD. As such, she's trying to find ways to teach balloon twisting in a more user-friendly way, combining verbal instructions, written instructions, static images, and video. She'd love the chance to teach you!

    Class 1:Classy Floral Balloon Bouquets.

    Class 2-Unicorn hats and, if time, dragon hats.  This is still fine for beginners to try but will be at a quicker pace than the first class.

    Annamarie Wood

    Teaching for over 25 years and covering a wide range of subjects including high school Art, face painting workshops- Annamarie currently relief teaches, face paints and is an administrator for her racquets club. Face Painting professionally for over 6 years, she is an independent Face painter while also contracting to many well-established businesses including Bodyfx. She looks forward to sharing her art with you.

    Class : Action & Hero Masks
    Use a base mask shape to create a range of different face paint design. To achieve a Batman, Captain America, Flash and Skull design.

    Nancy Wu

    Nancy Wu, a talented face painter with a passion for Disney princesses and fairytale scenes!!. Nancy's artistic journey took an unexpected turn from her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, leading her to discover her talent for face painting and balloon twisting.  

    Class 1: On the Job Girl Designs 

    Ria Donk

    I started face painting at the age of 18 and immediately fell in love with it. 12 years later, I am still very much in love and especially enjoy working the festival scene.  

    Class 1: Festival Faces 

    Jane Ellis

    Jane Ellis is the founder and owner of Rainbow Rascals, an entertainment business established in 2002. Her passion for face painting and artistic expression blossomed into a thriving company specialising in various forms of body art, entertainment, and creative services. With a dedicated team of talented artists and entertainers, Jane leads Rainbow Rascals in providing custom designs and unforgettable experiences for both private and corporate events.

    Class 1: Sugar Skulls
    Class 2: Face and Décolletage

    Nicole Heydenrijk

    Founder of BODYFX & MedicFX, Nicole Heydenrijk is an award-winning special FX artist who has over 30 years' experience in creating special FX for film, TV, and events. Over the years, Nicole has taught all over the world and inspired many award-winning body artists, establishing herself as a well known creative within the special FX industry.

    Class 1: Beginners Trauma FX out of the kit 

    Class 2: Advanced Trauma FX with Silicone 

    Katy Woodcock

    As a seasoned wedding, competition and photographic hairstylist and SFX makeup tutor at Varda Hamilton, Katy has a few tricks up her sleeve to take your body art from wow! to WOW! 

    Join Katy as she delves into how to extend your body art look even further with Avant-garde hairstyles and makeup!

    Class 1: Avante-Garde Hair for BodyArt



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