Sponsored by Dragonfly Henna
We will focus on capturing the wildflower essence that is Khaleeji. We will examine the style from 10-15 years ago, comparing it to the style today, and a syllabus of elements with hands on instruction on how to execute them. I will provide layouts and live demos. This class is heavy on practical application.
Modern Structured Designs
This style of henna is easily recognizable with its bands and cuffs, use of negative space, and modern urban feel. Students will learn several layouts/maps for this style and discover a syllabus of elements that lend themselves to this style of henna. This class is heavy on hands on practical application with live demos, and class participation/interaction.
Tone in binary color
an art theory exploration in henna - We will ask the question: Why is tone important? And explore how getting the tones right creates a successful piece and eliminates visual noise. I will break down what tone means, how it applies to our work and different methods of creating tonal value. We will then implement during a live demo in class.
Victoria’s Fabulous Florals
Students will learn Victoria’s method of creating dense modern floral designs. Students will explore the push/pull of density and skin break, using shading and other techniques for creating a mid-tone in henna design and learning techniques for adding volume and highlighting elements. Students will work on creating “wow” pieces based on these art principles. This class is hands on. Students should have a fluency with basic shapes and basic layouts. Intermediate to advanced class.
Inverse henna techniques
We will cover what does inverse mean? I will go over the techniques used in drawing them out and different popular elements. We will then explore how to create our own motifs and elements and implement them into an original inverse design.
Jason Alan - Henna Being (USA)
Without defining gender, we will explore a few aspects of men’s fashion in search for inspiration when designing henna for guys. We will gain a better understanding of man’s disposition regarding adornment and use that to influence henna placement.
Understanding the creative process to develop “personal style”. What does willpower have to do with creativity? What are some things that hold us back in expressing ourselves with henna? I will share with you the strategic path to take in order to find creative flow, avoid artist block, and allow our “personal style” to develop at a most efficient pace.
Let’s figure out how to tighten up our line quality for maximum crispness without slowing us down too much! We will take a glimpse into efficient strategy for copying designs and how starting in the right place can make or break our final product. We will go over design mapping for symmetry, and deconstruct some of the more complex designs.
Not Your Average Layout
(mehndi mindset continued): Let’s think outside of the box when it comes to creating unique henna designs! We will study composition, maintaining visual balance, and utilizing intuition to attain cohesiveness throughout our work. Let us keep to the traditional, regional styles we love, but also allow ourselves to go beyond design safety nets in the name of curiosity, creativity and style fusion.
Fatima Oulad Thami
Moroccan Henna in 5 steps
Morocco knows a variety of henna styles. The best known style is undoubtedly Fessi. Famous for its geometric patterns, straight lines, squares, triangles and zig-zag lines. In this class Fatima takes you step by step through creation of an authentic Moroccan Fessi Henna design with in mind the unwritten rules that determine the character and typical features. Types of layout, space division, fillings, elements, what to do and what not to do. This hands-on class will be your basis to build from, in creating free-style Moroccan designs. If you know the 5 steps, you can create any Moroccan Henna design you like.
Capture your art, tell your story
Fatima is not a photographer but she loves to create images that tell a story. In her henna pictures nothing is assembled by accident. Every detail is well thought out and contributes to the atmosphere and vibe. In this class she will share her do’s and donts. She will challenge you to capture your henna art by using hand props, backdrops and accessories. Subjects that are covered among other things during this class are hand positions, light, perspective and colour theory. Let’s experiment and create new ways to present your work to the world.
Serious Syringe Work-out
Contemporary Moroccan henna art is defined by the use of the glass syringe with a blunt needle tip. How exactly? During this class you will get all the answers and get the chance to work like a real Moroccan Neqacha, by using the syringe. Thumb pressure, getting your grip, draping lines and pushing out dots at the end of a line, add a bit of negligence to your zig-zag lines, and develop your speed. Those are a few of the techniques that are covered in this class. Practice is the main goal. Are you ready for a serious syringe work out?
Henna Designs inspired by North African tattoo art
“I have always loved the chin tattoo of my late grandmother. The symbolism and meaning as well as the aesthetic looks, have always been appealing to me. With the inspiration source so close to my heart, it is not a wonder how well these tattoo inspired designs turned out”. In this class Fatima takes you from inspiration to creation of your own North African Tattoo inspired henna design. This class is not meant to copy tattoo patterns, but teaches you the ability to add those elements to your henna vocabulary in a free style way.
5 On Your Eyes (w Jason Alan)
A very famous saying in Morocco is 5 on your eyes to prevent the evil eye from doing harm. 5, khamsa in Moroccan Arabic is also the name of the protective amulet you might know as the Hand of Fatima, Hamsa or khmissa. In Moroccan culture eyes and hands are inextricably connected to one another. In this class you will discover the meanings of those symbols. Creating henna designs with eye patterns and khamsas involved are the main purpose. Get inspired by the story of this folk belief and take your own turn in creating popular khamsa and eyes henna designs.
Larissa Reinders - Dragonfly Henna (Canada)
** Henna 101 - Start here in this demo & guided hands-on class, for the basics of learning what henna is and how it works, safety, mixing natural henna, filling applicators, holding a cone, learning about paste flow, getting the paste onto the skin and how to care for it for best results, sealing and wrapping, what to expect from natural henna, how to extend the longevity of henna stains with proper care. (Henna 101 should be taken by anyone who is new to henna but wants to sit in on some of the more advanced programming)
** Bootcamp Basics - Hands on class to allow those brand new to henna to get their hands on a cone of paste and learn the ABC’s of basic line control and some of the foundation shapes and skills needed to build larger designs.
** Troubleshooting & Problem Solving - The class where YOU decide the content! Sometimes new knowledge brings new questions! Come to this highly interactive class where Larissa will facilitate a round table / troubleshooting class to help answer the henna related queries or challenges you might be facing. Sometimes people are shy to ask for assistance in a regular class. This class is all about the questions.
** These classes (or a combination of them) will take place in the All The Things room, so as not to interfere with the incredibly rich henna programming in the Henna room, and as a perfect solution for those who are interested in learning if henna is a fit for their artistry or business model.
(This is provided as an overview and is NOT a final class list. Bodyssey reserves the right to change class schedules or modify class content with collaboration of instructor without notice)
Sponsored by Qualatex
Simple and cute balloon bracelets that kids and grownups alike will both love to wear. Learn some great designs using Qualatex’s new chrome balloons!
Quick and easy balloon designs that only take a couple minutes to twist and are sure to impress.
FUNdamentals! Basics and beyond! Learn a number of different twists and techniques, as well as the designs to put them into play.
Seasonal Favourites: There are year round favourites, and then there are some designs that only come out at certain times of year - bring on some of Kristal’s seasonal favourites!
Ever have those clients who finish with “oh and do you do balloon animals?” Instead of saying “Well – no but call so and so, they do” and feel that job and money slip away from you, come to this class. Armed with a few easy and simple to do designs you can offer balloons as an add-on to your business.
Who is this class for? Never picked up a balloon before? Or scared of even tying (get the joke there?) Don’t know where to start? Materials? Colours? Aaaaah!!! Then this is the course for you!
What are you going to learn? 3-5 basic balloon designs - 2 minutes or less to build. Line etiquette. Handling balloons. What happens when one pops! Making your customer feel like they got a million-dollar balloon. I’m even going to share how I end up getting tips when others far more talented don’t.
It’ll be fun!
Hands on course. Balloons and pumps will be available in class.
(This is provided as an overview at the time of publishing. Bodyssey reserves the right to change class schedules or modify class content with collaboration of instructor without notice.)
Christy Lewis (New Zealand):
Animals are a great way to bring a party to life! Learn how to paint some of those popular yet not so commonly painted animals. Creating quick on the job designs that will really transform the face. In this class we will look at how to compose designs, adding the animal elements as well as adding texture and shading.
"Working with Powders"
It’s time to dust off those pressed powders hiding in the bottom of your kit and bring them to life. In this class we will look at many great ways to incorporate powders into your designs, whether it be as a beautiful base or adding shadow and depth to your designs.
"Nose-i-mals: Cute Animal Masks"
In this class we will look at a whole new style of painting animals, using half of the face! Composition, animal elements, texture and shading are just some of the techniques we will use to create these fun designs.
"Super Boy Designs"
Take a look at some favourite designs guaranteed to get the boys (and girls too) into your chair. In this class we will be creating their favourite superheroes and movie characters. Creating quick face painting designs for parties and busy events, as well as adding the extra steps if you want to take it to the next level.
Wendy Holroyd (UK):
"Walk-about Face Painting"
Using a pared down kit to work special events where the traditional table and chair isn’t permitted
"Fast Animal Faces for Wriggly Kids"
We have all had that little wriggler in the chair. The one who makes our blood pressure rise. Making it so hard to paint an impressive face. This class will teach us how to pull a fast clean design which can be created in moments even while the little darling squirms!
"A Different Take on Spiderman and other Boy Faces"
Bored with Spidey yet? This class is for everyone who has ever wanted to change up the superhero thing, and still be able to impress our young male clients.
"Butterflies and Nature’s Best"
There are butterflies and then there are butterflies. In this class, you will learn about painting realistic representations of butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and gorgeous wildflowers to make your designs full of spring freshness.
"Bring Your Designs to Life with Highlights"
Are you always applying your highlights the same way? Do you do a white stroke anywhere and you call it a highlight? Would you like to learn much more about all kinds of highlights? Reflexion, direct, for different textures, for metal effects - there are so many things to know on that subject. Jinny knows it is one of the most important thing to master if you want to upgrade your style of painting to the next level and she is ready to share her knowledge with you.
In this class, you will learn how to create realistic jewelry. Jinny will demo how to achieve great results when it comes to bracelets, rings or necklaces. You could leave it there and keep it more conservative OR you could integrate jewels to ANY of your old designs. It's a great way to “PIMP UP” your animals, butterflies, superheroes and princesses.
"Cirque du Soleil Style Faces"
Learn to paint show stopping faces like those you see at Cirque. Jinny, who acts as a special consultant to the Canadian based world famous acrobatic circus will share the basic principles of these creations.
Lenore Koppelman (USA)
Learn the art of honing your favourite faces into regular fan favourites. Lenore’s butterflies certainly come under this banner, and she will be showing how to recreate her butterflies and other designs using one stroke cakes.
"Pre-natal Belly Painting"
Official belly painting correspondent for Fit Pregnancy Magazine and Parents.com, and known as "The Belly Painting Queen" of NYC, Lenore Koppelman is thoroughly obsessed with painting baby bumps as often as she possibly can.
Nadine Davidson (Canada)
How to Make the Bling Bling
Learn to make bling like Nadine
Stephanie Hanna (Canada)
One-Stroke Rainbows with Bling
Combining two fabulous talents. In this class, Stephanie will collaborate with Nadine Davidson to show you how to make showstoppers, combining colour and brush strokes with gems and bling.
Unicorns and All Things Magical
Stephanie’s signature colour explosions are on show here. Where she shows us how to maximize on colour and impact in this class on how to create magical creatures.
Let’s Get Catty
Felines of every variety
Jay Bautista (USA)
Line Up for the Tribe
Brushstroke boot camp with Jay
Matteo Arfanotti (USA)
The Eyes Have It
Scary eyeballs and fun stuff with Matteo.
Lucie Brouillard (Canada)
Lucie plays happy families with colours...demonstrating to you what relatives will be able to happily mix with others, while some might need an intermediary to make their qualities really shine.
(This is provided as an overview. Bodyssey reserves the right to change or modify class content as needed.)
SFX and Airbrush
Pro Aiir & Kryvaline
Amanda Tozser ( Canada)
"Airbrush 101 Bootcamp to learn airbrush basics "
Designed for those of us who want to use an airbrush but have always been frightened of the set up and don’t know where to start. Amanda will break down the mysteries behind this amazing art tool, and you will come away with a better understanding of how to make it work for you. This class will cover all things technical - psi, airbrush maintenance, needles, paints, different feeds, hoses, compressors and the like. Will include:
Different types of paint, using alcohol and water-based products
• Preparation of the skin for body art, understanding contraindications
• Single colour application – achieving the perfect finish
• Airbrush maintenance and associated cleaning procedures
Kim Brennan (Canada)
"BABY STEPS TO SUCCESS WITH AN AIRBRUSH"
Kim will be the guiding hand to show you how to make perfect dots, circles and straight lines with your airbrush system. Once you have mastered the art of controlling the flow, Kim will show you how to achieve textures and accents using stencils to accentuate your designs. Simple airbrush tattoos are also covered in this class, including learning with Kim’s Henna stencils.
• Introduction to Airbrushing including control and dexterity
• Single colour application – achieving the perfect finish
• Two colour application – overlaying , highlighting, low lighting, contouring
• Demonstrations, tips and techniques on the most popular airbrush finishes
These days there are so many different types of stencils on the market (many of which will be on sale in the Bodyssey Bazaar) Kim will be demonstrating the versatility of using stencils to enhance both face and body designs, introducing interesting dimensions and textures with stencils from lots of different suppliers.
"WELCOME TO THE TATTOO PARLOUR"
Kim will demonstrate the amazing effects you can achieve using stencils designed to replicate real tattoos (without the pain!)... She will demonstrate and show you how to navigate your way through negative space and the all important placing and shading to make that temporary tattoo look incredibly real. There is a lot of money in this stuff at festivals.. If you are building your airbrushing business… this is a class you don’t want to miss.
Josh Counsel (USA )
"AIRBRUSH MAGIC. THEATRICAL AIRBRUSH MAKE-UP"
Learn from Josh (who’s background is in theatre) how to develop a character’s look and feel with clever use of highlighting and shadowing to transform a face into an unrecognizable alter ego, using only paint and your imagination.
"GOING THE WHOLE HOG - FULL HEAD TRANSFORMATION"
Full face and neck prosthetic application and paint to transform into a character. This is a technical and practical guide to really taking FX and character work to a stratospheric level. Be prepared to be utterly gobsmacked by this class.
"I’ll MAKE MINE A BLOODY MARY!"
Blood, guts and gore. Scarring of the skin and making your own blood for good effect is all included in this class, in which Josh will demonstrate and create various scenarios for casualty simulations, theatrical productions or just plain Halloween fun. You will come away with knowledge that will mean you don’t have to spend a fortune on off the shelf fx materials and be able to go home and make your own!
Matteo Arfanotti (Italy)
In this class Matteo will demonstrate the foundations for determining the final look for a design. Selection of colours to be used and placement. He will show how to map out the design on the body before tackling the project.
"HOW IT’S DONE!"
Despite all indications to the contrary, Matteo uses only a brushes and sponges to achieve his show stopping work. In this hands-on class, Matteo will show us how he achieves the flawless colour transitions and application to the body, including the depiction of light and shadows on the body and how to achieve the effect.
"THAT LITTLE BIT EXTRA!"
If you know Matteo’s work, you will know that sometimes it includes gills, or wings, or giant petals to accentuate the design. In this class Matteo will show us how he creates these additions to his designs and how to paint them to blend into the overall concept.
Lucie Brouillard (Canada)
"IT’S ALL IN THE PLAN!"
Lucie will share with you that all important process of planning and practicing and building on an idea in order to produce an award winning body paint concept and creation. This multi-award winning body painter comes by her prizes honestly. She spend weeks designing and planning and training herself before competition and she is happy to share with those who want to learn, the secret to her success - and it’s not just talent… there is a science to winning.
Jinny (Caanada )
"INSPIRED JEWELRY AND GLORIOUS NECKLACE WORK"
In this class, you will learn how to create realistic jewelry. Jinny will demo how to achieve great results when it comes to necklaces and decolletage designs. Body painting the chest can be absolutely breathtaking, a perfect option to offer corporate clients.
Vargas (USA )
"A BRUSH WITH SUCCESS"
Using his signature Kabi Brush, Vargas will show how he achieves incredible success and speed using the brush he created especially for his body painting projects. Since its launch it has helped the Wolfe Brothers achieve winning success (because it gave them time for details!) and Vargas never attends a gig without it..
"THE DEVIL MADE MY BUY THAT DRESS!"
Vargas will share with you his secrets to creating lifelike fabric which ‘hangs’ on the body like real material… this is about texture, about shading and light, about using your brushes to fool the eye into thinking it’s looking at something which simply isn’t there.
"SPECIAL EFFECTS USING THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE"
Traditionally, Vargas is a brush and sponge man, but very occasionally, a design will call for that little bit of extra pizazz. On these occasions, Vargas cracks out an airbrush to augment his piece. In this class he will demonstrate how he uses both airbrush techniques and purpose designed stencils to add new dimensions to his creations.
Jay Bautista (USA )
"BODYPAINT BOOTCAMP, TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF BODY PAINT"
This is the class for all those face painters who have always wanted to move into Body Painting but were afraid to ask! In a demonstration and lecture type class, Jay will demonstrate the process of approaching a body paint, use of materials (brush & sponge vs airbrush), design element positioning, how physically demanding it can be on you and your model… and how to paint junk!...let’s face it, that bit is a bit daunting for most people.
"WELCOME TO THE ARMOURY"
Hands on class with Jay on how to recreate the illusion of painting armour plating and chainmail…. This will be a brush and sponge class, though Jay may crack out the airbrush to augment his design and show you how to make metal where there is none. (Models will be provided for this class - delegates may have to share!)
"CHARACTER COMPLETION FROM THE TORSO UP"
In this demo class, Jay will show us on a torso/neck/face Halloween design how to ensure that the face elements reflect the same intensity as the body paint.
Body Paint Classes Bodyssey 2018
Matteo Arfanotti (Italy)
BUILDING BLOCKS In this class Matteo will demonstrate the foundations for determining the final look for a design. Selection of colours to be used and placement. He will show how to map out the design on the body before tackling the project.
HOW IT’S DONE! Despite all indications to the contrary, Matteo uses only a brushes and sponges to achieve his show stopping work. In this hands-on class, Matteo will show us how he achieves the flawless colour transitions and application to the body, including the depiction of light and shadows on the body and how to achieve the effect.
THAT LITTLE BIT EXTRA! If you know Matteo’s work, you will know that sometimes it includes gills, or wings, or giant petals to accentuate the design. In this class Matteo will show us how he creates these additions to his designs and how to paint them to blend into the overall
A BRUSH WITH SUCCESS. Using his signature Kabi Brush, Vargas will show how he achieves incredible success and speed using the brush he created especially for his body painting projects. Since its launch it has helped the Wolfe Brothers achieve winning success (because it gave them time for details!) and Vargas never attends a gig without it..
THE DEVIL MADE MY BUY THAT DRESS! Vargas will share with you his secrets to creating lifelike fabric which ‘hangs’ on the body like real material… this is about texture, about shading and light, about using your brushes to fool the eye into thinking it’s looking at something which simply isn’t there.
SPECIAL EFFECTS USING THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE Traditionally, Vargas is a brush and sponge man, but very occasionally, a design will call for that little bit of extra pizazz. On these occasions, Vargas cracks out an airbrush to augment his piece. In this class he will demonstrate how he uses both airbrush techniques and purpose designed stencils to add new dimensions to his creations.
Jay Bautista (USA)
BODYPAINT BOOTCAMP, TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF BODY PAINT - This is the class for all those face painters who have always wanted to move into Body Painting but were afraid to ask! In a demonstration and lecture type class, Jay will demonstrate the process of approaching a body paint, use of materials (brush & sponge vs airbrush), design element positioning, how physically demanding it can be on you and your model… and how to paint junk!...let’s face it, that bit is a bit daunting for most people.
WELCOME TO THE ARMOURY Hands on class with Jay on how to recreate the illusion of painting armour plating and chainmail…. This will be a brush and sponge class, though Jay may crack out the airbrush to augment his design and show you how to make metal where there is none. (Models will be provided for this class - delegates may have to share!)
CHARACTER COMPLETION FROM THE TORSO UP In this demo class, Jay will show us on a torso/neck/face Halloween design how to ensure that the face elements reflect the same intensity as the body paint.