What is the FABAIC? FABAIC is the annual Face and Body Art International Convention which takes place May 22 to the 26th, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Who are the Producers? Marcela Murad, Heather Banks, Claudia Banks, Deidre MacDonald and Silly Farm Supplies are honored to be the 2013 convention producers.
What's New in 2013?
To jump start another successful decade, we designed a new and exciting class schedule to help you optimize your learning experience. FABAIC Hands-On Workshops are hands-on, designed to help you focus on fine tuning your area of interest and receiving the best hands on training. Afternoon Demos are one hour, high energy demo classes on a variety of topics. You choose which ones you want to attend.
Who should attend? Anyone and everyone that has an interest in learning how to face and/or body paint with brush, sponge or airbrush should attend the Face and Body Art International Convention. We offer beginner classes for those new to the art to advanced classes for the experience face and body painting artist. Everyone interested in learning new skills, advancing their current skills and elevating them to the next level is invited to come join us. Classes are offered in all mediums. Nightly Jams are part of the fun, so come with lots of ideas to practice.
What should I expect? Expect LOTS OF FUN and fellowship with over 400 painters from around the world and an abundance of inspiration and education from some of the best painters in the business! The convention runs Thursday through Sunday, in May. We offer continuous classes on all the face and body arts, raffles, games and nightly "jam" sessions. Expect to learn more that what you can imagine, be mesmerized by the incredible artwork and be filled with an incredible amount of inspiration and creativity.
Are there classes? The FABAIC offers over 100 classes to choose from, taught by a group of international, highly-skilled instructors. Here you will find beginner and advanced classes in Airbrushing, Henna, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting, Balloons and Body Art.
Pre-classes are offered on Wednesday for an additional fee.
Who are the instructors? Our instructors are some of the best body artists in the industry. We have traveled the planet in search of some the most qualified and diversified artists of our industry. Each year we hope to invite new instructors to the FABAIC, along with the Masters of Face and Body Painting. Some previous Instructors may choose not to teach but are excited to be part of the convention and will be jamming, assisting and showcasing their artwork.
Is there a vendor’s room? We have one of the world's largestMarketplace stocked with all the essentials of the face and body painting business. Past vendors have included Wolfe FX, Mehron, Kryolan, Mehron, Snazaroo, Glimmer, Iwata, Pro, Silly Farm, Amerikan Body Art, and many, many more. If you are interested in reserving space in the Vendor Marketplace, please contact Deidre MacDonald, email@example.com
Is there competition? Yes! Face Painting Competions, and a Body Painting Competition for fully registered attendees only. Details are available on the Competion Page.
Any additional costs? Hotel costs are separate and all meals are on your own (except the banquet). Don’t forget to bring money for any painting supplies you might wish to purchase at the Vendor Room Marketplace.
What should I bring? Bring your painting kit or a mini version of your kit, or at the very least a few pots of paint and a few brushes to practice. Bring or arrange for a model if you are planning on entering the competitions. The FABAIC hosts one of the largest marketplaces with all the major vendors if you forget something or want to try the latest products. Pack your camera, extra film/memory, paper, pen, business cards, samples of your work, sunscreen, bathing suit, light sweater or jacket, and money to shop!
What is a Jam? A jam at the FABAIC can only be describes as the biggest painting party you ever attended. In the evenings everyone gathers in one large room with their paints. While some show off their body painting talents, others face painting each other to practice what they learned during the day. Instructors walk around to help you and to answer any questions you may have. Bring your camera. The artwork you will see during the jams is over the top! There are additional special events being planned so check back often for updates.
What is Show and Tell? Show and Tell is a time when participants get a chance to share their practical ideas with everyone. To participate in this fun, creative and very informative presentation. Please contact us.
Can I bring my kids? We offer wonderful children (4-11) and young adult (7-14) classes with age appropriate classes separate from the adults but taught at the same times. We encourage you to bring your kids and treat them to learn fun skills that encourage and motivate and can be put to use in many ways in their future. We offer a discounted registration for children but do not offer babysitting services.
Children are not allowed in the adult classrooms during the day however they are welcome at the jams until 10:00PM.
What is Orientation? Orientation is where we welcome first timers to the convention. Our Instructors will guide you on how to make the best of your investment. This is also the time and place where all your questions will be answered. Good Ambassadors, (volunteer past convention attendees) will be introduced that you may know who to approach for personal help in choosing the classes that are best for you. They are the new friend that will hold your hand, introduce you to other friends and make you feel warm and welcome.
Where do I volunteer to be a Good Ambassador? Send an e mail to Marcela@fabaic.com. You’ll be glad you did!
I’m a beginner face painter. Is the FABAIC too advanced for me? Not at all! We offer classes on all levels with beginner’s classes in every time slot. Classes are marked clearly on the schedule and the Good ambassadors are there to help you make the choices that are right for you.
Do I have to bring my kit? Yes as most of the classes are hands-on. For these bring a compact kit as table space is limited. Bring everything you have to the jams as the jams gives you a wonderful opportunity to try new products other painters are using and to learn how to use the ones in your kit.
Does my spouse need to pay for a registration? Not unless he/she wants to take classes. They will not be allowed in the convention area during the day but are welcome to join you at the jams.
Is there anything for my spouse to do during the day? In the past, many attendees brought their spouses, a family member or friend to the FABAIC to take advantage of our incredible marketing track. While they trained to improve their skills they concentrate on attending all the marketing classes and learning how to help you increase your bookings, succeed in your business and double your profit margin. This makes for a win-win situation for everyone involved as they benefit from commissions made for booking you and you benefit from an increase in bookings. To take advantage of this great opportunity they must be register for the convention. There is also a 5 star golf course, 3 amazing pools and a spa at the new Hyatt Bonaventure!
Is there a Shuttle? YES!!!
PLEASE E MAIL JOHN PATINO AT SFA@SFATRANSPORTATION.COM
Be sure to Include :
NUMBER YOU CAN BE REACHED: Tel. ____________
TIME YOU ARRIVE________ and TIME YOU DEPART___________
CITY YOU ARE COMING FROM:
He will send you a contract and your pick up time.
How do I dress? Dress casually for the convention. T-Shirt, shorts and jeans and other comfortable clothing are recommended.
What is FABA events and why are they doing interviews? Faba Events is a subsidiary of the FABAIC and Silly Farm who is looking to recruit artists to add to their talent list. Once accepted to the roster FABA Events will contact you if and when a company requests thru them an entertainer in your area.
What is the refund Policy?
I understand that by registering for the FABAIC 2013 the registration fee is non refundable, but is transferable to another person or may be deferred to the following year. I acknowledge that I am responsible for my own registration, the sale and notifying FABAIC of the change in name on the registration. I also acknowledge that one registration allows one person admittance to the FABAIC convention. Registrations may not be shared. Once a registration is claimed, no part of the registration (banquet ticket, etc) may be sold or transferred to another person.
If you should have any further questions about registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org