Art painting class, with a twist, Face painting is such an fantastic form of art, using the body as a canvas - and it's such a practical skill - anyone with kids or a love of fancy dress knows how effective and fun a great piece of face painting is.
We hosted it at the Reyburn Art Studio, a great central space with plenty of parking and perfect for making a bit of a mess. Nadine from Facepainting Northland was our tutor, with over 15 years in the business working from full body painting, to animals and everything in between, she is incredibly good.
Nadine stepped us through the basics techniques that we practiced on our arms then worked through breaking down a cat and a butterfly design that were done in pairs with each partner having a turn creating the design on the other. Nadine showed us some great tricks with one stroke, stencils and the all important wet wipes, and everyone's creations were fantastic. Love how we were creating the same things but everyone had their own twist.
It was great to see some couples getting together to do it, and one of our guests had no idea what he was coming to with his sister and partner organising the night out. While he was shocked at first, he laughed his way through it, and it turns out is rather skilled with the paint brush.
Thanks to all who came and had a great night - looking forward to seeing you again soon.