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Olga Meleca Australian Tour 2013

olga-corkboard-tour-shareThe Face Painting School (Australia) is excited to announce a partnership with Olga Meleca, the super talented face painter from Moldova in Eastern Europe, admired around the world for her technical skill and ability.

Olga will join The Face Painting School for her very first Australian Workshop Tour in July 2013.  Olga will visit Australia for only a short time, offering one and two day workshops in a number of major cities. It may be the only time she travels to Australia to teach, so this is an opportunity not to be missed! Workshops are suitable for beginners to advanced.

Students will learn the secrets to a successful and flattering design, as well as brush techniques and how to achieve dimension through colour, shading, and highlighting. Face painters of all levels will enjoy Olga’s class and come away with some beautiful new designs to add to their portfolios.

Kate Matthews

Kate Matthews

For anyone wishing to turn their hobby into a business, or already running a business, Face Painting School founder and media consultant Kate Matthews will host a discussion on marketing, helping you to target your ideal customers and focus on the most cost-effective (and often free) ways to promote your business and generate an income from from face painting. Kate has 20 years experience working and studying in the media industry. If you’re ready to develop a unique brand, understand your customers and how to connect with them, or take your business to the next level, Kate can help you find the right path.

Students have the option to undertake one or both days, with face painting on day one, and belly painting on day two. Class sizes will be limited, giving plenty of opportunity for one-on-one consultation as well as  practical experience as students attempt several designs and techniques.

Our first Australian Workshop Tour will kick off in July on Queensland’s Gold Coast… next stop is Sydney, followed by Hobart, Adelaide and Perth. Due to limited time, unfortunately it isn’t possible to visit every location – hopefully we can convince Olga to come back again next year! In the meantime, you can register here.  (Update 15/5/13 Unfortunately we had to make the hard decision to cancel Melbourne, and will be in Hobart, Tasmania instead)

One Day Workshop $165 (+ GST) – either face painting or Belly Painting/Bridal

Two Day Workshop $275 (+ GST) – both classes

Face Painting (Day One)

An introduction to advanced face painting using professional face and body paints, brushes, sponges and techniques.

Olga will look at the geometry of the face, as well as how best to position a design using focal points. She’ll demonstrate a variety of brush techniques and methods to add dimension through light and shadow. Students will enjoy several demonstrations and lots of painting experience throughout the day.

This class has been designed for artists with some experience in face painting as well as provide a challenge for professional artists wishing to expand their skills and learn techniques. Beginners are also welcome.

Belly Painting (Day Two)

On day two students will observe as Olga demonstrates two of her amazing belly designs, and a bridal design. After lunch it’s time for students to attempt a belly painting either on a mannequin (BYO) or on paper (using the same products, brushes and techniques as you would in real life). Olga and Kate will also provide a few tips on photography and how to achieve beautiful results when taking photos of painted bellies.

More info on Olga Meleca’s 2013 Australian Workshop Tour will be posted soon. To receive notifications to your email inbox, if you haven’t already done so, you can register here.



This entry was posted on January 31, 2013 by in Workshops and tagged , .


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