Discover the Art of Face Painting
IT WAS a nail biting wait, and earlier this week we received official confirmation on Olga Meleca‘s Australian Visa. It’s a yes! Did you hear me whooping! I know Olga is very excited to visit Australia for the first time too.
With only a few weeks before she arrives, there’s lots of work going on behind the scenes. We’re aiming to provide you with an amazing series of workshops but before we can do that there’s still many plans to put in place.
Flights have been booked, and over the next few days I’ll be firming up venues and accommodation in all cities. If you have already registered but not confirmed, please don’t delay – since Olga announced her Visa approval earlier this week, we’ve had a fresh batch of enquiries and I might not get a chance to remind you before seats book out. And, as you might imagine we have significant costs to bring Olga to Australia and your prompt payment is much appreciated in assisting us to cover these.
Thanks to all who have paid either a deposit or in full. I’ll send out info packs shortly, including venue details, to all who are currently registered.
While seats are limited, there ARE STILL SEATS IN ALL cities. If you haven’t already registered, you can do it here.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to highlight Olga’s achievements this year, which have been many. In addition to being a talented face and body artist, Olga has been studying medicine for several years and in the last few months she has completed her studies with outstanding results. Congratulations Dr Olga Meleca! And if that isn’t enough to celebrate, last month Olga announced her engagement to fellow face painter David Southworth from the UK, her work has been featured in the Illusion Magazine, and started a new career as an an instructor of face and body painting. 2013 will see Olga touring the world with a series of workshops, the first held in Kazakhstan which by all accounts was a huge success. On July 1, Olga will travel to Russia for more workshops, before returning home for a short break. In mid July she will travel more than 24 hours to reach Australia for her very first Aussie Workshop Tour in partnership with the Face Painting School, starting on the Gold Coast on July 22. So exciting! When she returns home, it won’t be for long, as she’ll be instructing at a UK convention in late August. Phew! What an amazing six months and the attention is well deserved for such a talented and generous artist!
I’m sure I can speak for all students who have registered for Olga’s Aussie Workshop Tour in saying ‘congratulations’ on all your achievements and we can’t wait to see you here in Australia.